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crafting a

professional independent

novel

as

an

ebook

maureen dillman

Crafting a Professional Independent Novel as an eBook Copyright © 2013 Maureen Dillman. All rights reserved.

Amazon and Kindle are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Adobe and Adobe InDesign are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Apple and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Image examples used within this guide are taken from the second edition of Daemons in the Mist Copyright © 2011, 2012 Alicia Kat Dillman (Alicia Kat Vancil), and were used with the permission of their creator.

table of contents

table of contents introduction 5 part one: download and installation 6 kindle plug-in for adobe indesign®

introduction

5

part one: download and installation

6

kindle plug-in for adobe indesign®

6

downloading the plug-in

6

installing the plug-in

6

part two: formatting

8

setting up your document

8

adding text

9

creating character styles

10

creating paragraph styles

11

adding character styles to your document

11

adding a line break between paragraphs

12

epub

14

adding chapter breaks: option one

15

kindle

15

epub

16

adding chapter breaks: option two

18

kindle

18

epub

19

creating a hyperlinked table of contents (toc) 21 adding character styles to titles   21

creating a hyperlinked table of contents (toc)

21

adding character styles to titles

 

21

adding paragraph styles to titles

21

making room

for

the toc

22

setting up

the toc

23

adding new entries to an existing

toc

25

part three: exporting

27

exporting for kindle

27

general options

 

27

image options

28

metadata options

29

content options

29

update options

30

export

30

exporting for epub

 

31

general options

31

image options

33

advanced options

34

glossary

35

index

37

introduction

introduction Welcome to Crafting a Professional Independent Novel as an eBook , by author Maureen Dillman.

Welcome to Crafting a Professional Independent Novel as an eBook, by author Maureen Dillman. The purpose of this guide is to heighten the opinion of independent (indie) publishing by assisting entrepreneurial authors in producing a professional novel eBook.

This guide is broken up into three sections. Section one, will cover the set-up and preparation required before work on your document can begin. Section two will cover the set-up and formatting of your eBook, and section three will cover the exporting of your eBook in both Kindle and ePub formats.

This guide assumes that you already have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign® CS6 and that you are using a Windows operating system, Vista or newer. If you are using a Mac operating system, use the corresponding key commands when following this guide. Also note that the plug-in mentioned in this guide will only work on Intel-based Macs.

part one: download and installation

part one: download and installation kindle plug-in for adobe indesign® downloading the plug-in 1. To download

kindle plug-in for adobe indesign®

downloading the plug-in

1. To download the most recent version of the plug-in, visit the Kindle Plug-in for Adobe InDesign® (Beta) page on the Amazon site located at http://www.amazon. com/kindleformat/kindlepluginforadobeindesign.

2. Agree to the terms of use by clicking on the check box to the left.

3. Select the download for your intended operating sys- tem.

4. Click Download Now.

5. A dialog box appears on screen asking if you would like to save the file. Select Save File, and save the file to the folder of your choice for later retrieval.

installing the plug-in

1. Shutdown InDesign before installing the plug-in.

2.

Locate the saved executable (.exe) file you just down- loaded, and double click the .exe file.

3. The Installer Language dialog box will appear on screen. Select the proper language from the drop down.

4. Click OK.

5. The Installer Language dialog box will be replaced by a new dialog box. Agree to the Terms and Conditions by clicking on the I Agree button.

6. Click on the Install button in the dialog box to start the installation process.

7. Select all the versions of InDesign that you would like to install the plug-in to.

8. Once the plug-in has installed successfully, click Next.

9. Determine whether or not you will allow the plug-in to gather usage information and select the appropriate box before clicking Close.

part two: formatting

part two: formatting setting up your document 1. Launch InDesign. 2. Create a new document using

setting up your document

1. Launch InDesign.

2. Create a new document using one of the following methods:

a. Select Document under the heading Create New on the start menu dialog box.

b. Go to File > New > Document

c. Hold down Ctrl+N.

, and click it.

Note: A New Document dialog box appears with any of the three previously mentioned methods.

3. In the New Document dialog box, input the following settings as seen in Image 1 on the following page.

Note: Due to the fact that we are creating an eBook that has reflowing text, page size is irrelevant.

Image 1- New Document dialog box 4. Click OK . adding text 1. Load your

Image 1- New Document dialog box

4. Click OK.

adding text

1. Load your novel in its previously created digital source (ie. Google Docs, Word, Scrivener).

2. Hold down Ctrl+A to select the whole text of your novel.

3. While the text is selected, hold down Ctrl+C to copy your previously created novel.

4. Now in InDesign, select the Type Tool either by typing T or by moving your cursor to the left hand tool menu and selecting the tool.

5. Click in the upper left corner of the pink and purple

text frame and hold down Ctrl+V and paste your nov- el’s text into the text box.

Note: InDesign should have auto-populated your docu- ment with enough pages to include all your text. If this is not the case, you will need to add pages on your own.

creating character styles

1. Select a word from the body text of your novel. Using the Type Tool, edit the design of the word until you achieve your desired font customization.

2. Open the Character Styles window located in the right- hand menu. If your Character Styles window is missing from the menu, go to Window > Styles > Character Styles, and click it.

3. With the word from step 1 still selected, click on the Create New Style icon located in the bottom center of

the Character Styles window. InDesign generates a new style entry on the list and designate it Character Style

1.

4. Double click Character Style 1 and rename it to Gen- eral Text, Body Text, or any other designator you deem appropriate.

5. Click OK.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 for italic, bold, and title styles used in the document.

creating paragraph styles

1. Select a whole paragraph from the text.

2. Open the Paragraph Styles window located in the right-hand menu. If your Paragraph Styles window is missing from the menu, go to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles, and click it.

3. With the paragraph from step 1 still selected, click on the Create New Style icon located in the bottom center of the Paragraph Styles window. InDesign will gener- ate a new style entry on the list and designate it Para- graph Style 1.

4. Double click Paragraph Style 1 and rename it to Gen- eral Text, Body Text, or any other designator you deem appropriate.

5. Click OK.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 for the first paragraph, titles, and any other special items used in the document.

adding character styles to your document

Adding style attributes to every instance of italics or bold in your document manually would be tedious, luckily InDesign offers the following solution:

1. Open the Find/Change dialog box either by going to Edit > Find/Change or by holding down Ctrl+F.

2. Make sure that all data has been cleared from the Find/ Change dialog box.

3. Click on the Specify attribute to find icon located to the right of the Find Format section. If you do not see

the Find Format section, click on the More Options button to reveal it.

4. Select the Basic Character Formats tab in the Find Format Settings dialog box.

5. Change Font Style to Italic.

6. Click OK.

7. Click on the Specify attribute to find icon located to the right of the Change Format section.

8. Select the Style Options tab in the Change Format Settings dialog box.

9. Change Character Style to the character style for italics you previously created in the Creating character styles section of the guide.

10. Click OK.

11. Click the Find button. (This will highlight the first

instance of the attribute you have indicated in the Find Format section.)

12. Click the Change All button. (This will change all in-

stances of the attribute you have indicated in the Find Format section to that of the one you have indicated in the Change Format section.)

13. Click the X in the top right corner of the Find/Change dialog box.

adding a line break between paragraphs

Section, paragraph, and page breaks are handled differently in Kindle (.mobi) and ePub formats.

kindle

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 2- hidden characters paragraph return 2.

Image 2- hidden characters paragraph return

2. Select any paragraph return between two paragraphs. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ symbol, and will now be visible in light blue.)

3. With the paragraph return selected, go to Type > In- sert Break Character > Forced Line Break, and click to insert a forced line break. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 3- forced line break 4. Repeat

Image 3- forced line break

4. Repeat steps 2-3 for all instances in your document.

Note: Though there may appear to be no noticeable dif-

ference in your document while working in InDesign, this process is extremely important for proper eBook formatting for eReading devices.

epub

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 4- hidden characters paragraph return 2.

Image 4- hidden characters paragraph return

2. Select any paragraph return between two paragraphs. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ symbol, and will now be visible in light blue.)

3. With the paragraph return selected, go to Type > Insert Break Character > Forced Line Break, and click to insert a forced line break.

4. Select the forced line break.

5. With the forced line break selected, hold down Ctrl+C.

6. Unselect the forced line break.

7. Hold down Ctrl+V to paste the forced line break onto a new line. Your document will now look similar to Image 5 on the following page.

8. Repeat steps 2-7 for all instances in your document.

Image 5- double forced line break adding chapter breaks: option one kindle 1. Go to

Image 5- double forced line break

adding chapter breaks: option one

kindle

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 6- hidden characters chapter break 2.

Image 6- hidden characters chapter break

2. Select the paragraph return between the end of one chapter and the beginning of the title of the next chap- ter. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ sym- bol, and will now be visible in light blue.)

3. With the paragraph return selected, go to Type > Insert Break Character > Forced Line Break, and click to insert a forced line break.

4. Select the forced line break.

5. With the forced line break selected, hold down Ctrl+C.

6. Unselect the forced line break.

7. Hold down Ctrl+V to paste the forced line break onto a new line. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 7- double forced line chapter break

Image 7- double forced line chapter break

8. Repeat steps 2-7 for all instances in your document.

epub

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to Image 8 on the following page.

2. Select the paragraph return between the end of one chapter and the beginning of the title of the next chap- ter. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ sym- bol, and will now be visible in light blue.)

Image 8- hidden characters chapter break 3. With the paragraph return selected, go to Type

Image 8- hidden characters chapter break

3. With the paragraph return selected, go to Type > Insert Break Character > Forced Line Break, and click to insert a forced line break.

4. Select the forced line break.

5. With the forced line break selected, hold down Ctrl+C.

6. Unselect the forced line break.

7. Hold down Ctrl+V to paste the forced line break onto a new line.

8. Repeat step 7. Your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 9- triple forced line chapter break

Image 9- triple forced line chapter break

9. Repeat steps 2-8 for all instances in your document.

adding chapter breaks: option two

kindle

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following exam- ple:

document will now look similar to the following exam- ple: Image 10- hidden characters chapter break

Image 10- hidden characters chapter break

2. Select both paragraph returns. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ symbol, and will now be visible in light blue.)

3. With the paragraph returns selected, go to Type > Insert Break Character > Page Break or hold down Ctrl+Num Enter, to replace the paragraph returns with a page break. Your document will now look similar to the following examples:

document will now look similar to the following examples: Images 11- end of chapter page break:

Images 11- end of chapter page break: Kindle

4. Repeat steps 2-3 for all instances in your document.

Images 12- end of chapter page break: Kindle epub 1. Go to Type > Show

Images 12- end of chapter page break: Kindle

epub

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following exam- ple:

document will now look similar to the following exam- ple: Image 13- hidden characters chapter break

Image 13- hidden characters chapter break

2. Select both paragraph returns. (Paragraph returns are represented by the ¶ symbol and will now be visible in light blue.)

3. With the paragraph returns selected, go to Type > Insert Break Character > Forced Line Break, and insert the forced line break.

4. Select the forced line break.

5. With the forced line break selected, hold down Ctrl+C.

6. Unselect the forced line break.

7. Hold down Ctrl+V to paste the forced line break onto a new line. Your document will now look similar to the following example.

document will now look similar to the following example. Image 14- double forced line chapter break

Image 14- double forced line chapter break

8. Click your cursor to the left of the line directly after the second forced line break.

9. Go to Type > Insert Break Character > Page Break, or hold down Ctrl+Num Enter. Your document will now look similar to the following examples:

document will now look similar to the following examples: Images 15 & 16- end of chapter
document will now look similar to the following examples: Images 15 & 16- end of chapter

Images 15 & 16- end of chapter page break: ePub

10. Repeat steps 2-9 for all instances in your document.

creating a hyperlinked table of contents (toc)

adding character styles to titles

1. Using the Type Tool, create a character style for your front and back matter titles. (To create a character style refer to the Creating Character Styles section on page 10 of this guide.)

2. Open the Character Styles window located in the right- hand menu. If your Character Styles window is missing from the menu, go to Window > Styles > Character Styles, and click it.

3. Select one of the front matter titles, and click on the Create New Style icon located in the bottom center of the Character Styles window. InDesign will generate a new style entry on the list and designate it Character Style 1.

4. Double click Character Style 1 and rename it to Title, or any other designator you deem appropriate.

5. Click OK.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for chapter titles and name the style Chapter Title, Cap Title, or any other designator you deem appropriate.

adding paragraph styles to titles

1. Using the Type Tool, create a paragraph style for your front and back matter titles. (To create a paragraph style refer to the Creating Paragraph Styles section of this guide.)

2. Open the Paragraph Styles window located in the

right-hand menu. If your Paragraph Styles window is missing from the menu, go to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles, and click it.

3. Select one of the front matter titles. Then with that title selected, click on the Create New Style icon located in the bottom center of the Paragraph Styles window. InDesign will generate a new style entry on the list and designate it Paragraph Style 1.

4. Double click Paragraph Style 1 and rename it to TOC 1 or any other designator you deem appropriate.

5. Click OK.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for chapter titles and name the style TOC 2 or any other designator you deem appropriate.

making room for the

toc

1. Go to Type > Show Hidden Characters or hold down Alt+Ctrl+I to reveal the hidden text characters. Your document will now look similar to the following exam- ple:

document will now look similar to the following exam- ple: Image 17- front matter hidden characters

Image 17- front matter hidden characters

2. Click your cursor to the left of the title that will follow

your TOC.

3. Go to Type > Insert Break Character > Page Break or hold down Ctrl+Num Enter.

4. Repeat steps 2 & 3. You will now have a page between your front matter and the start of your novel with only a light blue page break symbol filling it.

setting up the toc

1. Go to Layout > Table of Contents

Table of Contents dialog box.

to launch the

2. In the Table of Contents dialog box input the title of your TOC into the Title field. (In the case of this guide, name it Table of Contents.)

3. Locate the Style field and select one of your previously designed paragraph styles from the drop down list. (In

the case of this guide, Center 1 was selected.)

4. In the Other Styles field, select TOC 1 and click Add to add it to the Include Paragraph Styles field.

5. Locate the Entry Style field and select one of your pre- viously designed paragraph styles from the drop down list. (In the case of this guide, First Par was selected.)

6. Locate the Page Number field and select No Page Number from the drop down.

7. Locate the Level field and set the number to 1. The Table of Contents dialog box will now look similar to Image 18 on the following page.

8. Go back to the Other Styles field, select TOC 2 and click Add to add it to the Include Paragraph Styles field.

Images 18 & 19- Table of Contents dialog box 9. Located the Entry Style field
Images 18 & 19- Table of Contents dialog box 9. Located the Entry Style field

Images 18 & 19- Table of Contents dialog box

9. Located the Entry Style field and select one of your previously designed paragraph styles from the drop down list. (In the case of this guide, Text Body was selected.) 10. Locate the Page Number field and select No Page

Number, from the drop down.

11. Locate the Level field and set the number to 2. The

Table of Contents dialog box will now look similar to Image 19 on the previous page.

12. Locate the Options field section and check the box to the left of Create PDF Bookmarks.

13. Click OK. The TOC in your document will now look similar to the following example:

document will now look similar to the following example: Image 20- TOC Note: You can make

Image 20- TOC

Note: You can make changes to your TOC at anytime by going to Layout > Table of Contents. Once you have made the necessary changes, click the Replace Existing Table of Contents box in the Options field section before clicking OK.

adding new entries to an existing toc

1. Add the appropriate paragraph styles to the entries you would like to add to your document’s TOC.

2. Once finished, place your cursor anywhere within your

TOC and left click. 3. Go to Layout > Update Table of Contents, and click it. Your new entries will now appear in your docu- ment’s TOC.

part three: exporting

part three: exporting exporting for kindle 1. Go to File > Export for Kindle 2. The

exporting for kindle

1. Go to File > Export for Kindle

2. The Save As dialog box will pop up on screen. Select a location on your computer in which to store your Kindle eBook.

3. Click Save.

4. The Save As dialog box will be replaced on screen by the Kindle Export Options dialog box.

, and click it.

general options

5. In the General section tab of the Kindle Export Options dialog box, check the box located next to Include InDe- sign TOC entries.

6. Locate the TOC Tile field and name your TOC.

7. Locate the TOC Format field and select one of the four options:

a. Flat- all the TOC entries regardless of level will appear one below the other without any indenta-

tion.

b. Indented format- all the TOC entries will appear in a similar fashion to how they appeared in Image 20, with the level of indentation reflecting the level of the TOC entry.

c. Numbered list- all the TOC entries will appear in the form of a numbered list nested according to the TOC entry levels.

d. Bulleted list- all the TOC entries will appear in

the form of a bulleted list nested according to the TOC entry levels.

8. Locate the Cover Image field and click the button to the right of the field.

9. Browse your computer for the cover you have designed for your eBook, and select it.

10. Locate the Export embedded fonts field and select one of the three options:

a. Don’t embed any fonts- will ignore all the em- bedded fonts and display the text in the reader’s designated font settings.

b. Embed only bullet fonts- will display all the text in the reader’s designed font settings while em- bedding the fonts required for any bullet mark- ers.

c. Embed all fonts- will embed all selected fonts when exporting the eBook.

image options

11. In the Images section tab of the Kindle Export Options dialog box, locate the Image Alignment section and

select one of the three options.

Note: All images in the exported .mobi file will be either aligned left, right, or center based on the icon select- ed during the export regardless of their original image position in the document. However, images that were placed within a paragraph will not be affected by this setting.

12. Locate the Copy Images field and select one of the two options from the drop down:

a. Original- the original image files will be used during conversion allowing Kindlegen to opti- mize the images appropriately.

b. Optimized- will use the images optimized by

InDesign instead of the original image files.

13. Leave the rest of the fields in their default settings.

metadata options

14. In the Metadata section tab of the Kindle Export Op-

tions dialog box, input the appropriate information into each of the available fields.

Note: You may leave fields blank if you so desire.

content options

15. In the Contents section tab of the Kindle Export Op- tions dialog box, locate the Start Reading Location section.

Note: This section allows you to designate a start reading location within your eBook through the use of text anchors.

16. Locate the Document field and select your document

from the drop down menu.

17. Locate the Text anchor field and select the text anchor

you would like to use as the start reading location.

18. Next make sure both Preserve consecutive white

spaces and new lines and Preserve forced line breaks are checked.

Note: Checking Preserve InDesign’s hyperlink styles is optional based on whether or not you have defined hyperlink styles in your document. Likewise footnotes location is optional and can be ignored completely if no footnotes were used in your document.

update options

Note: In the Updates section tab you will find options pertaining to the Plug-in Usage Improvement Program. Read over the options carefully and choose whether or not you would like to participate in the program.

export

19. Once you have finished inputting the appropriate

information into each of the five sections, click the Guided Export button.

20.

The Exporting for Kindle dialog box will appear on

screen with a status bar to show your export’s progress.

21. Once the export is complete, the Choose Fonts dialog box will appear on screen. Uncheck the boxes of the fonts you do not wish to embed into your eBook.

22. Click Add.

23. The Exporting for Kindle dialog box will appear on

screen again and alert you to the outcome of your eBook. If any warnings are listed, address them and re-export your file.

exporting for epub

1. Go to File > Export

2. The Export dialog box will appear on screen. Select a location on your computer in which to store your ePub file.

3. Locate the Save as type field and select EPUB from the drop down.

4. Click Save.

5. The Export dialog box will be replaced on screen by the EPUB Export Options dialog box.

or hold down Ctrl+E.

general options

6. In the General section tab of the EPUB Export Options dialog box, locate the Version section and select one of the three options from the drop down:

a. EPUB 2.0.1- this format is supported on a wide variety of devices.

b. EPUB 3.0- this format supports audio, video, javascript, Japanese vertical text. However, these features will not work on readers and devices that do not support EPUB 3.0 standard.

c. EPUB 3.0 with Layout- this is an experimental format created by Adobe Systems. It supports multiple-columns, text wrap, and other controls to unify your layouts. This option will only work with specific viewer technologies.

Note: Unless you are using special features or multime- dia in your eBook, choose EPUB 2.0.1 to ensure your eBook can be read on the widest range of devices.

7. Locate the Setup section and choose one of the three options from the Cover drop down:

a. None- if this option is selected no cover image is added to your eBook.

b. Rasterize First Page- if this option is selected,

InDesign will create an image file from the first page of the eBook and use that as the eBook’s cover.

c. Choose image- if this option is selected the Open a File dialog box will appear on screen and ask you to select a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file from your computer to use as the eBook’s cover.

8. Locate the TOC Style field and select None, Default, or one of the TOC styles you have created.

9. Skip over the Margins field and locate the Content order field. Choose one of the three options from the drop down:

a. Based on Page Layout- the reading order is determined by the location of the items on the page. After selecting this option if your items do not appear in the proper reading order, Adobe Dreamweaver can be used to rearrange and for- mat the contents.

b. Same as XML Structure- the reading order is

determined by the order of the tags in View > Structure.

c. Same as Articles panel- the reading order is de- termined by the order of elements in the Articles pane and only checked articles are included in the export.

10. In the Text Options section of the General section tab, leave all the options in their default selections.

image options

11. In the Image section tab of the EPUB Export Options

dialog box, locate the Image section and check the box to the left of Preserve Appearance from Layout.

12. Locate the Resolution (ppi) section and select one of the options from the drop down.

Note: Choosing 150 will allow for the best image reso- lution across all devices.

13. Locate the Image Size section and select Relative to Page from the drop down.

14. In the Image section tab of the EPUB Export Options

dialog box, leave the rest of the options in their default

selections.

advanced options

15. In the Advanced section tab of the EPUB Export Op-

tions dialog box, locate the Publisher field in the EPUB Metadata section and input the relevant info.

16. In the Advanced section tab of the EPUB Export Op-

tions dialog box, leave the rest of the options in their default selections.

17. Click OK.

Note: The .epub file is essentially a .zip file. To view and edit the content of your ePub file, change the file exten- sion from .epub to .zip, and then extract the contents.

glossary

glossary auto-populate- When specific data is entered into a designat- ed field it causes other fields

auto-populate- When specific data is entered into a designat- ed field it causes other fields to fill with pre-generated data.

back matter- The back section of a book after the main text ends. Usually comprised of the notes, glossary, index, per- missions and credits pages. May also contain the acknowl- edgments pages if they are not located in the front matter.

dialog box- A small pop-up window that appears on screen, in which the user is prompted to provide information or se- lect commands.

exporting- When the completed file is collected and format- ted for display on other media.

forced page break- Also known as a hard page break, is a special code that is entered to cause text to begin on a new page instead of immediately following the previous text.

front matter- The front section of a book before the main text starts. Usually comprised of the title page(s), copyright page, dedication, and table of contents pages.

hyperlinked- In computing, a hyperlink or link is a reference to a document that the

hyperlinked- In computing, a hyperlink or link is a reference to a document that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically. The reference points to a whole docu- ment or to a specific element within a document.

image resolution- A measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device such as a video display, printer, or scanner, can produce or record such an image. Image resolution is usually expressed as the total number or density of pixels in the image (ie. a resolution of 1200 dots per inch).

Kindlegen- An eBook compiler that uses the .mobi format.

metadata- Digital data that provides information about other data.

paragraph return- Also known as a carriage return, is a computer command and computer keyboard key that causes the cursor to return to the left margin to start a new line of text. The paragraph return is represented by the ¶ symbol.

rasterize- To convert an image into pixels.

reflowing text- Text that reformats itself to fit the parameters of a digital reading device.

Scrivener- Organizational and word processing software for writing fiction, non-fiction, and scripts.

index

index A auto-populated 10 B breaks forced line break 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20

A

auto-populated 10

B

breaks forced line break 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 page break 18, 19, 20, 23

C

character styles 10, 11, 12, 21 adding 11–12 creating 10

D

dialog box

6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 23,

24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 Choose Fonts dialog box 31 EPUB Export Options dialog box 31, 33, 34 Export dialog box 31 Find/Change dialog box 11–12 Installer Language dialog box 7 Kindle Export Options dialog box 27–29

New Document dialog box 8–9 Open a File dialog box 32 Save As dialog box 27 Table of Contents dialog box

23–24

E

eBook 5, 8, 14, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32 executable. See .exe exporting 27, 28, 31 ePub 31 Kindle 27, 28, 31

F

Find/Change 11–12 forced line break 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 front matter 21–23

H

hidden characters 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22 hidden text characters. See hidden characters hyperlinked 21 hyperlink 30

K Kindle 6, 12, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 31 Kindlegen 29 M metadata 29,

K

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