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Kindle Publishing Question

For all of you self-published authors who have published via Kindle Direct Publishing …

I’m trying to publish Zoe’s book and have run into a snag.  In the opening chapter, the Kindle version has a page or two where the paragraphs are all indented much more significantly than normal.  Checking the source document shows those indents at the normal measure and nothing in the formatting of the source document that would suggest a reason for the different in those paragraphs.

I’ve uploaded it as a Word document.  I tried as a PDF and that eliminated all indents and spacing between paragraphs and looked horrible.

Any of you run across this?  Any ideas for how to fix the formatting in that chapter?


13 responses to “Kindle Publishing Question

  1. Charles Yallowitz March 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

    That happened to me a few times when I started. It could be that you have a minor tab, which doesn’t show up when you hit the button to see all keystrokes and such. Not sure what that Paragraph symbol is called. Here’s what I did to fix it:

    1. Hit the Paragraph symbol to seeing all breaks, keystrokes, etc.
    2. Go to Find/Replace.
    3. Find ^t (hidden symbol for tabs) and replace with nothing.
    4. It should delete all of those and prevent the big indents.

  2. Patrick W. O'Bryon March 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Charles’ instructions are what finally solved a similar problem for Corridor.

  3. Kev March 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

    The best way to avoid this for future reference is to set up your margins and indents via page set-up before you write. The problem occurs when you tab to indent and when you use and hard-return for the following paragraphs.

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