Sigil is a free, open-source application that will allow you to import and edit ebooks in .TXT, .HTML and .EPUB format, and only convert them to .EPUB format for export. Sigil has a number of nice functions that make editing much easier, like exploit audio, video, images within your eBook and tweak words by superscript, subscript, strikethrough, tables, lists, hyperlinks etc. Although there are ebook editors out there with more functions, not all of them are this pleasant to use. If you are happy with a basic range of features for your epub editor, Sigil is the one for you. But we have to admit that Sigil's only disadvantage is that it can't support many formats.


Over 27 years experience providing complete contract publishing services, including editing, design, typesetting, printing and binding. Now offering ebook formatting (ePub, Nook, Kindle, etc.). I also offer design and formatting for self-publishers who intend to submit their books to online book printers such as Createspace, KDP, Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, Lulu, or Blurb. I can upload your book to your printer for you if you prefer. I can advise you if you would like to do the layout, setup, and uploading yourself.

Smashwords actually prefers Word docs — and will allow you to download your converted file in ePub format after they’ve run it through their famous “Meat Grinder” conversion tool (it’s actually a customized version of the software at the heart of Calibre). Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing does a pretty good job of converting simple Word files. Kobo’s Writing Life and Barnes and Nobles’ Nook Press have online ebook editing tools.


9. Use dingbats or images for your scene breaks. Simple asterisks look unprofessional (although, truth be told, most readers don't care), and empty lines look accidental and can be confusing if they occur on a page break. A dingbat or an image will make your ebook stand out, and you can use something that represents an element of your book. Click here for instructions on how to create the perfect scene break using the Jutoh software. (Note: the first paragraph after a scene break should not be indented.)
After 12 months in development and thousands of hours, Sqribble was born. It is now being made available to the public for the first time ever! Sqribble is the world's first 'point & click' instant eBook creator that requires zero technical skills! No expense was spared as they developed it for themselves, and Sqribble allows anyone to create unlimited professional eBooks using the in-built templates, add instant content, utilize thousands of royalty free images and web icons, edit and customize to publish within minutes. Your success is our success, so we went the extra mile to provide you with an opportunity to profit from Sqribble not only for your personal projects, but with a commercial license and instant agency website allowing you to sell eBook creation services to your clients.

We researched to find downloadable programs and online services for eBook publication, looking for options that have a variety of publishing templates. We counted the number of file types each software processes and how many template types each service has, taking note of those that include professional tools or support educators. We also looked for services that connect with the most popular eBook stores, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Most importantly, it helps to display your eBooks in a logical way for its customizable table of contents and convenient toolbar settings (zoom button, share button, next/previous page button, thumbnail button, etc), which helps to navigate digital contents and guarantee a pleasant reading experience. Besides that, you can decide who can reach your eBooks by setting password for your eBooks on your own.
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