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Writing your own Ebook – Part Four — What Ebook format should I use?

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Writing your Ebook continues. Check for previous posts at the bottom.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Let’s get straight to the point — there are only 3 formats to go for: EPUB, MOBI and PDF. There are many other specialist formats for specific readers but these 3 formats will cover you for almost all the market.

Now that you know the answer, here is the thought process:

We have looked some of the technical aspects of E-books but how do we decide on the format to focus on. This may be a trivial question, especially if you are planning to write narrative fiction and are planning to go with Amazon only. But if you have any other kind of book and want to get to a wider market you have to think again.

Will my book work as an Ebook?

Before you start work on formatting your book, you have to decide if your book is going to work as an Ebook.

The Ebook is a…

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I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

6 thoughts on “Writing your own Ebook – Part Four — What Ebook format should I use?

  1. Nice choice for a reblog. Have a marvelous Monday. 😀

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  2. It’s very true–about deciding if your book will work as an ebook. I found out through tremendous trial and error that my non-fic books were best as PDFs, not other formats, because of price and layout. I wish someone had told me that when I started.

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  3. Great series on formatting Tess. So nice to see your progress into delving into the formatting structures. Fun not, lol. Mobis, epubs, pdf’s – Lions and tiger and bears oh my! It is overwhelming, so I’m quite happy to pay my formatter to get all my files ready for download. 🙂

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