November 19, 2013
I've been working with publishing ebooks and paperback POD (print on demand) books for nearly two years now. It's been a long learning process, and I'm nowhere near done. Like hacking my way through a jungle with a machete.
Generally, the best way to get an answer to a question is to Google search with the main words of your question and look through the links that you find. The official help files for given software products aren't always the best sources of info.
As a public service I thought I'd make the following links available. I've grouped them into two sections: Epublishing and POD Publishing. I like to keep my links alphabetized, so I've prefixed the titles of my most-used links with "AAA."
The categories listed include
Calibre (free program for converting between EPUB, HTML, and MOBI)
Dreamweaver (Adobe program for working with HTML files)
Lulu, NOOK, and KDP (ebook distributors)
CreateSpace and Lightning (POD book distributors)
ID (InDesign, Adobe program for designing print books)
There ought to be some links for Sigil (free program for creating EPUB files), but there aren't.
Some of my early musings on Ebooks can be found in my ebook, How To Make An Ebook.
I'm so worn out from making my new book, The Big Aha, that I don't have the energy to write a How To Make A POD Book. So for now this list of links must suffice.
Have fun. If you can call this kind of thing fun...