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Old 10-05-2011, 08:22 AM   #1
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Question Creating an E-book

Hi everyone
my name is Martin and I am an Englishman living in Bonn, Germany, with my partner Nur.
Nur has wrote several novels and has handed them over to me in manuscript form to convert to e-books. I am having trouble finding-out how to do this.
Can this be done through "Calibre" or do I need to find special tools to do this?
Can anybody help me here!!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #2
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If you're using Windows you can run yWriter5 and export to a Calibre-friendly ebook file in HTML format.

Instructions here: http://www.spacejock.com.au/HowToPublishOnKindle.html

On the other hand, if you're using a Mac then Scrivener might be the way to go.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Hi everyone
my name is Martin and I am an Englishman living in Bonn, Germany, with my partner Nur.
Nur has wrote several novels and has handed them over to me in manuscript form to convert to e-books. I am having trouble finding-out how to do this.
Can this be done through "Calibre" or do I need to find special tools to do this?
Can anybody help me here!!
Kindest regards
Martin
I'll leave it to others to recommend the tools for converting various word processing formats to the various e-book formats. What I recommend is looking under the hood at what is involved in the process; learning about the various files and functions that go into the conversion. For example, here is a pretty straightforward tutorial that describes the process in detail for creating your own epubs:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xm...tut/index.html

I was pretty surprised at the level of complexity and the number of standards involved in the process. It took me a few days to re-familiarize myself with xml/xhtml protocols, but the experience was well worth it: false starts notwithstanding.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:20 AM   #7
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Hi everyone thank you for your welcome. A special thankyou to "Spacejock" your recomendation worked well, except for the cover, I had designed a cover in "Word" with a photo with the title over the photo, It would not download to the book. I can download just the photo, but it would not have the title on it. Any ideas!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:12 AM   #8
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Hi Spacejock Everthing worked a treat, (promotion deleted - MODERATOR) Thank you for all the help, I can highly recomend "How to Publish on Kindle"
It was quite easy in the end. Once again thank you.
Martin

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Poetry

Hi once again
Can anybody tell me how to formatt a poetry book for "Kindle" bearing in mind it has no chapters, just one poem per page.
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