Another manifesto from the ChangeThis.com website, this offering from author Stephen Hay—one of the speakers at our Generate conference—provides a methodology for converting client input (which may often be extremely vague!) into a meaningful design approach. As with Hugh MacLeod’s book, this free PDF offers a personal insight into the process, demonstrating its value.
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.
There is no other eReader that has an accompanying developer studio for members built right inside the app. Although iBook, Blurb and Inkling Habitat have developer software available online, their systems are fixed and proprietary, and they take a cut from the price of every book you sell through them. That may mean more profit for the company, but it’s not conducive to independents. EMRE Publishing’s President and CEO, Jim Musgrave, is an independent author and publisher, so he wants all independents to be able to use his eReader and accompanying ePub3 Creator Studio so they can collect 97% of the profits once their masterpiece is created and uploaded.
Demibooks® Composer is the first iPad-based authoring software for creating interactive story apps. Designers and authors can apply a sophisticated set of features- realistic physics, advanced an¬imations, conditional behaviors - to create rich immersive experiences with their images, text, sounds, movies and visual effects beyond the capabilities of standard ebooks. Best bit? No coding required!Publish apps created with Composer in the App Store or submit for selection into Demibooks Storytime, our curated multi-publisher store for children’s stories on the iPad. Share your stories with friends who have Composer.
- FIXED FEE OR HOURLY RATE. NINE YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A SUCCESSFUL FREELANCER. YOUR GOALS ARE MY GOALS. My hourly rate is $35.00. "Fixed rates" available after I learn the details of the job. Upon acceptance of contract, a 50% deposit will be placed in escrow with Upwork and milestones will be established with payments made as the work proceeds. - CREATIVE BOOK DESIGNER: Formatting and design of book interiors and book covers for Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), Kindle, Lightning Source and Ingram Spark. I am passionate about the creation of well-designed printed books. I am aware that the "look" and "feel" of a book sells it as much as does the content. - SELF-PUBLISHING PROFESSIONAL: Nine year's experience in assisting authors to self-publish their books and ebooks. - EXPERIENCED EDITOR: I have many years' experience in writing and editing. My editing includes red-line tracking, correction of grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence and paragraph restructuring, as/if needed, and comments to the author, as needed. - WRITER: Article writing. Ghost writing. Adding content to client's manuscripts. - ABOUT ME: I have a B. A. in journalism. I am a full-time freelance editor/ghostwriter and book designer based in Florida in the USA. I assist my clients, as needed, with the entire "self-publishing" procedure. I require excellence in myself in all of my endeavors, and I often go beyond the specified requirements of the clients that I work with to assure that they are getting the very best that their product can be. - FEEDBACK FROM A FEW OF MY CLIENTS: Editing medical manuscript, ghostwriting, book interior formatting and design book cover Jean is one of the most professional, flexible, and understanding contractors I've worked with. She has done an incredible job on our project and truly without her it would have not been possible. I HIGHLY recommend her: you will not be disappointed! Sgaglani Non-fiction Business / Self-help Book Developmental Editor Excellent development & copy editor! Very good at communication, meeting the deadlines, and superb quality of work. Will certainly hire for any other (non-fiction) book editing work we need! SDR Creative layout for book with illustrations “I totally enjoyed the process of creating the layout of this book with Jean. I was a novice to book writing, so she gave me expert advice on all aspects, from soup to nuts. She is particularly adept at guiding you through the look and feel of your book according to the subject matter. I appreciated the continuous feedback and updates. I look forward to doing more projects with her.”— andredix Underwater, the Memoir “Jean was wonderful to work with on getting my book ready for publication through CreateSpace and Kindle. Her response and turnaround times were amazingly fast. Highly knowledgeable and experienced. I love the look of my book; in addition, I felt she really cared about my project, a memoir that is close to my heart. I'm so grateful I found...
Over 27 years experience providing complete contract publishing services, including editing, design, typesetting, printing and binding. Now offering ebook formatting (ePub, Nook, Kindle, etc.). I also offer design and formatting for self-publishers who intend to submit their books to online book printers such as Createspace, KDP, Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, Lulu, or Blurb. I can upload your book to your printer for you if you prefer. I can advise you if you would like to do the layout, setup, and uploading yourself.
It is an extremely small software that helps you to create exceptional eBooks in no time. It occupies your PC space of only 1.8MB and works with Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux (32& 64 bit architecture) . Exe-eBook Creator that is offered by Treepad is available for download and use absolutely free of cost and can be utilized to create executable files of the TreePad Docs that run on their own.
: STEP EIGHT //  It's here that you review your sparkling new eBook design. :-)  Take a few days to go over it, print it out, make notes and write over it, and once you're happy with your changes, send your revisions and feedback through to me. Once received, I’ll set to work on perfecting and finalizing your eBook design - taking into account your notes and feedback, before I send you a new revised draft for your approval
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.
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?
eBook Maestro is the name of a versatile eBook creator that is integrated with a lot of advanced level of compiling and designing features and functions. Check out what you can do by using the eBook Maestro; creation of standalone eBooks, protects the eBook by disabling the system for copy/paste/print, adds trial limitations to your product in case of commercial book and will make you able to make money from…
One publisher and one administrator included. All others are designated as readers and cannot create or sell eBooks in the Studio/Store. Both conventional and multimedia (ePub3) books can be created, sold and downloaded. Perfect for the self-published author who wants to have a quick way to brand him/her self and have a way to publish and market directly to readers through a cross-platform mobile platform. This installs on the server of the client with assistance of our technologist.
Are you a design professional working in the US? The 2019 Design Census needs your voice. Set aside 10 minutes to answer 38 questions and add your POV to the largest annual survey of the design industry. Created by Google and AIGA, the 2019 Design Census builds on previous findings to deliver a holistic picture of the design industry’s current state, and provide insight into the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping design practice. This year—to better reflect the changing field—there’s an added focus on design educators, agency designers, in-house designers, small business owners, and freelance workers.The survey opens today and closes May 1. The findings will be published on designcensus.org later this year and as always, all the data will be free to download and use for your own interpretations.Learn more and participate in the 2019 Design Census

In summary: Bring me into the mix and I’ll create you an eBook so it breeds income, impact and looks incredible in the process – and you can leave the worry, stress and overwhelm of designing your own past far behind. I'm here to help you to take your mind-blowing content to the very next level. My design will help launch your message out into the world - attract your ideal client by the truckloads, and look totally professional in the process (and look better than you ever possibly imagined!)

If your eBook needs to adhere to a certain brand palette just enter the hex code of the colors you need to use to customize design elements. If it’s images that you need then you can choose from an enormous library of professional stock photos. And if you fancy yourself a bit of an illustrator, you can even upload your own drawings to give your eBook that artistic and personal touch. Best of all, uploading and using your own images is completely free!
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.

Sqribble is developed by Adeel Chowdhry, who is a well-known internet entrepreneur and best seller, with over ten years of experience. Adeel has previously created worldwide hits such as Pixel Studio FX which sold tens of thousands of units all around the world. He’s known for creating high quality professional solutions and I expect no less from Sqribble.


Over 27 years experience providing complete contract publishing services, including editing, design, typesetting, printing and binding. Now offering ebook formatting (ePub, Nook, Kindle, etc.). I also offer design and formatting for self-publishers who intend to submit their books to online book printers such as Createspace, KDP, Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, Lulu, or Blurb. I can upload your book to your printer for you if you prefer. I can advise you if you would like to do the layout, setup, and uploading yourself.

Now that you have successfully converted your eBook to the desired format, you can save it on your computer or you can transfer it to straight to any of the eBook readers that are connected to your computer. Calibre also helps you download eBooks, edit them and even lets you manage. Since it already has its own independent eBook reading software you do not need to download a separate one.


While your ebook is a digital publication, you'll likely be offering it as a downloadable file such as a PDF, and despite what you might think, many of the people who download will actually prefer to print it out and read it on paper rather than on a screen. For this reason, it's important to make sure your ebooks are printer-friendly. For example, avoid designs that leverage double-page, horizontal layouts that don't translate well to print. The best way to know if your design is printer-friendly? Print it yourself!
In the Brand House Book, Lindeback aims to make branding tangible by comparing it to building a house. He breaks it down into six manageable stages – dreaming, planning, starting work, designing, building and finally getting the details right – with a branding summary at the end of each stage, setting out all the important issues to think through in your brand building process.
Creativity doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s something that each and every designer has to work at on a day-to-day basis. If you find that your innovative juices are running dry, The Creative Aid Handbook could be the answer. The helpful guide looks at how you can boost your intellect, foster your well-being, and, most importantly, become more creative.
Depending on your business and industry, you likely have a different buyer personas , whether you segment your target audience by demographics, skill level, topic interest, or something else. So if part of your strategy is to create content that is personalized for or targeted to these different audience segments, one helpful way to organize and differentiate between your content assets is through a tagging system. Incorporate your schema in your ebook design so your readers know which particular ebooks will be of interest to them, and which ebooks won't. You can do this in a number of ways -- through iconography, color schemes, or tags.
Mobipocket eBook Creator is one of the easiest way to create a professional level of eBooks by simply providing some HTML and image files to your publication. There are proper designing and management tools that will guide you throughout your stay at Mobipocket eBook Creator so that you can create the eBook as you want. There is a proper table of contents wizard in the Mobipocket eBook Creator that will…
SCRIBA EBook Maker is a simple to use program that facilitates the user to create eBooks from different formats. This program is specially designed to build eBooks with the help of contents already present. This program has the facility to use other formats like XML, HTML, and PDF on the Web and in the file system to create eBooks. This utility is written Java and furnishes you a Command-line Interface. It offers support for plugins that can be utilized to pre-process contents before their involvement into the eBook. If you want to work properly with SCRIBA EBook Maker, you just need to compile a descriptor XML file that contains URLs to the contents of the under construction eBook. You should have Java installed on your system to work with SCRIBA.
5.  The value of keeping authors and readers happy.  The main problem of reading digital content, as we see at EMRE, is the fact that all those proprietors of information want you to be locked-in to their hardware, their software and their mobile systems in order to make the biggest profit.  What has resulted is more confusion and less happiness.  Not only have authors become less happy with the Amazon way of delivering their “babies,” their creative eBooks, the publishers who represent them have begun to sell directly to those same eReaders–bypassing the Amazonian experience completely.  We, too, are members of this rebellion.  We want to also make the creating and reading experience even simpler by keeping it inside one app and delivering all the content (even print) to keep the reader happy.
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.
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.
After searching the market for a professional and simple to use eBook software that will integrate with our LMS we ended up using Kotobee Author. Generating the eBook itself is effortless and the final product integrates smoothly with our LMS. Users have commented on the usability and the tools available within the book such as highlighting and notes taking which has significantly improved their learning experience.
Platforms for online publishing are constantly evolving, and we’ve seen many come and go in the nine years we’ve researched the best eBook creator software and services. We update this site frequently to account for this ever-changing landscape. Since we know a bit about publishing content online, we have good insight into what features are useful for content creation. We research these sites extensively – reading reviews and reports about the software, checking their support options and reading their service agreements – before downloading or subscribing to each one to perform hands-on tests.
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