Amazon Self-publishing 2: Kindle eBook Formatting Using Microsoft Word

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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12 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction to Amazon Self-publishing

    • Enabling Show Formatting Symbols

    • Converting Special Characters

    • Adding a Title Page

    • Configuring the Page Layout

    • Defining Normal and Header Styles

    • The Last Resort: Reset All Reformatting

    • Formatting Chapter and Subchapter Headings

    • Including Images

    • Formatting Hyperlinks

    • Inserting a Table of Contents

    • Amazon Self-publishing 2: Kindle eBook: Microsoft Word: Self-publish and Formatting


About This Class

This is the class in which the rubber hits the road...

In this, the second class in the Amazon Self-publishing (ASP) series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript using Microsoft Word for publication on Amazon Kindle.  This is the first of a pair of courses to dealing with publishing on Amazon Kindle, the second being how to actually publish your book through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) web based interface.

I'd recommend that you pause the class after each lesson in order to perform the task just described using your own manuscript.  By the time you finish the class you'll have a formatted manuscript.

Ask questions in the Community if you get stuck.

Best of luck and I'll see you in the classroom,


4 of 4 students recommendSee All

I really enjoyed following along formatting my manuscript under your guidance! Thank you, I learned a lot.





Brian Jackson


Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.