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.epub Simplified

Zipped Website Container/Organizer for the eReader

If the book you are writing were a web site, it would have parts like:

  • Words
  • Pictures
  • Fonts
  • Links

So ..., "yourbook.epub" could be opened in an Apple iPad, for instance, as a book container with all those parts inside (and maybe more).

How to Increase Kindle Royalty to 70-Percent

 Many authors should increase the amount of royalty share for their Kindle books, but they don't know how to change their agreement. The following video walks you through the process:

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Professional .epub Authoring

Imagine a world where authoring your book was fully supported in an all-in-one writer friendly software program. Forget everyday word processors and text editors that sit there and stare back at you during writer's block episodes.

ePubBud REVIEW: Children's Book Help

...pretty much just "YouTube for Children's eBooks." 

Children's Book Conversion and much, much more

ePubBud is a unique opportunity with a distinctive lean for children's book self-publishers who already have a printed version of their book. But that's not all - New authors can get free help too!

Unlike other site's, ePubBud is giving away their services to authors who need some help.

Apple iPad Certified Book Aggregators

Contract with Apple directly:

Get your ePub file, EIN (tax ID), bank info, ISBN (book number), and cover art together and publish directly through Apple.

Or, go through an Apple Certified Aggregator:

iPad Publishing Format Tips

 General Text Tips:

  • Indent first line of each paragraph rather than using tabs or spaces.
  • Set paragraph styles for body and headings.
  • Embedded fonts could cause submission rejection.

General Graphics Tips:

  • Place, then cut, then paste graphics at beginning of text where you want to anchor the graphic.
  • Graphics ordered from left-to-right and down.

The Sigil WYSIWYG ePub Editor

 The Sigil WYSIWYG ePub editor is a free software and download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Every author or publisher should use Sigil to finish the book submission in the ePub format.

Sigil is a true .epub editor in that you are seeing the .epub structure as you work with the document. That's unique!

I would compare the look and feel of Sigil to the advanced and split window coding approach that programs like DreamWeaver use for developing web sites.

Sigil is, at this point, my .epub checking and finishing tool of choice.

Publishing for Kindle

Related article: Increase Kindle Royalty to 70%

 Amazon Kindle Apps

Kindle does not use the epub format, BUT it is such a large market opportunity that it should get some writers and publishers attention. 

What is the EPUB Format?

EPub format is a container or packaged format like a '.zip' file that holds file elements in organized folders making up a document intended to be read via an ereader such as the iPad.

The ZEN approach to the ePUB format

One would think that the dawn of a powerful format such as ePub would be ushered in with an easier composition document-to-ereader format workflow, BUT alias things are quite shy of a straightforward process.

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Every quality word processor should have an 'Export' or 'Save As' feature for the .epub file extension and structure.

Apple's iWork Pages software is ideally suited to this export feature evolution because it already works well with the XML code that .epub uses.

MS-Word has an excuse for being slow to adopt the Export as EPUB feature because of their .docx court case setback.

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