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.
BIO: I’m a professional writer living in Portland, OR with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from ebooks (9 to date) to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than ten years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project. Previously, I've worked in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services in regions such as the UK, Europe, Australia, Indonesia, and the US. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Feel free to browse my portfolio projects, my website www. theguidetobusking.com, and my projects at www. leanpub.com/u/tomsenkus
4.  The value of intimacy.  All other publishing systems require the author and his reader to be located inside separate spaces in the digital universe.  We have solved this problem of lack of intimacy and privacy by including an Author and Reader Forum right inside the same mobile application.  The forum has all the features of a Goodreads, but the reader and author are not relegated to a separate group within a much larger playing field of authors and readers.  The communication is between one author and his subscribed readers–not between thousands of “Goodreads Authors” and the distracted readers who subscribe to Goodreads.com.  Again, this saves the publisher and reader a lot of communication headaches as well as making the sending and receiving of digital content a private and meaningfully simple affair.   Thoreau would be proud!
A staple for any book, both print or digital, be sure to include a table of contents in every ebook you publish. This not only gives readers a sense of how the ebook is organized, but it also makes it easy for them to reference individual chapters if they decide only certain ones are relevant to them or if they want to refer back to specific sections later. To make this even more user-friendly for your readers, some programs like InDesign make it possible for you to hyperlink chapters/sections, creating a sort of interactive table of contents and allowing readers to jump to a certain section of the ebook when they click on the corresponding link in the table of contents. 

Designrr made it ridiculously easy for us to create and then publish an e-book that looked great, was easy to read, and looked incredibly professional. The tools included allowed us to quickly pull in the information we needed and sort it in a way that made the book flow. Editing the content was just as easy! We were able to drop in our own media as needed throughout the book and make it really stand out. Designrr has been a critical part of our success!
Kotobee is a universal eBook creating and publishing software for the authors, novelist, writers, etc. For its advanced level of features and functions, Kotobee is said to be the most comprehensive solution for interactive eBook creation. Kotobee is in fact a technology suite providing interactive eBook creators and solutions suiting any individual or organization needs. The four main products being offered by the Kotobee are Kotobee Author, Kotobee Publisher, Kotobee…
It is an extremely small software that helps you to create exceptional eBooks in no time. It occupies your PC space of only 1.8MB and works with Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux (32& 64 bit architecture) . Exe-eBook Creator that is offered by Treepad is available for download and use absolutely free of cost and can be utilized to create executable files of the TreePad Docs that run on their own.
I’d just read a list of 10 stupid mistakes business people make written by coach Wendy Stevens, and then I was talking to my wife, Ellen, a fellow Boomer and person who is a normal consumer of digital information.  I needed to explain to Ellen how my product is providing value to my customers.   I needed to explain it in a way that would make Henry David Thoreau, the patron saint of Baby Boomers, proud.  Thoreau told people that in order to appreciate Nature (meaning the totality of existence) they must learn to “simplify” that existence as much as humanly possible.
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.

My goal as a graphic designer is to team with employers and clients, efficiently creating successful, top-quality print designs that perfectly meet their needs. I delight in creating beautiful designs and making you look good. Over the past twelve years in the design field, I have maintained an excellent record with employers, clients, and team members. Clear communication and promptness are high priorities in all my work, and clients frequently comment on my speed and the quality of my work. I am always glad to discuss projects, so don't hesitate to drop me a line and I'll get back to you shortly.
It supports input file formats that is .DOC or .DOCX of MS Word which can be altered to ePUB extension. Since this program only converts from an MS Word file, it offers restricted features. In order to start the conversion process you need to go to the option that says “Add Word File/Files” and choose the desired MS Word file from your computer and then select the preferred destination/folder where you want to save your eBook. Now initiate the process of conversion of the document and get it in the ePUB extension within minutes.
Authors who choose to develop their titles with the EMRE ePub3 Creator Studio will always have a professionaldeveloper close by to assist them with technical problems. Jim Musgrave prides himself on the fact that he has trained his developers to know what authors want and need to be creative, and the result is in the professional support authors receive when they enroll in the membership. Since the first month’s membership is free, authors can see if they like the tools before they begin to design work.
I am an experienced writer in novels, short stories, articles, and copywriting, as well as an experienced graphic artist with several award winning works. I'm published in young adult fiction with several novels available. I've been working with the publishing industry for five years. I have twelve years experience working in the interactive media department of a newspaper company, and have developed copy for websites and advertisements. I have sixteen years experience in writing and designing for online media. My online advertisements have won several awards from the North Carolina Press Association. I have designed websites for real estate agents, newspapers, dentists, petting zoos, martial arts schools, beauty salons, and more. I also have two years experience in formatting ebooks and print books for sale through online book stores. I thoroughly proof all files before delivering the final formatted product to my clients.
Most of us start with a manuscript — a Microsoft Word, ODF (OpenOffice Document File), or RTF (Rich Text Format) doc that we’re looking to turn into an ebook. Now, as I said last month, a Word doc isn’t an ebook. But you can format the text and even insert images, hyperlinks and the other paraphernalia that make up an ebook, and then use an app to convert the document into ePub format.
In the past, you would have had to learn to use a tool like InDesign and manually lay out your book, but in the age of the internet, there are free tools to do it for you. For any book that is not particularly image-heavy—meaning not a cookbook or coffee table book—the Reedsy book formatter is a great tool. All you have to do is copy and paste your text into the book formatter, insert your chapter breaks, and select your trim size. The rest is taken care of for you.
I started writing in 2004. I've been in the indie publishing industry since 2010. I started working with a small group of authors to test the waters and get to know how the industry worked in the beginning. But as my knowledge grew and I began to get more experience, I knew I wanted to do this for the long-term. So I joined oDesk (now Upwork) toward the end of 2014. Since then I've worked with a plethora of authors and even small publishing houses on so many different projects. I've worked on a number of non-fiction titles and fiction titles and have done various book production services for each of my clients. Some need formatting. Some need proofreading. Some need a fresh cover design. Some need a mixture of the three. I've also done work with magazines, taking old editions and digitizing them by following their style to upload to their dedicated CMS. Number of years of experience (as of start of 2017)? eBook and paperback formatting: 5 Proofreading: 3 Copy editing: 3 Indexing: less than a year Cover design: technically 3, but I had 10 years of experience in graphic and web design before starting on covers.
I want you to just use a theme for your first ebook… because your ebook only wins if it’s a great topic + a good title + very useful + people are finding it and trusting you enough to download it + people are sharing it because they found it useful. The best custom design in the world can’t fix those if they’re broken. And a theme helps you get it out and get some feedback.
Creating an eBook can be a big task, especially if you use complicated software like InDesign. Then again, Microsoft Word or PowerPoint might not be robust enough. Starting your design with an eBook template will save you a lot of time and money. A professionally-designed eBook template gives your book strategy a head start. It will impress anyone looking for high-quality content without expensive software. Our free eBook templates are simple to customize, so you can meet your brand’s standards in almost no time. From cover to cover, our eBook templates will help you create a gorgeous book that you'll be proud to share.
My goal is to compel your audience to act through communicating high impact messages and visually engaging campaigns. Entities have entrusted me with crafting effective, compelling presence in the market that help them remain competitive and successful. I work with companies of all sizes as an integrated part of their marketing or content management teams, carrying projects from concept to completion, and always with the goal of achieving marketing objectives. Services: • Graphic design for print and web • Inbound marketing content design – white papers, case studies, ebooks, etc. • Sales & Marketing collateral • Display Graphics, Booths, and Collateral for Trade Shows, Conferences, and Events • Illustration, Icons, custom graphics, etc. • Integrated marketing and advertising campaigns • Brand identity creation and management Design Programs: Adobe creative suite – Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Other programs: Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint Clients hire me because they care about making great first and lasting impressions and quickly acting on ideas. If you are looking to supplement your team with out-of-the-box thinking that not only generates ideas but has the skills and resources necessary to execute within budget and on time, get in touch.
Designrr made it ridiculously easy for us to create and then publish an e-book that looked great, was easy to read, and looked incredibly professional. The tools included allowed us to quickly pull in the information we needed and sort it in a way that made the book flow. Editing the content was just as easy! We were able to drop in our own media as needed throughout the book and make it really stand out. Designrr has been a critical part of our success!

EBooksWriter is really a great program for creating eBooks of all type within few hours. EBooksWriter is not about creating simple eBooks only. This comprehensive eBook creating program will enable you to instantly create the eManuals, eCatalogues, eDelpiant, eBrochures, novels, documentaries and much more with this powerful writing and management platform. The exceptional about EBooksWriter is that it will create eBooks in those formats that will remain accessible by any…
You'll notice we only have one "chapter page" in the template (slide three). To create additional chapter pages, or any pages really, simply right click the slide and choose Duplicate Slide. This will make a copy of your slide and allow you to drag it to its proper place in your ebook via the sidebar or Slide Sorter section of PowerPoint. You can then customize it for any subsequent chapters.
Images and graphics in ebooks are hard to get right. The key to making them fit well is to think of them as complementary to your writing. Whether you add them during or after you’ve finished writing your ebook’s copy, your visuals should serve to highlight an important point you’re making or deconstruct the meaning of a concept in an easy-to-understand, visual way.
As the name suggests MS Word to EPUB Converter is a tool that helps alter MS Word documents to ePUB for free. It offers an interface that looks clear and is easy to use and comprehend. Once you have finished writing in MS Word, you can then simply convert it to the ePUB extension. You will have quick access to this within minutes of the conversion.
Just like in a bookstore, an online buyer will browse through multiple eBooks and will probably judge them by their covers, so for this reason you need to make a great first impression. When you create an eBook in Canva, you can rest-assured that you’ll have access to the most eye-catching and brilliant designs so that you have the best chance of standing out.
A staple for any book, both print or digital, be sure to include a table of contents in every ebook you publish. This not only gives readers a sense of how the ebook is organized, but it also makes it easy for them to reference individual chapters if they decide only certain ones are relevant to them or if they want to refer back to specific sections later. To make this even more user-friendly for your readers, some programs like InDesign make it possible for you to hyperlink chapters/sections, creating a sort of interactive table of contents and allowing readers to jump to a certain section of the ebook when they click on the corresponding link in the table of contents.
I developed my business because publishers and authors were getting ripped-off to the tune of three billion dollars per year with book piracy.  My eReader has an excellent Digital Rights Management system.   If publishers use my system, they can prevent eBook piracy.  However, if the book is poorly written, I can’t help them.  If one reads the negative comments on Amazon, one can see that the major disappointment of these readers is that fact that his BookShot title Cross Kill is not a complete story.  In other words, in his eagerness to lead the reader into the next serial, Patterson forgot that when a reader plunks down money (forget the piracy for a moment), he or she wants a complete drama with no “cliff-hangers.”
Sigil is an advanced Ebook creator utility that offers comprehensive options and configuration settings. Sigil has a user-friendly interface and offers support for XHTML, HTML, image, TXT, and video files. The split viewing mode of Sigil facilitates you to view the code and design side by side, an option mostly present in complex and paid programs. When putting together new ebooks, you have the option to design the covers, span text into multiple files by taking into account the position of a cursor or after putting markers, edit basic metadata along with role properties, as well as create a table of contents or edit the existing one. The program keeps track of all text copied to the Clipboard, save it to the history and facilitates you to paste any preferred clip. Plus, you can run complex searches with advanced files, replace keywords, as well as save searches to run them again at a later time. It contains a spellchecker and provides you the option to validate ePub and CSS styles using online services.
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.
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. 
Authors who choose to develop their titles with the EMRE ePub3 Creator Studio will always have a professionaldeveloper close by to assist them with technical problems. Jim Musgrave prides himself on the fact that he has trained his developers to know what authors want and need to be creative, and the result is in the professional support authors receive when they enroll in the membership. Since the first month’s membership is free, authors can see if they like the tools before they begin to design work.
The Ultimate eBook Creator software is easy to install and it runs on Windows (and Mac, if you have an emulator.)  It just takes a minute or two to set up Ultimate eBook Creator.  The user interface is quite intuitive, so you’ll likely not have a hard time figuring out how to use it.  There’s a set of features on the left side and a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor in the right hand pane.  You can format text within the right hand pane, just as you can in Microsoft Word or an equivalent program, or you can import documents directly from those programs.
*In order to publish an app either internally or to one of the app stores such as the Apple App Store or Google Play, you will need to sign-up for a paid developer account with the relevant vendor. The user is solely responsible for publishing apps created with App Studio including submitting app to the chosen app stores and any necessary approvals.
I am an experienced writer in novels, short stories, articles, and copywriting, as well as an experienced graphic artist with several award winning works. I'm published in young adult fiction with several novels available. I've been working with the publishing industry for five years. I have twelve years experience working in the interactive media department of a newspaper company, and have developed copy for websites and advertisements. I have sixteen years experience in writing and designing for online media. My online advertisements have won several awards from the North Carolina Press Association. I have designed websites for real estate agents, newspapers, dentists, petting zoos, martial arts schools, beauty salons, and more. I also have two years experience in formatting ebooks and print books for sale through online book stores. I thoroughly proof all files before delivering the final formatted product to my clients.
EMRE Publishing, LLC wants to stay ahead of its competition. This is why Jim Musgrave wanted to stay with an open source product. It’s much faster and easier to have a talented developer create an “add on” for the client than it is to lock-in the reader with proprietary code that will deprecate the user experience and cost the customer more. We are the only multimedia app publisher who allows the publisher/author to collect 100% of the cost of his/her titles once they purchase one of our publishing plans. For example, if the author wants to upgrade a present title using the studio then he/she can buy the Advanced ePub3 Production Plan for very little money.
I want you to just use a theme for your first ebook… because your ebook only wins if it’s a great topic + a good title + very useful + people are finding it and trusting you enough to download it + people are sharing it because they found it useful. The best custom design in the world can’t fix those if they’re broken. And a theme helps you get it out and get some feedback.
In order to create an eBook go to the option that says “Add Books” and choose the input file format on your computer. Now add meta-description such as, author bio, illustration etc. or edit option to your digital book. While you can add a customizable cover image to your eBook using the built-in eBook cover creator, you can also add content table, word search, word replacement option and change the look of your eBook.
Select an Input file from your PC from the Add Books option. Add edit or add metadata (author, title, and description) to your eBook. This eBook maker also has an inbuilt eBook cover creator. The eBook cover maker helps you with adding customized cover picture to your eBook. You can also change the appearance of your eBook, add table of content, search for a words and replace them simultaneously.  Create your own eBook in any of the above mentioned format. Once converted, you can save your eBook to your PC, or you can directly send them to an eBook reading device if they are connected to your PC. You can also download, edit, and manage eBooks from this software. You don't need to download a separate eBook reader software, as it has an inbuilt one.
Amazon recently unloaded a new version of their Kindle to the perhaps “less than eager” reading public.  With publishers losing over 3 billion dollars a year to eBook piracy, mostly due to the insecure Digital Rights Management of Amazon’s and other eBook retailer’s platforms, it makes you wonder how long publishers will keep selling their digital and print books through the giant online retailers.  But, most importantly, the reading public is changing their reading habits.  Each day, more and more readers are using whichever mobile device they have with them, so it makes having “extra” devices like the Kindle superfluous.

The topic of the first anthology is war.  The title of the anthology is WAR STORIES ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. The method of the artistry will be to create stories that have an element of speculation in each one.  Therefore, they will categorized as fiction, although we will be soliciting stories by authors who have experienced war, whether while in the military or as a civilian living in a war-torn country.  These stories can be in the genres of Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Alternate History, and Fantasy.

Create HTML5 Publications without any additional software and no additional digital publishing costs.‡ Just upload HTML5 Publications to your own website and show the world. HTML5 Publications displays pixel-perfect layouts on all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers, providing an easy and effective online experience. With HTML5 Publications you can go beyond static print layouts to add interactive enrichments such as scrollable areas, slide shows, animations and more. Quite possibly the easiest way to share your final magazine, newspaper, comics, reports, ads and more. Even use HTML5 Publications to enable Web-based previews for your customers.
My job is to help you look good. Services include: • book design for print, e-books, PDF distribution • booklets and event programs • flyers and posters • brochures and rack cards • postcards and other mailers • advertisements in print or digital publications • social media campaigns and memes • business cards • copy editing and proofreading • content creation and research I work with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. What can we create together? Note: I do not work fixed-price projects.
Today's publishing focus trends to self-publishing authors and small businesses, including preparing books for publication via sites such as CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu and others in both print and ebook formats. More and more writers are opting to publish their books themselves and with my extensive print publishing background, I'm uniquely qualified to help prepare your book from manuscript to finished book in paperback, hard cover or ebooks. I'm familiar with specific requirements of various common sites, as well as a great background in the print basics, unlike many "newly minted" graphic artists whose training has focused on websites and web publishing. I've very proud to say that I've recently been assisting with preparing Best Seller listed books for publication via print-on-demand sites. It's exciting to see this relatively new publishing method being used by the "big boys" as well as the more newly minted authors. And to add another feather to my cap, I just received word from one Client that his book about early colonial Cambodia was approved by the King. Client says I'm "the Royal Typesetter"... :) I'm happy to give you a time estimate for completing your project, but to me, every book is unique, and deserves a unique layout, so giving an exact time line and fixed-rate price is necessarily nearly impossible. Let's talk about the possibilities. Every book deserves a great cover, and I'm also available to help you with your cover design, from start to finish, concept to print. While I generally leave uploading of files to my clients, if you need help, I'm usually available, and I do guarantee my files to sucessfuly upload to the various sites, or I'll work on it until it does. This guarantee has even led me to step in and work with the help desks of more than one print site when their automated system thought it detected a problem, and my extensive print process knowledge assured me there wasn't one, so I contacted an actual person, and in all instances, once a live professional looked over the file, all was good to go. "Being there" for my clients is especially important to me, and I'm proud of my on-going client list here on oDesk. My clients seem to refuse to close out their accounts even when we don't have an active project. :-) During my nearly 40-years of graphic design within the printing and publishing field, I have witnessed and adapted to the many changes in technology as it relates to the industry. Yes, I'm older, but not extinct yet! So although I'm specializing in book publishing, if you have other print needs, such as stationery, magazine layout, flyers and on and on, I have done just about everything there is to do in the printing industry. Most of the changes in the print industry have been in the way that typography, photography and art meet and make their way to the printed page. We used to do this with light tables, punch-tape and exacto knives, now we use computers for the whole process. Offset presse...
Get writing! Here, you can approach each chapter the way you might write a long blog post -- by compartmentalizing each chapter into smaller sections or bullet points, as shown in the picture below. This helps you write simply and clearly, rather than trying to use sophisticated language to convey each point. It's the most effective way to educate readers and help them understand the new material you’re providing.
Another design element you might want to include in your ebooks is an author page, particularly if you have multiple members of your team creating ebooks. For example, if the author of the ebook is an expert on that topic, an author page that highlights the author's bio and relevancy to the topic is a great way to add credibility to the content. On your author page, include a brief bio of the author, a headshot, and if you choose to, a way for readers to get in touch with the author if they have questions, such as an email address, Twitter username, or phone number.
5.  The value of keeping authors and readers happy.  The main problem of reading digital content, as we see at EMRE, is the fact that all those proprietors of information want you to be locked-in to their hardware, their software and their mobile systems in order to make the biggest profit.  What has resulted is more confusion and less happiness.  Not only have authors become less happy with the Amazon way of delivering their “babies,” their creative eBooks, the publishers who represent them have begun to sell directly to those same eReaders–bypassing the Amazonian experience completely.  We, too, are members of this rebellion.  We want to also make the creating and reading experience even simpler by keeping it inside one app and delivering all the content (even print) to keep the reader happy.
Creating eBooks can be really a piece of cake for you when using the suitable and powerful eBook creation software. Here we are going to unveil 10 best eBook creation software for writers and publishers to polish their works in an amazing way.  All these free eBook creation software are well popular for designing simple, stylish and intuitive eBooks.
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