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How long does it normally take for the book to become live in the store?

And do you know of a way to preview the book (like the mobi file you can download in KDP) before delivering it?
 

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To Preview:

1. On a Mac, drag the ePub file into iTunes.
2. Get an iPad with iBooks installed.
3. Synch iPad with the Mac.
4. Open iBooks on iPad and read book.

You can also synch an iPhone with the Mac and read the book on the iPhone. That may be more of a challenge than using an iPad.

If it looks good on the iPad, then proceed with the upload. If not, fix it and go back to #1.

I ran the PC Word file into Pages on the Mac and used the Pages EXPORT EPUB function to produce the ePub. I did this in order to produce an ePub file that is as "Apple" as possible. Pages also has an eBook template that is pretty good. It defaults to block paras, but changing the para spacing can be done by editing the style specs for the body text.

Good luck.
 

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I published to iTunes via Draft2Digital and it took only a few days to go live. My first sale followed pretty quickly after that.
 

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Thank you everyone! I had no point of reference and couldn't find the answer online.

Terrence OBrien said:
To Preview:

1. On a Mac, drag the ePub file into iTunes.
2. Get an iPad with iBooks installed.
3. Synch iPad with the Mac.
4. Open iBooks on iPad and read book.

You can also synch an iPhone with the Mac and read the book on the iPhone. That may be more of a challenge than using an iPad.

If it looks good on the iPad, then proceed with the upload. If not, fix it and go back to #1.

I ran the PC Word file into Pages on the Mac and used the Pages EXPORT EPUB function to produce the ePub. I did this in order to produce an ePub file that is as "Apple" as possible. Pages also has an eBook template that is pretty good. It defaults to block paras, but changing the para spacing can be done by editing the style specs for the body text.

Good luck.
Thanks! I took the easier route and just dropped the epubs in my Dropbox folder and opened it in my iPad because I'm lazy like that. ;)

So I'm guessing the epub created by Pages is going to look exactly as is when it's published? If so, it looks like my Page Breaks are not working. Should I be using Section Break instead?
 

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ShortySmalls said:
Thank you everyone! I had no point of reference and couldn't find the answer online.

Thanks! I took the easier route and just dropped the epubs in my Dropbox folder and opened it in my iPad because I'm lazy like that. ;)

So I'm guessing the epub created by Pages is going to look exactly as is when it's published? If so, it looks like my Page Breaks are not working. Should I be using Section Break instead?
I email the epubs to myself, then open them on my son's iPad, using iBooks.

Hope that helps!

Rue
 
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