A few months ago, I took a couple of the short stories that John Gatehouse wrote to promote our kid’s book, Trick or Treat, and used the services of Smashwords to turn them into an ebook.
I had to first create an account, and then upload the text as a Microsoft Word file to the Smashwords service. The file along with the cover art was then subjected to what they somewhat unflatteringly call the Meatgrinder, which converts the files into multiple ebook formats.
The result is not perfect, and the Smashwords method is not one I would want to use for a commercial product but I think it was a worthwhile experiment.
To judge for yourself you can download the book for free from the Smashwords site here
The epub version of Trick or Treat can be purchased atLulu.com, and the Kindle version from Amazon.