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Has anyone ever heard of Stack Exchange? Basically, it is a series of sites where people can go and ask questions that are answered by others in the same community, very similar to what we do here at the Kindleboards. Well, they are currently standing up a beta version of their site for writers, and I thought I'd share it with you good folks.

Coming from an IT background, I have found Stack Exchange to be an invaluable resource for finding answers to problems, and I think it would be great to see their writer's version succeed. If you get a chance, visit the link below and look it over. I have seen a lot of questions on there pertaining to self-publishing, and it seems that most of the people who have registered there already have no idea about e-books or the simplicity of publishing for Kindle and others. I think if we can get enough voices over there we can help get their site going and help enlighten quite a few other folks who are looking to accomplish what many of us have already done.

http://writers.stackexchange.com/

BTW - registration is free. Just click the "log in" link and create a new user account. (This is NOT a paid endorsement!) :)
 

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Looks interesting, but Kindleboards does virtually the same thing.
 

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To give you an example of what I'm taking about here, I just posted a question to see if I could get some feedback. It is a question that I considered posting her at KB as well.

The question I would like to ask is this: does anyone else have their own process (or one borrowed from elsewhere) that they use for formatting and then creating their e-books? Are you using other software tools besides Calibre to create your e-book files?

I am currently using Guido Henkel's formatting guide for putting together my e-books, but I have modified it slightly. Having an extensive background in html, I didn't really need the primer on html formatting. However, once we get to the part where he has you copy everything to Notepad+ and then create the file in Calibre, I pretty much stick to everything he says.

http://guidohenkel.com/2010/12/take-pride-in-your-ebook-formatting/


At the Stack Exchange link below, people could post a response or vote for responses that have already posted to show their support for that answer. You can also vote for the question to show that you feel it is a relevant question that the rest of the community would find value in. By voting for questions and/or answers you can help to ensure that others will be directed to information that they may find useful as well.

http://writers.stackexchange.com/q/3395/2343
 
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