Quickly Design and Publish eBooks on your Mac with Vellum
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If you've written short stories, technical books, or your own biography but have a tight budget or don't want to deal with big, scary publishers, this course will help you during the process of designing your ebook and getting it ready for iBooks, Kindle, or Nook marketplaces.
Vellum is an application for Mac OS X that makes it easy to design a beautiful ebook for all 3 digital stores in one simple process.
In this course, I'll help you download and install the software, practice with sample material, and then import your own prepared manuscript and get it ready to upload. You'll be one step closer to earning a passive income with your writing!
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|Section 1: Course Introduction|
About this course.
About Vellum for OS XPreview
|Section 2: Vellum Tutorial|
We'll download the Vellum app and the sample material to use during the tutorial in Section 2. You can download the app from the Vellum website or in the Mac App Store. The sample content is available from the Vellum Tutorial page. Links are in the Resources tab.
Let's open the sample material to begin editing our manuscript.
Let's get editing. We'll dive into Vellum's sample content and begin looking at how to edit chapters, text, add ornamental breaks, and more.
Let's see how we can change the look of your eBook using Vellum's beautifully designed styles. There are plenty of styles to choose from, and you have options to customize each one to fit your content.
Let's take a look at how you can get a preview of what your final eBook will look like on each different device.
In this final video of the sample material tutorial in Section 1, we'll add a cover image to our ebook to get it ready for publishing.
|Section 3: Importing your book into Vellum|
Since you're on a Mac, you may be more familiar with Apple Pages than Microsoft Word. Or you may have created a separate file for each chapter in your book. How can you import into Vellum in these situations? I show you how in this video.
What do you do if Vellum messes up your chapters?
I'll talk about prepping your manuscript with Element Styles to properly produce a Table of Contents. I'll show you how different devices present your Table of Contents and why it is important to include for your readers.
Title & Author Information
Text Features - Subheads, Ornaments, Block Quotes, Verses
|Section 4: Generate Your eBook|
Proof your eBook
I'm a life-long technology lover and Apple guru. I've worked for Apple, Inc. and as educational technology support for over 7 years. I am a graduate student, podcaster, ultra-trail-runner, professional ballroom dancer, and more.
My goal is to the gap between talented individuals who have content to share, but need help getting technology to work for them.