In the process of converting my novel’s Word doc to the Kindle format, I ran into troubles when, although I had formatted my document exactly as instructed, the novel when previewed on Kindle’s Previewer wasn’t working properly. After struggling for two days, trying everything I could imagine and getting nowhere, I went onto the Kindle community forum and within two days received the help I needed and got my book finished and up on Amazon’s Kindle site. (Turned out the Kindle Previewer doesn’t actually contain all Kindle functions so you can’t use it to test your book’s functions.)
So in return for the kindness I posted two threads: one, a simple 15-step guide to formatting for Word-to-Kindle; the other, a guide to inserting images and bookmarks into your Word doc that will then be recognized by the Kindle. These posts contained all the information I had learned as I waded my way through the mire.
But then users responded with new questions and the guide grew and grew until it was 20-some pages long. So I created a PDF of the manual and made it available to forum users.
And now there have been requests to make it available more widely. The manual is free to download from a hidden page on my website, accessible by clicking on http://www.mademers.com/kindlemanual.html. If you have any further questions, feel free to post them here, or to comment on the manual. Your feedback is appreciated as the manual will be part of a larger book on self-publishing that is currently in the works.