February 6, 2012
An Idiot Proof Guide to Creating eBooks
Wait, well, I shouldn't really call it idiot-proofed because this idiot ran out of time last weekend to confirm that. However, thanks to CALI Director of Content Development Sarah Glassmeyer's eBook Publishing for Dummies post, I can reality check that characterization. OK, that really isn't the title of Sarah's post. Now, I know there are plenty of how-to books "out there" but because I wasn't all that interested in creating eBooks until reading Sarah's post, I haven't bought any of them. I'm thinking I may not have to now.
With a know-how hat tip to CALI's Elmer Masters, Sarah explains step-by-step how to create an eBook from a MS Word source document into EPUB and MOBI formats using open-source text conversion tools. If I'm not mistaken, Sarah's Making eBooks for Fun and No Profit post details the basic process CALI uses. I can say that in terms of reading comprehension, the guide is idiot proof by my personal criterion. If I can understand this, no doubt you can too. Thanks Sarah. [JH]