Formatting an eBook for Beginners - This Is Trouble

Formatting an eBook for Beginners

This video will teach you how to format your eBook in Mac OSX’s Pages. For those of you who are using Microsoft Word…well, I feel your pain 😉

This is part of a case study I’m doing to see how easy and time intensive it is to publish your eBooks. The goal is to build a viable formula for aspiring authors to be able to make a small bit of money off of self-publishing.

Formatting your eBook is probably the most painful part of the process, so just remember this:

1.) FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT NORMAL FORMATTING. eBooks do not work the same (watch the video for all the dirty details).
2.) Different devices look differently.
3.) No white space.

If you do this, you’ll be well on your way to having a non-migraine-inducing experience of formatting your eBook.

The niche site that I used to build this book is at

If you’d like to purchase the book, I appreciate it! It’s available here:

Kyle Trouble

I'm Kyle "Trouble". I'm a former computer engineer who left the 9-5 in LA at 24 years old and moved to Eastern Europe. I blog about dating, life abroad, and building successful and scalable streams of income.

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199Flags - November 19, 2016

Nice tutorial Kyle! I’m glad I checked this out because I had no clue Pages was good for editing an eBook. It’s funny how we were just talking about never a Mac again. Right now, I’m glad to have mine. I’m up over 37K words on my first book, it’s all coming together.

One thing I wish you went into more was setting up the chapters with the links to jump. Is it kinda easy once I put it into the ePub format?

    Kyle [] - November 21, 2016

    I really didn’t either until I dug into it this time around.

    Yes, it’s very easy. Once you use one of the SubHeading formats, it’ll auto-link it to the ToC.


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