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Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide to Formatting Books for the Amazon Kindle (English Edition)
 
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Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide to Formatting Books for the Amazon Kindle (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Joshua Tallent
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Présentation de l'éditeur

Publishers and independent authors everywhere are excited—and somewhat anxious—about the move toward digital publishing. eBooks are revolutionizing the publishing world, and eBook reading devices like the Amazon Kindle are on the forefront of this revolution.

However, the formatting the Kindle requires can be hard to decipher and even harder to implement. This book serves as a guide to the process of formatting eBooks that look great on the Kindle every time. Each step is explained in detail, with examples and formatting tips found nowhere else.

In addition to instructions for the conversion and formatting process, this book contains detailed explanations of all the HTML and CSS markup supported by both versions of the Kindle, instructions for achieving optimal image display quality on their E Ink screens, and other details about the Kindle's formatting requirements previously left to chance or speculation.

Beautiful eBooks are at your fingertips. The Kindle and its readers await.

=== About the Author ===

Joshua Tallent has been an eBook Developer for more than six years. He was the first eBook professional to offer full-service, Kindle-specific eBook conversion services to small publishers and independent authors. Through KindleFormatting.com, Joshua has formatted all types of eBooks for his clients, including novels, poetry, business books, scientific texts, large print books, and more. KindleFormatting.com is a service of eBook Architects, Joshua's eBook development and consulting company.

Joshua lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two daughters.

=== NOTE ===

This eBook is published DRM-free. That means you can change the file extension from .azw to .mobi and open the book in Mobipocket Reader or on any other Mobipocket supported device. Print and ePub versions of this book are also available.

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1470 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 158 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : eBook Architects (2 avril 2009)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0024FAPF4
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Mauvaises pratiques, pas à jour 28 décembre 2011
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Le mot « électronique », dans « livre électronique », signifie que l'on est ici en présence d'un livre qui peut être mis à jour sans frais. Or, cette édition date de 2009, ce qui fait environ 2-3 ans qu'il a été publié, à l'heure où j'écris ce commentaire.

Ce livre est supposé aider l'amateur (voire le néophyte) à créer son e-book, de manière plutôt simple. Il n'en n'est rien : l'auteur préconise d'utiliser un éditeur de texte classique comme Notepad++, là où des outils spécialisés de création d'ePub (je pense à Sigil) sont sortis depuis. De plus, Amazon a sorti son Kindle Previewer depuis le temps, qui accepte même les ePub générés par Sigil (il les convertit au format Mobipocket grâce à la bibliothèque KindleGen), et affiche le e-book généré sur un émulateur de liseuse Kindle. Ces outils sont maintenant des outils de base, qui devraient être utilisés dans ce livre.

Les pratiques de programmation « préconisées » dans cet e-book sont, pour rester poli, horribles. Utiliser des espaces insécables pour faire des marges, comme le faisaient les programmeurs de sites web dans les années 1990 ? Faire la mise en page directement dans les balises HTML, plutôt que d'utiliser un fichier CSS externe, ce qui prend tout son sens quand on rédige un livre (séparation du fond et de la forme) ? Bref, quelle horreur !

Ce livre m'a été « conseillé » car il permet soi-disant d'avoir toutes les informations à portée de main.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Occasionally useful; not as good as claimed 21 mai 2010
Par Oh Nomad - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I was pretty disappointed by Joshua Tallent's "Kindle Formatting." It's an occasionally helpful intro for the true Kindle formatting novice (as I was when I picked up the book), but it falls seriously short as a detailed or ostensibly "complete" guide.

My main complaint is that it simply feels lazy. His treatment of images is a good example of this. In the one brief paragraph dedicated to discussing image types (.jpg, .gif, etc.), he says a few uninformative words about each of the file formats Kindle supports ("PNGs are very good for charts") and then concludes with, "I don't suggest using BMPs since the other formats are usually better." Oh, really? I'm glad to hear it's not because they're usually worse. When I'm wrestling with how to put an image with too much information on too small a screen, I want something a little more substantial than "I don't recommend it because it's not good." How about saying a little something about why?

Another explanation for cases like this might be that Tallent does not want to give away too many trade secrets. He obliquely mentions but never really describes all kinds of tricks that he uses in his own Kindle formatting services. I can understand his not wanting to write a treatise on the subject, and I can even understand wanting to preserve few painstakingly discovered tricks for himself, but I think readers of this small book (rather expensive at $20 for the print version and $10 for the Kindle version) deserve more than this extremely cursory treatment.

Again and again I have turned to this book with relatively simple questions only to come away frustrated. Google searches and some experimentation have served me much better.

A decent enough intro (although, again, much of this information can be found online and discovered for oneself through a little experimentation), but complete it certainly is not.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Detailed How-to Manual for Advanced Users 8 juillet 2009
Par Floyd M. Orr - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
For the prospective Kindle author who is somewhat more advanced in the field of computers in general and HTML coding in particular, this is an excellent guide for you. Joshua Tallent is obviously far more the mathematician and programming nerd than is the average POD author who just wants to cash in from Kindle sales. If you just want to convert the Word document version of your Mr. Average Novel into DTP, then you have several options that may be more efficient for you than following the instructions contained in this book. These options include, in no particular order of significance: uploading your book directly from Word into the Amazon DTP system; running your document through the Smashwords Meatgrinder; downloading and utilizing Mobipocket Creator; or paying Joshua Tallent directly to format your book perfectly for you, a service he offers from his website. If you have a very complex book containing varied text layout or a lot of photos or other graphics, and you want it all to look as perfect as possible in the Kindle version, then hiring Mr. Tallent's services is probably your best bet. If you and/or your book fall between the cracks of some of these scenarios, then Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide by Michael R. Hicks may be the best solution. If you are at least somewhat proficient in HTML and you want to do it all yourself, then Joshua Tallent's Kindle Formatting is an excellent, detailed guide.

Is Joshua's thin book worth $20 to you, or $10 if you have a Kindle? If you barely understood how to send your simple Word document to iUniverse, letting them design your cover while you contributed very little to your book's design, then Kindle Formatting probably offers a lot more than you care to know. If you are somewhat more experienced, particularly with HTML programming, and you do not want to pay Joshua directly to do the job for you, but you want to produce a DTP version of your work that is somewhat more perfect than the result offered by the simpler methods, this will be money extremely well spent. Joshua will show you all the little HTML coding tricks to make your Kindle book look like an escapee from your local Barnes & Noble. If you own a Kindle, you can get even more benefit from Joshua's book because you can see the details of your efforts in perfect translation. One of my favorite issues covered in Kindle Formatting is that Joshua explains in text and screenshots actual differences between the Kindle and the Kindle 2. The book was released prior to the DX: maybe Joshua will update the material at some time in the future?

Joshua Tallent's Kindle Formatting will take the experienced author exactly where he wants to go. The book has two simple weaknesses. There are some obvious proofreading errors contained within the straight text portions of the book. They do not detract from the reader's comprehension of the material, but for this price for such a short book, I would expect a level nearer perfection. Also for this price, I think the author could have included a lot more rudimentary material to aid the lesser computer nerd in his project of formatting his book for the Kindle. With these two caveats in mind, I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Tallent's book to advanced users. If HTML programming is beyond your scope, you might be better served by Mr. Hicks' book.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Helpful, but could be better 5 mars 2010
Par Al Stevens - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
It has a lot of good and helpful information, but most of it I had already discovered for myself before buying the book.

A book about formatting a book should be a well-edited book. This one is not. In addition to writing style and typographical issues, there are production issues, too. A figure (5.4) os the wrong figure, for example.

The book is supposed to explain all the "secrets." Not. For example, Kindle authors are told time and again that we have a default font and a mono-spaced code font and that's it. This book is published in a non-default sans serif font, and the author does not explain how he did it.

Are you interested in publishing formulae and equations? You get no help in this book.

I'd say buy another book, but I don't think there is another book on this suject. Perhaps that's why it's so pricey compared to other Kindle books.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good but dated 22 mai 2011
Par Timotheos - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Things move fast in the Kindle world, and this two-year old book, whilst excellent in its day, is now somewhat past its sell by date. It still contains much useful info, but don't expect anything about the Kindle 3 or Kindlegen or Calibre. It has a chapter on Mobipocket Creator, but of course this program is also out of date, not having been maintained since 2008 and now throwing up the occasional Javascript error if you're running IE9.

Mr Tallent usefully discusses how to use Microsoft Word to prepare one's e-texts, but alas he fails to consider how its considerable search-and-replace functionality (let alone its powerful VBA program language) can be used to add the necessary HTML tagging directly. Instead, he limits himself to using Word's own bloated HTML output and then clearing the inevitable mess up aftewards with alternative search-and-replace functionality found in programs like Notepad++, a technique which, depending on the complexity of the text, may well prove more demanding in the long run.

So should you buy this book? Perhaps. Certainly an updated version will be worth purchasing if it maintains this quality of insight.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Excellent Guide to Creating AZW Ebooks 4 avril 2009
Par Alan Wallcraft - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the details of the Kindle's AZW format. Even if you just want an overview, this may still be the book for you because it is very readable and could be skimmed and dipped into as needed. As a tutorial on how to edit ebooks it may (or may not) be over emphasizing direct editing of the HTML, but that is what makes it useful for reference. A lot of the information is also applicable to MOBI ebooks in general, although there is no discussion of any device specific issues except for the Kindles (not even Kindle ebooks on the iPhone).

Things I found out from this ebook:

* The PRE tag and CSS font-family: monospace do not work, use CODE (or TT or SAMP or KBD) tags instead.
* Maximum in-lined image sizes are different on the K1 and K2.
* Blockquotes indent by 1/2" on the K1 but 1/4" on the K2. This makes nested blockquotes useless on the K1.
* How to include navigational waypoints on the K2.

I actually read the ebook on my PC using Desktop MobiPocket Reader (it is DRM-free, so just rename the file from .azw to .mobi). I never do this for fiction, but a larger screen does help for technical books. It is readable on my K1 though, and would be better still on a K2.
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