Why can't you just attach what you have to a landing page and be done with it? Word documents, PowerPoints, and similar templates are perfect for creating your ebook, but not for delivering it. Because these templates are editable, the contents of your ebook are too easily corrupted, distorted, or even lost when moving from your computer to the hands of your future leads. That's where PDFs come in.
I have operated, promoted, edited, and funded Leaf Garden Press for several years. We've published 12 issues of a literature and arts journal and 20+ books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. All LGP publications were designed and edited by a small volunteer staff and myself. Likewise, I help other small presses with their book design and publication through Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, Lulu, and Amazon's CreateSpace. My personal publication credits include three books (not including 50+ ghostwritten books), several anthologies, and about 40-50 appearances in online and print magazines. I'm seeking opportunities to branch out and work with new clients as well as to network with other like-minded individuals that are interested in the publishing industry, especially those that prefer self-publishing and it's benefits over traditional publishing. --- Availability: I do my best to make myself available to my clients on a regular schedule of Monday-Thursday, 9AM-5PM PST. I am sometimes available to work Friday-Sunday. --- Publishing and formatting services: My specialties are print and ebook formats. I also help with the publication process. I love working with new authors. I'm extremely proficient with Amazon's CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, and Lulu. I may be able to help you with other platforms as well. Kindle Direct Publishing will have your ebook released on the Amazon Kindle store. Smashwords will distribute your book to Apple (iBooks), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Kobo, and many other retailers. This keeps the process simpler than trying to submit the book to each retailer individually and helps alleviate some of the overhead costs involved with certain retailers. CreateSpace and Lulu are print-on-demand services for those that want to publish their books in print formats and sell them via online retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. My suggestion for publishing a book is generally going to be the following: Format the ebook for the best possible compatibility between devices by creating a version for Smashwords and a version for Kindle Direct Publishing. This high-compatibility formatting and the use of these two platforms means your book becomes available for almost any device that reads ebooks, and the ebook will appear relatively consistently regardless of the app/device being used to read it. For the print edition, I generally suggest Amazon's CreateSpace. This is the most direct route to having your print book sold via Amazon, the world's largest online retailer of books. --- Editing services: For editing and proofreading, I suggest the use of Microsoft Word's track changes features or the use of commenting/annotations for PDFs. This allows you to personally review my suggestions or changes and decide if you want to accept them. Editing and proofreading include checking sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting errors, and much more. I pride myself on standing be...
I can help with the complete book design and publishing experience - for both print and ebook. The goal is to impactfully deliver a book's message through the impressions made by the overall book package - book covers, pages, and/or digital presentation. Here are a few of the things I can do for you - - Cover design - starting with your thoughts, ideas, and overall vision for your book, I'll provide multiple design options and fine-tune from there until we get to the perfect cover for you book. - Page design & formatting - drawing inspiration from your cover and overall vision for your book, I'll provide multiple page design options - from there we'll fine-tune to bring the elements of your book together into an engaging and cohesive package. - Ebook conversion - creating ebook files for Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Nook , & others that mirror the print version of your book - I specialize in complex ebook formatting and work directly in the HTML coding for the best looking and most functional ebook possible - NO stripped-down ebooks built by third-party/auto-conversion tools! - Assistance with CreateSpace, Ingram Spark, Lightning Source, KDP, iBooks, Smashwords, LOC, and more - all of these sites/services can be complicated to navigate! Let me help! I'm familiar with them all and have helped dozens of authors navigate the print and ebook processes. Please feel free to request samples from my portfolio.
When I read the article in the Technology Review entitled “Why Publishers Don’t Like Apps,” it helped inspire me to start my business. Besides being a Caltech guy, I truly believed apps could answer all the problems raised in this article written by the editor of the MIT magazine. Like a lot of journalists, Mr. Pontin wasn’t really aware of the technology developed right under his proverbial “nose.”
As the title suggests, this free ebook from Route One Print brings together key pieces of advice from experienced graphic designers – including Jacob Cass (aka Just Creative) and Brent Galloway – to make your life easier. "From client management to typography, brand identity to finding alternative textures in Photoshop, this ebook offers practical tips for designers and showcases new ways to think about design," says the blurb.
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.
Unlike blog posts, ebooks are high-commitment pieces of content because of their length, so you need to make sure you're demonstrating the value up front in a compelling way. For instance, one HubSpot ebook is titled 15 Business Blogging Mistakes & Easy Fixes with the subtitle, "How to Fix the Most Common Blogging Bloopers." The main title is both descriptive and demonstrates value in itself, but the subtitle also makes it sound like an even more interesting read.
I'm a professional writer, editor, and graphic designer eager to put my skills to use for your projects. My six years of daily newspaper experience, four years as a freelancer, and five years as editor of my own media company have made me a skilled and versatile communicator. I know how to craft compelling stories that help readers get a better understanding of the issues and what they can do about them. And I have a special talent for helping others make their writing stronger and clearer, all on deadline. I am grateful that my career has given me the opportunity to work in graphic design as well. My real specialty is in organizing information in designs that are both appealing to the eye and are effective in getting the intended message across. Books, ebooks, magazines, brochures, reports, posters, advertisements and more are among the kinds of projects I have completed and welcome.
This is another interactive eBook creator. The interesting part about this software is that it gives the flipping page effect when you turn to the next page in your eBook. This flip effect comes as an interesting change when compared to normal eBooks. You can add multimedia elements to your eBook files. It allows you to convert PDFs into suitable eBook files for whichever eReader you want. The eBooks can be accessed from any system and platform. You would have to download this software on your Windows, iOS or Android system before using it.
9. Use dingbats or images for your scene breaks. Simple asterisks look unprofessional (although, truth be told, most readers don't care), and empty lines look accidental and can be confusing if they occur on a page break. A dingbat or an image will make your ebook stand out, and you can use something that represents an element of your book. Click here for instructions on how to create the perfect scene break using the Jutoh software. (Note: the first paragraph after a scene break should not be indented.)
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.