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Conquering Word to PDF conversion… Finally!


Well, after years of carefully constructing a Word document within a Create Space template (which isn’t necessary I found… don’t bother with the template, just make sure your page layout conforms to the Create Space book sizes) and then converting … Continue reading

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Those pesky optional hyphen characters


Well, like a good little formatter, ever since I started making eBooks for clients I have started this way… if my clients sent a print copy for me to scan. (1) Scan the print with a sheet feed scanner. (2) … Continue reading

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KDP and Reconversion


The new Content menu on the Kindle is no longer the Table of Contents… I blogged about this recently, but I’m still upset by it.  On the iPad (Kindle app) that content menu shows the TOC that I construct manually … Continue reading

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The Table of Content view on New Kindles


Since I use my Kindle Fire all the time for previewing clients’  work, I need to be able to see what readers who buy that book will see. Previously when I had a First Generation KindleFire… but it died an … Continue reading

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Inserting links in an ePub with Sigil


Lately I’ve been asked to get back into books that I’ve formatted and change text and links. Authors often update their websites or construct new ones, and if they have links in their eBooks then those must change too. Of … Continue reading

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iBooks tips for formatting


Yes, iBooks has formatting rules. You have to abide by them and think about them as you’re formatting a book for ePub. Most of the rules are the same, abiding by the rules set out by the International Digital Publishing … Continue reading

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Re-arranged Chapters


I got a shock last night from a client. I had bundled 3 of her best-selling novels into one Anthology. It was gorgeous. I did the work many months ago. BUT yesterday a reader emailed her and said one of … Continue reading

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