SILENT ORDER: book layout in Sigil

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.

-JM

4 thoughts on “SILENT ORDER: book layout in Sigil

  • September 12, 2017 at 8:45 pm
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    Will the first book be free

    • September 12, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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      Eventually. For a couple of days in November if all goes according to plan, then permanently in 2018 at some point.

  • September 13, 2017 at 1:57 am
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    I was glad to see you are releasing them one a week. I have a bad habit of binge reading your books and if you put them out all in one day I would probably be reading until my eyes bled.

    • September 13, 2017 at 2:41 am
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      I think all 5 together would be like 275k words, which would be a bit much for a binge reader!

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