Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video From plain text to EPUB, part of Creating Ebooks for the Kindle.
…And it probably won't surprise you at all, that…there is a lot of interest in public mined texts.…And these can quite often easily be found online in the plain text format.…So it's entirely conceivable that you may well have a…plain text file to work with in the first place.…Just to save you a little bit of trouble, if…you're one of those people that is thinking of a…get rich quick scheme, with out of copyright text, you…may want to read Amazon's guidelines, on public domain texts first.…
It's quite true of course that they do accept them, but…you have to bring something new to the table with your version.…Otherwise, I guess potentially, Amazon could in its…entirety just be flooded with versions of old texts.…Kindle Direct Publishing, a service from Amazon which we will look…at later on in this course, will convert a plain text file…as it is, but to be honest it's not going to…look that interesting and if your test contains references to image locations.…
Then it is best not to bother as it won't work,…or at least no images will be displayed in the final product.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
InDesign CC 2014: EPUBswith Anne-Marie Concepción4h 50m Beginner
Ebooks: Distributing and Marketingwith David Wogahn3h 16m Intermediate
1. Formats and Tools
2. InDesign Workflows
InDesign CS4 to CC2m 47s
3. Word, Text, and HTML
4. Tools of Choice
5. Editing Your EPUB with calibre
6. Editing Your EPUB with Sigil
7. Publishing to Amazon
Where to go from here1m 36s
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