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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.
If you’re publishing an e-book, it’s obvious you’re a skilled writer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other skilled writers out there. If you have a great online resource that you want to share with your followers, include an external hyperlink in your e-book. (Let that source know, too, and hopefully they’ll promo your content to their followers.)
If you want to write an eBook, or self-publish a hard cover, I recommend this software product. I have published 2 books so far, albeit short ones at this point, but I am just getting started. Others have commented that they cannot get support on this software, but I have had no problems getting very quick answers to two or three questions I have had. Nitin was very quick to help and respond. If you are willing to watch the provided videos, they are very good at pointing out how to do things step-by-step. The only drawback I have found is that some of the videos are mildly outdated due to changes that Amazon makes so the videos in a couple of cases are not up to speed but still provide what you need to know, or you can email and get an answer quickly. I hope Amazon will let me link my books so you know that I am not just writing to be writing; I want you to see product. https://amzn.to/2FJ36VQ & https://amzn.to/2RvTdSe are actual eBooks and hard covers available too. A Dad Remembered: Because He Couldn't and We All Know One: Happenstances with a Goofball: Engage Mouth Before Brain is the other one's title. It makes importing and converting very easy. I recommend watching the informative videos on whatever you have questions about. I have finally fulfilled a little dream of mine to be published!
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.
With Lucidpress, it’s easier than ever before to create an ebook and share it with the world. You can write the text of your ebook in Google Drive and import it easily into the ebook creator software. You can create a layout in InDesign and import that as well. Make your ebook while in the cloud, or use Lucidpress’s offline version if you’re away from the internet. Once you’re connected again, it will automatically sync. Even if you have very little experience when it comes to design, Lucidpress gives you the tools to create an ebook that will impress and inform.
That said, there's a growing movement towards free and 'freemium' content on the web. And the quality of the content is often on a par with the books you'd part with cash for. Clearly nobody can afford to print and distribute free physical books, but in this age of tablets, smartphones and laptops the electronic book offers a fantastic, and very cheap, way to spread this content. If you do have some cash to spare, take a minute to browse our guide to the best graphic design books – you can be sure you won't be wasting your money. 
MS Word To EPUB Converter has the facility to convert MS Word files to ePub format. It is one of the simplest eBook maker applications where you can make your own eBook for free. It provides a simple to use UI with limited functionalities. Just click on “Add Word files” to choose an MS Word document from your computer as well as select an output directory to save your converted eBook. So initiate the converting process and get an ePub output file in no time. The progress bar of the program displays the completion of the task. The program does not provide any other option apart from MS Word to ePub conversion. It is a light version but you can convert an MS Word file without limitation.
Not really a waste of time, the reviews are good and did make me aware of these ePub creators. I used to have one that worked on my PC, most of these new ones all work from a website.  I’m still looking for the one I used to have on my PC, it could accept word or pages docs and spat out several different ePub variations. But I can’t find it again, forgot what it was called even. Thanks for adding the links.
If you're considering making your ebook available for sale through ebook marketplaces like the Kindle Store, things get a little bit more complicated . You'll need to conform to the specific ebook format of that particular store, and you'll likely need to make chan ges to the style, design, and file of your ebook. In general, you'll need to modify your ebook to embody a very simple design with few visuals and limited formatting. Publishing services like Lulu.com can make this process more easily manageable.
So, with all that in mind, what content can you get for free in the field of graphic and web design? You could check out this list of free books for web designers, but if it’s e-books covering a broader design remit that you’re after, a quick search on your favorite search engine will reveal hundreds of offerings, making it difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff. But we’ve saved you the trouble, so here goes...
Clearly distinguish one chapter to the next with chapter title pages. This gives readers a clear indication of their progress through the book and helps set the stage for the section they are about to read. It can also serve as a landing page for that interactive table of contents you may have set up in number 5. In our business blogging mistakes ebooks example, for instance, we organized the chapters by the 15 mistakes we highlight, and our chapter pages highlight which mistake the reader is going to learn about next. 
The market for ebooks is huge; people have literally become millionaires by selling books in the Kindle format alone.  It’s a fun way to make money, too – you can decide what you’re going to write about, write it, publish it yourself on the Amazon site (or Barnes & Noble, or any one of a number of other sites) and you can decide for yourself how much you want to charge for the finished product.  Amazon puts a bit of pressure on you to price your books in the $2.99-$9.99 range, but aside from that, you can ask what you want.
Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Share your book through printing, email, and iBooks! StoryBuddy provides a magical platform to create, read and share multi-page stories like never before.Draw directly on the iPad's screen with your finger as you create your very own picture book - page by page. Add customizable text with the built-in keyboard. Import images from your photo album for that personal touch. Even add beautifully crafted paper styles to each page.Compile your story and experience the excitement of interacting with its pages like a real book. Listen to your very own audio narration for each page.And the story gets even better . . . share your story with the world.

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.
This file type stands for "Electronic Publication," and is the more flexible ebook formats. By that, I mean EPUB ebooks can "reflow" their text to adapt to various mobile devices and tablets, allowing the ebook's text to move on and off different pages based on the size of the device on which a user is reading the ebook. They're particularly helpful for viewing on smaller screens, such as smartphones as well as the Nook from Barnes and Noble.

But making an ebook can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to write the content, but you also need to design and format it into a professional-looking document that people will want to download and read. With lead generation being the top goal for content marketing, however, ebooks are an essential part of an successful inbound marketing program.
4. Include the first chapter of another of your books. If the book the reader just finished is part of a series, and the next book is available for sale, include a sample chapter of that book. Otherwise, select a sample chapter from one of your other books. At the end of the sample, include a link to the book's page at the retailer's website to the reader can purchase the book. Again, make it easy.
Writing your book was the hard part. Now its time to bring your book to life. In the world of publishing, this means having a solid design, a clean and easy-to-read text layout, and a style that matches the message of your book. It means having a professional and eye-catching cover that will attract your target audience. It means finding someone who is both an expert designer and has a deep passion for book design. Fortunately, I am both of those things. I am no stranger to hard work, tight deadlines, and going above and beyond to create the perfect design. I’ve worked professionally in the publishing industry for more than 8 years. I spent the first 3.5 years working for a self-publishing company formatting the interior and cover designs for paperbacks, hardcovers, and eBooks in every genre imaginable. For the past 5 years, I have worked for a math company creating/designing textbooks for publishers such as National Geographic Learning, Pearson Education, and Cengage. Each of these publishers demands a high level of professionalism and expertise from every design that I create. I am an expert in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word. I have extensive experience with typography, image manipulation, and page layout. I am very familiar with the requirements for both print and eBooks being published through Amazon KDP, Create Space, IngramSpark, and others. I am also very familiar with the PDF requirements for a book or project that is being sent to a large-scale printer, such as Lighting Source or Quad Graphics. Your project is important to me. If you’re not happy with the design, neither am I. From start to finish, I will work with you to create the design that you want for your book. No matter the genre, book size, or page length – every book deserves to look amazing. Let’s get started with yours.

If your typography isn’t on point, this next ebook is for you. Type Classification is a helpful beginner’s guide to typography. It should give you the foundations you need to not only start classifying various forms of type but also understanding when and how to use them to alarmingly great effect. It covers a history of each of the type forms and the basic facts you need know about them.
We’re gearing up for the Book Expo America, 2016 in May.  That means we’ll be running some specials, and we’re also streamlining our unique platform for our new clientele.  As a result, there will be three types of Embellisher™ Mobile Publishing Platform installations available to self-published authors, teachers, and large publishers/distributors of eBooks.  Our clients will be able to download the complete installation and follow the directions included.  They will also have the excellent technical assistance of our developer, Bas Van Stein, who will also be working with clients to “brand” the installation to the owner’s “look and feel.”  Once licensed, the platform can be up and open for business in 24 hours.  Here’s a brief description of the three installations that will be available for download:
First, a note about the role design should play in your content strategy. If ebook creation is (or you plan it to be) a big part of your content strategy, it's wise to first spend some time establishing a consistent brand style guide to which all your marketing content -- not just your ebooks, but also your presentations and other marketing collateral -- adheres. This will give your publications a more professional, branded look which translates to a sense of credibility. Of course, the content itself is a huge contributing factor to the credibility and value of a publication, but even if you have quality content down pat, that doesn't mean people still won't judge an ebook by its cover ;)
Blurb provides you with an eBook creation software for creating and publishing. You would first have to download their free desktop software package in order to start with book creation. It also gives you the option to upload a PDF and convert it into an eBook. You need a minimum of 22 pages to create an eBook from a PDF. Once your eBook is ready, Blurb even helps you sell your eBook. They handle the logistics, shipping and on-demand printing. You can sell your eBook through the Blurb Bookstore, Amazon, Ingram, and Apple iBook store.
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