Here are some useful tools for epublishing.
|ePubCheck||4.0||3.4MB||JRE needed||epub validating|
|Adobe Digital Editions||4.5||8.0MB||for Win 7 to Win 10||epub preview|
|Adobe Digital Editions||1.7||13.5MB||for Win XP||epub preview|
|KindleGen||2.9||2.5MB||necessary for Mobi Maker|
|Kindle Previewer||2.9||180MB||JRE included||mobi/kindle preview|
JRE, Java Runtime Environment should be installed on Windows and Java path should be configured properly. This is a basic requirement for all programs developed with Java language.
epubcheck and Kindle Previewer are developed with Java, so JRE is needed.
Adobe Digital Editions(after 1.8) needs DotNet Framework to run, for old Windows as Win XP without DoNet Framework please use ADE 1.7
Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis by Liz Castro
Three Press Blog by Three Press
ePub Validator by IDPF
At last, there are two online course about using MS Word, there are many books and courses about MS Word, but no special for epublishing, these two are closing it.
Word 2007: Formatting Long Documents by Lynda.com
Word 2010: Styles in Depth by Lynda.com