Velda Brotherton

Selected Works

Fiction
Teaser
First Chapter
History
First Chapter
To escape an unwanted marriage to a remittance man in Victoria, Kansas, Wilda convinces Calder Raines, an outlaw, to kidnap her.
Nonfiction
A welcome addition to turn-of-the-century "civilized" memoirs that draws us into the lives of two women who helped shape the West. Endearing.
An amusing and enlightening tale that traces a city’s continuing evolution.
Historical Fiction
Photographer Allie Caine faces danger and finds love on the way west to Santa Fe
Essays
Enter a realm of Ozark history unlike any you have ever seen before.

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FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR KINDLE

January 7, 2013

Tags: Formatting, Kindle, formatting manuscript

This is taken directly from my handout used during workshops I directed to help writers format their book manuscripts prior to uploading to Kindle through Mobi Creator.
Make a folder in your Documents titled Kindle and transfer your Word Document for your book to that folder. If you have used spaces or the space bar to make your indents, or any other odd formatting, save the file into a text file such as RTF of Word Pad, the copy and past into a new Word Document and label that file with your book title in the folder titled Kindle.

For just a minute, let me explain why you have to do this. Have you opened a Kindle book that had crazy formatting. Stuff that didn't belong, spaces or indents where they didn't belong? This is because the author did not clean up their file prior to beginning formatting. Saving your manuscript in the way just described will clean it of most of these problems. The others you can clean up when you do a final read through. Once you've done this you are ready to format your manuscript so it will produce a professional looking book in Kindle. (more…)