How to Create Standard, Text-Heavy E-books

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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Carla King

Carla King is a travel and technology writer turned author and self-publishing expert. She started self-publishing in 1995 and founded the Self-Pub Boot Camp series of educational books, workshops, and online courses in 2010. She runs the self-publishing and technology track at the San Francisco Writers Conference and a series of online courses at www.selfpubbootcampcourses.com.