Sunday, March 25, 2012

And I Mean… Anyone!

I’ve finally gotten my latest book finished and up at Amazon. It’s called Anyone Can Make a Kindle Book and, if you are one of those—and there seem to be many—who have had endless trouble getting their own e-books to format correctly, this book is for you.

I mean that. It was written directly for you.

I found out myself that it took a lot of work to format my last book, Memograms. Too much work. Way too much work. I succeeded, eventually—it’s up and for sale and all that—but I knew that there had to be an easier way. I’m the best programmer I know and even I didn’t want to go through that again.

So I looked for an easier way. I checked the Kindle boards to see what other people said. What I found was that most people were saying, “HELP!” Further, the ones who wrote in to help them said stuff like, “HTML” and “regular expressions” and “code,” and I knew that most people couldn’t do that.

It’s not that most people are stupid. I knew that. I had been a corporate-level computer teacher in the past and I knew that most people could learn to do all that. It’s just that most people don’t want to have to. Most people have so much other stuff going on in their lives that they don’t have the time or the desire to learn programming, not even a little.

I mean… they’re lucky that they found the time to even get their book written, for goodness sake—now they have to learn programming just to put it up for sale? No way!

So, Anyone Can Make a Kindle Book is for you. You learned to use your word processor. You typed up your manuscript. That’s good enough. If you can do that, then you can format your book using the instructions in my book.

Don’t believe it? You’ve heard all this before and you think that I'm full of… nonsense?

Go to Amazon right now and download the free sample. It has enough pages to show you what can easily be done—what you can do.

I think that you’ll be excited. You’ll see that, indeed, anyone can make a Kindle book… even you.


  1. I bought your book at Amazon a few days ago; great tool thank you!

    I have some questions working in Word:

    - Do I need to set Headings in the book when is Word document, or after I save it as HTML?

    - What about other commands or settings such as Title, Author, Footnotes?

    - What about New Pages breaks? Do I need to include them when is Word document, or after I save it as HTML?

    1. Hi, Arquimedes,

      Your questions are answered in the book, but perhaps you have not reached those sections yet:

      Using my method, you do nothing with the HTML code at all.

      Set Headings in Word. Heading 1 and Heading 2 will automatically make a page break and also become part of the Table of Contents.

      Page breaks without using either of those two Heading Styles are set in the regular way in Word.

      Title and Author are set in the Properties of the document.

      I’m glad you like the book.