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Ebook Templates
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:20:25 PM »
Does anyone know if word has some decent templates?
Going to start my first book and want to get a format that I can use and reuse.
Anyone doing Ebooks and can offer suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 10:04:25 PM »
I am very much in the same boat you are Vic!
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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 01:40:29 AM »
My advice is to keep it simple.  Clean formatting, large text.  well spaced.

I spent an hour or so getting a template looking the way I want it, then I use it for all my ebooks.  I define custom styles and that way everything always looks like I want it to.

You can DL the free book off my site to see what it looks like if you want.
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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 03:51:07 PM »
If you making books for mobile devices check this software out. Its free.

http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/default.asp?Language=EN

Lets you build and preview what your ebook will look like.
I have only used it to convert pdfs to kindle format.  PDFs do not convert well.
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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 01:06:55 PM »
I am starting my e-book too. Someone told me about lulu.com, the e-book creator guide. Has anyone used it? Also, if anyone has after thoughts on best practices and what to avoid with getting an e-book together that would be much appreciated.

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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 01:45:14 PM »
My process is simple.

I write in Microsoft Word

I Save-As Adobe PDF

Done :)

I don't do mobile/kindle/etc.  Just straight PDF.
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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 06:05:29 PM »
I am starting my e-book too. Someone told me about lulu.com, the e-book creator guide. Has anyone used it? Also, if anyone has after thoughts on best practices and what to avoid with getting an e-book together that would be much appreciated.

I try to keep them in the simplest HTML possible so that they can be converted into different formats easily. I keep it simple paragraph, strong tags, images, bulleted lists, headings and links.

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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 09:57:53 PM »
Thank you. That certainly sounds easier.

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Re: Ebook Templates
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 03:37:17 AM »
I've heard that you can create an EPUB file (that's more flexible) with the software Calibre. But that you should save your document as an ODT file with LibreOffice (fork of OpenOffice.org) and not use Microsoft Word with the filetype DOC. I think the next best option is PDF
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