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After my own moves into self-publishing a few week ago with The Unremarkable Book and Other Stories, I thought I would be sharing my own experience with the preparation of an e-book for pub. Its all free (although mention has a paying page to it) and it should be all you need to release your own e-book yourself.
One of the most fundamental elements within the mixture really, without a decent bit of text processor is that you are going to be struggling to write out your textbook in the first place. If you keep your style to a bare essentials, keep in mind that e-books need to adjust to fontsize, width and hight and other parameters, the more you include in the books, the more likely it is to spoil the style later.
It is also possible to include links to your pages and anything else of interest to you. Another of Calibur's other great properties is how it can be used to organize and manipulate information from an e-book (something that can be done in Sigil, but it works just as well).
Dependent on where you publish your e-book, this phase may not be 100% substantial - because I put my e-book up for free dowload as well, I wanted to make it available in as many different file types as possible, for those who did not directly use Amazon. Kindle pre-viewer is provided by Amazon and is the most useful when you publish your e-book through Amazon Kindle directly publishing service.
You can see your e-book in different Amazon resolution (Kindle, Fire, Fire HD). The Kindle Viewer, like everything else on this site, is available free of charge. Though this is not part of making the e-book itself, it does play a very large role in advertising following the disclosure.
All that really works is control over who is speaking about you or your work.