How To Format Your eBook

A look at the compiling and validating of eBooks for both the Kindle and ePub formats.

In the Formatting eBook For Kindle course, you will learn how to format professional looking eBooks in both Kindle and ePub formats that will provide your readers with an enjoyable reading experience.

Nothing cries out amateur more for a self-published author than a badly formatted book.

At its worst, bad formatting can stop the reader from finishing your ebook and may even result in bad reviews.

Even ebooks with minor formatting mistakes can result in the reader being distracted from the world that you have lovingly created and jolt them back into reality, thus spoiling their reading experience.

In this course, you will learn how to give your readers the best reading experience possible by compiling professional looking eBooks within the writing tool, Scrivener.

You will also learn how to correctly format the all-important front and back matter of your books in Scrivener, how to create children’s illustrated books in the Kindle Kids Book Creator and how to format elegantly styled eBooks within Vellum.

Finally, you will learn how to validate both ePub and Kindle formatted books and check that they render correctly on a number of different devices.

Save time, money and countless hassle formatting your ePub and Kindle eBooks


Tired of spending all that time and effort manually formatting your eBooks?

Would you like to know how I easily and effortlessly format my books into different formats for publishing on the various online eBook distributors?

You will get an over-the-shoulder, step-by-step guide to Scrivener’s powerful Compile feature, where you will learn how to correctly use the different compilation options available and create correctly formatted books in both the ePub and Mobi formats.

By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently format your ebooks so that they render correctly on different devices and ensure that your readers enjoy the perfect reading experience.


Intended Audience: Self-published Authors

An Overview of What You Will Learn from This Course
The Four Key Investments of Self-Publishing: Investment No. 2 - Scrivener
A Look At The Major eBook Formats
A Word About Manual Formatting
Front Matter and Back Matter and Why They Matter !!!
Setting Up Your Front Matter in Scrivener (Part One)
Setting Up Your Front Matter in Scrivener (Part Two)
Setting Up Your Back Matter in Scrivener
Overview of Scriviner's Compile
Installing Kindle Gen Within Scrivener
Scrivener Compilation Options: Contents
Scrivener Compilation Options: Separators
Scrivener Compilation Options: Cover
Scrivener Compilation Options: Formatting
A Walkthrough Scrivener's Compile
Preset Formats in Scrivener's Compile
An Overview of FREE Software for Formatting eBooks Depending on the Genre
A Look at the Kindle Kids' Book Creator
An Introduction to Vellum
Vellum Tutorial
An Overview of Validating and Checking the Formatting of an ePub eBook
Validating on the ePUB Validator
An Overview of Validating and Checking the Formatting of a Kindle eBook
Validating on the Kindle Previewer
Using the Send To Kindle application

What's included

  • 25 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

David James Ault

Instructor

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.