Originally Posted by nasau
I think this is answering my question. We didn't want to use Smashwords because we already have a distributor, part of their deal is that they get a cut in the sales. I wanted to format the book myself and use our distributor. Can I do that?
Of course you can. I only suggested smashwords as a good example to learn from (if your distributor doesn't want exclusivity, you might want to make the novel available through smashwords also - but that's entirely up to you). Feel free to ask anything you need here on the forum. There are separate sections devoted to specific formats, and even converting tools.