You can either convert your file on your own, or order the conversion from us.
We recommend that you convert your book on your own.
If you choose to convert your ebook on your own, please make sure to use .epub extension and one of the following professional converters: Sigil, Vellum, InDesign epub export, or Reedsy Book Editor. Unfortunately a fully automated conversion might leaves errors in your file, hidden in the code. It will be readable and good for personal use, but the stores might not accept it for commercial distribution.
All books have to pass an automatic ebook validation process to ensure quality. (You can check if your ebook is valid here.) We don’t have a long formatting guide but have an example ebook you can use as a template to convert your own books: The Time Machine (ebook template).
The formatting of your book is entirely in your hands.
Prepare your manuscript for ebook conversion
For the best results, it is best to follow some common practices before submitting your manuscript for ebook conversion. Read more here: https://publishdrive.com/prepare-manuscript-ebook-conversion/
How to convert your book?
We recommend Sigil for professional ebook conversion. Here is a guide on how to get started: http://publishdrive.com/sigil-guide
For a more user-friendly, what-you-see-is-what-you-get solution try Reedsy Ebook Editor. Here is a guide: https://publishdrive.com/convert-book-reedsy-book-editor/
Ebook conversion service
You may ask PublishDrive for ebook conversion in return of a onetime fee if your books are available in docx, indd (InDesign), rtf, html or PDF. The conversion fee will be calculated based on the complexity, the length of the book and the number of pictures, and will be manually done by a qualified professional.
In addition to the above listed file formats, we also accept a PDF of the print version to ensure that your ebook looks similar to the print version. After a successful conversion, your files can be downloaded from PublishDrive, and you can use them as you wish.
To receive a quote, talk to our chatbot, Edith: click here and start the conversation with 'ebook conversion'.