- File Size: 2341 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Smashwords; June 16, 2012 edition (April 18, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 18, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XWJ7UK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,919 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Smashwords Style Guide - How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1) Kindle Edition
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The book is an excellent handbook for people working with Smashwords going style rules and common mistakes. Be aware that this book was published in 2011 and I found a newer version on their website.
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Ali Julia review
Now the bad news. I don't know if these suggestions work for uploading to Smashwords. Since the book is written by the company founder I assume they do. However, if you format your Kindle book according to this guide it will not display properly on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices. It will display acceptably, but not properly.
E-book formatting is not as clear as you want it to be, especially if you are very new to e-book publishing. There are several approaches. Different people find different solutions. This e-book worked for me 100%. It has 72 pages. That's good! It has pictures and explains thoroughly how to solve many problems. But that's not all.
I actually learned things I had no idea about even though I've been using Microsoft Word since the 1980s when it was created.
This book is worth attention if you want to publish an e-book and make it as little tortuous as possible.
As a bonus, I feel understand the nature of word processing better and how it works or in my case why it doesn't work or does funny things sometimes.