Authors looking for ways to transform their writing into eBooks can get some fast help, thanks to O'Reilly.

O'Reilly's new quarterly title, Make Magazine, has published a blog entry explaining a fast and free way to do just that. It includes a visit to an online site with a Web-based PHP iPod eBook creator.

Make magazine talks about digital projects, hardware hacks, and DIY ideas. Its next issue will carry a feature about a secret iPod "kiosk-mode" feature.