Draft2Digital provided a new POD (Print On Demand) paperback option in addition to ePub, Mobi, and PDF eBook file media. I said to myself. “Does it work?” Well, it’s close to being perfect formatting; but, you will need to do some doc or docx editing.
This was discovered when publishing my ePub eBook from a Word doc file with Draft2Digital help. Download PDF file for a paperback option appeared and I took it.
- Front matter and back matter, content formatted.
- Chapter body text fully justified except when centered desired.
- Drop cap styling in Word file ignored, not converted.
- Alternating book title & author name headers nicely created.
- Bullet lists & numbered lists were correctly formatted.
- 5 and 8.5-inch trim size only supported
What didn’t happen?
- Chapter beginnings didn’t always start on an odd numbered page.
- Didn’t use enough page breaks to align chapter beginnings to odd pages.
- No front & back and spine cover images were generated. You will need to produce your own covers.
- Page numbering and headers begin on the first page of the file.
Not bad for single pass through the publishing path producing an eBook of ePub or Mobi, a PDF, and a Print On Demand (POD) paperback. More research on my part will continue to see how close I may come to creating a paperback book.