A small but potentially useful update for budding authors using Google Docs: you can now export your musing as .epub files – one of the most popular open formats for ebooks.
The main advantage with Epub over PDFs or other document formats is its ability to quickly and automatically adjust text for different screen sizes (although you can publish content in a fixed layout as well). It lets users change the font and text size themselves, and can accept GIF, JPEG PNG and SVG images.
It’s also fully supported by virtually every e-reader out there except for Amazon’s Kindle, so you don’t have to worry about whether your PDFs are the right aspect ratio or if text will display correctly on you e-reader.
That said, if you do own a Kindle, a quick Google search will show you how to convert Epub to a compatible format.
Future Shakespeares can save their sonnets as .epubs by clicking File > Download as > EPUB Publication (.epub). The update is rolling out to all users over the next three days.
➤ Export Google Docs files as EPUB publications [Google Apps Updates Blog]
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