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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential if you want to make an eBook with Mobipocket, March 15, 2011
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"Writing basic HTML code for the Kindle is not rocket science." ~ Judith Tramayne

If you want to make an eBook with Mobipocket this is one of the best books I've read on the subject. This book works best if you first go to agoodread dot com and download the eBook macro and then view the four free videos (one which shows you how to download a text editor called Crimson Editor and how to add the macro) available at the site.

You will need to give your name and email address to get access to the videos. They are completely worth watching. I haven't taken the seventy dollar course (four videos are free but you have to pay for the rest) and thought maybe reading this book would be sufficient.

I will say some of the things in this book are a little complex. I'd recommend reading the book one time to get a feel for the entire situation. Then read the book again while you follow all the steps. You will basically be learning how to write HTML code. If you have a book in Word or Open Office you can copy and paste the entire document into Crimson Editor and then add the HTML which is fairly easy once you get a handle on it.

Sure it is mind boggling at first but if you watch the free videos you will see it is actually quite easy after all. So what will this book exactly teach you how to do. First it will teach you how to write clean HTML. This is essential if you want to upload your ebook to Amazon's DTP program. What this book will do is take you from step one all the way to the final steps of uploading your document. There is a lot to learn and I think this book is essential if you are going to first create a file in Crimson Editor and then put your book together in Mobipocket.

This book will also explain how you can see what your book will look like before you upload your eBook to Amazon. This is essential! With this book and the free videos and programs you will really be writing code and feel so accomplished.

So get this book but also realize that it will be much easier to understand if you check out the author's website for step-by-step video instructions. I may take the course eventually but so far I've been able to survive with this book and the free videos.

~The Rebecca Review

P.S. I took the Kindle eBook Course and absolutely loved it. I now have a .prc file that I can upload to amazon. You can take the course in about two days, read your book on your Kindle to check the formatting and then publish easily. Judith explains everything you need to know and guides you each step of the way.
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Initial post: Aug 26, 2011 5:27:23 AM PDT
Rebecca, you are always helpful. This does sound a little complex though.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 11:40:47 AM PDT
Go to www.agoodread.com first and then it all
becomes more clear. Writing the basic HTML
code for your book is actually easy once
you know how. The videos teach you
everything.
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