KDP authors can now download mobi files to test before publishing

Amazon has made yet another unannounced change to the Kindle Direct Publishing author interface, this time to preview files. Previously, when an author uploaded a file to their dashboard they had the option to download an HTML version to test and, if necessary, edit. This option to download an HTML file is gone, replaced with the option to download a mobi file. Authors now have two options to preview: the Simple Previewer, which is the same e-ink previewer as before; and the Enhanced Previewer, which is actually just the same Read More …

A Small Act of Paying it Forward

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 Read More …