Even the most radical author can be very conservative–and to hold strong opinions–when it comes to the tools they use. For most, the primary tool of the trade is the word processor. From MS Word to Scrivener, every word cruncher has its aficionados. Most of these programs include a “Save as Epub” function, and it can be tempting to stick with the tools we know best. If my chosen word processor can output my manuscript directly into epub, then why not stay with a single tool to the end of the process?
The answer is: quality control. Yes, you can output a file to ebook with a click of the mouse. But getting that ebook to look and behave the way you want it to across multiple browsers may require a huge investment of time and frustration. Fortunately, there are some solutions out there!
In this installment of Indie Office Hours, hosted by the Independent Publishers of New England, Kasva author Yael Shahar discusses some tools that anyone can use to turn their manuscript into a high-quality ebook.
Links to the resources discussed on the show can be found at the program’s event page on Google Plus.