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Book Baby eBooks 101

Book Baby eBooks 101
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Mashable 8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook Alexis Grant is a writer, entrepreneur and author of How to Create a Freakin’ Fabulous Social Media Strategy. Writing and selling informational ebooks can be a great way to boost your brand, provide value to your community, and even make some money. But like any entrepreneurial experiment, creating ebooks requires trial and error to figure out a process that works best for you. These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun. 1. Scrivener Scrivener is a game changer for organizing a first draft of any writing project. Just watch one of Scrivener’s tutorial videos, and you’ll be able to import your Word documents, separate them into files, and rearrange them any way you like. 2. Evernote has about a million uses, and now here’s another one: It can help you stay on top of your ebook project. Some people like to use Evernote at the idea stage, when they are brainstorming concepts and advice to include in their ebooks. 3. 99Designs 4. 5. 750words 6.

How to prepare your eBook for publishing on Kindle Last month was a big month for Kindle announcements. A new, lower-priced Kindle ($79 for the ad supported version, $109 for no ads), a Kindle Touch Wi-Fi ($99 with ads, $139 for no ads), a Kindle Touch Wi-Fi/3G ($149 with ads, $189 for no ads), and the Android-based Kindle Fire Tablet with color touch screen ($199) will all hit the market by November 15th, 2011. The Kindle is likely to be the hottest selling item this holiday. It should also keep its place as the world’s best-selling e-reader. Knowing these facts makes it all the more important to learn how to prepare your eBook for publishing on Kindle. Most eBook retailers require that digital books be delivered to them in the ePub format, and Amazon’s Kindle has it’s own format known as AZW. basic formattingfile conversion (from your .doc, .docx, txt, .rtf, or .html file)cover image insertionconversion of graphic images (up to 10 images)interactive table of contents Proofread your file! -Molly King

Free eBook Zelf ebooks maken met Word en Calibre Met de groeiende populariteit van ereaders en ebooks zou je misschien verwachten dat het niet al te moeilijk zou zijn om zelf ebooks te maken. Ebooks bestaan uit een aantal (x)html pagina’s met redelijk eenvoudige opmaak die samen met een CSS stylesheet een ePub bestand vormen. Je zou kunnen zeggen dat ePub bestanden mini-websites zijn en hoe lastig kan het dus zijn om er zelf eentje te maken? Nou dat valt best wel tegen. De mogelijkheid om Word (2007 en hoger) documenten te importeren in een bibliotheek en te converteren naar ePub formaat is één van de interessantste nieuwe functies in Calibre de afgelopen maanden. Een goed begin is het halve werk Hoe goed een converteerfunctie ook is, als je het Word document even naloopt voordat je deze importeert in Calibre gaat het allemaal een stuk prettiger. Enkele aandachtspunten die mij opvielen: Door de pagina’s te scheiden van elkaar met een harde return zorg je ervoor dat die tekst altijd op een nieuwe pagina begint.

Creating an e-book: Tips on formatting and converting your document | Computerworld After years of marginal acceptance, e-books have finally started to eclipse their printed-and-bound ancestors. Casual and sophisticated readers alike are growing much more accustomed to reading from a device -- an e-reader, a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop. They're also catching on for business and technical audiences -- for example, HR departments can distribute employee manuals digitally, while IT staffers can carry around 800-page reference manuals for their favorite programming languages or operating systems without having to dislocate a shoulder. One of the most attractive features about this process is that you don't have to be a professional publisher to produce a useful and well-formatted e-book. But you need more than just your document. In the following article, I've attempted to unravel that particular knot by looking at the e-book creation process from beginning to end -- from formatting the source document to reading the finished product. E-book creation tips

How to Create Ebooks From Start to Finish [+ 5 Free Templates] At age 11, I dreamed of being an editor at a major magazine. I even put together my first publication, Teen Scene Magazine, using colored construction paper, yarn, and in-depth feature interviews with ... my dad. Flash forward to today. But ebook creation can be overwhelming. In this post, I'll go through the ins and outs of how to create an ebook by ... well ... creating an ebook. First Things First: Select a Sales-Worthy Topic Remember: The goal of your ebook is to generate leads for your sales team, so pick a topic that will help a prospect travel from a download of your ebook to a conversation with your sales team. In listening to sales and customer calls here at HubSpot, I've learned that ebook creation is a huge obstacle for our audience. For this blog post, I'm going to use the PowerPoint version of template two from our free collection of five free ebook templates. Below, you'll see my customized cover with my sales-worthy topic. Introduction: Outline Your Ebook Content

How to Create an e-Book in Seven Steps Since publishing my new e-book, Creating Your Personal Life Plan, I have had several people ask how I created the e-book. Rather than try to answer these questions individually, I thought I would document the process here. You might want to try something similar. I first did this when I published my two previous e-books, Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal and Writing a Winning Fiction Book Proposal. I used the same basic approach here. One key thing to note is that I didn’t intend to create an e-book for sale. The format of the e-book is a little unusual. Here are the seven steps I took to create the e-book. I wrote the manuscript in iWork Pages. Enhance with Adobe Acrobat Professional. There are probably many other things I could have done. If you have anything that would improve my process, I would love to hear form you. Question: Do you need to create an e-book?

Liberio | Simple eBook creation and publishing. Eenvoudig ebooks maken met PressBooks De ideale (lees makkelijke, gratis en gebruiksvriendelijke) manier om zelf ePub ebooks te maken had ik nog steeds niet gevonden. Word documenten opslaan in RTF formaat en vervolgens in Calibre converteren was tot nu toe volgens mij weliswaar de makkelijkste methode maar het vereist nog steeds dat je het gratis Calibre installeert en de basisfuncties leert van dit overigens prachtig stukje gratis software. Juist als je docenten wilt overtuigen dat het maken van onderwijsmateriaal in ePub formaat meerwaarde heeft, is een extra stukje software installeren een drempel die men liever niet neemt. Dat de daarmee geproduceerde ePub ook nog vol zit met onnodige Word codes, daar begin ik al helemaal niet meer over, laat staan dat je met weer andere gratis software – Sigil – de gemaakte ePub bestanden kunt bewerken en verfijnen. Via het forum van ereaders.nl werd ik getipt op een dienst waarmee je via met een webapp gratis ebooks kunt maken.

Como crear un eBook para leer, compartirlo o venderlo en internet Convertir un documento de texto en un libro electrónico para leerlo en una tableta, lector o Smartphone. Compartirlo gratis en internet o comercializarlo y venderlo en Amazon u otro servicio online. Convertir entre los distintos formatos MOBI, EPUB y PDF. Cada vez aumenta más la disponibilidad de libros electrónicos en internet para descargar y leer en nuestro dispositivo ya sean gratis o de costo, no obstante aun no suple nuestras expectativas y necesidades, debido a ser un formato relativamente nuevo. En los formatos en los que se encuentran los eBooks se encuentra menos del 1% de las obras que pueden encontrarse en documentos de texto habituales. Muchos necesitamos crear nuestros propios libros electrónicos a partir de documentos de texto que poseemos, principalmente para tres fines: Leerlos cómodamente en nuestro lector de eBooks o tarjeta. Formatos de los eBooks y su compatibilidad con distintos dispositivos ➔ MOBI es el formato del Kindle de Amazon. ¿En que formato crear el eBook?

Create Your Own eBooks - Richard Byrne Yudu is a free service that allows you to upload PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files to create online magazines. The page turning effect and the zoom options are all built into the technology of Yudu and automatically activated. When your Yudu online magazine is created you can embed it into a blog, wiki, or website. The only drawback to Yudu is that the download option can be hard to find when viewing a document full screen and the download file is a zip file which is a turn-off for some people. Issuu, like Yudu, offers the option to display your documents with page-turning effects. You can embed your documents with those effects into your blog or website. DocStoc and Scribd are similar services that can best be described as YouTube for documents. Youblisher is a PDF publishing service that is very similar to Yudu and Issuu. Tools for building ebooks from scratch. My Ebook is a new service for creating rich multimedia ebooks.

How To Make An eBook Advertisement Making an eBook is easy, regardless of your coding experience. This is good, because 99.9% of your time should be spent on writing and getting your book out there, rather than on technology. EPUB And Kindle Any electronic book can be called an eBook, but because over 90% of all eBooks are read on Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) and the Barnes & Noble Nook, I’ll focus on the formats for those platforms: EPUB This is an open standard adopted by Apple (iOS), Barnes & Noble (Nook) and many other makers of eBook readers (such as Sony). Aside to geeks: The current version of EPUB is based on XHTML 1.1, which was officially proposed in 1999. What Kind Of Book Makes The Best eBook? EPUB was truly designed to display text, possibly with some inline images. eBooks don’t handle pictures well. Also keep in mind that more than half of all eBook-reading devices are black and white, which is another reason to steer clear of picture-based books. Coding By Hand <? (al)

Unglue.it: crowdfunding voor ebooks met een Creative Commons licentie Het traditionele uitgeversmodel voor boeken is weliswaar nog lang niet overbodig geworden maar er duiken steeds meer interessante alternatieve verdienmodellen op voor auteurs die hun boeken (alleen) digitaal willen verkopen. Zo zijn er de selfpublish platformen zoals Smashwords en Kindle Direct Publishing in Amerika die zowel schrijvers als uitgevers de gelegenheid bieden om hun ebooks te publiceren en een (betalend) publiek te vinden. En ook in Nederland is dat mogelijk met de lancering van Brave New Books een jaar geleden. Nu zijn dit eigenlijk nog steeds traditionele verdienmodellen want je betaalt voor een ebook dat je daarna gewoon kunt downloaden. Vooraf betalen voor een nog niet geschreven ebook of ‘ouderwets’ betalen voor een ebook dat je daarna meteen in je bezit krijgt, het kan dus allebei. Dat is waar Unglue.it zijn diensten aanbiedt. Unglue.it kent daar drie verschillende soorten projecten/campagnes voor:

International Digital Publishing Forum standard is EPUB The key IDPF standard is EPUB®, the current version is EPUB 3.1. EPUB is the distribution and interchange format standard for digital publications and documents based on Web Standards. EPUB defines a means of representing, packaging and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content — including XHTML, CSS, SVG, images, and other resources — for distribution in a single-file format. EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications. The community and news site for the EPUB ecosystem is EPUB 2 was initially standardized in 2007 as a successor format to the Open eBook Publication Structure or "OEB", which was originally developed in 1999. In October, 2011, EPUB 3 superseded EPUB 2 when EPUB 3.0 was approved as a final Recommended Specification.

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