This tool isn’t working right now! But there’s a working version of it on my other site here.
Converting your book to an epub or mobi ebook file you can upload to Kindle and other sites is a pain.
After formatting scores of ebooks and getting pretty skilled with ebook layout, conversion and coding, here’s what I’ve learned:
- Making it look the same, on all the different devices, platforms, and ebook stores, is really really hard.
- Most of the big publishing companies know this: so they use extremely simple ebooks that are more likely to look “OK” everywhere, even though they lack stylistic flourishes.
- Little details like dropcaps and first paragraph indents don’t matter much. All you need is for the text to flow and not look broken, so that the readers have a chance to get into your story.
So, I created this FREE online ebook making tool to help indie authors save some money and have more control over their publishing.
How to make an ebook file with this free online tool
Upload your book file (DOCX is best, but you can also use HTML, RTF and PDF) fill out the info, click the button, and download your Epub (for Barnes and Noble, Kobo and most other ebook sites) and/or Mobi file (for Amazon Kindle).
The program is based off of Calibre, an open-source ebook making program, but I’ve tried to make this version dead easy to use.
You don’t have much control over the process or the style, and it is offered without warranty.
But your ebook should work, and it’s free, easy, and it just takes a minute.
If you can afford it and want to have more control and spice things up with design and fonts, pay somebody to do your ebook conversion for you. But keep in mind – there’s a reason why the big publishing houses have stopped doing this… personally I’d pay a designer to make sure the print version of the book is laid out and styled beautifully in Adobe InDesign, and keep the ebook simple.
If you want a clean file that works and is good enough, and you want it done NOW, go ahead and take advantage of this free tool.
Make your own ebooks!
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