Do’s and Don’t When Formatting Your eBook For Smashwords

Tables: Don’t add tables to your book Why Not: The Smashwords Meatgrinder will pick up autovetter errors in your book. The reason being that tables do not convert in the conversion process. Solution: Convert the table into a .jpg  or .png image (DON’T use any other image format) Textboxes: Don’t use textboxes in your book Why Not: The Smashwords Meatgrinder will pick up autovetter errors in your book. The reason…

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Breakdown Of Where Aggreggators / Retailers Ship Their eBooks

Reminder: Make sure that you don’t duplicate your books in the ebook stores. Keep track of your books and try to sell in as many places as possible but make 100% sure that the various aggregators do not ship your book to the same places. Smashwords (free of charge) Smashwords website Apple Baker & Taylor Blio Baker-Taylor Axis360 Barnes & Noble Diesel Flipkart Kobo Library Direct OverDrive Oyster Page Foundry…

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Smashwords Uploading Errors

Some of the typical errors one comes across when uploading an ebook into Smashwords: Corrupted images: This probably means that your image is not a .jpg format. Your best option is to delete the image in your book and then insert it back into your document making 100% sure that your image is really a .jpg format. Sometimes you could be using a .png image that has been cut &…

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Selling Your eBooks On Smashwords

You can sell your ebooks on http://www.smashwords.com The process of opening a smashwords account and uploading a book is very easy and simple. You will require the following to load an ebook : Your book in a .doc format (formatted according to the Smashwords Guidelines) A book cover approximately 10 keywords A blurb for your book A price Payment: Smashwords pays every month. Smashwords pays paypal (international authors) and direct…

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