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Ebook Tip #5 Make as many changes as you can in the MS Word document rather than the EPUB


Test the EPUB in Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, Nook, and any other Ereader but go back to the MS Word document to make changes

Tip 5: Immediately after EPUB conversion, test the EPUB in Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, Nook, and any other available Ereader. Make note of the errors and go back to the MS Word document to make as many changes there as possible. Then re-upload the doc and make a new EPUB. Do this several times until you can no longer fix errors. At this step it is much easier to make changes in the MS Word document than in the EPUB. Although not all format errors can be fixed in this step, it will certainly save valuable time. Make careful notes of what you cannot fix before moving on.

– Greg Lundberg, Quicksilver Books, “How To Publish An Ebook For Under $350,” March 2012.

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Amazon Create Space provides an alternate to Ereaders


BookcoverToday I activated my new book, How To Publish An Ebook For Under $350, on Amazon’s Create Space. Why would you ask would anyone want to purchase a hard copy of the book if the intended topic was ebook publishing? The are a couple of things to consider for a “How To” book that is designed to be sold as both a stand-alone primer and as a text book in a classroom setting. One, some people don’t have ereaders. Two, some of the HTML code text in the hard copy is turned 90 degrees to eliminate line-wrapping which can be annoying in the epub version. Three, it was free so why not provide an alternative media for my readers to enjoy. I did the same thing for my ebook, Metamorphosis, and to date, twenty percent of my sales are paperback.