Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 2


Welcome to the second part of my Book Formatting Tutorial. The first part (steps 1-5) can be found here

Things get a little complicated from now on. Note that this is not the only, or even the best, way to make an e-book. There are simpler methods, detailed on countless other websites; there is software that almost fully automates the process. Some providers even do all the converting for you. But the instructions given below, I believe, will allow you a greater degree of flexibility and give a certain “je ne sais quoi” quality to your e-book which (so I’m told) makes it stand out from the rest. Continue reading “Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 2”

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Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 1


A certain well-known self-published  author had recently requested me to present a brief tutorial on how I format my e-books.

This tutorial assumes a minimal knowledge of html, but I will try to go through the use of CSS without going in depth into what it is and what it can do. Now, I’m not the best of teachers and I don’t plan to go through everything you can do with ebooks; there’s just too many options. The below is simply a step-by-step description of what I do with my novels. Use it as basis for your own explorations, or take it straight. Continue reading “Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 1”