PC Pro’s ‘make a Kindle ebook’ article.

The latest issue of the leading UK PC magazine, PC Pro tells you how to “Publish your own Kindle eBook”. Their rather roundabout route is to make an ePub from Word with Sigil 0.3 and then convert the ePub to .mobi with Calibre. Hmmm. Well, it’ll do the job if you just want to read. But it’s not ideal — and especially if you’re selling the results. For a commercial Kindle Store book you still need hand-coding of simple HTML plus the couple of Kindle-specific tags, and a chunk of basic CSS embedded in the head of the page. And then at least ten passes of proof-reading.