Online Book publishing: ebook, kindle, epub, ibook - can this be done without a million different programs and converters?
I have an existing book I've converted to one long html document (HTML+CSS). I've laid it out in html, and placed each chapter as
What's the best practice for turning this into a book suitable for publishing on the various bookstores. The idea is to publish this everywhere if possible: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google eBookstore, ad-hoc sales. PoI'd like to have some degree of control of the output.
There are a JILLION sort-of-okay, sort-of-out-of-date tutorials on doing this in pieces. I also see Calibre
looks like it can do some of this in conversions. But I really don't have a great sense of best practices here in terms of how to use links, how to use headers, what different readers do in terms of providing indexes or metadata (like, can I add meta tags that tell the title, word count, how to contact publisher, etc?), and how about links, I'm doing one large document, and am doing the TOC as links to id based anchors. Is that fine? Would I be better off breaking it up?
So I guess I'm asking for guidance on a workflow for making ebooks for the different marketplaces using the same "base" file to create the different versions.