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.
Spicing up your web design is never as easy as it first sounds. Flat Design & Colors boasts the very best and most forward-thinking practices and concepts within this highly lucrative area. Topics include color palettes, textures, and the core ideas behind flat design. Even if you don’t immediately use the advice in this free ebook, it pays to understand new trends in the sector and so it’s worth a read.
You can start creating your new eBook with one of the software packages listed above. All of them are pretty easy to use. If it is a text heavy book like fiction novels or biographies, then you might not have a chance to include a lot of interactivities, but otherwise you could really enhance your eBook by adding some multimedia features. Everyone enjoys a good book with compelling content, and if you could make your user’s reading experience even better by incorporating engaging interactivities, your readers might never put down their reading device.
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.
A proper title for this software would be Microsoft Word eBook Creator because that is the only input it will accept and its quite particular about what version of Microsoft Word the file was generated in before it will accept it. For it to live up to its name Of Ultimate...it should accept far more input. Microsoft Word is not the only word processor out there.
Whoops, MIT, I see you got the entire thing backwards, as usual. Instead of rushing around trying to please everybody, why not do what CEO Jonny Kaldor talked about at the 2015 London Book Fair? Our publishers drive their content through our ePub3 Creator Studio and eReader, cross-channels, to all mobile devices at one time. Silly Mr. Pontin. The answer was again in front of your nose, but you got it reversed. Instead of creating all those versions of your publication for the different devices, all you needed to do was create one version that could adapt easily to all those devices. That’s what we did!
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.
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.
Flip PDF is a suite of powerful eBook publishing software for eBook authors to create cross platform eBooks with extraordinary reading experience. With Flip PDF, you can import a PDF of your eBook, add any interactive features and build a responsive page flipping eBook without a line code. Just in a matter of minutes, you are able publish animated eBook across multiple channels. All computer, tablet and smartphone devices will now be able to access your edition.
Attention, says Oli Gardner, is a limited resource; every link and banner you add to a web page, while serving a purpose, also serves to distract your users and deplete their mental energy. If you want to eliminate unwanted distractions from your websites, this book hopes to help you out. Gardner outlines techniques for achieving visual simplicity through psychology and interaction design, with plenty of real-life examples to help you ramp up your conversion rate.
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?
People love quotes. Quotes feel like statistics in some ways. They feel hard, sturdy, more like data points than opinions. Of course they often are just opinions, but when I say make an argument and then conclude it with a quote from some important person there’s something stronger than an opinion about it. I believe Winston S. Churchill said it best:
8. The value of being on the cutting edge of new technology. You guessed it? Yep, I wrote a blog about this one valuable feature of our product: ePub3 technology. This is important to the publisher because once your authors are trained properly about how to create ePub3 “calling cards,” they will also learn to tailor their messages to fit their genre or “brand.” Big 5 publishers often forget that each author should be given the respect of being a brand unto him or her self. In fact, this was one of the main reasons I switched from publishing through traditional publishers to building a platform to publish independently–with the most value in mind. Therefore, all authors in our system are trained to understand they are promoting their creative work and their overall brand (their uniqueness). They are not, in effect, corporate clones. They are creative artists.
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.
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.
Ideally, our free ebook templates would magically match your brand colors. But, they probably don't; this is where you get to truly personalize your work. However, because ebooks offer more real estate for color than your logo or website, it's a good idea to consider secondary colors within your brand's color palate. Ebooks are where this color scheme can truly shine.