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How to Format a Kindle Book Description

If you want to jazz up your book description and add some bullet points, orange text, bold text and large heading text, you will need to hand code your book description.

Warning: If you update your book description in Author Central you will not be able to make amendments using your KDP account.

 When creating an Amazon book description, I prefer to use an online HTML generator such as http://www.quackit.com/html/online-html-editor/

Here’s the HTML that you will need to create a great looking book description on KDP.

BOLD:

<b>YOUR TEXT</b>

<strong>YOUR TEXT</strong>

LINE BREAK:

<br>YOUR TEXT</br>

PARAGRAPH:

<p>YOUR TEXT</p>

PRE-FORMATTED TEXT (Looks like Courier):

<pre>YOUR TEXT</pre>

STRIKETHROUGH:

<s>YOUR TEXT</s>

<strike>YOUR TEXT</strike>

ITALICS:

<em>YOUR TEXT</em>

<i>YOUR TEXT</i>

FONT:

<font>YOUR TEXT</font>

HORIZONTAL LINE:

<hr> (all by itself)

UNDERLINED:

<u>YOUR TEXT</u>

SUBSCRIPT:

<sub>YOUR TEXT</sub>

BULLETED LIST:

<ul>

<li>TEXT</li>

<li>TEXT</li>

<li>TEXT</li>

</ul>

NUMBERED LIST:

<ol>

<li>TEXT</li>

<li>TEXT</li>

<li>TEXT</li>

</ol>

H1 HEADLINE (The largest font Amazon allows):

<h1>TEXT</h1>

H2 HEADING (Amazon Orange):

<h2>TEXT</h2>

H3, H4, H5 and H6 HEADINGS:

<h3>TEXT</h3>

<h4>TEXT</h4>

<h5>TEXT</h5>

<h6>TEXT</h6>

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