October 9, 2011

Sigil Tutorial

While waiting for the flooding deluge to hit Bangkok, I managed to write up a tutorial on creating eBooks with Sigil that Piotr at Password Incorrect was kind enough to post at his place (as well as at Teleread). Sigil is a neat open source program that takes all the pain and suffering out of creating a valid EPUB eBook. Lindsay Buroker also re-posted a 1,000-word post I wrote on the ups, downs, and all-arounds of eBook formatting. It goes without say that getting backlinks from high-traffic bloggers is very helpful, and you should never underestimate the power of flattery.


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2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on getting your articles out there in some great places (I think Teleread is more of a score than my little blog :P).

How are the sales going on your formatting book? I keep thinking about taking some of my blog articles and turning them into little 99 cent ebooks or maybe giving them away for free to build some more awareness of the self-publishing blog. We'll see. :)

Paul Salvette said...

Thanks, Lindsay. Sales are okay, but they could always be better. As you suggested in your podcast, I want to get some freebies on formatting out there on Smashwords to help promote my eBooks are on sale. Thank you for all your help in getting me started.