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Creating Ebooks for the Kindle
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Creating Ebooks for the Kindle

with Tony Harmer

Video: Welcome

Hello there. I'll show you how to fix some of the simple, common It won't matter how you've arrived at your manuscript, whether you created it
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  1. 3m 58s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      56s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 14s
  2. 8m 10s
    1. IDPF, AZW, and other formats
      1m 44s
    2. Why so many formats?
      1m 33s
    3. calibre and Sigil (where to get them and what they do)
      3m 17s
    4. Kindle Previewer
      1m 36s
  3. 5m 44s
    1. InDesign CS4 to CC
      2m 47s
    2. The Kindle Plugin for InDesign
      2m 57s
  4. 14m 50s
    1. From Word to EPUB
      4m 40s
    2. From Pages to EPUB
      2m 35s
    3. From plain text to EPUB
      4m 31s
    4. Adding images to plain-text conversions
      2m 11s
    5. From HTML or XHTML to EPUB
      53s
  5. 23m 28s
    1. What tools are out there?
      1m 22s
    2. KindleGen
      2m 7s
    3. What can Sigil do?
      2m 21s
    4. A tour of calibre
      4m 36s
    5. A brief XHTML primer
      7m 4s
    6. A brief CSS primer
      5m 58s
  6. 29m 14s
    1. Adding a cover
      2m 36s
    2. Adding or editing metadata
      1m 54s
    3. One file per chapter
      3m 9s
    4. Renaming files
      3m 20s
    5. Building the table of contents
      4m 54s
    6. Adding or editing links
      5m 13s
    7. Loading a dictionary
      2m 8s
    8. Checking spelling
      1m 54s
    9. Validating your EPUB
      4m 6s
  7. 25m 55s
    1. Adding a cover
      1m 21s
    2. Adding or editing metadata
      2m 33s
    3. One file per chapter
      3m 43s
    4. Renaming files
      3m 16s
    5. Building the table of contents
      3m 12s
    6. Adding or editing links
      2m 49s
    7. Loading a dictionary
      1m 17s
    8. Checking spelling
      1m 17s
    9. Validating your EPUB
      6m 27s
  8. 20m 20s
    1. Converting with calibre
      1m 58s
    2. Converting with KindleGen
      5m 29s
    3. Kindle Previewer
      5m 20s
    4. Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
      2m 37s
    5. Amazon's lending options
      1m 31s
    6. Looking inside
      1m 36s
    7. Forums
      1m 49s
  9. 1m 36s
    1. Where to go from here
      1m 36s

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Creating Ebooks for the Kindle
2h 13m Beginner Jun 23, 2014

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Need to convert an ebook into a Kindle-ready format? No matter what your file's origin—InDesign, Word, Pages, or even a plain text editor—Tony Harmer will show you how to crack it open and convert it to a Kindle-compatible format with your choice of free tools: Sigil, calibre, and KindleGen. Learn about the range of ebook formats and editing tools, get a short primer on HTML and CSS, and see how to build out ebook features like tables of contents, links, and metadata. When you're done creating your ebook, Tony will show how to upload it to Amazon's Kindle Store.

Topics include:
  • Reviewing ebook formats
  • Converting to EPUB from Word and Pages
  • Converting HTML/XHTML to EPUB
  • Adding a cover image
  • Editing metadata
  • Building a TOC
  • Adding and editing links
  • Publishing to Amazon
Subjects:
Design Digital Publishing Ebooks
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Tony Harmer

Welcome

Hello there. My name is Tony Harmer and welcome to this course on creating ebooks for the Kindle. In this title, I will take you through some of what you need to know to crack open your epub with free software such as Sigil or Calibre. I'll show you how to fix some of the simple, common problems from a range of different creation softwares and or processes. It won't matter how you've arrived at your manuscript, whether you created it in Microsoft Word, or Adobe End Design, or even a plain text editor, by the end of this course, you'll have a good knowledge on how to get a descent file, that should convert across to Kindle, just fine.

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