The very best software to create a Kindle Book is MS Word!
I started with MS Word 2003 when I first discovered the Kindle, and once I got into the swing of it (at first, I just couldn't believe it was that easy), I was publishing Kindle books with ease and confidence, while all about me other would-be Kindle authors, some of whom had been at it a lot longer than I had, were gnashing teeth and tearing hair… and complaining bitterly about the Amazon Kindle format.
“You are working too hard”, I would tell them… “it’s really as easy as pie… all you have to do is switch to MS Word.”
Why they refused to do so, and why so many others continue to try to do things the hard way, is one of the great mysteries of life that I will never understand.
There is no doubt about it:
A perfectly-formatted MS Word file input directly to the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) produces a perfectly-formatted Kindle ebook.
The key is “perfectly formatted”.
Your MS Word file must be squeaky clean… free of all garbage code… and you must follow the required steps exactly.
The “how to” instructions are right here… just click the Birds on a Tightrope photo, and follow along.
If you are willing to take the time to do that, you’ll have your Kindle book formatted and finished, and in the Amazon catalog, ready for purchase, while those who refuse to take that time are still gnashing teeth and tearing hair and blaming Amazon.
You need to be sure your book is the best you can make it before you go to Publish.
Articles on this website will show you, step by step, how to do that, using MS Word 2003, MS Word 2010, and Atlantis Word Processor... a much less expensive word processor that is much like MS Word.
Click the link below to see what can be done with basic MS Word... with no special formatting needed.
Upload MS Word (or Atlantis / The Pie) Directly to Amazon KDP