Easy newbie question
I'm new here, so thanks for any help you can give.
I'm currently converting some articles I've published on a hobby website into a Kindle book. I've bought a couple of ebooks books to help me with the process, but despite what I've read I've found that I'm still a little confused. It could be that things on the KDP site have changed since the book were written. Anyhow...
I've been using Word -- pasting the text from my html files into Word and saving without formatting. That seems straightforward enough.
What's confusing me most is about images.
The articles I'm including in the book are quite image-heavy. What I thought I understood was that I would have to insert them into my Word file, upload my Word file and then upload the images separately in a zip file to the KDP site. Today I uploaded the Word file as it currently stands to take a look at it in the previewer. I'd also inserted a couple of images into it, and although I didn't upload them separately they do appear in the previewer and they seem to look okay.
Can anyone please tell me whether it's still necessary to upload the images in a zip file? Despite much reading, and a lot of Googling, I'm still confused about something I suspect must be quite straightforward.
Many thanks for any help.