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5.0 out of 5 stars Ebook Formatting for Dummies, 23 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: Smashwords Style Guide - How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1) (Kindle Edition)
I read three books on formatting ebooks and this book was the only one that I could understand, which came as quite a surprise as this one was free whereas I had to pay for the other two.

The big advantage that this book has over most of the other ebook formatting guides (apart from the fact that it is free) is that this one has pictures. And in this instance, the cliche was true - pictures really are worth 1000 words.

Although this book doesn't actually cover formatting for the Kindle, it tells you exactly how to make a nice clean Word document as a starting point. Once you have this, then all you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions on the Kindle upload page and it works - well it worked for me at least as I was satisfied with the layout of the Kindle book with just the tiniest of tweaks on the second attempt (and it was a non-fiction book with a lot of hyperlinks and many different heading types - a regular novel would have been a lot easier to format).

In summary, don't waste your money buying one of the many other books on the subject when this one is free - it's all you need.
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