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How to create an eBook - Step by Step

Step 1 - Create a Blank Publication

  • Click on "Blank publication" under the Create New Publication section.
  • On the next screen, enter the name of the Publication: this will be the title of the ebook displayed by the Mobipocket Reader on your PDA/smartphone
  • Choose the  folder where you want to store the publication files. The Creator will automatically create a subfolder in this folder, with the name of the publication
  • The default folder is the one you specified in the Application Settings, or the My Documents folder if you didn't change the original settings.
  • Click on Create to goto the next step

Step 2 - Add items to the publication

  • You can add existing HTML or image files (GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP)
  • To add a file, click on the "Add File (Item)" link in the Available Actions in the left pane
  • You can also drag and drop multiple HTML or image files into the Publication Files window
  • To update an entry in the publication list, double-click on it, or click on the Properties link.

Step 3 - Add a Cover page (optional)

  • Click on the Cover Image link in the left pane of the Publication Files view.

See Add a Cover page for more details

Step 4 - Add a Table of Contents (optional)

  • Click on the Table of Contents link in the left pane of the Publication Files view.

See Table of Contents Wizard for more details

Step 5 - Build the ebook

See How to create an eBook/Database with the built-in templates


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