How Not to Get Overwhelmed: E-Book Formatting

Fiction by Rachael Ritchey

At the start of this series I explained that indie publishing can feel overwhelming, and the fear of the unknown can be debilitating. What we hope to accomplish with this series is to eliminate that fear by doing the one thing that will make publishing on your own palatable: Break the process down into manageable pieces. That’s how we keep from getting overwhelmed with the whole process. Sounds a lot like writing a novel, doesn’t it!

We’re getting into more technical aspects of indie publishing and this next bit is no different. The very thought of formatting for e-book can feel insurmountable, but you don’t have to wallow in the intimidation. You have options. There are several services available–people who are more than willing to format your books for you–or you can tackle the work yourself if you so desire.

Ebook format

There are different requirements and formats when choosing the hire-a-formatter…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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