|10-14-2011, 02:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Colour Nook, HP Touchpad
Sigil and Smashwords, Amazon
First, let me just say that I hate MS Word and do mostly anything so I don't have to use it.
It looks to me like Smashwords starts with a MS Word document and there are no other choices. I haven't got as far as Amazon yet, but they may be equally deranged.
Is there any way to post a file on Smashwords or Amazon which was created by way of Calibre and Sigil, in other words, which starts off as an epub?
|10-15-2011, 10:05 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
No, at least not for Smashword. Unfortunatly, because the process Smashword uses to create ePUB's from Word, called meatgrinder, is a very low quality tool. It generates a lot of errors without a possible solution.
|10-15-2011, 01:34 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Amazon will accept mobi files directly. At one time there was a rumor that they were considering accepting epubs as well (which presumably would be converted by Amazon to mobi) but I haven't heard much about that lately.
If you have an epub, you can easily convert it to mobi for Amazon, using either Amazon's kindlegen program or Calibre.
|10-17-2011, 07:28 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Louis
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Nook HD+
For amazon, it's best to use Kindlegen over Calibre. A little harder to use, but better results
|10-21-2011, 04:06 PM||#6|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: Kindle2, iPad, KindleFire and NookColor
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