The worst part is… there is not a thing they can do about it except wait for the Publish process to complete… which may be two or three days… then start over.
It would have been so much easier if they had proofed and previewed before going to press… or Publish, in this case.
If you want to be a successful Kindle author, remember this:
Your Kindle format file is not ready to publish at the Amazon DTP until you have proofed it to the Nth degree and “previewed” it on your own computer.
The easiest and most accurate way I’ve found is with Kindle Previewer.
NOTE: Don’t confuse this program with the Preview function that’s available at the Amazon DTP. This Kindle Previewer works on your desktop.
Kindle Previewer is provided by Amazon and is free to download.
Click here to DOWNLOAD Kindle Previewer
Scroll almost to the bottom of the page (past the KindleGen offer):
Near the bottom of the page, you will find:
Kindle Previewer for the PC
Kindle Previewer for the MAC
NOTE: An important thing to know about the Kindle Previewer:
The Kindle Previewer doesn't work quite as most other programs do when opening a file:
If you RIGHT CLICK on a Kindle format file and say "open with Kindle Previewer", that won't work.
Kindle Previewer will claim your file is invalid, when it is actually OK.
You must first open Kindle Previewer, then Browse to find your Kindle format file.
Click to open your own file, and the Kindle Previewer will display it in grayscale and *almost* exactly the same display as the physical Kindle display.
I've seen some differences, but none of great significance.