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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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Ebook Tip #1 Keep a separate folder with a copy of all the latest artwork and images


Shutterstock imageFormatting tips for preparing  your MS Word document for conversion to an epub.

Tip 1: Save yourself some headaches and keep a separate folder with a copy of all the latest artwork and images, for both the front and rear cover and all images internal to the document. It’s really easy to lose track of different versions and file locations. Later, if an image needs to be modified or the resolution changed, you can easily find the right file. Name the file the same as the image used in the epub.

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