Something New Every Day

A record of doing a new thing every day in 2011

Kindle Direct Publishing (233/365) Sunday August 21, 2011

I was talking to Hilary about how electronic publishing will soon overtake paper-based books (we have this conversation a lot and you can guess which side each of us is on!), and afterwards I thought I’d actually learn how you can publish your own Kindle books.

It turns out it’s actually quite easy, and you can see all the details for yourself at There are lots of standard formats (HTML, Word, PDFs etc.) that will work, but I suppose the art is making the book look reasonable on the slightly limited Kindle format.

What I’m thinking of doing is putting all the 365 days of this blog - assuming I make it to the end - in a free book on Kindle. If you’re reading this in that format, you must either be a very big fan (in which case you worry me) or you are me and I’m talking to myself. Hello.