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|Great to have you in this course. These are the things we will cover in this course:|
|I created this course because I've seen a lot of authors and publishers disregard the design of their ebooks. There are just very few tools that supports creating epub and most of them have a high learning curve to use.|
|In this course, I will guide you how you can create professional looking Amazon Kindle Books, Apple iBooks or Google Books and Nook books with the use of a FREE tool - Sigil.|
|Most publishers just use plain MS WORD to create their books but the problem with that is when it is coverted into a digital book like epub or mobi format, it messes up a lot and it DOESN'T LOOK GOOD!|
|I have developed my own way of creating these epubs like a pro using SIGIL. I have even created templates which I will share to you in this course!|
|So if you're ready to step up your publishing business and make professional ebooks, then click the ENROLL in this course button on the right! Let's do it!|
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|Section 1: Intro|
Before you start in this coursePreview
|Section 2: Let's setup your Tools and Software|
Installing Calibre - A Digital ebook Library and Previewer
Installing Amazon Kindle Previewer
|Section 3: Getting Started with Sigil|
The Sigil Interface
Understanding the HTML View
Why Error Validation is Important
|Section 4: Let's get it on - Working with Sigil|
I know you're excited to paste your already-formatted document in MS Word. I would probably disappoint you because we won't copy the formatting from MS Word. Believe me, there is a benefit of doing that. I will discuss it in this video.
OK. Here's an easier way to create new pages based on the text you copied from MS Word.
Here's the shortcut: CTRL+ENTER. Probably CMD+RETURN on Mac?
Renaming the HTML files
Creating Table of ContentsPreview
Adding Internal and External Links
|Section 5: Let's Make Beautiful ePubs - Using CSS and Images|
Creating and Linking Stylesheets.
Adding Margins and Text-Indent
Adding Paragraph a Text-Justify Alignment
Padding - Adding space between paragraphs
|Section 6: More Stuff you can DO|
Creating a Well-Designed TOC
So you want to rise above the competition? Here's one way to do it - embed a lovely font! I'm pretty sure most of the self-published authors and publishers don't know how to do it. Other tools and applications doesn't allow you to do it. But here in Sigil, I will teach you to EASILY do it!
Most self-publishing platforms like Amazon KDP allows you to upload a cover for your ebook separately. This cover is added automatically as your book cover. Most of the time this is displayed in the sales page of Amazon. But when people are buying these ebooks, the cover isn't showing automatically. Well, we can add our own interior cover so it will be like part of the book itself. This is optional but it's a good addition to make our epubs looking like a pro!
So we want to replace our Title page by an image. The problem is, we don't want to remove it because we are going to use it in our TOC. Well, here's a solution for you, hide that text so the TOC generator would still be able to detect it and display it!
Adding Image Headings and Quotes
You think this is only possible in paperback? You're MS Word can create one but it seems messing up after uploading it in KDP? No problemo. I'll teach you how to create a dropcap correctly.
Adding a Publishing logo
|Section 7: Reporting Feature|
This section will give you a summary about your epub - from the word count to the file sizes of any files (images, html, css) you have included in your epub. This is a powerful feature!
|Section 8: Let's Fix some Errors!|
Easy Fix for Common Errors
Copying content within Sigil and another Sigil file
My Best Strategies in Fixing Errors in Sigil
|Section 9: Some Extra Stuff You'll find Helpful|
Setting up a start page location
10 - Extracting Individual files
10.1 Extracting the Whole Epub
I have been working with large US-based companies as Technical Support for the past 5 years, I developed a customer-oriented skills that helps businesses provide a better customer experience.
I have been involved in Zendesk setup and customization, integration and building documentation and knowledge-based articles.
I also worked as a software tester and wesite QA. I have been working with various project management and development tools such as Attlassian-Jira, Basecamp, Zoho Projects, Asana and various Software Testing tools. Using these SaaS tools, I was able to work independently and increase my productivity.
Now I am ready to go for a next level success with Kindle Publishing which I do on the side. It has never been this easy. This business can run on auto pilot once you already have a system setup.