In this video, I explain some of your formatting options for ebook and print books and then demo Vellum software. Yes, formatting really can be fun 🙂
Watch the video below or here on YouTube.
There are some free options for ebook formatting:
- Draft2Digital have a formatting tool
- Reedsy have a writing and formatting tool
- Amazon KDP have Kindle Create, a Kindle only formatting tool
You can also find a list of professional formatting options and people to help here.
My personal choice for ebook (and some print) formatting is Vellum. It's designed to be used on a Mac, but you can also use it on Windows through Mac In Cloud. It is absolutely brilliant and makes formatting fun! (I never thought I'd say that!)
In this video, I go through importing into Vellum from Word, different style options, cover and titles, image auto-resizing, various formatting options for fiction and non-fiction, hyperlinks and how to switch them out for the print version, making an ebook box set, and generating for Kindle, ePub and print-ready PDF.
You can check out Vellum through my affiliate link: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/vellum
You can also check out an interview with Brad Andalman, one of the developers of Vellum here.