Free eBook Formatting & Marketing Guides for Writers

By Jason Boog Comment

As self-published authors enter the eBook market, formatting has become more important than ever.

Indie authors don’t have the same support as a major publisher, so we’ve assembled a list linking to formatting guides for all the major eBookstores.

Follow the links below to access these free style guides…

1. Smashwords Style Guide (provides guidance for “major ebook retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel”)

2. Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines (PDF link)

3. Barnes & Noble PubIt! Support & Resources Page

4. Kobo Writing Life FAQ for Writers (PDF link)

5. Creating ePub Files with Apple’s Pages program *

6.Calibre User Manual (how to use this powerful eBook conversion tool)

7. Smashwords Book Marketing Guide

8. The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success

9. Formatting an eBook in 10 Easy Steps by James Calbraith.

*Reader R. Scot Johns reminds readers to get the “iBookstore Asset Guide” for more guidance. You must follow this link for a free itunes Connect account to get a free copy of the book.