Now that I’m editing the five books of my SILENT ORDER science fiction series, I’m using Sigil on Ubuntu to do the ebook layout.
This is part of my plan to write, edit, layout, and publish a book from Ubuntu Linux to show that it can be done. (And also part of my experiment to publish 5 science fiction books in October.)
Sigil is a free program that creates EPUB files. It’s really useful, because an ebook file is basically just a collection of HTML files, and Sigil lets you see the underlying HMTL to fix any layout. I’ve used Sigil since 2011 to prepare my ebooks.
Sigil is also available on Windows and the Mac.
Of course, Amazon uses MOBI files, not EPUB, so in a post later this week I’ll talk about the program I use to turn EPUB files into MOBI files.