Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Old Novels into New: Overview & Links

November 26th, 2010

In fall 2010 I set out to convert my first four novels–published in the mid-1990s and long since out of print–into e-books. I started out knowing nothing about the process, but guided by some tips and hints I managed to convert all four books, and publish them to Amazon.

In the hope that others will find the knowledge helpful, I put together a series of blog posts covering the steps I followed. For convenience, I’ve rounded up the links to each post here:

Part 1: Starting steps & creating a cover.

Part 2: Preparing the manuscript.

Part 3: Converting to *.epub format.

Part 4: Formatting your e-book.

Part 5: Finishing your e-book.

The steps I discuss are only the process I used. It’s likely there are better ways–and if you know of one, please let me know, because I have more books to convert. Thanks!

Posted on: Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Categories: E-book How-to.

3 Responses to “Old Novels into New: Overview & Links”

  1. MP Says:

    Whoa, awesome. I’ve been thinking of self-publishing a novel (if the queries don’t go so well), and this is a great tutorial. Thanks!

  2. Linda Says:

    Thanks! And good luck with selling your novel.

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