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Dream Births

It is that time of year again: Parkinson's Awareness Month (April). As I've done for the past few years, I've written a poem for the occasion. However, this one is a bit different in that it doesn't...

R. L. Copple's Blog

How to Make an Ebook

Web version of my book on how to build your own ebook to sell on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your own ebook store, using free software.

Using Open Office and Calibre for Ebook Creation

R. L. Copple, author of “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software,” updates his recommended methods for the creation of the epub, mobi, and pdb ebook files based upon recent updates to Calibre and testing.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Using Free Software

Author R. L. Copple announces his most recent book, “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software.”

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How to Make an Ebook:
Appx. A – Creating the PDB Ebook

Author R. L. Copple tops off his How to Make an Ebook series with what will be the Appendix A of the book, Creating the PDB Ebook as an added bonus. Of course, using only free software.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 7 – What To Do With the Ebooks?

Author R. L. Copple concludes his “How to Make an Ebook” series with Step 7, what to do with those ebooks once you’ve created them.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 6 – Creating the MOBI Ebook and Uploading to Amazon

R. L. Copple lays out how to create the MOBI file format and how to upload to Amazon.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 5 – Creating the EPUB Ebook and Uploading to B&N

R. L. Copple gives the next steps to create the EPUB ebook and how to upload it to Barnes and Noble’s PubIt.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 4 – Creating the Smashwords Edition

R. L. Copple continues adding chapters to his “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software” by proceeding to step 4, formatting and adding your ebook to Smashwords.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 3 – Creating the PDF Ebook

R. L. Copple details how to set up the initial file with common characteristics, and then move on to create the PDF version of the ebook.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 2 – Creating the Cover, Part 2

R. L. Copple finishes up his chapter on how to make covers for Ebooks, digging into the nitty-gritty of adding text and creating the cover.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 2 – Creating the Cover, Part 1

R. L. Copple starts his chapter on Creating Covers for an ebook with discussion on the elements involved, before diving into the technical aspects of creating one.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game Cover

    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

    Reality's Ascent Cover

    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."