BookRoar’s eBook Formatting Guide for Kindle

  • Don’t forget to apply formatting to your manuscript’s front matter (title, dedication, copyright, list of other works etc.) and back matter (about the author, website links, extracts etc.). You want your work to look professional from start to finish.
  • Stick to the standard fonts which you see in everyday books (Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial etc.). Fancy fonts don’t translate well to Kindle, and even if they did they can be distracting or frustrating to a reader.
  • You can use Kindle Create to add bonus things, such as drop caps (where the first letter of a chapter is much larger than the rest of the text). It is not essential but can be useful if you want to really enhance your formatting.

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