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MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 11, 2017 12:32 AM   in response to: Gary Zimmer in response to: Gary Zimmer
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In Sigil each chapter should be a separate html file, with names such as 1.html, 2.html etc. The TOC then links to each chapter. The guide I posted about earlier covers how to do all this. :)
Gary Zimmer

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:58 AM   in response to: MR R J LAIDLER in response to: MR R J LAIDLER
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Mr R J Laidler (and all)--I will try KDP Create....if that doesn't work I'll bite the bullet and learn some rudimentary html...that rudimentary word is scary....most of this stuff has to be exact or it's like hitting 17 against a dealer 6....just hand over the money and go home....but, hope springs eternal. Thanks for all of the advice.....everyone....this forum has really good people...I am thankful!!!
Notjohn

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 12, 2017 3:17 AM   in response to: Gary Zimmer in response to: Gary Zimmer
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Of course, with Kindle Create you cannot sell the book on Apple, Barnes & Noble, etc etc, and that is a principal reason why Amazon has introduced it. It is also a very good reason for NOT using it, since if you keep your books off the competition, you hasten the day when there will be no competition. That is when the squeeze will really begin!

The amount of html you need to know to build a decent epub on Sigil is really very small. I flatter myself that I have made this very clear in my Guide, though it's true that some still seem to have a block against it. I am sure, for example, that Susan couldn't hack it. She refuses to learn even what an USB cord is, let alone to sideload a book to her (formerly my) Paperwhite. But as long as she serves up dinner, I am willing to be her IT Guy.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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davidwaine1

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 12, 2017 8:29 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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To be fair, there is nothing to stop you from making a Kindle copy with Kindle Create and an ePub for other markets if you wish. You can, of course, make an ePub for all them as well. It is KDP Select that prevents you from marketing your ebook anywhere but on Kindle.
Notjohn

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Re: Sigil
Posted: Nov 12, 2017 1:22 PM   in response to: davidwaine1 in response to: davidwaine1
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True, but anyone who can't make a decent "mobi" without Kindle Create would be most unlikely to make a decent epub for anyone else.

(And if one COULD make the epub, why not simply upload it to the KDP? That's what I have done with all my books since January 2012, when Hitch tipped me that epubs converted just finer on the KDP.)

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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