In order to turn your book into a functional eBook, your manuscript document (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .html, etc.) must be converted to another file format (ePUB for most eReading devices, and .mobi for Kindle). Whether you're handling the technical aspects of this process yourself or having a service like BookBaby take care of it for you, there's a few things you need to do in advance to make sure your manuscript is optimally formatted for eBook file-conversion.

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... and can BookBaby handle my KDP eBook conversion?

The short answer: yes. We can convert your book to the .mobi file format required by Kindle. But you will have to wait a bit before BookBaby distributes your book for iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and others.

KDP Select requires 90-day exclusivity

There are certain benefits to working exclusively with Kindle Direct Publishing Select: eligibility for the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, extra promotional tools, free promotion, etc.  The downside is, well... exclusivity!

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