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Building on the popularity of reflowable eBooks (ePub) and stunning interactive apps from App Studio, QuarkXPress combines the best of both worlds with a new digital output format. You can create HTML5 fixed layout eBooks without any additional software or costs. The fixed layout eBook format (ePub3 or Amazon’s KF8), displays pixel-perfect layouts without the complexity and cost of creating native apps. Unlike many fixed layout creation tools, your layouts need not be static either. You can add interactive enrichments such as slide shows, page flips, animations and more.
The Embellisher eReader provides a ton of ready-made templates for its publishers and authors. It just rolled-out its Family Love Time Capsule template for families who want a private way to exchange their movies, photos and other media to each other. Authors will also enjoy the Forum inside the Embellisher because it allows for the formation of direct communications with their readers—right inside the eReader app. Book clubs, Author Q&A, and even live presentations from brick-and-mortar locations can be included in this dynamic social gathering place. Also, it’s private and secure, unlike Facebook or all the other proprietary social websites. Your membership includes this privacy and Author and Reader Forum for instant communications. This was of prime concern to author Jim Musgrave, as he understand that an indie author’s niche readers are of special importance to their integrity and to their feedback.
No competitor has to create what the Embellisher eReader App includes, and the CEO, Jim Musgrave, has vowed to add even more features shortly. He says that sticking to open source coding is the key to his fast turn-around times. “The proprietary companies are more interested in keeping the readers locked into their app for commercial purposes. We want to sell the publishers a turnkey installation that will give them a most advantageous marketing platform and exciting reading experience.”
Iconic designer Massimo Vignelli, who sadly died in May after a long illness, didn’t just like to create good design: he was also passionate about sharing its principles, rules, and criteria so others could do the same. His landmark book The Vignelli Canon uses numerous examples to convey applications in practice from product design via signaletics and graphic design to corporate design. And best of all, in 2009, he made it available as a free PDF.
While interactive eBooks are much more dynamic, engaging, and trackable than PDF eBooks, they require a somewhat different approach when it comes to execution. At Ceros, we see a lot of content marketers using the same approach they follow when creating static content on their Ceros projects. This approach usually results in an interactive eBook that doesn’t fully take advantage of the platform’s capabilities.
Sigil is a multi platform, free eBook maker software. You can easily add metadata information to your ePub and HTML files with the help of this free software. It also lets you add cover picture, table of content, and index. Add, edit content to your eBook. You can also add eBook cover to the ePub file. This editor has a very interesting feature of spell check as well. Accepted input formats are HTML and ePub, while the only output format is ePub. This software provides facility to edit font styling, add audio, video and images to your eBook. Add super script, subscript, strike-through, tables, lists, hyperlinks and different forms of headings to your file. Sigil lets you view your file both in normal view and code view. Once you are done with editing, save your eBook in the form of ePub. The software is only available for Windows and iOS.
Apple has never let us down, so does iBooks Author. iBooks Author is an amazing and free app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks Textbooks or any other kind of ebook for iPad and Mac. Books created with iBooks Author export as .ibooks files and can be published to the Apple iBooks Store, or they may be exported as PDF. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps.
It’s worth noting how the software you choose stores your work. Does it save it to its server via the cloud, or do you download the software onto your computer? To use cloud software, you need a solid internet connection, so it is a good option if you plan to write at home or a cafe. On the other hand, if you write during your commute on the train, it may be better to find a program you can download. There are pros and cons to both, so consider your situation before making a decision.
I developed my business because publishers and authors were getting ripped-off to the tune of three billion dollars per year with book piracy. My eReader has an excellent Digital Rights Management system. If publishers use my system, they can prevent eBook piracy. However, if the book is poorly written, I can’t help them. If one reads the negative comments on Amazon, one can see that the major disappointment of these readers is that fact that his BookShot title Cross Kill is not a complete story. In other words, in his eagerness to lead the reader into the next serial, Patterson forgot that when a reader plunks down money (forget the piracy for a moment), he or she wants a complete drama with no “cliff-hangers.”
After your content is launched and promoted across your marketing channels, you’ll need to have marketing analytics in place that measure the success of your ebooks. For instance, having landing page analytics that give you insight into how many people downloaded your ebook, or show how many of those downloaders converted into opportunities and customers for your business.
Amazon recently unloaded a new version of their Kindle to the perhaps “less than eager” reading public. With publishers losing over 3 billion dollars a year to eBook piracy, mostly due to the insecure Digital Rights Management of Amazon’s and other eBook retailer’s platforms, it makes you wonder how long publishers will keep selling their digital and print books through the giant online retailers. But, most importantly, the reading public is changing their reading habits. Each day, more and more readers are using whichever mobile device they have with them, so it makes having “extra” devices like the Kindle superfluous.
Like much of the software we test, eBook creators are in a bit of transition. Many still download to you desktop, but newer, more up-to-date programs tend to host their operating systems on the web. You often pay per project or for a subscription for online programs, while you purchase more traditional programs outright. We wouldn’t agree to a subscription costing more than $10 a month or a one-time payment more than $50, unless you’re publishing regularly.