Recently I’ve been helping the novelist Barbara Jaques to publish her books on Amazon and other online bookstores. Barbara supplied me with her books in Word format and I converted them to HTML which was quite a lengthy process but I followed Alicia Ramirez’s ‘How to make a Kindle eBook from scratch’ guide which was very helpful.
There are many guides out there to help non-programmers to self-publish their own books but I’m not convinced it would be that easy to follow these without any experience of HTML or CSS.
I’ve since published Barbara’s books to other bookstores, such as Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. This required a bit more work and we needed to purchase ISBN numbers so that we could publish to Apple. It’s been quite a learning curve but very interesting.