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  1. Today, I found out that my version of Storyist for my Mac could not generate a Kindle ebook (.mobi). Turns out I needed to replace my 32-bit KindleGen with 64-bit. And it turns out that Amazon no longer has a direct link to KindleGen. So I googled a bit, and found out how to get the KindleGen in Kindle Publisher. Here is what I did. Download and install the latest Kindle Previewer from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000765261 In the Applications folder, control-click the Kindle Previewer 3.app and select Open Package Contents from the pop-up menu. You will see a folder called Contents. Copy it. In your Applications folder, create a folder called “Kindle Previewer 3 app contents”. (Or whatever you like, but this name tells it like it is. And no quotes in the folder name, of course.) Paste the Contents folder into the “Kindle Previewer 3 app contents” folder. (You can find kindlegen in there if you like, I have the path in the next step.) Go through the process of exporting a Kindle (mobi) file in Storyist. When you get to Step 3: Enter Kindle options, change your KindleGen Location to: /Applications/Kindle Previewer 3 app contents/lib/fc/bin/kindlegen Click Next to continue exporting your Kindle file.
  2. Did you ever get a reply to this? I would be happy to convert it to .doc or rtf or whatever. Seems it would just be a matter of opening, exporting, and emailing.
  3. It helps. Thank you. I am trying your steps and I will see how they work for me. So far, so good.
  4. I would like to export my Storyist novel-formatted story to a 6x9 format to export to Createspace for a 6x9 print book. I previously used the export to mobi to make a file that I uploaded to Amazon for Kindle, and it worked fine. Now I would like to make a 6x9 version, text in nice print format (Time New Roman, single space paragraphs, etc.?) and not double-space Courier as in the Novel stylesheet. The process looks complex so far: export to RTF or some such and reformat the document. I would have liked to export from Storyist to PDF or .docx or some such that would already be formatted properly for Createspace. Or I would like to have a stylesheet that is formatted for 6x9 Createspace books, and I could transfer my Storyist novel (actually a couple of short stories) to that. What is the easiest way to get a Storyist story into Createspace 6x9 format? P.S. I will want to do that in the future with embedded pictures, as in children’s books. For now, I will settle for text.
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