eBook distributor PublishDrive just launched their own ebook conversion tool. It takes in DOCX files and produces Epub and Mobi files.
BTW, I also added this new tool to my post on ebook-making tools.
From the press release:
To use the conversion tool, users simply upload a Microsoft Word DOCX file. The file is then instantly converted into EPUB and MOBI files that can be downloaded by the user. The tool can be used by anyone, and registration with the PublishDrive platform is not required.
This provides tremendous benefits for indie authors who lack the software or technical skills needed for conversion. With just a few clicks, authors can convert their manuscript to an industry-standard ebook format that is accepted by all major stores and e-reader platforms.
PublishDrive’s CEO, Kinga Jentetics, stated that the conversion tool is one of the most requested features at PublishDrive. “Most other converters,” she said, “leave ebooks with formatting issues or miss out on smart solutions like generating metadata into the EPUB file. As a result, many ebooks generated by other tools do not meet the requirements of commercial purposes or do not exploit embedding smart metadata to boost sales. I am so excited to see how authors will use this public feature. I believe PublishDrive’s public converter will raise the bar for quality EPUBS in stores - which is the number-one thing to provide a great reader experience!”