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How to Create and Publish an eBook: Theotek Podcast #093

Pastors and ministers can make use of their sermon series’ and bible studies by turning those into an eBook. They might have a devotional book they want to use to disciple their congregation or a small group. Whatever you want to put out there in digital written format you can do with an eBook. We discussed how to make an eBook in this podcast with special guest Kathy Mansfield, wife of our co-host Rick Mansfield and a talented children’s eBook publisher and author.

In the podcast we referred to Kathy Mansfield’s author page on Amazon. Be sure to check it out and get some of her books, especially if you work with young kids or have some in the home. You can also find Kathy at her website And a Poem, which she explained in the podcast, so be sure to listen below or watch it above. That’s also her official Twitter author account.

Kathy was a school librarian for 26 years and now serves as the state library consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Tools for Making an eBook

We discussed a bunch of tools that help people make eBooks. Here’s the list…

pixabay.com photos for your ebooks

  • Pixabay – a great site for free, public creative commons photos you can use in your projects.
  • Create Space – the site used by handling eBook publishing via Amazon’s website and eBook store.
  • DIY Book Formats – a great site to help you learn how to create eBooks and how to format them for publishing.
  • APE by Guy Kawasaki – I mentioned this book by former Apple Computer evangelist Guy Kawasaki who has published a bunch of eBooks.
  • Sigil – a tool for creating eBooks.
  • Creative Book Builder – another tool for creating eBooks mentioned by Wes Allen
  • Press Books – yet another site dedicated to helping you create your eBooks mentioned by Wes.
  • Smashwords – a place to distribute your eBook instead of using Amazon
  • Creative Penn – another site dedicated to helping you create your eBook.

If you use any of these or any of our suggestions to publish your book, please be sure to let us know and we’ll publicize it on our show.

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Dr. Kevin Purcell is pastor of High Peak Baptist Church, an author and writer at Christian Computing Magazine, GottaBeMobile.com and Notebooks.com. He also runs the Theotek Podcast found at www.Theotek.com

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