Create E-Books and Kindle Books Using Microsoft Word
Format a Kindle E-Book in Word
Use this template to create e-books, PDFs, manuscripts, or even Amazon Kindle books. This MS Word file is formatted to work for creating books to sell or give away online.
This template has had hundreds of downloads and has been used to create probably thousands of books.
How About the Kindle Template + 2 Powerful Guides?
Make sure your Kindle book is a HUGE success!
Guide #1: Create Kindle Books That Actually SELL!
Instead of just the template, you’re also getting the “Creating Kindle Books That Actually Sell” guide to help you create a book that will sell.
- How to Find the Best, Most Profitable Topics First
- Organization and Layout Considerations
- Rights and Pricing
- How Do You Get Paid?
- What About Taxes?
- After Publishing Comes Marketing
- Online Internet Marketing
- Your Audience Matters
- Places You’ll Want to Market Your E-book
- 5 Strategies to Profit With Kindle
- Get People to Review Your E-book
Guide #2: Tips for Writing a Kindle Book
You get 10 lessons about creating the best title, correct structure and LOTS more!
- Creating a Winning Title and eBook Cover
- Your Kindle eBook Structure
- 7 Essentials for Writing a Powerful Book
- Which Category to Choose
- Pricing Your Kindle Book
- Uploading Your Kindle eBook Correctly
- How to Write an Interview Style Kindle Book
- How to Write a How to Book
- Writing a 101 Ideas for Book
- And more!
Instructions for Using the Kindle Template
Here are the instructions on how to use the template once you receive the files in your email.
Change things like the title on the first page and in the footer. Edit the Table of Contents and then set up as many pages as you need. The title for each section should be a Heading 1. That way, you can easily link to each section of the book. I like to start each section as a new page. I’ve put one in there as an example.
When starting a new page, I find it helpful to have a blank line at the end of the previous page. This kind of helps the heading of the next page stay separate from the previous page.
When you publish on Kindle, you won’t have page numbers but make sure you link your Table of Contents to each section so that it’s easy for people to get to those pages. Just go into Word and make hyperlinks. You’ll link each item in your Table of Contents to the header, so again, make sure each section has a header (I included some for you as examples in the template).
When you export to PDF, make sure your links work by going into the PDF and testing the links. The best way to make sure links always work is to make all your links actual URLs – versus linked text. I sometimes have to open the document in LibreOffice and then export to PDF to make sure the linked text works if you do it that way (instead of linking URLs). You may not have this issue but again, make sure you do good testing.