How can I get my book turned into an e-book for Kindle and the Nook

Can anyone help with this process?

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Comment by Julie Morrigan on April 24, 2011 at 8:42pm

I'd echo what Benjamin said. When I was ready to format my e-book, I downloaded the Smashwords style guide and followed the instructions carefully. It's clearly written, so if you take your time it should be fairly straightforward. As a bonus, formatting as per the Smashwords style guide also gives you a book that uploads to Amazon with no problems.


Very best of luck with it - be sure to blog about it again when it's available.

Comment by Dana King on April 24, 2011 at 8:46am
Someone just posted a thread here in the last couple of weeks on how to do it yourself. There are also companies that will do it. A Google search should turn them up.
Comment by Benjamin Sobieck on April 24, 2011 at 3:19am

That's a little question with a big answer. What I would do is head to and get the Style Guide, which outlines how to format a document for e-book. The direct link is here:


If this is your first time doing this type of formatting, it can be a bit intimidating. If you've got a solid grasp on Microsoft Word, you should have fewer problems.


When you're done formatting the manuscript, I'd upload it into Smashwords, which distributes to all the major e-book retailers (Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, Diesel and Kobo, but still not Amazon to my knowledge).


Best to you, King, you're about to jump into the uncharted waters of the e-book world. And welcome to CrimeSpace!

Comment by I. J. Parker on April 24, 2011 at 12:11am
We've had some threads on that subject in the past.  You might look in the archives.

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