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Old 09-20-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Recommend a service that will make a book available in lots of formats ?

Hi all, there are two authors I have tried to recommend the ebook route to but they are both Uni profs and short on time, one managed to get his first book avail for kindle, what Im wondering is if there is a company that will take a .doc or other non locked down format and (i.e. not a pdf) and make it available in various bookstores as epub / mobi ?
If anyone knows of such a service I would really really appreciate a hookup!!

thanks in advance for any heads ups
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Well, Mobipocket was the best one for this until Amazon closed it to new publishers. Smashswords would be there best bet. Formatting really isn't that big a deal, the real trick is to eliminate carriage returns. I'd suggest they go to Smashswords and download the howto. If this still looks too complex I know there are dudes in India willing to work on the formatting. Seriously. I know one, Sunny. formattingguru@gmail.com Then take the file and upload it.

Good luck with it.
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I don't have any experience in preparing a book for uploading, but the below links may be helpful in making the project into a do-it-yourself easy process.. (what are the books about?)

Smashwords main link..

https://www.smashwords.com/

The Smashwords Style Guide...(Free)

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

And... How to Publish on Smashwords...

https://www.smashwords.com/about/how..._on_smashwords

The below shows format options available to customers....

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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Smashwords - they even help you do it - fits about 8 different formats once you've uploaded.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #5
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thanks for the response guys - this is superb and exactly what I was looking for, I apologise for the slow reply,I work in a school and as soon as holidays commenced the virus I must have been incubating knocked me out for a week!
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I won't name them as I havent proposed my ideas to them yet but I'll post links if they go for it!
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