How to Format Your eBook in Pages for Beginners


About this tutorial:

Video duration: 8:8
This video will teach you how to format your eBook in Mac OSX’s Pages. For those of you who are using Microsoft Word…well, I feel your pain 😉

This is part of a case study I’m doing to see how easy and time intensive it is to publish your eBooks. The goal is to build a viable formula for aspiring authors to be able to make a small bit of money off of self-publishing.

Formatting your eBook is probably the most painful part of the process, so just remember this:

1.) FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT NORMAL FORMATTING. eBooks do not work the same (watch the video for all the dirty…


  1. 1. There is no such thing as an ebook template in pages.
    2. You should justify the text.
    3. An explanation on how you made the toc with the hyperlinks would've been helpful.

  2. Thanks, Kyle! I was wandering around the apple tutorials and finally gave up and found you on YouTube. It's the basics, just what I was wondering about. You answered my 'beginner' questions.

  3. Hy, Kyle! Nice work you have put up here, on your book and on your blog! Congrats!! Thanks a lot for sharing and helping us!!! Would you mind answering some doubts? Would the Page ePub template work also for Smashworld? If not, what could be done about this?? What about the cover? Is it uploaded as an independent file? I've noticed it is NOT included on your formatting file… Thank you again!


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