I uploaded my short story on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) yesterday. All went well and I am excited, given this is my first attempt to publish anything!
I did some research prior to making the above attempt. Obviously, I wanted to get it right from the start.
The one thing I was constantly alerted to by others was formatting. This included advice on using a professional, a third company etc. I am unsure whether it related to using a service provider such as Lulu (i.e. unsure if the latter related to formatting only or wider matters, including publishing on multiple platforms through lulu etc.)
I appreciate the tips and advice I got.
I was told to do HTML formating and all the coding was beyond me.
I am unsure where I read it but I followed the following steps:
- Typed my story in Word (It was just three pages; I wanted to start with something I could manage.)
- Use the indent feature (under paragraph tab) to set the paragraphing.
- Saved my file as Web Page Filtered. I was told to use this (rather than Web Page) because it took care of the hidden codes in the document.
I then logged into KDP and uploaded my document, previewed the format and then clicked OK.
All the above was relatively easy.
Question: Is there anything I am not doing in terms of formatting my document in HTML?