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.
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.
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.
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...
Unless a customer or prospect is reading a book on an eReader, they’re unlikely to read pages and pages of text online. Luckily, an interactive eBook can convey a rich, valuable story without needing 5000 words of copy. Using videos, images, GIFs, animations, and layers of information, you can fully convey your story without relying on tons of copy to deliver the narrative.
Demibooks® Composer is the first iPad-based authoring software for creating interactive story apps. Designers and authors can apply a sophisticated set of features- realistic physics, advanced an¬imations, conditional behaviors - to create rich immersive experiences with their images, text, sounds, movies and visual effects beyond the capabilities of standard ebooks. Best bit? No coding required!Publish apps created with Composer in the App Store or submit for selection into Demibooks Storytime, our curated multi-publisher store for children’s stories on the iPad. Share your stories with friends who have Composer.

It works with all TreePad versions which help you to compile documents of HJT & TPD extensions and also share files, photos, hyperlinks and symbols as a lone EXE doc. The program offers a simple interface that does not offer much functionality. It does not require a learning curve and hence is pretty simple to use. You just need to track the input file of the TreePad and click on the “Start” option. Alternatively, once the alteration is over, you can also set the program to run the converted eBook automatically


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.
Hey, it’s 2015, dummy!  Our readers at EMRE can connect outside anytime they wish.  Our authors and publishers use links in the best ways possible:  to market, to create, and to connect intimately with their readers!  In fact, the ads inside our ePub3 books can be constructed so they can be accessed by Google in many more ways, thus providing advertisers with a much better user experience when interacting with their ads.

The trade-off among these methods involve quality, time, and price. As the old saying goes, you can generally pick two. In order to get all three, you’re going to need to become an ebook maven yourself, which will take a fair amount of time, but which will allow you to control all of the variables yourself. Let’s look at the options, and you can see whether that’s the road you want to take.

As ebook has gained more and more popularity among the world these years, so have you ever thought about creating your own ebook? The fact is that some people who are passionate about writing really start doing it to earn some extra money to cover household expenses by writing their own ebooks and publish them online. Now you may be interested in this topic and can't stop wondering: Is it difficult to create an ebook for a newbie? The answer is No if you find a powerful and easy to use ebook creator. So today I am going to introduce you top 4 free and useful ebook creators to help you create and edit your own ebooks.
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.
Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular Scribble Press App. Targeted at kids 3 to 7, Scribble My Story is a design collaboration between Fingerprint’s early learning experts alongside the Scribble Press team to deliver a wonderful, age appropriate creativity experience. Scribble My Story is a book and art creation platform where kids can imagine, create, and share what they make with their parents. Scribble My Story makes it very easy for even the youngest authors and artists:-Age appropriate user interface and easy to use drawing tool set-6 included stories with audio for non-readers that can be customized by the child with matching stickers and backgrounds-1 recordable blank book for complete open ended creation
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.
If your typography isn’t on point, this next ebook is for you. Type Classification is a helpful beginner’s guide to typography. It should give you the foundations you need to not only start classifying various forms of type but also understanding when and how to use them to alarmingly great effect. It covers a history of each of the type forms and the basic facts you need know about them.
So if we know that people will most definitely be judging your ebooks by their cover, you'll want to make sure you create ones that are both visually appealing and coincide with your brand style guide. Consider how the visual revolution is playing out with sites like Pinterest cropping up and other social networks like Facebook and Google+ putting more of an emphasis on visual content , and the importance of enticing covers becomes even more evident. Make the title easy to read, include branding elements you decided on in your brand style guide, and feature an image. You'll notice that HubSpot's ebook covers , for example, follow the same layout and structure while each featuring a different relevant an interesting image.
Calibre is an ebook creation tool for Windows, Linux, and iOS. It supports conversion of multiple 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) to multiple output formats (AZW3, EPUB, DOCX, FB2, HTMLZ, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PMLZ, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ, and ZIP).
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