Nowadays writing a novel demands your artistic skills, and some basic electronic equipment to type its content. But there is always a financial problem when it comes to publishing your product. The easiest way is to digitally publish your book with the help of an online distributor (ex.: Lulu) which requires no additional fees in case your book meets all the requirements.
The main problem with such services is that they require you to have your finished work edited in EPUB format. In case you have used other formats (.doc or .pdf., etc) you can pay a fee in order to have your novel transcribed into this format. But what if you can do this all by yourself without paying anything.
Sigil is an open-source application that can perform this operation for free. With a WYSIWYG interface and a XHTML Code View module, this application offers basic formatting control that ensures your product to work properly on any device will be viewed. This means that operations like formatting text or importing images are easy tasks to be performed by any user.
Sigil is available as a release candidate version for Windows, Mac and Linux users and the owner is ready to pass the project to any other volunteer. For more info visit http://sigildev.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-maintainer-needed.html.