Category Archives: Formatting

Kindle Previewer


A short blog today because it’s just too pretty to stay inside and work! 61 degrees and clear here on the coast of Maine, with a high today of about 75. Well, I’ve been struggling with trying to make an … Continue reading

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Smashwords New Cover Guidelines


Well, where Amazon goes, others quickly follow.  Today on the Smashwords Blog, we got notice of new Cover Guidelines from Apple, one of the eRetailers that picks up books from the Smashwords Premium catalog.  As of July 15 eBook display … Continue reading

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Trolls at work in my Image Library


My biz partner and I worked all weekend trying to find our way around that pesky white box that is inserted under images (mostly flourishes) in Kindle.  We researched on line and all the posts were as frustrated as we … Continue reading

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Raw Scans from a Formatters View


Probably most of you don’t know what a raw scan which has been run through OCR software (Optical Character Recognition) looks like.  Let me just list a few things that a proofreader has to look for: 1) Dropped punctuation, I … Continue reading

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Twitter!


I was skeptical about Twitter for a long time. But in the past few months I’ve found that my Author-clients use Twitter for all kinds of things…keeping in touch with other Authors, advertising contests on their blogs and websites, mentioning books … Continue reading

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Forcing your TOC


I love Calibre/Sigil for constructing epub files, but what I don’t love is the Calibre generated TOC which picks up H1 and H2 Chapter Heading Styles.  I don’t like it because it forces you to use H1 and H2 heading … Continue reading

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Eat a Good Lunch!


I know, a very odd title to a blog post.  But that’s one of the big things I’ve learned in this E-Book formatting journey.  Without food for the brain, you’re brain stops working! I recently breezed through a Kindle Content … Continue reading

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