In summary, the real answer to this gripe session by the MIT editor is to put away conventional journalism and begin to think like a mobile developer!  That’s what we did, and we think we’ve solved all those so-called “problems” in the best way possible.  We not only by-pass the middlemen (those app-hating apes, Apple and Amazon), but we build brands for publishers from the ground up:  with open source flexibility!
Kitaboo is an interactive eBook creator. It is a cloud-based digital publishing platform, where you can create and publish DRM protected content. DRM ensures that your content is secure from thefts and piracy. You can either create an eBook from scratch using Kitaboo authoring platform or you can use their conversion service to convert your digital manuscript into ePUB files. Kitaboo lets you add interactive features such as videos, audio, images, read aloud, etc to your eBook to make it more engaging for your readers. The content you create using this tool is device agnostic and is accessible on all major operating systems.
The more complex your product is, the more information your customers will need to use it correctly. If your product or service can be used in multiple ways, or it's hard to set up alone, dedicate a brief ebook to showing people how it's done. In the first section of your ebook, for example, explain how to launch your product or service. In the second section, break down the individual features and purposes your product is best used for.
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.
i JUST GOT THIS INSTALLED ON MY PC. HAVING BEEN A SOFTWARE ENGINEER FOR MANY YEARS, I KIND OF KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR. WHENEVER I OPEN THE WRITERS STUDIO, THE WHOLE SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY DIES. IS THIS AN ALPHA OR BETA VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE? NOT EXACTLY WHAT i HAD ANTICIPATED. i HAVE A BUSINESS TO RUN. THIS IS A TOOL. IF THE TOOL ISN'T WORKING i HAVE TO WORK AROUND IT. I WASN'T AWARE THAT YOU HAD TO BUY THE MANUAL SEPARATELY. I'LL WITHHOLD JUDGEMENT UNTIL I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE MANUAL. I SINCERELY HOPE IT IS WORTH IT. TIME IS HARD TO COME BY.
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.
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.
Break up your "big chunks of copy" and "large blocks of text" with visual elements to emphasize or explain certain points more visually. We're talking anything from headers, bolded text, and bullet points to screenshots, images, charts, and graphs. Furthermore, leverage content visualizations when appropriate to help you explain concepts that are difficult to explain through text and lend themselves to more visual explanations, as we did in this blog post , which is actually an ebook excerpt! Just be sure to keep your visuals in line with your brand style guide, translating images, graphs, and charts to conform to your guidelines in terms of style and color scheme.
Use educational ebooks as an opportunity to connect your thought leadership with product awareness. One way to do this in your ebook content is with subtle product mentions and call-outs when you mention a problem or need in your ebook that your products or services address. How much of these should you include? The key here is balance. Make sure the educational value of the ebook makes up for your product awareness plugs. For example, in HubSpot's educational ebook How to Attract Customers With Twitter, we add to the section of the ebook that discusses scheduling tweets and monitoring responses by calling to attention to the social media publishing tool available in HubSpot's software, our paid offering. This lets readers with little or no knowledge of HubSpot's software connect HubSpot's thought leadership and expertise with its paid software.
A hands-on, professional specializing in publishing with two decades of experience. Specializing in projects helping both novice and commercially-successful, professional authors get their self-published books to market: Editing and proofreading manuscripts (native fluency in both English and Spanish), e-book formatting and file conversions for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Lulu, Kobo, Sony, Smashwords Premium Catalogue, and typesetting (interior layout) for Createspace, Lulu and other print on demand/paperbacks. File versions deliverables: ePub, MOBI, PDF, RTF. Clients creating personal memoirs for the preservation of family histories may count on a full package of services from editorial to design consultation at a reasonable rate. These are the most valuable assets I bring to your projects: creativity, discretion, impeccable time management and versatility (especially in view of limited resources and budgets). For other administrative and marketing projects, contact me to discuss project specs and fees.
If you make sales, great.  You give up a small commission, but you earn the bulk of the price in profit and you don’t even get charged for having your books stored on Amazon’s site.  Ebook publishing is a great way to make money if you like to write, but there’s a huge problem – formatting your content properly to meet Kindle guidelines is really hard.
My Ebook Maker is a cloud-based system for creating eBooks that you can sell at any eBook store. From creating to distribution, My Ebook Maker deliver the best possible guidance to its users. Whether it is about creating of recipe book, traveling documentaries, or any novel and even a simple presentation, the quality of My Ebook Maker is that it is perfect in doing all. In order to start for…
ePUBee Maker is a lightweight program that can help you to create e-books starting from simple documents. It has integration with Microsoft Word, so you can easily convert the content of Word documents.  It allows you to save the files as .ePub format while maintaining the images, text formatting, chapter division, and paragraphs. The application converts the document to .ePub file with the help of the express procedure or the extended process wizard. ePUBee Maker provides you the opportunity to choose any image present on your system as cover, as well as edit metadata. Further, you can add information just like the name of the author, title of the book, language, and filename, necessary for saving the document to your system. Plus, add a large series of user-defined pieces of information such as publishing house, date of release, and more.

Jarrod Drysdale is a designer/writer who focuses his articles on getting the best out of your work. This is a sort of continuation of his previous book Bootstrapping Design, in which he collects all of his previous essays into one free e-book. Topics such as ‘think like a designer’ and ‘get out of a creative rut’ are just some of the titles on offer.


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Most importantly, it helps to display your eBooks in a logical way for its customizable table of contents and convenient toolbar settings (zoom button, share button, next/previous page button, thumbnail button, etc), which helps to navigate digital contents and guarantee a pleasant reading experience. Besides that, you can decide who can reach your eBooks by setting password for your eBooks on your own.
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