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Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way
     

Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way

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by J. Gunnar Grey
 

Now updated for Smashwords formatting and external links--the ebook formatting manual that’s produced a hundred polished winners on sales sites around the world!

So you’ve published your book, manual, or short story, using the Kindle Direct Upload system. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? It’s one of the greatest, no-cost,

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Now updated for Smashwords formatting and external links--the ebook formatting manual that’s produced a hundred polished winners on sales sites around the world!

So you’ve published your book, manual, or short story, using the Kindle Direct Upload system. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? It’s one of the greatest, no-cost, direct-to-market enablers ever created. Kindle Direct allows writers to bypass agents, editors, and publishing companies, and place their literary masterpieces straight in front of readers.

It also suffers from formatting errors. You upload your book or story and find extra returns, indents in the wrong places, too-large or nonexistent indents, et cetera, et cetera. You’re grateful that Amazon.com has created Kindle Direct. But you really wish they’d fix this.

Or maybe you’re scared to try Kindle Direct. Maybe a friend has uploaded a book and you’re appalled at its appearance (even if you won’t say so to her face). Maybe you’ve bought an ebook and thought, “Ugh, wow, that could be me. NOT.” Then you price a professional e-typesetting job, and you’re back to being scared.

Any of that familiar? Then this manual is for you. Using two shareware programs, anyone with basic computer skills and the ability to follow simple directions can successfully format a word processing document for upload to Amazon.com and all those other ebook sales websites. As well, there are instructions for attaching the cover, inserting illustrations, and creating a table of contents. The system has been independently tested by other writers, so you know in advance it works. Best of all, except for the incredibly reasonable cost of this manual, plus any donations you decide to make to the shareware programs--the system is free.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044688735
Publisher:
Dingbat Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
325,853
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Hi, I’m Gunnar Grey. I write books. I’m a historian, a forensics nut, a target shooter, and a retired adventurer and equestrian. I read avidly and post reviews or at least ratings for most of the books I read. In addition, I format ebooks for myself and a few clients, including indie writers and a no-longer-quite-so-small publishing company. If you need an ebook formatted or want to meet my references, check out my blog, Mysteries and Histories.I live in Humble, Texas, just north of Houston, with four parakeets, the aforementioned husband (who’s even more entertaining than the birds), a fig tree, a vegetable garden, the lawn from the bad place, three armloads of potted plants, and a coffee maker that’s likely the most important item we own.

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Format Your eBook the Free and Easy Way 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CatsReviews More than 1 year ago
This was a great guide in learning eBook conversions. It was easy to follow and extremely informative. I can now convert like a PRO! Thanks Gunnar for this wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your time. Not only is all of this information free and easily available online, this ebook itself isn't exactly beautifully formatted. Furthermore, the book cover leaves a lot to be desired. The author should really know that if an ebook is worth formatting well, then it is also worth paying for a professional cover, not chucking one together in Paint.