10 Reasons Why You Should Know How To Format Ebooks

I’m enjoying a little sun, sangria and paella at the moment, but I just read this and had to reblog it.

It contains some really good tips and essential information for self-publishers on ebook formatting.

Thanks to Writers In The Storm for the original.

Writers In The Storm Blog

By Kait Nolan, @kaitnolan

I’ve been around since the fairly early days of self publishing. My first ebook went live in early 2010. Since then, the market has exploded and a thousand things have changed. Something that’s true this month may not be true the next.

But two things have remained more or less constant:

  1. Ebook formatting, while it has evolved, is still essentially as it was when I started.
  2. People keep perpetuating the myth that it’s hard.

If you happen to have seen me around since the early days, chances are you heard me railing against the latter. I have bullied (insulted?) more than one author into taking the plunge and educating themselves. I’m here today to tell you why you should, too, even if you opt to hire someone.

1. It is not hard.

Y’all, it’s really not. Formatting ebooks can be many things—a gigantic pain in the…

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