Most of us start with a manuscript — a Microsoft Word, ODF (OpenOffice Document File), or RTF (Rich Text Format) doc that we’re looking to turn into an ebook. Now, as I said last month, a Word doc isn’t an ebook. But you can format the text and even insert images, hyperlinks and the other paraphernalia that make up an ebook, and then use an app to convert the document into ePub format.
This allows you to insert any URL you want, and Sqribble will automatically pull the content from that page and insert into your book. It strips the html code and only inserts the text from the page. This is a great method because it saves a ton of time, and allows you to use expert content (with credits) so you can target topics and niches you’re not an expert in!

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Amazon would like you to think it’s easy, but it isn’t.  The slightest formatting problem can make your book look entirely wrong, or worse – links might not work or images might not appear correctly.  Amazon has taken steps to fix this, too – having even minor formatting problems might cause your book not to appear in their store.  They’ve really come down hard on people who are lazy about formatting because customers have been complaining.

Note: there was some worry when iBooks Author first came out that the app’s terms of service didn’t allow users to sell their books anywhere but the iBooks store. That’s not the case. If you use Apple’s .ibook format, you can only sell through the iBooks store. All other formats have no restrictions. Read more on Apple’s FAQ here. We make all our guides in iBooks author and export as a PDF.
9. Use dingbats or images for your scene breaks. Simple asterisks look unprofessional (although, truth be told, most readers don't care), and empty lines look accidental and can be confusing if they occur on a page break. A dingbat or an image will make your ebook stand out, and you can use something that represents an element of your book. Click here for instructions on how to create the perfect scene break using the Jutoh software. (Note: the first paragraph after a scene break should not be indented.)
eBooks are not only the best platforms to keep yourself engaged digitally, but are also one of the best ways to pass on your content to a larger audience base. In today’s competitive world, it becomes imperative for the book authors or content marketers to create an eBook that appeals to the readers. While providing a free eBook of your content will help create a prospect list of clients, an elaborately prepared eBook in the meantime will also convince your customers of your prowess, knowledge and resources.

11. A professional ebook design uses standard formatting, not block formatting. This means that there is not extra spacing between paragraphs, and all paragraphs—except for the first paragraph in a chapter and the first paragraph after a scene break—are indented. We recommend a .25 inch indent, rather than the full .5 inch indent that Word gives. You can read more about standard versus block formatting in our blog post here.
After researching, we downloaded or subscribed to all the services so we could try out each one’s features. We created profiles in each system and tried out all of the programs’ tools to get a sense of how they well they work for common tasks. We loaded content into each software and timed how long it took to process the data. We also noted if the program malfunctioned or performed slower than other eBook creators.
It’s worth testing different formats to see which works best in a given asset. The good news is that with interactive content, it’s much easier to perform these types of tests than it would be with a static PDF. You’ll gain more insight into how people are engaging with your content, and be able to update your asset based on performance data a lot more easily.
QuarkXPress works directly with App Studio to give you complete control over the design of your app content utilizing the world’s most efficient environment for laying out content for multiple devices and orientations. Create digital magazines and newspapers, highly interactive eBooks, catalogs, research, financial reports, digital brochures and more.
You'll notice we only have one "chapter page" in the template (slide three). To create additional chapter pages, or any pages really, simply right click the slide and choose Duplicate Slide. This will make a copy of your slide and allow you to drag it to its proper place in your ebook via the sidebar or Slide Sorter section of PowerPoint. You can then customize it for any subsequent chapters.
Create and share your very own illustrated stories in a few simple steps! Picturebook: School Edition includes over 250 illustrations in 12 complete picture sets and all available add-on features. No ads and no in-app purchases.Choose from a constantly updating library of cute pictures. Narrate your story with any text you like. Add your own photos. Share your picture book with friends and relatives.
The eBook is available to download and read right away keeping it fresh in their minds rather than waiting for the physical edition to be released. It even saves the substantial time of the reader to go to the bookstore, buy it and then read. Unlike paperbacks, eBooks allow you to search the exact text or content, facilitates you with the ease to read your favorite books on the go and even make them exciting to read with add-ons like hyperlinks, audio, and visuals.
This ePub3 Creator Studio is the first such application that allows the author to insert and store media inside their storage folders and download other files into this storage for inserting into the eBooks. The videos will play instantly inside the eBook, and there is no need to embed YouTube videos with their intrusive “hacker ads.” Since your membership is an SSL protected storage location, the Embellisher will read all the video files you insert as if they are coming from a local server. This is the reason why eBooks created inside our studio are far superior to other creation software.
Your ebook should be available for download through a landing page on your site. A landing page is a web page that promotes/describes your offer and provides a form that visitors need to fill out with their contact information in order to access your ebook. This is how you are able to convert your visitors into business leads that your sales team can ultimately follow up with.
After searching far and wide many months for an editor/publisher for ebooks to assist me in self-publishing a hard copy print book (2005) that is updated, modified and adjusted to run smoothly on a fully digital format, I discovered Kotobee in Sept 2015. Over the past 5 months, we have collaborated closely to generate a stunning, highly interactive and fun ebook to teach Youth about money and healthy habits of money management. I commend Kotobee for its professionalism and reliable efforts in support of iwealth.org‘s pioneering program for teaching Financial Intelligence and Literacy to Youth ages 11-18.
Today's publishing focus trends to self-publishing authors and small businesses, including preparing books for publication via sites such as CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu and others in both print and ebook formats. More and more writers are opting to publish their books themselves and with my extensive print publishing background, I'm uniquely qualified to help prepare your book from manuscript to finished book in paperback, hard cover or ebooks. I'm familiar with specific requirements of various common sites, as well as a great background in the print basics, unlike many "newly minted" graphic artists whose training has focused on websites and web publishing. I've very proud to say that I've recently been assisting with preparing Best Seller listed books for publication via print-on-demand sites. It's exciting to see this relatively new publishing method being used by the "big boys" as well as the more newly minted authors. And to add another feather to my cap, I just received word from one Client that his book about early colonial Cambodia was approved by the King. Client says I'm "the Royal Typesetter"... :) I'm happy to give you a time estimate for completing your project, but to me, every book is unique, and deserves a unique layout, so giving an exact time line and fixed-rate price is necessarily nearly impossible. Let's talk about the possibilities. Every book deserves a great cover, and I'm also available to help you with your cover design, from start to finish, concept to print. While I generally leave uploading of files to my clients, if you need help, I'm usually available, and I do guarantee my files to sucessfuly upload to the various sites, or I'll work on it until it does. This guarantee has even led me to step in and work with the help desks of more than one print site when their automated system thought it detected a problem, and my extensive print process knowledge assured me there wasn't one, so I contacted an actual person, and in all instances, once a live professional looked over the file, all was good to go. "Being there" for my clients is especially important to me, and I'm proud of my on-going client list here on oDesk. My clients seem to refuse to close out their accounts even when we don't have an active project. :-) During my nearly 40-years of graphic design within the printing and publishing field, I have witnessed and adapted to the many changes in technology as it relates to the industry. Yes, I'm older, but not extinct yet! So although I'm specializing in book publishing, if you have other print needs, such as stationery, magazine layout, flyers and on and on, I have done just about everything there is to do in the printing industry. Most of the changes in the print industry have been in the way that typography, photography and art meet and make their way to the printed page. We used to do this with light tables, punch-tape and exacto knives, now we use computers for the whole process. Offset presse...
The eBook is available to download and read right away keeping it fresh in their minds rather than waiting for the physical edition to be released. It even saves the substantial time of the reader to go to the bookstore, buy it and then read. Unlike paperbacks, eBooks allow you to search the exact text or content, facilitates you with the ease to read your favorite books on the go and even make them exciting to read with add-ons like hyperlinks, audio, and visuals.
My favorite projects are newsletters and brochures, from full color to simple black and white - each one is like a puzzle, but you get to be creative in how you solve it! I also have years of experience creating booklets, flyers, magazines and marketing materials, business packages (letterhead, envelopes, business cards) invitations and forms. Please take a look at my Portfolio to see samples.
My favorite projects are newsletters and brochures, from full color to simple black and white - each one is like a puzzle, but you get to be creative in how you solve it! I also have years of experience creating booklets, flyers, magazines and marketing materials, business packages (letterhead, envelopes, business cards) invitations and forms. Please take a look at my Portfolio to see samples.
Authors who choose to develop their titles with the EMRE ePub3 Creator Studio will always have a professionaldeveloper close by to assist them with technical problems. Jim Musgrave prides himself on the fact that he has trained his developers to know what authors want and need to be creative, and the result is in the professional support authors receive when they enroll in the membership. Since the first month’s membership is free, authors can see if they like the tools before they begin to design work.

This program is licensed as a free tool and is a great and compelling alternative for all the expensive software available out there. It is extremely competitive even to the high-end and pricey eBook creator tools online. However, Scribus is a program that is not easy to comprehend at one go hence, you need to understand it first and get used to it which takes some time.
I can help with the complete book design and publishing experience - for both print and ebook. The goal is to impactfully deliver a book's message through the impressions made by the overall book package - book covers, pages, and/or digital presentation. Here are a few of the things I can do for you - - Cover design - starting with your thoughts, ideas, and overall vision for your book, I'll provide multiple design options and fine-tune from there until we get to the perfect cover for you book. - Page design & formatting - drawing inspiration from your cover and overall vision for your book, I'll provide multiple page design options - from there we'll fine-tune to bring the elements of your book together into an engaging and cohesive package. - Ebook conversion - creating ebook files for Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook , ​& others that mirror the print version of your book - I specialize in complex ebook formatting and work directly in the HTML coding for the best looking and most functional ebook possible - NO stripped-down ebooks built by third-party/auto-conversion tools! - Assistance with CreateSpace, Ingram Spark, Lightning Source, KDP, iBooks, Smashwords, LOC, and more - all of these sites/services can be complicated to navigate! Let me help! I'm familiar with them all and have helped dozens of authors navigate the print and ebook processes. Please feel free to request samples from my portfolio.
Calibre is a simple and handy software program that provides you the facility to view, convert and organize your e-books in very simple way. The interface of Calibre is simple to use which enables you to add e-books with the help of the drag & drop function or the file browser. Plus, you can add books by inserting their ISBN code. You have the possibility to organize your e-books according to their language, author, format, rating, publisher, series, as well as tags, news, and identifies. The program provides you the option to merge e-book records, download or edit metadata individually or in bulk, convert e-books individually or in bulk, get covers, and send e-books to devices. In addition, use the “Fetch news” option to download news from websites and change them into a preferred e-book format. You can schedule new downloads as well as download all scheduled news sources. You can create libraries, start a content server, and sort e-books.
Calibre is an eBook maker which is feature rich, and easy to use. You do not need to worry about the type of document you are writing your eBook on. You can make your own eBook from a wide range of Input formats (AZW, AZW3, AZW4, CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, DOCX, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, and TXTZ), and convert them into any popular eBook format like EPUB, DOCX,  HTML, MOBI, PDF,TXT, etc. You can also add detailed metadata to your eBook on Calibre. It lets you manage your already published/ downloaded eBook,  and share your eBook with others. An inbuilt eBook reader is an added advantage to this free eBook maker.
I want you to just use a theme for your first ebook… because your ebook only wins if it’s a great topic + a good title + very useful + people are finding it and trusting you enough to download it + people are sharing it because they found it useful. The best custom design in the world can’t fix those if they’re broken. And a theme helps you get it out and get some feedback.
My goal is to compel your audience to act through communicating high impact messages and visually engaging campaigns. Entities have entrusted me with crafting effective, compelling presence in the market that help them remain competitive and successful. I work with companies of all sizes as an integrated part of their marketing or content management teams, carrying projects from concept to completion, and always with the goal of achieving marketing objectives. Services: • Graphic design for print and web • Inbound marketing content design – white papers, case studies, ebooks, etc. • Sales & Marketing collateral • Display Graphics, Booths, and Collateral for Trade Shows, Conferences, and Events • Illustration, Icons, custom graphics, etc. • Integrated marketing and advertising campaigns • Brand identity creation and management Design Programs: Adobe creative suite – Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Other programs: Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint Clients hire me because they care about making great first and lasting impressions and quickly acting on ideas. If you are looking to supplement your team with out-of-the-box thinking that not only generates ideas but has the skills and resources necessary to execute within budget and on time, get in touch.
3.  The value of the editing experience done right:  a reader of digital content in the Embellisher™ system gets to view instant revisions made over a cross-platform mobile network.  When the publisher changes something, the subscriber sees it–no lengthy waits for uploads, approvals, dis-approvals, and confusing downloads.  The corrected version instantly appears in the reader’s library, ready to read the next installment or to read the notice of a new installment to enjoy.  This saves both the creator Publisher and the reader consumers both time and money.
Also it wants a table of contents even if your book does not need it. And it is biased towards EPUB books not the more popular MOBI format. It is crash prone and extremely complex to try to use with a fairly high learning curve. It wants to duplicate the functions of a word processor as well as try to convert the file. All in all too elaborate of a program and not worth the bother. There are plenty of free alternatives out there on the internet to convert your eBook far more easily than this.
Break up your "big chunks of copy" and "large blocks of text" with visual elements to emphasize or explain certain points more visually. We're talking anything from headers, bolded text, and bullet points to screenshots, images, charts, and graphs. Furthermore, leverage content visualizations when appropriate to help you explain concepts that are difficult to explain through text and lend themselves to more visual explanations, as we did in this blog post , which is actually an ebook excerpt! Just be sure to keep your visuals in line with your brand style guide, translating images, graphs, and charts to conform to your guidelines in terms of style and color scheme.
EBooksWriter is really a great program for creating eBooks of all type within few hours. EBooksWriter is not about creating simple eBooks only. This comprehensive eBook creating program will enable you to instantly create the eManuals, eCatalogues, eDelpiant, eBrochures, novels, documentaries and much more with this powerful writing and management platform. The exceptional about EBooksWriter is that it will create eBooks in those formats that will remain accessible by any…

Kids can learn how multimedia elements can help them tell a story as they choose from the various options and make a book. Because the page count is unlimited and the options allow for multiple types of expression, kids can experiment and really demonstrate their creativity. Completed books can be posted in iBooks or Google Play Books, sent to others via email, uploaded to Dropbox, or printed to self-assess and get feedback. Book Creator is an excellent way for kids to practice their writing skills and enjoy crafting a digital book with multiple forms of expression. 
Oh yes, my my, Apple.  One of the wealthiest corporations in the world in 2015.  They didn’t get there by coddling other companies and especially other publishers.  With open source, we learned to work around the Apple gorillas in the room.  With the Embellisher™ system, publishers can deliver their magazines in ePub3 format to the reader directly by instant messages, bypassing the hairy brutes like Apple and Amazon.  Thus, no profit is lost on selling those single copies in iTunes, so lamented by Mr. Editor back in 2012.
While my example has a few chapters, keep in mind that your ebook does not need to be lengthy. I have one golden rule for ebook length: Write what is needed to effectively educate your audience about your selected topic. If that requires five pages, great! If that requires 30 pages, so be it. Just don't waste words thinking you need to write a long ebook.
i JUST GOT THIS INSTALLED ON MY PC. HAVING BEEN A SOFTWARE ENGINEER FOR MANY YEARS, I KIND OF KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR. WHENEVER I OPEN THE WRITERS STUDIO, THE WHOLE SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY DIES. IS THIS AN ALPHA OR BETA VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE? NOT EXACTLY WHAT i HAD ANTICIPATED. i HAVE A BUSINESS TO RUN. THIS IS A TOOL. IF THE TOOL ISN'T WORKING i HAVE TO WORK AROUND IT. I WASN'T AWARE THAT YOU HAD TO BUY THE MANUAL SEPARATELY. I'LL WITHHOLD JUDGEMENT UNTIL I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE MANUAL. I SINCERELY HOPE IT IS WORTH IT. TIME IS HARD TO COME BY.
FlipHTML5 is the best eBook Creation Software to make page-flipping interactive eBooks from PDF, Microsoft office documents and images.  Once you import your documents into this software, you can further animate your digital contents by embedding rich media into your flipping eBooks such as the images, links, buttons, videos, slideshows and the more.
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