If I thought formatting for CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was difficult and frustrating then welcome to the world of Smashwords. Phew. Their easy-to-has formatting guide is, from my perspective, overly complicated and rage-inducing.
Particularly the ‘Table of Contents’ (TOC) issue. Wow. After several hours spent trying to fathom the guide and linking the chapter headings to the TOC list – cue grinding of teeth and venting of swear words – without success I simply googled the problem and lo-and-behold work-around found.
Now, after only a few short minutes the file was accepted and has gone live via the Smashwords system, and available in these formats: epub, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb and txt. I don’t even know what some of them are (lrf?)
You can find the Tiberius Found Smashwords page here.