Use Calibre to create Epub files for sale at major retailers. Write in MS Word or other format and easily convert to Epub for selling ebooks at:
Epub (electronic publication) is a standard file type. Epub files are preferred because they're optimized for any reading device (reflowable).
Calibre is open source (free) software and the one-stop solution for your Epub needs. Calibre enables you to convert documents to many file types and edit them. You can also edit metadata: the ebook title, author, cover image, series info, publisher, tags and more. Calibre makes it easy and this course shows you how.
Converting file types is amazingly simple. You'll love what this program can do.
The course is taught by Jason Matthews, bestselling author and self-publishing expert. In less than 1 hour you'll be creating Epub files that are ready to upload to major retailers.
Calibre enables writers to create Epub ebook files, which are perfect for uploading to Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks Store, Google Play and Kobo because those retailers use Epub for their devices. These files also work well at Amazon, Smashwords, Draft2Digtal and many other retailers.
With Calibre, you can convert file types, edit metadata, add cover images, edit within your book and so much more.
You're going to love what this program can do!
Epub stands for electronic publication, and it's become a standard file type that can be uploaded to major ebook retailers like Amazon, Google, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and many more. Epub files are preferred because they're optimized for any device (reflowable).
It's best to format ebooks as well as possible before uploading to Calibre including metadata, although all sorts of editing is possible after uploading.
Metadata includes the ebook title, author, series information, publisher, tags and more. Calibre allows you to edit everything.
Converting file types is amazingly simple with Calibre. You're going to love what this program can do!
Calibre makes it easy to edit within your document and also has a preview area for what your changes will look like.
Epub Validator is a handy tool for checking if your Epub file passes inspection. If it does, you can upload confidently to retailers. if not, you'll be ready for some troubleshooting.
Fortunately Epub Validator gives a detailed list of any errors including their locations in Calibre. Then you can go back to editing mode or even to your original document, make the required changes and try validating again until the file passes inspection. Congratulations!
Besides a detailed user manual, the Calibre website also has a link for an active support forum where you can browse many topics or post a question for specific help on any issue.
It's smart to have two versions of your Epub ebook, one with a cover inserted as the first page and one without. The reason is because some retailers add the cover image separately while others do not.
Calibre makes it simple to create two versions for this purpose.
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Jason Matthews is the author of multiple titles, both fiction and nonfiction. His books have been translated into 8 languages and his self-publishing lessons have been viewed by students in 123 countries.
Jason works with writers around the world and teaches many courses on self-publishing topics (listed below).
He lives in San Luis Obispo, California. He's a skier, soccer player, beach lounger and loves a game of chess or scrabble. He can be contacted through his websites and social media links.