It wasn’t as simple as I’d hoped, converting my Pages ePub files to Kindle .mobi files. I had to remove page breaks and some hidden text, that wasn’t hidden any longer. I moved the two photographs associated with specific poems to keep them with the poems, and the layout is a little different, but we got it to look pretty good.
Amazon makes it fairly easy, providing a Kindle Previewer application that not only allows us to see how the .epub file looks on the various Kindle models (even on a Mac), but also converts the file to .mobi. Amazon also uploads an .epub file and converts it as part of the publishing process. Of course Amazon and iBooks are similar in their game of 20 questions when publishing – or 30 or 40.
According to the computer generated reply, it should only take 12 hours to know if my book is suitable for publishing – but then I should have heard something back from iBooks by now according to their computer generated reply.
I’ll let you know when I know.