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Ultimate Ebook Creator Video Tutorials

Before you submit a support ticket, please take the time to watch all these Ultimate Ebook video tutorials.
Most of your questions have probably been answered in these tutorials


1. How to Download UEC from Hightail.com
When you purchase UEC, you will be given a download link to a zipped installation file hosted on hightail.com service. This video shows how to download UEC installation files from the hightail.com service.
2. How to Install and Activate Ultimate Ebook Creator
The first time you run UEC, you will be asked to activate your product using the activation code that will be emailed to you. This code is usually the ClickBank Receipt number or the Amazon Order Number if you bought the UEC DVD from Aamzon. This video will show you how to install and activate UEC on your computer.
3. How to Install Amazon's KindleGen EXE Tool
The KindleGen EXE is a command line tool that generates a MOBI file. I can no longer bundle this tool with UEC because Amazon KDP changed their terms and conditions, so now you need to download and install this tool by yourself. Do not worry this is very siple to do and this video will show you how. Please note you will only need to do this once.
4. Install SQL Compact Components
If you get an error when you try to access the Writer's Studio Database, then your computer is missing some essential Microsoft SQL Compact database components. This video will show you how to install these components. It is very important that you follow these steps excatly as I show you.
5. How to Organize your Author's Workspace
This video shows how to setup your workspace to create your books in an well organized manner. The video will also show how to take advantage of the UEC's auto backup feature, so that you never lose any of your content again!
6. The UEC affiliate Program
Yes you can make some serious money promoting UEC and it's totally free to do so. In fact most of my sales come from people just like you who are promoting UEC by putting links on their web site or FaceBook page or Twitter or Instagram and more. It's so easy to promote. All you need to do is create an affiliate link and put that link on your facebook or web site etc. and make money. This video shows you all you need to know. So start promoting UEC today and make $33.50 USD for every sale you make!
7. Understanding How eBooks Work
All eBook devices, whether it's Kindle, iPad, Android, Kobo, Sony reader or whatever, work the same as a browser. That is they flow the text. This means there is no concept of a fixed page size. The logical page is determined by the devices settings of fint, font size and more. This video also explains all this and also why you should never rely on software previewers to test the final eBook format.
8. How to Work in Offline Mode
Sometimes if you are travelling and do not have internet connection, then do not worry as UEC allows you to work in offline mode. Only the full version supports this feature (not the trial version). In offline mode, you have access to all the features of UEC except the export features which means you will not be able to generate any of the output files such as MOBI and EPUB.
9. How to create a Kindle Ebook From Scratch
This video shows you step by step how to create a recipe book. You will learn all the main features of UEC by watching this video.
10. Chapters and Sections Explained
This video shows you how to create, rename, delete and change the font, style etc of chapters and sections. A chapter can have one or more sections under them.
11. Table of Contents Explained
This video will show you all the features for configuring the table of contents (TOC). The TOC option shows in one convenient sections all the options configured for all the chapters and sections.
12. Table of Contents in Word and PDF - Part 1
In this part #1 video shows you how to apply the correct paragraph formatting style to Chapter and Section Titles so that they will appear in the Table of Contents when exporting to Word or PDF.
13. Table of Contents in Word and PDF - Part 2
In this Part #2 video I show you how to create and modify a style template so that you can apply the same style to all your chapter and section titles.
14. Global Find and Replace
This is a quick video that shows you how to use the Global Find and Replace feature. As you will see it is way more powerful than the typical find and replace found in other applications.
15. Global Statistics
This is a quick video that shows you how to obtain your UEC project's statistics, such as the total word count, line count, character count and more.
16. How to fix the Double Line Spacing Issue
This video will explain why the double line spacing occurs in your eBooks and how to fix it with the setting of proper paragraph styles.
17. Introduction to Conversion
UEC has some very powerful features to convert various documents from one format to another. But remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch! This video talks about why you need to be careful and evaluate each situation and decide if conversion is the way to go.
18. Convert MS Word directly to MOBI, EPUB or PDF
This video tutorial shows you how to convert your manuscript in MS Word format directly to EPUB, MOBI or PDF. This is a direct conversion and does not need you to create a UEC project.
19. PDF Conversion to Word, HTML or EPUB
This video tutorial shows you how to convert your manuscript in PDF format directly to MS Word, HTML or EPUB. This is a direct conversion and does not need you to create a UEC project.
20. EPUB Conversion to PDF
This video tutorial shows you how to convert an EPUB file directly to a PDF document. This is a direct conversion and does not need you to create a UEC project.
21. Password Proctect PDF Documents
This video tutorial shows you how to password protect your PDF document. This is a great way to provide some level of security when selling your ebook on your own web site. This option even auto generates 8 character random passwords so that you can generate each protected PDF document with a unique password.
22. Style Templates
This video tutorial shows how to manage style templates. You can create a new style template as well as copy an existing template. The video also shows you how these style templates are used when creating chapters and sections.
23. Create Style Template for Fiction eBooks
This video shows you how to customize and setup a style template for creating fiction eBooks.
24. Embed Audio and Video
This video tutorial shows you how to embed audio and video content into your ebooks to create Amazon Enhanced Kindle Edition ebooks. This is a very powerful feature and will increase the sale of your ebooks. I beleive UEC is the only product currently to offer this powerful feature.
25. How to Create Links and Bookmarks
This video shows you how to create links to external web site, bookmarks and links to bookmarks. You will learn how to create links to a chapter or section and also link to a location in the middel of content.
26. How to Create End Notes
Creating end notes in an ebook is not quite the same as a physical book. This video shows you how I create end notes in all my ebooks. Here I give you one way of creating end notes, but you can extend this technique and come up with many ways for creating end notes.
27. How to Color Text
This quick video will show you how to change the color of the text in your content. In the UEC version 1.xx this option was on the toolbar but in the currect version (2.xx) this option has moved to the format menu option.
28. Working with Images - Part 1
This video shows you how to insert images into UEC the correct way so that they will appear in the final ebook. Wrap stle is explained and how the wrap style effects the alignment of the images.
29. Working with Images - Part 2
In this video I show you some of the tricky formatting issues that create large gaps between a photo and tex. This is mostly to do with image formating and also paragraph formating.
30. How to Validate EPUB formatted files
This video shows you how validate your EPUB file with the official EPUB organization web site (http://validator.idpf.org/). You should always make sure you validate your EPUB files before attempting to upload to any publishing platforms. In my experience if you have ANY errors in your EPUB file and you upload to Smashwords or LULU, you will get some very strange error messages back that will have you scratching your head for hours. SO make sure you validate first!

Note: this validator now validates against EPUB 4 only. so to check your epub file, you can use this free service: https://www.ebookit.com/epub-validator
31. How to Publish (Upload) your Ebook to Amazon KDP
This video shows you all the steps you need to publish or upload your ebook (mobi or epub) to Amazon KDP.
32. How to Publish (Upload) your Ebook to LULU.com
This video shows you all the steps you need to publish or upload your ebook (epub) to LULU.com.
33. How to Create Simple Interactive Trivia (Quiz) eBooks
This video shows you how to create simple interactive ebooks with UEC. You can create interactive books by creating bookmarks and links to bookmarks.
34. Import Your Manuscript - Part 1
This is part 1 of a 5 part video tutorial series. I will show you how to import your manuscript into UEC. Now importing documents into UEC is bit of an art and over the next 3 videos I will try and show you all the tools and techniques (manual and automated) that can help you in importing your manuscript. You can import MS Word, PDF, HTML and text documents.
35. Import Your Manuscript - Part 2
This is part 2 of a 5 part video tutorial series. This video shows how to import a PDF document using the manual import wizard.
36. Import Your Manuscript - Part 3
This is part 3 of a 5 part video tutorial series. This video shows how to import a children's book which where each page is an image.
37. Import Your Manuscript - Part 4
This is part 4 of a 5 part video tutorial series. This video shows how to import a manuscript full of complex scientific diagrams and formulea.
38. Import Your Manuscript - Part 5
This is part 5 of a 5 part video tutorial series. This video shows how to import a UEC project. This is a great way to combine multiple UEC projects into 1 project.
39. Supported Output Formats
This video shows you all the file formats that can be generated with UEC. For example, MOBI, EPUB, MS Word and PDF. Please note in order to generate an Amazon Kindle MOBI file, you will need the download and install the KindleGen tool. See the KindleGen tool video.
40. Writer's Studio - An Introduction
This video will introduce you to the Writer's Studio database system. The video will show you all the basic features of the articles database.
41. Writer's Studio - Security Features
This video shows you how to configure the articles database login features. This will secure your artcles database from unathorized users. You will also learn how to hide articles and only show when a sceurity password is entered.
42. Writer's Studio - How to Import PLR Articles
This video shows you how to import one or more articles (in .txt file format). You can import 1000s of articles from a set of folders and sub folders.
43. UEC Editor Spell Checker
This video shows you how to use the spell checking feature of UEC. You will also learn how to install other spelling dictionaries. A full list of freely available dictionaries are here - Free Dictionaries.
44. Auto Save & Backup Projects
I was not really going to build this feature because I feel that everyone should already adopt the habit of backing up thier projects and files. In reallity many people do not until it's too late and then I get these support tickets asking me for help. Unfortunately if a file is over wrtten - it's GONE! Anyway, I caved in and created the auto backup feature so now noone should have the excuse. As you'll see in this, I've given you some great options.
45. How to Switch User Interface Languages (English and Germany Supported)
UEC supports the English and German language in the user interface. Future languages will be French and Spanish.
46. Word Count
In this video, I show you how to get a complete word count of your ebook as well as individual chapters and sections.
47. Image Optimizer Tool
In this video, I show you how to use the Image Optimizer tool. This tool enables you to reduce the size of an image while maintaining its aspect ratio and quality which rivals Photoshop!
48. Crop Image while preserving Aspect Ratio Part 1 - Using Photoshop
In this video, I show you how to crop an image for a book cover so that it fits the dimensions of the target ebook reader device (like the Kindle Fire which is 6 inches x 9 inches) and at the same time reducing the file size but maintaining quality. This is part 1 which uses Photoshop.
49. Crop Image while preserving Aspect Ratio Part 2 - Using GIMP
In this part #2 video, I show the same workflow as part #1 but this time using the GIMP tool. If you have not seen part #1 yet, I highly recommend you do so before watching part #2.
50. How to Optimize your eBook
In this video, I show how to optimize the size of your eBook without losing significant quality. The optimization process works by adjusting the quality of each image in your eBook without changing the dimensions of the images. This allows you the flexibility to optimize your eBook but keep your high quality images for physical books.
51. How to Capture and View KindleGen Errors
As you know when you export to Amazon MOBI file, UEC uses the KindleGen.exe tool from Amazon. Sometimes, when generating an export to MOBI file, you may encounter some errors. Sometimes, you may wish to simply see what the KindleGen tool is doing. In this video I expalin these options and show you how to capture the output messages generated during the export process.
52. Manually Modify EPUB files
In this video I show you some advanced features that give you complete control on modifying HTML files during the export of MOBI or EPUB file export. This video assumes that you are familiar with HTML, XHTML, CSS and XML markup languages.
53. How to Remove Unwanted And Spam Emails from Gmail
I have many of my customers ask me how they can remove spam and unwanted emails from their gmail account. These emails often do not have an unsubscribe link. This method will work for removing any current and future unwanted emails.
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