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    eBook template / creation guide needed!

    Hi all, I have to create and publish an ebook and know little about the genre except what I have seen on my iPhone. Can someone point me in the right direction to start creating and publishing an ebook. I am assuming that Indesign is the way to go, but not sure...auto gen of table of contents? Perhaps you start with a word doc as source? I have seen templates for the ebook covers in indesign, but not one for an entire book...hmmm, K, are u out there still? thx!!!
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    Hey Mixed, bdbolin has created an eBook. Maybe he can assist you further....

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    Originally posted by dave_100_uk2002
    Hey Mixed, bdbolin has created an eBook. Maybe he can assist you further....
    thx, i will PM him!

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    or Kathryn (KRB)

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    yes, i am hoping K see's this

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    Mix,
    I have never created an ebook.

    I googled the topic and found an excellent link to get started.
    They use Indesign to create and then Export for Digital Edition. It’s a .epub file.
    It’s little bit more involved so view the videos and the resource links.

    Create eBooks with the Adobe eBooks software platform
    http://www.adobe.com/products/creati..._software.html

    Here is a video where she uses Word and Acrobat pdf.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RddbYyItQVw

    Maybe some other members can help you better.
    Let us know what you came up with.

    Kathryn

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    thx kathryn! that's a good start...

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    Mix, I found another good link

    Adobe Digital Publishing
    Create EPUB eBooks with Adobe InDesign

    http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublis..._indesign.html

    http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/epub/howto/

    GOOD LUCK

    Kathryn

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    Hey guys... I just created mine in Pages on a mac. It's not a fancy ebook or anything... just a simple PDF I believe.

    Good luck! Sorry I couldn't be of any more help!

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    thx bd for the input! i'm trying to view the adobe videos but they play so slowly here it's just painful. I was just hoping to find a best practices template in InDesign and call it a day. the PDF guides in KRBs last post are okay, but they are more like tip sheets re: the EPub format. I guess it's one of these things u just do, and learn from the school of hard knocks. cheers!

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