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How to create EPUB eBooks from other formats for iPhone, iPad, Sony reader and etc.?

If you are a writer, author, blogger, webmaster, someone who loves to write your own stories, or someone who plans to publicity for your website or business via free eBooks, this article can give you the easiest solution to create your own EPUB eBooks. You may ask why EPUB? As EPUB is the standard and most commonly used eBook format and compatible with most popular e-Readers. You can find EPUB eBooks everywhere on iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Sony Reader, etc. So let's talk about how to create EPUB eBooks for your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony Reader, etc..


Generally speaking, the easiest way to create EPUB eBooks is to write your eBooks with your familiar word processing software and then convert them to EPUB format. You may ask, is there any such conversion tool? Then answer is yes. And EPUB Builder is the one for you. It can create EPUB eBooks by converting multiple popular formats to EPUB (Word to EPUB, Txt to EPUB, PDF to EPUB, HTML to EPUB, CHM to EPUB, and Images to EPUB).


So the first step to create an EPUB eBook is to prepare for the contents in Word, Txt, PDF, or any formats you like. All the supported formats are: MS Word (.doc/.docx), Txt (.txt), PDF (.pdf), Html (.html/.htm/.xhtml), CHM (.chm), EPUB (.epub), Images (.jpg/.png/.bmp/.gif/.tiff). After you finished the contents, download this EPUB creating tool and install it on your PC. And then you can create your own EPUB eBook with the few steps below:


Step 1 Launch the program

Launch the program by double-clicking on the quick start icon on your desktop.


Step 2 Customize book info, layout, and output folder

Fill out the pop-up window box with the general book info. Please note that selecting the right language of your eBook is very important operation to keep the output text content looks all right.


Customize Book info


Click Layout and you can set the layout for the output eBook: text and images, margins, spacing.


Customize Layout


Click Output settings and then you can set output folder for the EPUB eBook.


Customize Output folder


After you finish the settings above, click OK button to save the info and go to the next step.


Step 3 Set book cover

Double click on the left cover area, and you can replace the book cover with a local image.


Add book cover


Step 4 Add book content

Click the Add content button, and you can quickly add local eBook contents (including: PDF (.pdf), MS Word (.doc/.docx), Txt (.txt), Html (.html/.htm/.xhtml), CHM (.chm), EPUB (.epub), Images (.jpg/.png/.bmp/.gif/.tiff)) to the program.


Add contents


Step 5 Customize tables of contents

The imported contents are displayed as different chapters within the eBook. By clicking on the file name of each chapter, you can rename the imported contents.


Customize tables of contents


Also you can find more options in the right-click menu to edit the tables of contents: add, remove, clear, move up, move down.


If the imported PDF file is protected with open password, there will be a small lock icon beside the file, meaning that the file is locked. In this case, you need to click on the lock icon and enter the right password to unlock the PDF file, otherwise the open password protected file will be excluded the eBook.


Customize tables of contents


Step 6 Build a book

Click the Build button and wait for a little while, you can get your own EPUB eBook as you like.


Build an eBook


Now you have created your own EPUB eBooks, you can publish your own eBook if you wish. Or transfer the EPUB eBooks to iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Sony Reader, and more popular e-Readers, you can enjoy the fantastic reading experience. If you want to learn more details about editing EPUB files, you can read this article: How to edit EPUB files with EPUB Builder.