I was writing another kindle book the other day and came across an interesting thing. I have heard about kindle formatting being a pain but I have to say that I haven’t experienced it – probably due to the excellent job Geoff does in his Kindling Course (this course is no longer available but here’s an alternative Kindle Publishing Course).
Anyway yesterday I added some bullet points in my book. When I had finished and uploaded it to Kindle Publishing I went to preview my book and it looked awful with funny looking objects that should have been bullet points!
Bullet points don’t work with the old Kindle. So I had to go back and change it. I then got into sorting things out and making it look better etc.
Basically my day turned into a ‘create a template for kindle’ day!
So I have made them available to you if you want them.
I have created a word template and an open office template.
The only thing you need to note is that if you are using open office to write your kindle books then you need to save them as .html or you will not be able to upload them to kindle publishing.
Here is a video showing you the templates and how to use them. I start with the Word template and then go onto the open office template (starts at 8.07).