Preparation is one of the keys to success. No matter what you do, when you’ve prepared for it, you’ll surely achieve it. It’s the same thing with publishing your book. You have to prep up your manuscript to ensure that you can get good quality books for your readers. No matter what publishing platform you are using, preparing your book properly can help in avoiding problems in the book.
For Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you will have to make sure that you have properly formatted and prepared your work in order to avoid errors with conversion. This will also help in producing a good content which can get positive impression from your readers.
Preparing your work will include editing and proofreading your work. Although it is not stated in KDP, it is something that must be done by every independent author. Since you are publishing on your own, you will have to edit and check your work for grammatical errors. Make sure that you have already gone through your work prior to uploading your work.
Aside from that, formatting your work properly is also important. In KDP, formatting will determine how your eBook will look like. You will have to save your manuscript in a supported file and ensure that the text, images, cover, and content are properly formatted. KDP only support certain file formats in conversion. Moreover, there are certain rules and guidelines that you have to follow in formatting your manuscript through your chosen file format. If you won’t format your work properly, you may have errors in the converted file. Images may be missing, margins incorrect or it won’t convert at all. To avoid going through all the hassle, read KDP’s Simplified Formatting Guide. This can give you tips on how you can format and create your file in order to convert it smoothly and avoid doing any troubleshooting procedure.
You can also make use of the tools and resources that are provided by KDP. These tools will help you in checking and reviewing your manuscript to ensure that they are properly formatted. These can be downloaded for free as well. If you need more information about formatting and publishing, you can also check KDP’s community page. There are tons of other authors who are willing to give tips and answers to your questions and concerns.
These are the steps on how you can prepare your book for publishing. Making sure that you’ve done everything will ensure that you won’t have any problems with your eBook. Remember that a good quality book takes a lot of effort, but will surely be worth it.