Category: Smashwords Formatting

Smashwords Formatting for the Lazy, Pt. 5

All Paragraphs Are Not Created Equal ***Part 1***Part 2***Part 3***Part 4***Part 5*** You ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT use tabs in your Smashwords document.  Can’t do it.  Meatgrinder will puree your document and your readers will be wrinkling their noses at your epub saying, “This guy has NO idea how to format an ebook…” Also, do you…


Smashwords Formatting for the Lazy, Pt 4

End Matter Mayhem ***Part 1***Part 2***Part 3***Part 4***Part 5*** Do you want end matter?  I do.  I want my readers to have fingertip access to my other novels right as they’re finishing the book they’re reading and are riding the high of absolutely loving it (come on, we’re being optimistic here). So, if you’d like…


Smashwords Formatting for the Lazy, Pt 3.

Making your Baby ***Part 1***Part 2***Part 3***Part 4***Part 5*** You’ve got yer Styles, you’ve put Word put firmly in its place, and your document has been nuclearized within an inch of its life.  Now, for the heavy stuff. Make sure your entire Word document is currently under the “Normal” style setting.  If you turned off…


Smashwords Formatting for the Lazy, Pt 2.

Creating Word Styles ***Part 1***Part 2***Part 3***Part 4***Part 5*** Smashwords’ Meatgrinder doesn’t recognize a lot of stuff that you may use in Word.  Do you center your chapter headings?  Your **** breaks?  They aren’t going to be centered when Meatgrinder gets through with it.  That baby just spits it right out all Left Justified and…


Smashwords Formatting for the Lazy, Pt 1.

***Part 1***Part 2***Part 3***Part 4***Part 5*** Does the Smashwords formatting guide make you want to pull ALL of your hair out while you run around the house screaming curses in Mark Coker’s name?  (Don’t do that, he’s a fantastic, helpful guy and offers a wonderful service through Smashwords—we’re talking killer customer service, here.) Well, the…