A free guide on how can you, without knowledge of HTML, the program of SIGIL and create an error-free epub file. The market for electronic books is growing; more and more publishers offer their titles in addition to the paper versions (paperback and hardcover) now also as a so-called E-books (well, eBooks or ebooks). But this growing market offers completely new possibilities for authors and authors who have written a book, but found no publisher for it: because anyone who owns the publishing rights to his book, can now publish this as an E-book in the so-called self publishing. Amazon for example arguably one of the most popular platforms when it comes to books provides for independent authors known as Kindle direct publishing”, short KDP on. books to be published, there don’t even need an ISBN number, because Amazon assigns its own ASIN number for each uploaded track. A finished lektorierter text, created in a word processing program, it is the basic requirement.
And on KDP Amazon offers a detailed guide how to get from the original text document to the mobi format required at the end. However: Depending on the expertise of the authors and authors or previous formatting in the text document you concludes at the end of not always desired: occasionally the uploaded text in the book preview is displayed incorrectly, paragraphs show up where they don’t belong, strange symbols appear. Because the formatting is for some author who months, maybe for years has been working on his book, as the biggest hurdle on the way to the self publishing. Of course lacking on the Internet not to counselors, how to create an E-book. Illuminated because the entire bandwidth around the E-book publishing and without question many of this fee-based Advisor which E-book are released, as worth their money. But a small but clear instructions would significantly help so many potential self Publisher: because the basis each E-books is not EPUB mobi -, but undisputed. Such a epub can be created with a program like the free SIGIL. This epub can be then converted with the (free) program CALIBRE in the mobi-format or in addition to Amazon, offered on comparable platforms such as beam or XinXii for sale.
Unfortunately, the SIGIL program has two disadvantages: first of all you need some basic knowledge html, to further edit the source code in the program, and secondly is the instructions currently only in English. Barbara Krauss Freisbach, even E-book author and Advisor in many forums around self-publishing, E-books has set on their website under the button a very special offer: a simple and free guide, how to, get even for a layman, with the help of SIGIL from the written text to the epub. This manual is subject to the copyright law, which means that she may not be copied or republished. Of course, everybody but the visited the page and follow the instructions, download the stored source text, style sheets, and the Freiexemplar.epub and continue to edit. Link to page: sigil on deutsch.htm text and graphics: Barbara Krauss