It is with much regret that on 24 April 2019, this website will be closed.

It has been my pleasure to have helped over 200 authors over the years using Kindle Writer to realize their dreams and I thank all those who have written testimonies about my software and services.

Although I consider Kindle Writer the best software that exists to produce Kindle books, and many of those who have purchased and use it will agree, unfortunately the availability of free software such as the one that Amazon has released, mediocre as it is for reasons I have described below, I cannot compete with them even when I reduced the price of Kindle writer by 50%. So alas, I am calling it a day as it is no longer financially viable to finance this website or spend time to maintain it any more.

As for me, I shall continue to use the software to concentrate on writing my own books, of which 14 have been published to date, and Kindle Writer has even enabled me to create paperbacks too. Such is the power and versatility of Kindle Writer.

I wish to thank all my clients for their support and comments over the years and it goes without saying that I will continue to honour my commitment to support purchasers of Kindle Writer as I have promised, should the need arise.

Thank you

Fred Harding

Welcome to the Kindle Writer website. My name is Fred Harding and I am the developer of Kindle Writer, the only software available that has been specifically developed for writing books for the Kindle and publishing them on Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing platform).

Kindle Writer is a professional and truly one-stop-shop application for producing books for the Kindle and now in paperback format, through CreateSpace (using Kindle Writer) or the new Kindle Paperback publishing facility now available from Amazon themselves. This means if you write your book as a Kindle Book, Amazon will create a paperback for you. Like CreateSpace, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing will even provide a free ISBN number for your book. All my books are available now for the Kindle and as paperbacks (using CreateSpace) - all created by Kindle Writer.

Free Kindle Apps


In December 2017, Amazon launched Kindle Create, a free application with which you can create Kindle books. So why use Kindle Writer, which although it is cheap at a ONCE ONLY PRICE OF £15 (previously £30) when you can use Amazon's own kindle writing utility which is totally free? Good question. You do get a lot of software for free, 445 MB worth, compared to Kindle Writer's 7.4 MB. This is because Amazon's Kindle Create is a Java program, and so it installs a runtime version of Java on your computer.

Kindle Create

You can use either Microsoft Word or other word processors that can use the docx format or with pdfs you can make a Print Replica book. Sounds good doesn't it, until you try it. Unlike Kindle Writer which shows you what your book looks like as you write it, this is not so with Kindle Create. You have to import a docx file or pdf first, and then make adjustments afterwards by using the built-in Kindle Previewer program to check the book periodically until you are satisfied with what you see.

The docx file is used for Novels, Essays, Poetry, Narrative Non-Fiction, while PDFs are for Textbooks, Travel Guides, Cookbooks or Music books. More information on these links:

Kindle Create Overview
User Manual

Kindle Create has serious limitations. According to Amazon, Kindle Create has limited support for tables, lists, and hyperlinks; they cannot be edited. If your manuscript contains any of these content types, please make sure they look good in the previewer before making extensive changes in Kindle Create. You will have to return to your primary authoring tool (Word, etc) to make changes to these elements and re-import the document.

Amazon says that Kindle Create has limited support for images. After importing your book with images, Amazon tells you to please check their appearance in Kindle Create (size and positioning). If you'd like to change the image, you must update in your source document. Amazon recommends updating images before any styling work in Kindle Create.

Kindle Writer does not have these limitations and you can modify, update and make changes live and see those changes as you make them, whereas with Kindle Create you have to make any changes in the source docx or pdf files and go through the whole process again in a trial and error capacity. You could waste many hours with Kindle Create and not get the result you want.

Book Maker

So there you have it. With Kindle Writer YOU control what your book writing and you see what your book looks like as you edit it. Furthermore, you get professional one-to-one email support whereas with Amazon you only get support through a forum, which is no good if you want answers quickly. Anyway, you are most welcome to try out Kindle Create and cross your fingers that you will succeed in your endeavours. Some have, so you may too, but many have not but the software is free. But you can also try out Kindle Writer for 30 days for free so the choice is yours.


Kindle Writer In February 2017 I had the pleasure of helping an 80-year old man in Spain, a UK expatriate, to realise his dream to leave a legacy to his family. His name is Alan Sinclair and his book title is "No Trees Down Our Street".

The book were his childhood memoirs, including his experience of the Sunderland Blitz in the Second World War and Kindle Writer produced not only a Kindle version of the book but also, through CreateSpace, a paperback version. He was absolutely delighted with Kindle Writer and my support.

Moved to write a testimonial for this website Alan wrote:

"I cannot recommend Kindlewriter2 too highly, - nor Fred Harding, the man who created the program. I hadnít a clue about the intricacies of html, but I neednít have worried as Fred presented it in such a way that it was simply a case of following the toolbar letter codes to set the beginning and ending of paragraphs, page breaks, adding lines, etc and, much to my surprise, this was the part of compiling the book that I enjoyed most."

Alan wrote to me on 30th April 2017 and said, "Latest copies arrived from Createspace. 100 percent perfect! Thank you. Sent some copies to family members..."

Alan's book has had 13 reviews to date (November 2017) and all are The book is available from Amazon in Kindle format or in paperback formats from Amazon Store or from the CreateSpace store .


How Not to Buy a Cruising Boat If you ever thought you might want to write a book and then turn it into a Kindle prepared for a bit of a nightmare.

When we originally did the book, I uploaded the file to the Kindle converter that Amazon offers and the results were, well - how do I say this diplomatically - less than satisfactory. I was sort of surprised since uploading my previous children's book to Kindle went so well. I contacted a friend of ours who had recently published a novel in the same Kindle platform to ask about his experience. He indicated that he had very little trouble. His book was a straight novel with very little formatting other than chapter titles and paragraphs, but our book was full of tables, lists, graphics, and footnotes, and those were causing a world of formatting issues since Kindle doesn't support tables.

I posted in forums, asking what others were doing and began to experiment with the various programs they suggested. The results went from less than satisfactory to just downright bad. I would get it looking good in one version of Kindle and it would look terrible in another. Frustration ensued, and, all the while, comments were pouring in from our Facebook pages asking when the Kindle version would be available.

One forum member said that he had good luck with a program called KindleWriter2, a program designed to input the code quickly through the use of a toolbar with all of the codes Kindle accepts (and they don't accept very many). I went to the site and saw that they had a 30-day free trial so I downloaded it. In short order I had my text imported and most of the formatting done. There were a few wrinkles, for sure, most of them involving the Table of Contents which becomes linkable in the Kindle, but an email to the author resolved those quickly. It took a week from the day of download to the day of publish...The Kindle version went live this morning and I am one happy camper

SOURCE: Deb Akey and TJ Akey (5th July, 2015)



Kindle Writer has had numerous testimonials from happy authors who have used the program to write their books. Full details can be found on the testimonials page, but here are a few sound bites to give you a flavour of what they wrote.

"This program is amazing!... it takes you through the entire process from beginning to end and the support is fantastic!"
- Joy Farmer The Tree House Club Stories

"KindleWriter 2 is one of the very best preparation tools ...It's got all the most helpful features for anyone who's chosen to self-publish, and more!"
- Beth Porter Feeding the Twins

"I cannot recommend Kindlewriter2 too highly...If you feel youíve got a book in you, then go ahead and buy Kindlwriter2 Ė and enjoy getting that book published."
- Alan Sinclair Not Trees Down Our Steet

"GENIUS! In a word, that's my take on KindleWriter 2. I had previously bought and tried two other programs that said they would make it child's play to create a Kindle book. WRONG! ...Then I discovered KW2 and within the 30-day trial period I was muttering words like BRILLIANT!"
- Michael Knight Ramtha Revealed

"Without Fredís program, his patience, help, and availability through e-mail, I would not have been able to publish an e-book version of my novel."
- Stanley Kajs Tales of Slavonic Souls

"I had given up hope of getting anything out there and published through the usual (costly) channels...Fred truly made my dreams come true and deserves all the positive testimonials he receives. I canít recommend Kindle Writer 2 highly enough, just go for it!"
- Linda Lucas-Kenny Reflections - A Book of Modern Poems

"I highly recommend KindleWriter2. It is a very easy to use program, that takes you step by step through the process of publishing your ebook. From first draft to publication."
- Ian Haldon Viking Moon