How to Create Standard, Text-Heavy E-books

If you’re on track to creating a text-heavy e-book, you’ll need to know the basic programs, options, and helpful tools available to you.

Basic styles and formats

The two major formats for simple, text-heavy e-books are EPUB and Amazon’s MOBI (for Kindle). In your book-creation tool of choice, (Microsoft Word, InDesign, PressBooks…) make sure to use styles and formats. Most people prefer to buy pre-formatted templates that have these styles built in. You can also create your own template using the options, but you’ll want to keep it consistent throughout your book.

Learn the basics of e-book formatting in my post for IngramSpark.


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