How to Add a Simple Table of Contents in Kindle Books

How to Make a Table of Contents for Kindle

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

I’m going to be honest and admit that I don’t have a table of contents in my books, or at least I haven’t manually put one in. But, a fellow author got a notice from Amazon that some of you may have gotten:

Your book doesn’t have a Table of Contents. A table of contents provides readers with both easy navigation and improved visibility into the contents of the book.  Please see https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A2BQILI6OJWLTC for help with creating and formatting a Table of Contents.

So, I thought this might be a good time to discuss HOW to make a table of contents using Word. (I assume other word processing programs are similar but I haven’t used them, so I don’t know.)

There are probably multiple ways to go about this, (for how to use headers, check out THIS POST)  but here is what I did:

1. Since my chapters don’t have names…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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3 Responses to How to Add a Simple Table of Contents in Kindle Books

  1. I wish everyone would do this. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like Kindle books oftentimes. I like to know late at night how long the next chapter is before I start reading it.

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    • I didn’t do it at first because I didn’t know how and it was never necessary. It’s a lot of formatting headache. It would have been nice to have a walkthrough of this when I started, but I have one now. Better late than never I guess.

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