I finally got to work last week on producing a Kindle version of “A LIFE SOLD”. I had the whole file for the book contents ready in MS Word .doc format, and had a little work to do to prepare that for the Kindle.
The font that I had used for some of the goal details sections isn’t recognised by the Kindle, so I had to make some font changes there. I also had some troubles with a table I had created as an appendix, listing all the goals achieved, and the dates on which they were completed. I did some online research, and discovered the best answer to this dilemma was simply to make an image, and embed that.
I saved the completed file as an html document, and using the software suggested by Amazon, created the appropriate file from that.
Finally, I wanted to make the Table Of Contents link to the appropriate sections in the book, which involved a bit of reasonably easy html coding. I re-saved the file in eBook format, and the job was done! Far easier than I thought it might be.
In the US the eBook is prices at $8.99, and in the UK it is £5.99. Both prices represent a 40% saving on the paperback book price. Unfortunately the UK price has VAT tacked onto it, making the total cost £6.89. I think the US price represents better value at the moment, but that always depends on exchange rates, of course.
Hope you enjoy it, Kindle readers. I would really appreciate any feedback on how you think the book looks on the Kindle. Thanks very much.