You’ve written that great short story or novel, and you’re ready to embrace the digital revolution. Amazon is the biggest marketplace on the web, and the Kindle is the hottest reading device out there, so you quickly upload that .doc file you have to find out one simple, horrifying fact: It looks awful. Your pages of text all flow together, with no breaks between chapters. Your layout is mangled and ruined beyond all repair. You wouldn’t want to sell this book because you wouldn’t want to buy this book.
In despair, you turn to Google and turn up several well-written articles on what a .mobi file is and how to make one. However, these articles are written for people with technical know-how and you quickly realize it’s all going way over your head.
Don’t worry. I’m here to help. With this article, you will have a functional, professional-looking Kindle .mobi file in less than ten minutes, using software included on your Mac and free to use software from the Internet.