Kindle Create is a new tool that was recently released for Amazon’s Kindle direct publishing platform, along with the Kindle Create Add-in for Microsoft Word.
Kindle Create is a free program designed to help transform a manuscript written in Microsoft Word or PDF format into a nicely-formatted Kindle ebook that’s ready to sell in the Kindle store.
The Kindle Create software can detect chapters and help layout a table of contents.
You can choose different theme templates for common styling elements, and preview how the book will look on a phone, tablet, and Kindle.
Kindle Create also supports enhanced typesetting for advanced layout features.
Amazon KDP uploaded a YouTube video a couple days ago showing how to use Kindle Create with Word files (.doc, .docx).
The software works with PDFs as well but it’s recommend that you use Word files when possible. PDF files get published as Kindle Print Replica books instead of regular Kindle ebooks with adjustable font sizes and such.
Kindle Create is still in beta and is available to downloaded for PC and Mac from the Kindle Create page. Currently it only works with English language books.