Post by mickthompson on Dec 21, 2014 0:16:47 GMT -8
I've found that checking for errors in my little book on Smashwords is very easy because it is free and can be downloaded as epub, mobi and pdf and then checked.
However, Amazon, and I've not gone for that Kindle Select or whatever it is called, forces me to charge $.99 for it, and I've found it impossible to therefore check it without buying a copy and I'm not bloody well going to do that.
Mick, I don't know enough about Amazon's Kindle conversion to understand why your ebook came out so different.
I do know that when I loaded my eBook, Recipes from the Kitchen of a Frugal Non-Cook, I had formatting issues, too. But, as I recall, I keep fixing the original document and resubmitting it rather than using the edit function (but that was probably because I did not know about the editing function). But, the point is, I got a TOC and the format was almost what I wanted, good enough to "sell."
As a new writer, Amazon can give you visibility, so don't give up on it.
Post by Julie Harris on Dec 22, 2014 12:04:36 GMT -8
Amazon really is the biggest marketplace, love it or hate it. Why don't you replace your book's content on KDP (Amazon) with the 'good' mobi file from Smashwords? (I find it amazing that Smashwords meatgrinder actually produced a good mobi file.) Did you upload a Word document to KDP and if so, did you create a linked contents page yourself?