Amazon’s Logical TOC and Author Review Rules

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I’ve posted about reviews and inserting a table of contents into your eBooks before, but I wanted to discuss them again, with special emphasis on Amazon KDP rules.

First, just a quick word about the table of contents. I’m editing a non-fiction book that I want a proper NCX table of contents for, that shows up in the little Go To menu itself, so I’ve been exploring Amazon’s guidelines. I wasn’t aware before that fiction had to have a logical table of contents, but it is now actually a requirement, and authors are starting to get notices from them to put them in their eBooks if they haven’t already. The HTML table of contents that we did here previously is Strongly Recommended by Amazon as well, but the Logical one is a requirement. This table of contents according to Amazon “Lets the reader easily find parts, sections, and chapters of…

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4 thoughts on “Amazon’s Logical TOC and Author Review Rules

    Suzanne Joshi said:
    June 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks, Jo, for sharing this informatjion. 🙂

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    Kev said:
    June 11, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Left my comment for you on Lit World Jo and shared on all socials. 🙂


    D.G.Kaye said:
    June 12, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Great article Jo. This is so unfair. So many stipulations. Really a Catch 22. Many of us authors have honest reviews from other authors who have purchased and read our books. Amazon knows if they’ve purchased because it says verified buyer. Sheesh, if it weren’f for authors reading and reviewing, many of us wouldn’t have enough reviews to satisfy ad sites to let us advertise with them. Shared! 🙂

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