Video: Introducing Kindle Create Add-in for MS Word
Video: Introducing Kindle Create
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If you prefer formatting in Microsoft Word, KDP Add-in provides the styling capabilities of Kindle Create in a familiar Microsoft Word interface. You can format individual paragraphs by specifying styles such as chapter title, first paragraph with drop caps, block quotes, poem and others. KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word (Beta) also supports paperback publishing by applying proper margins, headers, and page numbers for the selected trim size.
To learn more about how to use KDP Add-in for Word, watch the video below or check out the user guide.
Video: How to Use Kindle Create Add-in for MS Word
If you're looking to format your completed manuscript in a few clicks, try Kindle Create. Kindle Create is a free standalone application that helps you automatically transform your completed manuscript into a beautifully formatted Kindle eBook. Once you import a manuscript in the .doc/.docx format, Kindle Create will automatically detect chapter titles and add styling to them. In addition, you can format individual paragraphs using styles like first paragraph with drop caps, block quotes, poem and others.
To learn more about how to use Kindle Create, watch the video below or check out the user guide.
Video: How to use Kindle Create
Both tools allow you to change the look and feel of your book by using book themes such as Classic, Modern, Amour and Cosmos. In addition, you can preview how your book would look on Tablets, Phones and Kindle E-readers using the preview functionality in these tools. Both tools create a Kindle Table of Contents for your book from the chapter titles, helping readers navigate your book easily.
We have designed these tools to work separately. We would like you to try both tools to see what suits your publishing needs the best, but please know that you cannot move modified files between tools. Whichever tool or tools you use, we'd love your feedback so we can continue to improve them in this Beta period.
Once you've finished formatting your book in Kindle Create, select the package command from the top right of the application to create a .kpf file. You can then upload the .kpf file to KDP and publish it as a Kindle eBook. If you used KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word (Beta) to format your manuscript, you can upload your manuscript in .docx or .doc format to KDP and publish it as an eBook or paperback. Today, KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word (Beta) also helps you format your manuscript as a paperback and can help you set your trim size, margins, headers. and footers.
For PDF files, we recommend that you go back to the original source document (doc, docx, etc.) and format it using either Kindle Create or KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word so that readers of your book will be able to make the font as big as they want--giving them the best possible reading experience. If, however, you don't have the original source file, you can import the PDF document into Kindle Create to publish as a Print Replica book. Kindle Print Replica files are
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9''
Kindle Fire HDX
Kindle Fire HD(2nd Generation)
Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet
Fire HD 7 Tablet
Fire HD 6 Tablet
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Kindle Fire HD(1st Generation)
Kindle Fire(2nd Generation)
Kindle Fire(1st Generation)
Fire HD 10
Fire HD 8
Free Kindle Reading Apps
Kindle for Android Phones
Kindle for Android Tablets
Kindle for iPhone
Kindle for iPod Touch
Kindle for iPad
Kindle for Mac
Kindle for PC
available on these devices
. Interactive content added using Kindle Create can be viewed on Fire Tablets (3rd generation and higher) and Kindle for Android reading apps for phone or tablet.
This early Beta version is targeted towards text-heavy books. You might experience some issues with books that have images and tables, like:
Images and tables are not resized and might flow outside of the books margins after import. You can resize your tables and images manually by adjusting the size in the Microsoft Word document.
Some images might appear smaller after conversion to Kindle eBook.
Applying styles to paragraphs next to inline-images in Microsoft Word can produce unexpected results.
Any modifications to elements are lost on changing the theme or trim size. We recommend choosing a theme and trim size before applying any modifications.
Chapter First Paragraph drop caps are not available for some eBooks after Kindle conversion.
Kindle Previewer does not display a Kindle TOC for Microsoft Word documents where “Track Changes” is on. You can turn track changes to “off” in the Review tab to remedy this.
After you import your document, you might notice that the indentation of your paragraphs has changed. This is because the Add-in considers all paragraphs as “Body Text” by default. The body text style has a default indent for better reading. Use styles like Chapter Title, Chapter first paragraph etc. for special paragraphs that don't require indents.
Styling information added in the KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word will not be retained if you open your styled book in Kindle Create. As a result, we do not recommend opening a manuscript formatted using the KDP Add-in for Microsoft Word in Kindle Create during these early Beta phase.
Kindle Create (Beta) has limited support for tables, lists and hyperlinks; they cannot be edited. If your manuscript contains any of these content types, please make sure they look good in the previewer before making extensive changes in Kindle Create. You will have to return to your primary authoring tool (Word, etc) to make changes to these elements and re-import the document.
Kindle Create (Beta) has limited support for images. After importing your book with images, please check their appearance in Kindle Create (size and positioning). If you'd like to change the image, you must update in your source document. We recommend updating images before any styling work in Kindle Create.
If you try to download the tool and your computer flags it as harmful, check your anti-virus software or firewall settings. You may need to add kdp.amazon.com to your list of trusted sites. Or, if your web browser displays a security warning, set it to allow downloads from kdp.amazon.com. Make sure your anti-virus and spyware software are up to date.
Note: All KDP tools and software downloads go through a review process that includes virus and spyware scanning. If your download is flagged as harmful, you may need to contact your anti-virus software publisher to report the issue. In this case, we would also appreciate more information about where you saw this message so we can investigate. Contact us and tell us the operating system and anti-virus software you're using.