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Alan Stange

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PDF 1st Edition to Enhanced Typesetting 2nd Edition
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:03 AM
 
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I don't know if my title works...

I used Kindle Textbook Creator to publish my book on Kindle. PDF is not a mobile friendly format and I have had complaints. How do I submit the second edition so text can be resized by the reader and automatically formatted for different devices? Does it have to be saved as an HTML file?
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: PDF 1st Edition to Enhanced Typesetting 2nd Edition
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 12:30 PM   in response to: Alan Stange in response to: Alan Stange
 
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You can't. Once you've created a fixed format e-book you're stuck with it. You can't replace a fixed format edition with a reflowable edition. If you want to publish a reflowable e-book, unpublish what you've done, reformat your file and upload as a totally new book. It will have a new AISN. As you've discovered, fixed format books have severe limitations and are not viewable on all devices, which is why it's a step taken when there is no other choice.
cdalebrittain

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Re: PDF 1st Edition to Enhanced Typesetting 2nd Edition
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 1:19 PM   in response to: Alan Stange in response to: Alan Stange
 
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If you wrote your book in Word, you can go back to that file and upload that, as long as you used Styles properly. Word can create a nice reflowable book if it's just straight text. NotJohn has a link in his posts to his blog, where he has tips on using Word and Styles.
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