Published First Kindle Poetry Book

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Just less than two weeks ago I finally published my first Kindle Poetry Book Wanderer Thoughts Poetry Volume I which is a collection of 100 of my earlier Twitter poems hand selected and showcased for readers.  I learned a few things about Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and one thing is that direct uploading from Word to Kindle format isn’t ideal for several reason.

I proofed my poem book on the Kindle but not the Kindle Fire, Whitepaper…etc.  and I really should have proofed it on all because some of the formatting was lost and my page breaks didn’t exactly stay intact the whole way through.  However all of the material was there and presented in a readable format.

I originally was worried about not having images to go along with the poem, but forgot that all images are converted to black and white which makes them near pointless anyway so my focus on finding quality images for the poems really was a waste for Kindle publishing.

Amazon mentioned support for Mobipocket Creator and I have decided to try composing my 2nd poetry volume in Mobipocket Creator and see if the Direct Publishing will come up better and match the formatting better.

In the meantime, my first poetry volume is on sale for .99 cents or you can rent for free from the Prime lending library, but I have yet to sell a single copy which is a bit disappointed as it was prompting from my fans on Twitter who convinced me to release a poetry volume.

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-Justin Germino

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Updated: October 29, 2012 — 10:14 am