In my post about converting Word files to Kindle books, I didn’t go into detail about how to prepare your Word file if you plan to have Amazon DTP do the conversion. I upload MOBI files generated by eCub to Amazon, so I never have to worry about styling Word files.
Over at Self-Publishing 2.0, Morris Rosenthal has posted a bunch of handy tips that will help you prepare your Word file for Amazon’s conversion process, including:
- using the start tag so that Kindle’s “Go to Beginning” item will work correctly
- creating a linked Table of Contents
- dealing with tables
- handling external hyperlinks
- guidelines for images