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man2010

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Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 2:31 AM
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Ten different templates and instructions that do not require any knowledge of HTML (although people who know HTML will also find useful information in comments in code). You can download this tutorial in the form of an ebook from the following post (third file from the top): http://kdp.amazon.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=335297#335297
cjeasyaspie

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Re: Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 11:46 AM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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Man2010,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Happy Kindling,

CJ, at CJ's Easy as Pie Kindle Tutorials
http://www.cjs-easy-as-pie.com/
cj-01@cjs-easy-as-pie.com
punchygonzales

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Re: Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 5:08 PM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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I posted a link to this at the Kindle Publishing forum too.
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Re: Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:21 PM   in response to: cjeasyaspie in response to: cjeasyaspie
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You're welcome, CJ, and thanks, Punchy.
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Re: Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:18 AM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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Man2010...

I purchased your How-to Kindle book, and was happy to see that link for Mobipocket Reader... because I thought it was no longer available...

So... I clicked on it, and sure enough, your link works... but the download does not! It's been that way for at least several months.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:52 AM   in response to: cjeasyaspie in response to: cjeasyaspie
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CJ,
thanks for feeding the starving writer :-) and mobipocket download link still works: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/DownloadCreator.asp
I just downloaded creator.msi
Maybe you need to try a different browser?
cjeasyaspie

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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 12:25 PM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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thanks for feeding the starving writer and mobipocket download link still works: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/DownloadCreator.asp I just downloaded creator.msi Maybe you need to try a different browser?

Yes... it is still possible to download Mobipocket Creator... but, in my experience, anyway, not Mobipocket Reader.

I had some of my website "fans" (I'll substitute 'fans' for "readers" to avoid confusion with the subject of this post, Mobipocket Reader) report that startling little fact to me some time ago, and I confess, I didn't pay attention because I thought I knew better.

I decided to download a new copy of Mobipocket Professional... which used to contain Reader (to prove they were wrong)...

And guess what? It replaced my Mobipocket Creator/Reader with Mobipocket Creator.. with no Reader.

So... I no longer have a copy of Reader.

CJ
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 12:45 PM   in response to: cjeasyaspie in response to: cjeasyaspie
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you're right, the reader link is dead.

there are alternative links, for instance this one: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/E-Book/Mobipocket-Reader.shtml
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 2:54 PM   in response to: cjeasyaspie in response to: cjeasyaspie
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You might also want to consider downloading Calibre just to get it's reader. It reads both mobi and epub and it has the best function for printing out pages that I've ever seen in a reader. It ignores a lot of page breaks and spaces depending on how they were formatted, but I mainly use it for the print function and for copying a large amount of highlighted text to the clipboard.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:55 PM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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you're right, the reader link is dead. there are alternative links, for instance this one: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/E-Book/Mobipocket-Reader.shtml

Does it integrate with Mobipocket Creator?

The main reason I want it is to make things easier for my newbie readers.

Thanks, Man2010,

Edited by: cjeasyaspie on Nov 15, 2012 6:55 PM
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:58 PM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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You might also want to consider downloading Calibre just to get it's reader. It reads both mobi and epub and it has the best function for printing out pages that I've ever seen in a reader. It ignores a lot of page breaks and spaces depending on how they were formatted, but I mainly use it for the print function and for copying a large amount of highlighted text to the clipboard.

Yes... I have Calibre and use it a lot. I don't direct newbies to it anymore (because people here say not to use it for publishing), but it never was that easy to use, anyway.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:59 PM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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You might also want to consider downloading Calibre just to get it's reader. It reads both mobi and epub and it has the best function for printing out pages that I've ever seen in a reader. It ignores a lot of page breaks and spaces depending on how they were formatted, but I mainly use it for the print function and for copying a large amount of highlighted text to the clipboard.

Yes... I have Calibre and use it a lot. I don't direct newbies to it anymore (because people here say not to use it for publishing), but it never was that easy to use, anyway.
man2010

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Posted: Nov 15, 2012 7:51 PM   in response to: cjeasyaspie in response to: cjeasyaspie
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Does it integrate with Mobipocket Creator?

Yes.
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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:21 PM   in response to: man2010 in response to: man2010
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Just trying to keep this post alive. You're a rock star Man2010. You should write the definaitive book on Kindle publishing.
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Re: Detailed tutorial, templates for children's books and comics (fixed layout)
Posted: Dec 12, 2012 3:26 AM   in response to: punchygonzales in response to: punchygonzales
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Thanks, dude, you're not so bad yourself. Been moving, so didn't visit this forum in awhile.
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