this is an old page, we’ll republish an updated guide to book formatting soon – in the meantime check out www.diybookformats.com
INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN TEMPLATES
Here are some tutorials on formatting your book for print, and then converting your file to ebook. There are lots of ways to make this work, but I recommend formatting in MS Word (or InDesign… if you have the program). I’ll also attach a bunch of formatting templates you can download and use.
How to make an Ebook (Kindle, Epub and Smashwords)
Above is a video explaining the basics of ebook publishing, formatting and conversion. The video below will show you how to convert from Word (.docx) to epub and mobi formats with my free ebook conversion tool.
And this video will teach you how to edit your epub file with Sigil
That’s the simplest process, which I recommend for beginners. But I’ll start adding individual videos here for each separate method of making an ebook (From InDesign, through Scrivener or Jutoh, etc); I plan to have about 25 of them.