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message 1: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 2788 comments Mod
Hope this is the right place to put this as it is offering advice for those who are in the 'technically challenged' sector like me, but would like to be able to change file types so they can send out copies for review - or so they can read things in their preferred format.

I am sure there are many such around, but I have found Calibre really simple to use and it is free.

Hope this is useful advice for some :)


message 2: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
I use https://www.draft2digital.com/ It set up chapters, embeds table of contents, title, copyright, bio, next read etc. All for free.
You can also use it to distribute to just about every outlet apart from amazon and specialist sites such as All Romance.


message 3: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
I use Calibre and dopdf, which acts like a printer, sort of, but 'prints' to a .pdf file. It's free.


message 4: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 82 comments Thanks! I've just been trying to figure out the best way to get an epub for my book (with lots of pictures and links) from either a doc or my mobi without doing a ton of footwork (I just need it to give to people for reviews right now)


message 5: by Segilola (new)

Segilola Salami (segilolasalami) | 47 comments I had Calibre but found that it failed epub validation and didn't pass Smashword's meatgrinder.

What I found extremely useful was using instead of Word, Open Office. Open Office has a plugin called Word2epub and all my epub files pass epub validation. Not a single error.


message 6: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 2788 comments Mod
Segilola wrote: "I had Calibre but found that it failed epub validation and didn't pass Smashword's meatgrinder."

I would never suggest using Calibre for anything like that. It is, however, useful for those who want to convert over a PDF or change a mobi to an epub to offer for review here. ;)


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