What are the known issues with converting various document types to ebooks with Kindle's online or offline converters? I am not asking for a technical run-down of all of the things that could go wrong with a file; I'm asking for a list of the top errors that authors new to e-publishing are most likely to make.
I know, for example, that Amazon publishes a guide called Building Your Book for Kindle, which covers much of this material. Topics from that would make good answers, particularly if you can shed additional light on potential problems with conversion.
Summary examples of helpful potential answers:
- Stick to Word 2010 or text, not PDFs - PDFs lose lots of content and formatting, like spacing, tables.
- Use indents to start paragraphs, not spaces.
- If you need to create a table, do ....
- Lists convert poorly. To get good formatting of lists, do ...