Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating Ebooks for the Kindle.
If you're a premium subscriber to the lynda.com online training library. You'll have access to exactly the same files as those that I'll be using throughout this course. Although you could follow along, just fine, with any files of your own. If your manuscript is your life's work though, I'd recommend working on a copy. Which, of course, you should have in any event. It is extremely unlikely you could do anything that could harm your file irrevocably.
But I'd just like to cover that base with it being your life's work and all. I use a trio of fonts in my files that I downloaded from Font Squirrel. If you want to obtain those yourself, then the fonts are Amatic, Jenna Sue and Sevillana. Or, you could of course, use any of your own choice. Just one word of warning, when you are doing this for real, you should always make sure that the fonts you are using are allowed for use in EPUB.
Because many aren't, and you should always check. The three I've used here are just fine for that. And if you visit Font Squirrel, you'll notice it has a small icon system underneath the font name. That indicates it's okay for use inside of EPUB, or not. So you might want to make yourself familiar with that. I have a bunch of images in some folders which are provided primarily for those converting from plain text. And won't have any images in their version in the first place.
But you might want to go along with that and add to your own versions just for practice. There's no harm in that and there are plenty in there. Finally, on the chapter about Calibre. There is only one file provided. And the idea is that you work through that one sequentially with each movie. The thing is, because Calibre is also a library, it handles files slightly differently. And to cut a long story short, I just thought it would be easier than having a whole bunch of very similar files in your Calibre library.
So there we are. It's time to get started.
- 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
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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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