3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2012 7:59 AM by Strayer

    New and have questions

      Hello all:

      I have a novel that has been sitting in a drawer that I have been rewriting for the past couple of months.  I am two thirds through.  So, I decided to try and see if I could understand the formatting/uploading process.  After much reading, I managed to upload individual chapters from the book file, but not the entire book.  Does the upload have to be one long file?  And, if it does, is there a better way to do it, rather than copy and paste?  I really, really feel dumb today.  Thanks for any help.  Janet

        • Re: New and have questions

          One file! No double spacing. I hope you use Word. No forced indents. Tabs should be .25. Skip only one line when making a break. Never skip two, it can leave entire pages blank on an ereader. You shouldn't have to copy and paste anything, if you are writing in Word.  I hope this helps. You haven't given us much to go on.

          • Re: New and have questions

            Even with Works, you should make your manuscript one file, so you will need to copy and paste each chapter right after the next. And yes, saving as 97-2003 should be the same as Word 97-03. Good luck and if you need any further help, just let us know :smileyhappy:


            • Re: New and have questions
              I'd download Open Office, it is free and works well for uploading ebooks. I used to use MSWorks and had an awful time. Lost parts of the books an all that. You want to save as .doc How I formatted was to take off headers and page numbers, my book was formatted for print. I used 1.5 spacing. Used .15 paragraph indent, no hard tabs. I inserted the first chapter. Then kept inserting the rest. I used page break in between the chaps. You can open your files in Open Office and work with them there when you start to combine all the chapters. One place I uploaded the book had to have the chaps uploaded as individual files with hard tabs. Keep asking questions and once you get the hang of it , it will be like eye of newt and wing of bat.