Keep It Sigil Simple

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  1. J. Abram barneck said:

    February 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Sci-fi & Fantasy Readers and commented:

    As Scifi & Fantasy Readers, we expect quality eBooks. Whether your eBook is released by a big publisher or whether you self publish, quality is expected. Thanks to J. Abram Barneck for helping teach how to make higher quality eBooks.

  2. J. Abram barneck said:

    February 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    There was a question about choosing the page to be seen first when the ebook is first opened.

    1. In Sigl, right-click on the file you wish to be the start file (Chapter 1 or a prologue) and choose Add Semantics | Text.

    this adds this code to the the content.opf

      <guide>
        <reference href="Text/Cover.xhtml" title="Cover" type="cover" />
        <reference href="Text/Title.xhtml" title="Title Page" type="title-page" />
        <reference href="Text/Copyright.xhtml" title="Copyright Page" type="copyright-page" />
        <reference href="Text/TOC.xhtml" title="Table Of Contents" type="toc" />
        <reference href="Text/A%20few%20months%20ago.htm" title="Text" type="text" />
      </guide>
    

    Kindle opens to the first document marked with type=”text” in the tags.

    Even without this, my book has worked perfectly on Kindle because Kindle tries to figure this out and is quite successful at it.

  3. J. Abram barneck said:

    March 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Smashwords says the cover width in you first page must be at least 1400 pixel wide. I am updating this to say that.

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Keep It Sigil Simple

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  1. J. Abram barneck said:

    February 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Sci-fi & Fantasy Readers and commented:

    As Scifi & Fantasy Readers, we expect quality eBooks. Whether your eBook is released by a big publisher or whether you self publish, quality is expected. Thanks to J. Abram Barneck for helping teach how to make higher quality eBooks.

  2. J. Abram barneck said:

    February 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    There was a question about choosing the page to be seen first when the ebook is first opened.

    1. In Sigl, right-click on the file you wish to be the start file (Chapter 1 or a prologue) and choose Add Semantics | Text.

    this adds this code to the the content.opf

      <guide>
        <reference href="Text/Cover.xhtml" title="Cover" type="cover" />
        <reference href="Text/Title.xhtml" title="Title Page" type="title-page" />
        <reference href="Text/Copyright.xhtml" title="Copyright Page" type="copyright-page" />
        <reference href="Text/TOC.xhtml" title="Table Of Contents" type="toc" />
        <reference href="Text/A%20few%20months%20ago.htm" title="Text" type="text" />
      </guide>
    

    Kindle opens to the first document marked with type=”text” in the tags.

    Even without this, my book has worked perfectly on Kindle because Kindle tries to figure this out and is quite successful at it.

  3. J. Abram barneck said:

    March 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Smashwords says the cover width in you first page must be at least 1400 pixel wide. I am updating this to say that.

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