The problem I have is with editing my work in the software. If your work has lots of text and pictures, as in an illustrated children's book with text under the images, this software will drive you crazy. Move an image, and it just vanishes, and then the line of text snaps up or down to a different page -- there is no 'undo' button to take you back, so you have to insert the image all over again, but when you do re-insert the image, make sure to add a few more blank pages, otherwise the re-inserted image will throw off the rest of the images and text.
You see, even if you have zero design experience, you’ll be able to create a professional looking eBook that hits all the right notes with Canva. Each multi-page layout provides visual default elements, colors and fonts, so that you always start off on the right foot. And if you want to change any colors or elements to make your eBook feel more like ‘you’ then you can! It’s easy.
Measure your visitors to your online eBook using Google Analytics. Once you add the tracking code to your eBook, you can get the data from GA. The data will tell you about your audience behavior, including the number of new visitors, the turnout of the existing visitors, the specific pages they visit the most, from which web-sites, social networks, or search engines they access from, bounce rate, how long they stay on your eBook, geographical distribution of your readers and much more.
I'm a professional writer, editor, and graphic designer eager to put my skills to use for your projects. My six years of daily newspaper experience, four years as a freelancer, and five years as editor of my own media company have made me a skilled and versatile communicator. I know how to craft compelling stories that help readers get a better understanding of the issues and what they can do about them. And I have a special talent for helping others make their writing stronger and clearer, all on deadline. I am grateful that my career has given me the opportunity to work in graphic design as well. My real specialty is in organizing information in designs that are both appealing to the eye and are effective in getting the intended message across. Books, ebooks, magazines, brochures, reports, posters, advertisements and more are among the kinds of projects I have completed and welcome.
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.
Welcome to Google Design’s #io19 coverage. Every year we put together a designer’s guide to the conference, so consider this your one-stop-shop for design news and programming during Google I/O. Below, you’ll find hand-picked talks, office hours for in-person design reviews, Material Design news and more. We’ll add more links and videos as they become available—stay tuned.Quick Links:LivestreamScheduleI/O App: Android, iOS
Think about how you got here -- you clicked on a call-to-action (CTA) in an email, on a social media post, or somewhere else. A CTA is a link or visual object that entices the visitor to click and arrive on a landing page that will get them further engaged with your company. Since your ebook readers have probably converted into leads in order to get their hands on your ebook to begin with (more on this in Step 2 below), use the CTAs within your ebook to reconvert your readers and propel them further down your marketing funnel.
USTWO, one of the world’s leading design agencies, has blessed us with not one, but three handbooks over the years. At its very heart, this free ebook is merely a handbook of best practices that can be applied to almost all areas of the design industry. However, once you begin reading the text, you will note that there’s much more to it than just that.
When you’re selling products online, professional eBook design isn’t just “nice-to-have” – it’s a must have! I know from my 8+ years industry experience when your eBook looks polished and professional, it boosts your credibility, keeps your brand cohesive and consistent, attracts truckloads of sign-ups (to your lead magnet), converts into sales (ka-ching), and draws lots of new clients and eyes on your product, AND it also amps up your brand recognition (... now who doesn't want that?)
Get writing! Here, you can approach each chapter the way you might write a long blog post -- by compartmentalizing each chapter into smaller sections or bullet points, as shown in the picture below. This helps you write simply and clearly, rather than trying to use sophisticated language to convey each point. It's the most effective way to educate readers and help them understand the new material you’re providing.
Perhaps you'd like to encourage them to move from the awareness stage of the sales cycle onto the evaluation stage of the sales cycle. In this case, feature a call-to-action for a middle-of-the-funnel stage offer on the last page of your ebook, introducing it to the reader in a way that is relevant and logical. In our 15 Business Blogging Mistakes ebook , for instance, we encourage readers to start a free 30-day trial of HubSpot's software , relating it to the content of the ebook by emphasizing that readers will be able to try out HubSpot's business blogging tools to help them fix the blogging mistakes they learned they are guilty of making.
HubSpot's ebooks, for instance, are categorized by skill level -- introductory, intermediate, or advanced -- depending on the skill level of our readers. To identify which is which, we use a combination of color scheme and a category key to denote which ebooks are targeted for which skill level. If an ebook is intermediate level like our example here, the cover and color scheme throughout the book uses blue as the dominant color, and a page in the beginning of the book explains which type of audience would benefit from each skill level. Introductory content uses a charcoal color scheme, and advanced content uses an orange color scheme. We've also extended this tagging system to our blog. You'll notice this particular blog post, for example, has also been tagged as 'intermediate.'
10. The value of saving money. I left this one for last because it’s usually the value that publishers look for first when they are deciding upon a new technology that changes things the way ours does. Remember the value of planning and preparation? It began back in the days of Quality Circles Management, and ended with the death of the professor I got to know personally, Peter F. Drucker, and his “knowledge workers.” Sure, you have to spend some money up-front to train your authors to use the promotional tools and to create using our ePub3 Creator Studio. But once the assembly line is in place, the products you will be creating will have a much more streamlined, efficient and cost-saving value to the eReader and to the author. Sadly, the “big 5” have given that effectiveness to a limited stable of “star authors,” but we aim to change that in a hurry. Are you with us?
Helpful for both beginners and experts, Sigil is a great free eBook creator software that will help create your own eBook effortlessly and in no time. It also offers code view along with the regular view and WYSIWYG to fit other skill levels. Sigil boasts of a wide range of useful functionalities like, spell checking, content table creator and book browser.
It works with all TreePad versions which help you to compile documents of HJT & TPD extensions and also share files, photos, hyperlinks and symbols as a lone EXE doc. The program offers a simple interface that does not offer much functionality. It does not require a learning curve and hence is pretty simple to use. You just need to track the input file of the TreePad and click on the “Start” option. Alternatively, once the alteration is over, you can also set the program to run the converted eBook automatically
However, its format selection is a little bare-bones, and it wasn’t as easy to navigate as some other services we reviewed. In fact, we were overwhelmed as we sorted through the project options in the software. It doesn’t have formatting options for magazines or comic books, though you can make more traditional projects like picture books, novels and guides. Ultimate eBook Creator also includes photo rendering tools to make images look clear. The company has ties with publishers, so it’s easy to monetize your projects. Ultimate eBook Creator downloads to your computer, so you don’t need an internet connection to access it.