Nuclear Option Assistant for your Smashwords ebook .DOC

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How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, by Robert Qualkinbush
Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies, by Bud Webster

We at ReAnimus Press think Smashwords is great, and use it to distribute the ebooks we produce for our authors. However, we know (firsthand!) that Smashwords' formatting rules can be a bit challenging. Sometimes a .DOC file has tricky problems that require what Smashwords calls the "Nuclear Option" — wiping out all the formatting & styles and starting from scratch. This page is meant to help decrease the pain of that.

The biggest drawback we've found to their Nuclear Option is that it requires manually re-marking all the italics, which can be numerous and really time-consuming to find and restore. So for our in-house use we've designed numerous tools, and this page gives you access to one of them:

It performs a Nuclear Option format removal, AND it leaves the italics in the output.

We've found that's a real time-saver. Here's how it works:

1. Browse to your .DOC file here:

2. Then click:

3. Then, save the file as a .HTML file, go into Microsoft Word, open the .HTML file, and save it out as a .DOC using Save-As.

(And if you need any other help with your ebook production, formatting, covers, scanning, OCRing, proofreading, etc., please contact us. It's what we do, and we'd be glad to help you.)

Space Travel - A Science Fiction WriterThe Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells, by Ben BovaStaying Alive - A WriterA Knife In The Mind, by Craig StreteSummer on a Mountain of Spices, by Harvey JacobsPushback, by John E. StithWhen Grandfather Journeys Into Winter, by Craig StreteWheelers, by Ian Stewart and Jack CohenReunion on Neverend, by John E. StithThe Kinsman Saga, by Ben BovaMore Issues at Hand, by James Blish (as William Atheling, Jr.)Blowdry, by Jerry Sohl