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New How-To Videos: Printed Book Pagination and eBook Conversion Tips

We've added two new videos to our self-publish production series: How To Set Up Your Book Pagination and eBook Conversion Basics. Watch and learn!

The Top 3 File Formats Used With eBooks

With all the eBook devices and formats emerging, it can be somewhat confusing when preparing your book for eBook distribution.  There are three main file types currently associated with eBooks: • EPUB (.epub) - Short...
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What makes a book … a book?

While words and pictures and ideas are what make a text, book formatting and cover design are what really transform the words and images into a "real book."

Can I Work with BookBaby AND Kindle Direct Publishing Select?

... and can BookBaby handle my KDP eBook conversion?

The short answer: yes. We can convert your book to the .mobi file format required by Kindle. But you will have to wait a bit before BookBaby distributes your book for iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and others.

KDP Select requires 90-day exclusivity

There are certain benefits to working exclusively with Kindle Direct Publishing Select: eligibility for the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, extra promotional tools, free promotion, etc.  The downside is, well... exclusivity!

How to make a Kindle Book: Converting to an eBook is simple with BookBaby

Publishing a book is no longer the only way to get distributed worldwide. With eBook distribution available to everyone, getting your digital book on the "shelves" at Amazon.com and other major book retailers is pretty simple, once you have a book written and converted to the proper file format. BookBaby can help.
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How to Insert Page Breaks When Formatting an eBook

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times: There is no fixed pagination with an eBook, however, you CAN designate where you want page breaks.
What is an eBook

What is an eBook?

What is an eBook? An eBook is a digital version of your manuscript that consist of text, images, or both. An eBook can be read on most mobile devices, all of which can hold hundreds of titles at once. It's like taking a library with you on the go.

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