The Shortest Path to ePub and Kindle from QuarkXPress

Here’s the world’s shortest description of how to convert a book to ePub or Kindle from QuarkXPress 9:

  1. Choose Layout> Add Pages to Reflow View…
  2. Choose View> Reflow View… and tag your content.
  3. Choose File> Export> Reflow as ePub… or File> Export> Reflow as Kindle…

That’s it!

(Yes, I know: you’ll need to set some options and add cover art, but basically this is the procedure.)

You can remove step 1 if you start with a text file — just choose eBook when creating a new Project:

Then, just import your text and pictures, tag it, and export an ePub or Kindle file!

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.