Monthly Archives: June 2012

Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 1

It can be easy to produce your own Kindle book yourself; Calibre and Seashore are as cheap as ‘free’ (though you’d want to contribute), and you can do it even if, like me, you don’t even own a Kindle! However, … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 2: Text preparation

Having outlined the process in the previous posting, we can now dive in!… Type your text using italics, bolds, ampersands, Greek letters etc, into your preferred text editor (I used Scrivener but that’s much like TextEdit on an .rtfd file, … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 3: Headings and lists of contents

For the headings, you will probably want to go through your html file, setting each heading exactly as required.  Put <h1> before and </h1> at the end of each top level heading such as chapter headings, and use <h2> , … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 4: Images

When you want an image to appear in a certain place in the text, insert something like this: <p><img src=”fig64.jpg” alt=”fig64″ id=”figure64″/></p> …where fig64.jpg is the name of the image file, and figure64 is the label you would use if … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 5: Seashore & Paintbrush

Seashore is fine once you’ve got used to its quirks (I stuck to the latest version: 0.5.1): You don’t draw straight lines in it by holding the left button down and dragging the other end; instead, having selected the pencil … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 6: Cover, and other images

It’s easiest to decide the cover height and width in pixels before you start 🙂 .  The Guidelines tend to change but as of June 2012 they included, for the cover: Minimum of 1000 pixels on the longest side; Images … Continue reading

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Make your illustrated Kindle book easily – with Mac, Calibre & Seashore! 7: Calibre

Here is the Calibre window, with the icons at the top positioned nicely so you progress logically along from left to right.  (After the first time you will usually be updating a book.  You highlight the book in the list … Continue reading

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