I experimented with Amazon KDP’s upload feature and got a .mobi file. Neat. Did it have a hyperlinked table of contents? No. Did I get an .epub file for other sites? No. I remembered an ebook I read with clean formatting, so I contacted their formatter, Polgarus Studio. The site was clear and professional, and the prices very reasonable.
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Bottom line: If I did it on my own, I would have made mistakes that cost me sales. Jason and Marina gave me smart, splendid files. You couldn’t pry me away from them. I’ll use Polgaurus Studio again.
The Eye of Orion, Book 1: Gearjackers (Kindle)