Smashwords actually prefers Word docs — and will allow you to download your converted file in ePub format after they’ve run it through their famous “Meat Grinder” conversion tool (it’s actually a customized version of the software at the heart of Calibre). Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing does a pretty good job of converting simple Word files. Kobo’s Writing Life and Barnes and Nobles’ Nook Press have online ebook editing tools.
Co-founders Nicole Smith and Richard Tapp explain the concept: “It’s a mini resource for your creative projects and food for your creative thoughts. We’ve included our own valuable references and resources we know and trust as a means to help you get your projects done. We want to give you the creative push from a direction you may not have thought of, be it informative, inspirational, or simply entertaining.”
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.
Keeping the reader in a single application allows the publisher to charge less for each title sold, and so nothing needs to be paid to a middleman distributor (like Amazon) if the publisher plays his cards right. Marketing money can be better spent on directly reaching potential and current readers on their mobile devices rather than through the unwieldy algorithms and proprietary software of the Amazon Kindle (or the Apple, or the Nook, etc.).
The artful collision of technology, learning, and literacy is an idea promoted in the Common Core Standards, which is likely your rule book if you teach K-12 in an American public school. This is a new age of literacy where students can read, research, write, publish, and socialize on the same device sitting right in their lap with a pinch-and-zoom elegance that somehow makes the whole process seem easier than it really is.
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!
NATATA eBook Compiler is an eBook creator for the Windows PC that will allow you to create your own eBook. The idea of creating eBook is getting more popularity because these are now being used as a marketing product as well making the users able to create the eBook of their product and share over the social media platform. NATATA eBook Compiler can be used by all type of users…
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…
EMRE Publishing is there for educational eBooks. These educational eBooks can be produced and sold for less than the price of a taco. This should appeal to teachers and students especially. As some publishers begin to charge $200 to $300 or more for individual enhanced eBooks (often to the diminishment of the tree-populations of the earth), eBook publishers can get by with under $10 per book and make valuable material more easily available through an Embellisher app in both iOS and Android formats. Those publishers who continue to charge high prices for eBooks can easily be undercut by enterprising, less profit-driven educators and entrepreneurs who use the Embellisher publishing system. Again, the open source code makes the studio much easier for academic titles to be circulated to students. Teachers will enjoy the instant “preload” feature that places a newly-created eBook directly on the student’s library interface as soon as it’s uploaded.
What was most impressive about this application was the way it was easily accessible by both the reader and the creator. The creator can use the handy tutorials provided in the editing platform to learn the different features. The readers can be instantly made aware of new preorder books available in print and digital versions, and their reader interests are kept in a unique database so the creator simply assigns the category of the book and it will be featured automatically in the reader’s library.
It also looks up to date – the layout and interface are much more accessible than those of some competitors. Lucidpress is an online program, so you don’t download it, and you store your projects in the cloud. Some may see it as a downside to need internet access to work on projects, but it’s fairly common practice nowadays. You can sign up for a free trial on Lucidpress’ site, and you can even access the software for free if you’re a student or teacher. However, the program’s project variety is what really makes it a great option. It includes publishing formats for business reporting as well as those to help educators make learning material more engaging. There’s also a space to create personal projects like family photo albums and picture books. The service makes it easy to add images and sound to your work.