By Mark Coker

The Smashwords variety advisor has helped indie authors produce and put up over 130,000 fine quality ebooks. 200,000 copies of the Smashwords sort advisor have downloaded!

This consultant bargains uncomplicated step by step directions to create and structure an book utilizing Microsoft Word.

The Smashwords type advisor is needed examining for any writer who desires to distribute their ebook through Smashwords to significant booklet shops corresponding to the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.

Authors and publishers who do not but use Smashwords can nonetheless enjoy the advisor. It presents precise details on how publication formatting isn't like print formatting, the right way to create a reflowable book, and it bargains step-by-step illustrated directions on tips on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.

INSIDE THE SMASHWORDS sort GUIDE

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Smashwords!
Do-it-yourself, or rent help?
Good formatting examples
What Smashwords publishes, what we don’t publish
Five universal formatting blunders to avoid
How Smashwords publishes books
How Smashwords distributes books
How publication formatting isn't like print formatting
How we convert your ebook into a number of book formats
The 3 secrets and techniques to book formatting
How to prevent (and repair) AutoVetter errors
Introduction to Meatgrinder conversion system
Your required resource file
Understanding different booklet formats

FREQUENTLY requested QUESTIONS

FORMATTING

Pre-Prep
Making note Behave
Step 1: Make a again up
Step 2: turn on Word’s Show/Hide
Step three: flip off Word’s “AutoCorrect” and “AutoFormat” features
Step four: do away with textual content boxes
Step five: The Nuclear Method

Formatting
Step 6: Unify Manuscript round general paragraph style
Step 7: handling and enhancing paragraph kinds, fonts
Step 7a. the best way to opt for the easiest paragraph separation strategy (first line indent or block?)
Step 7b: how you can enforce your selected paragraph separation method
Step 7b-a: how to find a formal first line indent
Step 7b-b: how to find trailing “after” house for block paragraphs
Step 7b-c: targeted tips for poetry, cookbooks and studying materials
Step 7b-d: how to find right line spacing
Step eight: payment your normalized text
Step nine: Why you need to by no means use tabs or the distance bar for indents
Step 10: coping with paragraph returns
Step eleven: dealing with hyperlinks
Step 12: Designating bankruptcy breaks, web page breaks, part breaks
Step thirteen: operating with images
Step 14: textual content justification
Step 14a: Centering text
Step 15: handling font sizes
Step sixteen: type formatting, symbols and glyphs
Step 17: Headers and footers
Step 18: Margins, web page sizes and indents
Step 19: upload the Heading type for your bankruptcy headers (optional)

Building Navigation
Step 20: construction navigation into the manuscript
Step 20a: growing the NCX
Step 20b: developing the associated desk of Contents
Step 20c: complicated hyperlink construction (Footnotes, Endnotes)
Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testing

Front Matter
Step 21: entrance matter
Step 21a: Blurbs (optional)
Step 21b: identify and copyright web page (required!)
Step 21c: upload a Smashwords license assertion under copyright page

The finish of Your Book
Step 22: the tip of your book

POST-FORMATTING
Step 23: getting ready your conceal image
Step 24: evaluation standards for top class Catalog distribution

Uploading Your ebook to Smashwords
Step 25: find out how to add your book
Step 26: How AutoVetter works
Step 27: once you put up – payment your work
Step 27a: payment for EPUBCHECK compliance (important!)

How to industry Your Book
Step 28: learn the Smashwords ebook advertising advisor (also on hand at Amazon)
Step 29 learn The secrets and techniques to e-book Publishing good fortune (available at Amazon)

Helpful Resources
Send Feedback
About the Author

APPENDIX
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Consultez le livre de Gerald Weinberg, intitulé “Jigglers”. C’est un exemple de formatage réussi. Q. Combien de temps va-t-il me falloir pour formater mon livre ? Cela dépend de votre connaissance du logiciel Word. Généralement, les auteurs peuvent réussir à formater entièrement leur livre en moins de deux heures, à condition de prendre le temps d’étudier et d’appliquer les instructions de ce Guide. La plupart des formateurs Smashwords peut le faire en moins d’une heure. Les romans sont les ouvrages les plus faciles à formater.

Soyez fier de votre travail, demandez à d’autres personnes de relire et corriger votre livre avant de le publier sur Smashwords, ou ailleurs. Vos lecteurs vous en seront reconnaissants et votre livre aura plus de succès. Q. Smashwords mettra-t-il mon livre au format afin qu’il soit parfait ? Non. Si nous le faisions, notre service ne serait pas gratuit. Notre technologie est complètement automatisée. Toutes les conversions sont automatisées par notre système de conversion Meatgrinder. Q. Smashwords fournit-il un service de mise au format et de mise en page professionnel ?

Partir de la page “Publication”, vous pouvez définir un pourcentage de lecture gratuite de votre livre. La plupart des auteurs choisissent entre 15 et 30%. Si vous ne créez pas d’extrait de lecture gratuite, votre livre n’aura pas de débouchés très importants. Revenir au début Comment Smashwords distribue vos livres Smashwords distribue votre livre grâce à deux supports principaux : 1. com. Ces ouvrages sont automatiquement inscrits sur les catalogues natifs de Stanza sur l’iPhone, (utilisé par plus de 4 millions de personnes pour découvrir et acheter des livres) ; mais aussi Aldiko, l’application de lecture pour les appareils Android ; et Word-Player, une autre application de lecture pour les appareils Android.

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