How to make a beautiful ebook (in .EPUB format ), like ebooks for sale on a Kindle?
I make epubs to check myself with Calibre but if you upload your MS Word doc (.doc file) to Amazon they'll make it a .mobi file for Kindle users. Although if you upload it to Smashwords.com they can get your ebook in any format you need and they can also help you get your ebooks into stores. I haven't had a problem with any of my ebooks with Smashwords.
If you are on Mac, I'd suggest to use iBook Author to write ebooks in epub format. And mostly important, it's free. I have used it to publish serveral ebooks on iTunes store.
There are plenty of ways to do this. A few things you need to know:
For MakeUseOf eBooks we use Sigil and then convert to Kindle format with the Kindle Previewer app. It's the best way to keep the code clean and get it to look exactly right.
How To Make Your Own eBooks And Publish Them On Amazon
Video Links: (How to Creat a EBook EPub file (3 part series)