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Kindle your book
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I would like to sell books on the Amazon Kindle. I think it is a great pity that Blurb has opted to concentrate solely on the iPad.

I appreciate that the iPad is a great tablet and e-reader, but Amazon is one of the major suppliers of books in the world, if not the major supplier.

Even the new PDF option offered by Blurb is designed for the iPad and does not upload to KDP.

I think this is a great pity given the market power of Amazon for books and with the advent of the newer Kindle Fire models which are now much better for photobooks.

Selling a book on the Apple istore is a much more complicated process than uploading a Kindle to Amazon. But unfortunately Blurb does not cater for ebooks which upload to Kindle Direct Publishing .

I think this is a great oversight and a great pity. I will continue to seek a solution for designing ebooks for Kindle which means that I will probably have to look elsewhere than Blurb which is a great pity, as I love creating books on Blurb.

Blurb keep saying other ebook formats are coming. . . but they are still not here!

Does anyone else have the same problem, or has anyone found a solution for creating ebooks which upload of Kindle Direct Publishing?

Thank you in advance.

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Oct 14, 2012 1:51am PDT
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Ebook Formatting on iPad- Why Landscape Only?
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I also do not like the two page spread and agree that it is counter intuitive. It would be much better to have a fixed format for one page which fills the entire iPad screen.

I also dislike the fact that Blurb made the iBookstore option live for a while, then withdrew it, and I have now been waiting so long for it to come back that I have found a different solution in the meantime.

I really, really like Blurb, but do not think they have handled the ebook format launch very well. I would also like to see templates for Kindle ebooks.

There are also sorts of vague promises and vague dates, just watch this space. I have been watching this space for so long now that I have found alternative solutions. A great shame, as I really like what Blurb does.

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Jun 7, 2012 1:23am PDT
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Apple iBookstore, sigh...
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I also hope that the iBookstore option will be available again via Blurb soon!

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May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Tell us your ebook interests
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I’d really like to be able to Publish to Kindle and ePub.

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Jul 22, 2011 1:02pm PDT
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Tell us your ebook interests
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I’d really like to be able to publish my ebooks created with Booksmart in ePub or Kindle format.

ePub, in particular, for photo books.

Any plans to introduce this?

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Jul 17, 2011 1:53am PDT
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