Using Sigil, a free EPUB editor, to make an eBook
What is Sigil?
According to the Sigil Website, "Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format." Yes, it is all that, and it's free!
Why would you want to make an eBook?
Well, imagine being able to do a course reader, documentation, a family history or that novel you have been wanting to write (and have no publisher for) and being able to distribute it yourself to the world in a format that can be legibly read by almost all computers, tablets, iPads, eBook readers (except Kindle) and smart phones including iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
Why would I make an eBook about how to use a computer to make eBooks?
Because it can be hard use your computer to read an online Website about how to do something with your computer, when you are trying to use that computer to do that something. Now you can use your iPhone, Android or Blackberry, iPad or other device (except Kindle) to read the cookbook.
Here are links to my eBook Cookbook and to some Sigil and EPUB resources:
- My eBook EPUB Sigil Cookbook
- Sigil download Website
- Sigil Tutorial
- Sigil Documentation
- Adobe Digital Editions, free software for reading EPUB documents on your desktop or laptop computer
- Elizabeth Castro's great book, EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders
Comments and corrections are greatly appreciated and can be emailed to me at email@example.com or posted here on this blog post.