Chip MacGregor

January 27, 2012

From Amanda: How to Format Your Manuscript for Submission and Kindle Upload


Amanda 2 CropAmanda Luedeke is a literary agent with MacGregor Literary. You can follow her on Twitter @amandaluedeke or join her Facebook group to stay current with her wheelings and dealings as an agent.

First, I'd like to say I'm sorry for missing my post yesterday. I had some personal things come up and just didn't get around to it. So, we're going to take a slight detour this week, since I know there are a number of people who tune in specifically on Thursdays to hear about building author platform. And, well, we don't want them missing the next installment, now, do we?!

So for today, I'd like to share links to a batch of really helpful tutorial videos my author, the fabulous Jill Williamson, put together. They cover everything you need to know to format your manuscript for submission.

Formatting a Manuscript, Part 1: Page Set Up and Text–
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 2: Page Breaks–
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 3: Paragraphs–
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 4: Cleaning things up–
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 5: Page Numbers–
In addition to this, Jill put together a series of videos for formatting your manuscript for upload on Amazon as a Kindle ebook.
Formatting Your Manuscript for Amazon Kindle–PART 1–
Using Mobipocket to Format Your Book For Kindle–PART 2–
They're short and to the point…excellent references for anyone getting ready to do something with that polished, perfected manuscript.
Do you know of any tutorials to add to this list? Tell us about them!
And tune in next Thursday when we get back to our discussion on building platforms…the topic? Platform-building blogging. See you next week!
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