Smashwords gives a precise word count for each and every b. How to write the perfect book description everytime amazon. Kindle for pc is freeware that lets you access your kindle titles without a kindle device. The hardware platform, which amazon subsidiary lab126 developed, began as a single device in 2007. Kindle paperwhite font trick and other tips duration. Its whispersync feature automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and settings between a. On a kindle, you can use the touchscreen to highlight text but referring to them later can be a hassle. Kind of time consuming for each book, and sometimes im not by a wifi. How to format your amazon book description in order to achieve this formatting, youll need to copy and paste the code shown below into your amazon book descriptions in the kdp login area. Because your book description is being rendered on the amazon website, your description.
Add headings, line breaks, bullet points, bold, italic. Update your book details amazon kindle direct publishing. Kindle books you have purchased on amazon will automatically appear in your app. The book will now be available in the kindle fires books tab. The menu page will change, home page, kindle store, everything seems to work but when i try to open a book all that comes up is a blank screen with the title of the last book i read. How writers can optimize their books description on. The revised content will overwrite the current content. If its a paper book, you could use a highlighter or those fickle plastic sticky tabs. Your book description is what customers see as they shop the kindle store. This page includes a complete list of html tags supported in the book description field.
How to make money with kindle publishing writing book descriptions that sell more books. Open the kindle book that has the audiobook companion. Kindle fire users guide 5 chapter 1 about your kindle fire search tap to activate the search field. This will give you a list of all the kindle books you have purchased as well as any you have gotten from a library. To avoid formatting errors, please close your html tags. The tool will show you how that html code would be displayed on the kindle store, including where the blurb gets cut off. I know the book metadata contains a book description which is kind of the equivalent of the flaps and back cover, but how can i access that info.
A book description should draw the reader in, but authors tend to get too flowery with these. Content already downloaded to your phone will have. A wellwritten book description is important for enticing readers. Follow your computers procedure for disconnecting peripheral devices. Click the ellipsis button under kindle ebook actions or paperback actions next to the book you want to update. The ultimate guide to using kindle app for ipad and iphone. Fixing blank cover problem with the kindle paperwhite. You might see other books with different looking descriptions than whats. So far, if you wanted to access on the web the highlights and notes you made while reading an ebook on a kindle, fire, or in a kindle app, you opened a dedicated amazon service at kindle.
Turn your documents into files compatible with amazon kindle ereaders. And the description section on your books product page is the most important selling tool you have. The kindle app gives users the ability to read ebooks on a beautiful, easytouse interface. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the institute. Mockingjay hunger games trilogy, book 3 kindle edition. See how your amazon kindle description blurb will look like including read more cutoff. If you are doing a 30day free trial of kindle unlimited, it is a great way to see if you are using the service enough to make it. What is a good way to get the word count of a kindle book. The amazon kindle is a series of ereaders designed and marketed by amazon. Think of your description like the text on the back cover of a paperback or the inside flap of a hardcover book.
Access your kindle library from the left panel on the home screen, tap books, newsstand, or audiobooks. How writers can optimize their books description on amazon jane friedman if youre an author, you may not like thinking about your published books as products, but thats what they are. With kindle daily deals, save up to 80% on a new selection of books every day, including romance, science fiction, nonfiction, and books for young readers. How to see page views for my kindle book on amazon quora. Amazon kindle description generator helps selfpublishers create amazon book descriptions by using a rich text editor, generating the code you should use in kdp for you. How to read metadata book description from ipad or kindle. In the digital content and devices section, select content and device. Once your book is uploaded, amazon says upload and conversion successful. When you open this book in the kindle app on the iphone and ipad, the message about the availability of the audiobook will appear at the bottom of the screen see the screenshot below, on the left. How to view my all time kindle purchase history quora. Content access the web or one of your content libraries by tapping the corresponding name at the top of the home screen. The kindle paperwhite is pretty easy to use, but there are a few tricks to get the most out of amazons ebook reader. Include the book title, a descriptionsynopsis of your book, and keywords to help people find your book.
Fill out all necessary information about your book. The kindle paperwhite is pretty easy to use, but there are a few tricks to get the most out of amazon s ebook reader. For various reasons, ive become a fan of amazon as a place to shop for physical book, so buying kindle books would be a natural choice. Kindle devices and apps are designed to use amazons ebook formats. Your kindle highlights and notes are now easier to access. How to see the books youve read in kindle unlimited the.
Great timing too as im debating whether to convert my amazon book to kindle and also planning on writing a new one for kindle. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. For example, to close this tag for bold text, you need to add, which prevents the rest of your content from appearing as bold text. I publish my books first on smashwords and then, after they pass vetting for the smashwords premium catalog, i publish them on amazon as well. The description is a readers first experience with the content of your book. Im a new kindle owner and new ebook reader in general, so be gentle if this is an obvious and easily answerable question im still getting to grips with my kindle, but i had a query with regard to the metadata description of the ebooks, which you download into the book metadata using. If i press back a few times i go backwards past the cover and into the data. However, based on my experience with the kindle app on an android phone, and other factors, i dont want to use a kindle or kindle app as my primary means for reading ebooks. If youve correctly added your books to your author page, youll see a list of books and the one you want to edit.
The returned option shows you all the titles you have borrowed and returned from kindle unlimited. I realize there is that feature that says book description but then i have to turn the wifi on and go to amazon and read the description. Kindle users guide 7 chapter 1 getting started keyboard tips. Heres a screenshot of this book, how to sell a truckload of books on amazon. Amazon is moving your kindle highlights and notes to a new place, which can be easily accessed from your phone or tablet. Amazon kindle paperwhite 3 vs kindle paperwhite 2 duration.
When your book is uploaded, a step 6 magically appears in the kdp dashboard. Heres what well cover about how to write amazon book descriptions. Im going to come back to read the comments because i see that theres a lot of great info in there as well. Yes, if the lending feature is turned on for the ebook. It should accurately summarize the contents of your text and engage your reader. For information on timelines, including details on new publications and updates to published books, see our help page. Youll see i use keywords throughout the pagein the header, in the description, and in the bullets. Newsstand, books, music, video, docs, apps, or web.
It copies all your books to pc and allows to create collections, organize, search and sort books. Have chapter titles automatically identified and styled and a table of contents created. Preferences, common options, structure, insert metadata as page at start of the book. Youre used to flipping pages in a physical book, but an ereader like the kindle fire provides you with several ways to move around it. Your kindle book cover appears as a thumbnail on your amazon kindle product page listing.
You used to be able to track visitors on your amazon kindle book pages by inserting an image with a tracking link in your book description as explained in my. This is often the first impression readers have of your storys content and your writing style. Kindle unlimited and amazon prime members can select and download kindle books directly in the app. While the ebook is being lent, the lender doesnt have access to it on his or her kindle or amazon. Learn more about timelines for updates to published books. Supported html for book description your book description is often a readers first experience with the content of your book.
Think of it like the inside flap of a hardcover book. Click the publish button at the bottom of the page. The biggest difference is that the kindle app will likely use a different or more advanced format. I give amazon enough information about myself when i shop. Kindlian kindle book managerorganizer software for. How to navigate a book on your kindle fire dummies. By adding a little code in the editor when writing your book description, your sentences can now be bold, underlined, or even bigger in size. Supported html for book description amazon kindle direct.
You can view and edit book data like title, author, cover, series and description. Select account and lists from the top of the main page. Go beyond paper turn your phone or tablet into a book with the free kindle appso you can read anytime, anywhere. When i do this and open a book on my kindle to look at this data i have to press previous page as it seems to open after the data. The kindle reading app puts over a million ebooks at your fingertipsand you dont need to own a kindle to use it. Read the books you buy on amazon in the kindle app.
Choose edit ebook details or edit paperback details. Many kindle publishers report that modifying or changing the cover altogether have lead to a significant increase in sales in addition, amazon helps you sell more by appending a call to action on your kindle book thumbnail image click to look inside. Popular kindle sample books meet your next favorite book. If the feature is available, the lending period is two weeks.
I do look up the book descriptions here or on amazon when browsing but an option to view the back cover of a book would be wonderful. Tap the text saying tap to download and wait until the download is complete. Kindle is a line of androidpowered portable ebook reader devices developed by amazon that enable users to shop for, download and read electronic versions of books, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and more. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Choose from over a million kindle books from the kindle store.
How to format your amazon and kindle book descriptions. Books on your goodreads want to read list appear on the kindle home page for easy access to new titles. Over 1,000 books, magazines, comics, and more included with amazon prime. With a paperback, i would flip it over and read the back, cant do that on the kindle. Kindlian provides a comfortable way to manage your kindle library. How to improve your kindle book cover and description. How to move through a book on your kindle paperwhite dummies. The simplest way to move one page forward or one page back is to tap your finger anywhere on the right or left side of the page, respectively. Access the right panel to view recommendations based on your recently purchased content. You may also read your book on your phone, tablet and kindle ereader, and amazon whispersync will automatically sync your most recent page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can pick up right where you left off. That is what i miss the most when using the kindle. A wellwritten and formatted description piques readers interest and assures them that your book is of high quality. So, choosing your kindle categories or book categories will have a direct effect on whether or not you become a bestseller.400 367 453 1524 527 1354 1543 1225 1182 332 116 569 1296 1480 662 162 90 124 1236 1072 758 525 306 431 396 1405 502 769 1106 466 1270 1471 485 972 272 188 783 356 179 1473 936 1344 189