Amazon provides in this Handbook a How-To Guide for Kindle Publising.
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Publishing on Kindle: Guidelines for Publishers There are several options for making your books available for the Amazon Kindle platform. Which option is best for you depends upon the nature of your publications (such as your source file format), your available resources and technical expertise, and your eBook sales model. To help you choose, here are examples of common publishing scenarios and recommendations:
For self-publishers or authors who would like to take advantage of Amazon’s self-service tools to create Kindle Books and sell them on Amazon, see section 2.1, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Platform. • For publishers with many titles to convert and the expertise to create Kindle books in-house using Kindle Publisher Tools software, see section 2.2, Creating Kindle Books In-House Using Kindle Publisher Tools.
For publishers who do not wish to convert titles in-house or do not have the technical expertise to do so, outsourcing to a conversion house is described in section 2.3, Third-Party Conversion Services. 2 Paths to Getting Your Content on Kindle 2.1 Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Platform Self-publishers can convert books into electronic format using Amazon‘s self-publishing tools and sell them on Amazon Kindle with Amazon‘s Kindle Direct Publishing Platform (KDP). KDP is a fast, easy selfpublishing system for the Amazon Kindle. Upload your content, enter sales copy and pricing information, and publish in minutes. To learn more or sign up, visit http://kdp.amazon.com. 2.2 Creating Kindle Books In-House Using Kindle Publisher Tools Publishers can create Kindle books in-house from Adobe InDesign content, HTML, XHTML, and EPUB files by using the Kindle Publisher tools. Amazon officially supports these tools to convert files to Kindle Format 8. Kindle files created with these tools are designed to be compatible with current and future Kindle devices and applications. Files created with third-party software may not work properly on current or future Kindle devices and applications. 2.2.1 Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign Publishers can create Kindle books in-house from Adobe InDesign content by using a free software program called Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign. This plug-in allows the publisher to convert content from InDesign into Kindle format. The current version of the Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign (v0.96) supports Kindle Format 8. Details of the options currently supported in Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign are available at http://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/KindlePluginForAdobeInDesign_HelpAndReleaseNotes.pdf.
The plug-in is available from www.amazon.com/kindleformat. Installation and help documentation for Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign are available at http://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/KindlePluginForAdobeInDesign_HelpAndReleaseNotes.pdf.
2.2.2 KindleGen Publishers can create Kindle books in-house by using a free software program called KindleGen. This is a command line tool for building a Kindle book. KindleGen accepts source content in HTML, XHTML, or EPUB. The most recent version of KindleGen can be downloaded for free from www.amazon.com/kindleformat/kindlegen. To create books for Kindle Format 8, use KindleGen 2 or later versions. Amazon periodically releases new versions of the KindleGen software. Visit www.amazon.com/kindleformat/kindlegen to check for updates. 188.8.131.52 Source Files to Use with KindleGen To create Amazon Kindle files using KindleGen, you need: • A single HTML file that represents the entire book; or Kindle Publishing Guidelines Amazon.com
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