To use a more user-friendly tool, download Kindle Previewer in addition to Kindle Gen, and you can convert other e-book formats into Kindle in an easier interface. Microsoft Word.
The format will only work for Mac and the iPad. Calibre is primarily a free e-book management software and e-book viewer, so you can store e-books and organize them into a library, but it also converts between PDF, EPUB, MOBI and other e-book formats. Scrivener is an advanced writing software for authors who write novels and screenplays.
To create an e-book, you need to enter your content just like you would a regular book. There are many other tools to create an e-book online or off, but these are some of the most common ones used and recommended by authors. Of course, you can use more than just one tool listed above, especially if you want to have your e-book available in most formats and in as many marketplaces as possible. The key is to pick one tool and master it first, then move on to other tools and see which ones work best with your primary tool.
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Authored By Kim Barloso. If you can break the chapters into groups as well for instance, if your book on home repairs has chapters that can be divided by room or type of problem , feel free to turn those into larger sections that contain a few related chapters each. Write the book. Don't worry about a title, table of contents, or any of the other stylistic elements of the book yet. Just sit down and start writing it.
Just remember that you don't have to pick one method and stick with it. Use whatever techniques you need to complete the book. Writing a book — even a short book — takes time. The important thing is to persevere. Set aside time each day to write, or write until you hit a certain word count. Don't stand up from your desk until you meet your goal. Even if you feel stuck, the act of writing something down will help loosen up your mind, and before you know it your words will be flowing again. Keep at it for as long as it takes.
Review and rewrite.
Once your book is finished, let it sit for a week or so, and then come back to it with a critical eye. Look at the order of the chapters and sections first.
Do they make sense to you? Often, you'll find that some pieces seem to make more sense in a different spot than where you'd originally placed them. After you're satisfied with the order of the book, read each chapter in order and edit and revise it.
Pace yourself by editing a certain number of words or chapters each day. You will often find that words, like chapters, simply need to be rearranged. Do your best to keep related ideas together, and don't forget to alter connecting sentences so that the new order still fits the text. If such information is absolutely vital, consider setting it aside in a sidebar instead, or try to more smoothly incorporate it into the text so that it continues to flow smoothly when you read it. Add the details. Once the body of your book looks solid, it's time to add a title, and any front or end material such as an introduction or a bibliography you'd like to add.
If you pick a very simple title, have a couple of alternates on hand in case it's already been used. If you used information from elsewhere, always be sure to properly cite it in a bibliography. If your sources were friends, at least add in a page of acknowledgments so you can thank them by name. Add a cover. Like physical books, a major marketing tool for any eBook is its cover.
Even though it's only a virtual cover, it's what potential buyers notice first. Consider springing for a professionally-designed cover, or go it alone if you think you can make something that looks good and will attract sales. Just be sure to get permission before you use any copyrighted images. Even sections and pieces of copyrighted images are off-limits.
When in doubt, get explicit permission from the copyright holder first. Give ebooks to friends. Once you've written an awesome ebook, you should share some copies with friends, relatives, and neighbors.
What did you like the most? What did you not like? How can I improve it? Record the feedback and improve the ebook before you publish. Factor in all of the responses and try to address each of the issues that surfaced.
Don't be afraid to stir everything into the mix and redo the entire ebook from top to bottom. The likely result will be a marked improvement on what you created alone.
If not, you can always retool and back up to the previous draft. Part 1 Quiz If your friends gave you information that you used to write your book, how should you give them credit? A formal bibliography. An acknowledgements page. Thank them in person rather than in your book. Gather pertinent information. The more clear information you compile about your eBook, the easier a time you'll have in both getting it published and promoting it successfully.