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The Pitfalls When an Author Converts Their Book to an Ebook Kindle Format
June 17, 2019
Monday mornings are always busy for me as I catch up on emails and return phone calls. Unlike the song, Rainy Days and Mondays, it doesn't get me down. In fact, Mondays are a vibrant time for me as I set my goals for the week. Usually, these goals include writing, editing, marketing, and swimming. I'm always doing something. This week won't be any different as my grandson has a swimmeet, I just finished launching BECOMING MISS IZZY, I am finalizing NEURO CONFINEMENT, and I am starting a new path in my blog, called HERE WE GO.
HERE WE GO won't be a live podcast; however, I will be doing video interviews with authors, musicians, artists, and filmmakers. I love the trend and think it is time. I hope you enjoy the series as it progresses. My first interview was with Sue Zook, co-author of BECOMING MISS IZZY. Take a look.
I have already slated my next two guests, C J Kruse, author of A GUIDE ON HOW TO CALM DOWN. QUICKLY. EFFECTIVELY. WITHOUT SAYING SOMETHING STUPID and Cheryl Long author.
The Pitfalls When an Author Converts Their Book to an eBook
by Dr. Melissa Caudle
Write. Edit. Publish. Distribute. The process every
published author goes through. Sounds simple enough, but in reality, that
four-step process could take months to years for an author to complete. There
is one problem with this four-step formula -- authors are thinking as writers
and not publishers. Nowadays, authors must think like publishers because there
are so many books available on just about every topic in the world. For your
book to sell, it must meet publishing standards. It isn’t enough for an author
to only write, publish their paperback, and then publish their eBook by
uploading straight to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). There is so much that
goes into formatting; so, why would you skimp when it comes to formatting your
Kindle eBook? Don’t you want it perfect like your paperback? You hire editors, you
hire cover designers, and sometimes you hire someone to market your paperback
book. Why wouldn’t you hire a professional Kindle eBook company to format your
manuscript? Don’t you want the best eBook possible?
author attempts to format their eBook for Kindle Direct Publishing, several pitfalls
happen to a manuscript -- you stand the chance of:
·not embedding the proper chapter tags,
·not creating a clickable table of contents,
·not embedding sections,
·not embedding proper page breaks,
·not having your images equally proportioned,
·not embedding links in the front and back
·not having your eBook compatible with all eReaders.
the author uploads the file to KDP, they get error messages, and the formatting
interior is jumbled. It becomes a vicious circle as you attempt on your own to
fix the issue only to cause another. Frankly, it is a headache. Sometimes, the
eBook gets approved, although it is a mess, and when your eBook goes on sale on
Amazon, viewers can look inside of your book before they buy. If it is a
jumbled mess, they pass on your book and move to another, which means you left
money on the table. Why would an author risk so much when there is an
affordable solution to the eBook Kindle Format sorrows?
there is help for authors who desire a perfect Kindle format eBook that will be
compatible with all eReaders. So take a look at Ebookifi, a company that offers Kindle formatting for your eBook. They have converted hundreds of books and they
guarantee their work. They want you happy with your eBook, and they bend over
backward to make that happen. As a company that focuses on Kindle eBook
formatting, they keep up to date on eBook publishing trends including being
able to convert eBooks into multiple languages. Face it, readers are used to
professional industry standards when they read an eBook, and that is what
Ebookifi does. What I find particularly valuable is that every manuscript
submitted to Ebookifi is reviewed by one of their professional eBook formatters
who are trained. They never use any automation services that turn up junk codes
for your readers, and because each manuscript is reviewed by a staff member,
they take into consideration your book’s tone and platform. All the hassles go
away for you in formatting your eBook, and you get a professionally formatted