1. John R Cameron

    John R Cameron New Member

    Aug 19, 2013
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    Conversion to epub & mobi

    Discussion in 'Electronic Publishing' started by John R Cameron, Aug 19, 2013.

    Hi. First timer on the site hoping someone can share some knowledge with me. Self-publishing my first book in about a month's time, when the editor is through with it.

    I'm looking for a professional conversion service to turn my word document into fully QR - multi-device tested epub and mobi pocket files. (I may actually only need the mobi, since lulu seems to do the conversion into epub) - but since lulu doesn't deal with amazon/kindle for ebooks, my plan was to upload the mobi myself on a kindle account.

    Please don't recommend a free conversion 'tool' - I have tried several, and they invariably churn out garbage that looks terrible on most of the devices people actually want to view the book on. I need someone who knows what they're doing, laying the code properly. I also don't want a corporate owned service that just plans to outsource the job to India, charge me $199, pay someone in India $3 for the work, and pocket the other $196. I'd prefer the job be done by someone in North America.

    If anyone's had a good experience with a company/person please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Terok

    Terok New Member

    Jun 1, 2011
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    South Australia
    It’s against the rules to promote a service on this site, even if you have no connection to it.
    So I can’t just link you to it.

    There is a service that J.A Konrath uses and is linked on his blog, as well as mine.
  3. Krishan

    Krishan Active Member

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Calibre is an excellent programme that - for me at least - has never turned out an unreadable eBook.

    If you'd definitely rather someone else handled it, perhaps having a look at Smashwords might be helpful. They provide a guide on laying out your book in such a way that it can be easily converted, as well as a list of trusted people who will do the conversion for you for a small price. Check the FAQ page to find out how to get the list.
  4. Flying Geese

    Flying Geese Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2013
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    this is actually a question that I had. Thanks Krishan

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