Book for converting complex book to e-book format?

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Book for converting complex book to e-book format?
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:33pm

I dread this task. My published book, It's Not Mental, is so complex with over 100 footnotes and references, many bulleted lists, indented quotes, and so many automatic MS Word formatting styles. I feel confident about converting simple book formats to e-books, but not this... howver, it must be done. :-(

I have been told about 3 good books on the topic, all by Mark Coker. Of the 3, I think the one I would need is the Style Guide. All I could find was the Kindle version, and I really need a non-E-Book version. I don't own any Nook or Kindle, Smart Phone, etc.

I know HTML, and several formatting "leanguages", so thgose technicalities are not my problem. I know I will need to convert all the footnotes to hypertext. I don't need something so basic that all the terms must be explained. But I truly do need to know how to do bulleted lists manually with them still looking nice, since I am aware we cannot even leave the MS Word automatic lists in (all formatting must be stripped out. Sigh.)

Help?


www. It's Not Mental .com


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Registered: 12-17-1998

I hope it works for you. I LOVE paper books, but I do have a Nook and love it.

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Well, I just found one answer - a free Kindle App: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dig_arl_box?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

I'll try it.... hating it all the way, since I LOVE BOOKS... the "real" kind!

www. It's Not Mental .com