This book provides a comprehensive explanation of what is involved in writing , formatting, compiling, checking and publishing a Kindle book. Starting with a basic explanation of how HTML tags work, there is a logical progression to using the Kindle Previewer to compile HTML files. OPF format files are explained. Techniques are presented to design covers for Kindle books without getting involved with PhotoShop, Gimp or other sophisticated tools. The advantage of Amazon Kindle Direct publishing for first time authors is also discussed. The focus of the book is to guide new authors to how to set up shop for long term involvment with Kindle Direct Publishing.