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.
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.
We’re gearing up for the Book Expo America, 2016 in May. That means we’ll be running some specials, and we’re also streamlining our unique platform for our new clientele. As a result, there will be three types of Embellisher™ Mobile Publishing Platform installations available to self-published authors, teachers, and large publishers/distributors of eBooks. Our clients will be able to download the complete installation and follow the directions included. They will also have the excellent technical assistance of our developer, Bas Van Stein, who will also be working with clients to “brand” the installation to the owner’s “look and feel.” Once licensed, the platform can be up and open for business in 24 hours. Here’s a brief description of the three installations that will be available for download:
I submit that unless and until publishers learn to create stories that can be total experiences for the reader, and still come in at less than 150 pages, they will not win at the BookShot game. Also, unless and until publishers learn that good DRM helps the publisher and the author make money, then we will eventually not have to worry about the sales of these books being poor because readers will be getting them for free.
Jutoh eBook Maker is a cross platform and multifunctional eBook creator, converter and publisher. This eBook management system is going to deliver you the solution to create, convert and publish at a centralize platform. It will make you able to easily create eBooks in both Kindle and EPUB formats so that these remain accessible from any supported device and software. After creating the eBook, you can publish he eBook on…
“This year, we choose to show how design enables us to create a common future beyond all the differences, whether it’s for products, services, or public policy choices.” — Gaël Perdriau, Mayor of Saint-ÉtienneThe Saint-Étienne Design Biennale opens today in central France. Over the next month, the city will host a variety of exhibitions, events, and conferences that address salient topics in the design, art, and research community. As part of this year’s Biennale, the Material Design team collaborated with tech guru John Maeda to present the interactive exhibition Design in Tech. Opening this week at Cité du Design—and running until April 22—attendees can get hands-on with Material Design’s approach to color, typography, icons, and elevation, and explore key insights from Maeda’s 2019 Design in Tech Report. We hope to see you there! And for those that can’t make it, we’ve got an interview with Maeda and Material Design’s Rachel Been on the symbiotic (and evolving) relationship between design and development.Read “A New Religion for Designers”
How many ebooks does your marketing team have in its content arsenal? With the rise of tablet and e-reader popularity, ebooks are only growing in popularity. According to a newly released report by Pew Internet , in mid-December 2011, 17% of American adults had reported they read an ebook in the previous year; by February, 2012, the share increased to 21%. While we've always considered ebooks to be one of the best lead-gen content assets at a marketer's disposal, the fact that on-the-go content is only carving out more of a place in today's increasingly mobile world makes them an even smarter choice as a marketing offer .
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.
It’s also a great tool to use if you’re a freelancer or agency, working with clients to create professional eBooks (includes commercial rights, plus a done for you agency website, which is a big bonus!). You could easily charge $100’s for this service, and with Sqribble, you could get the work done in way less time than it wouldn’t normally take you.
eBook designers can work from digital manuscript files such as Word docs or convert the files of print books into eBook formats. They can also convert an EPUB file to MOBI or vice versa. Using their typography, page layout, and technology skills, the eBook designers on Upwork ensure that your book is formatted properly for fluid, error-free reading on multiple devices. They can perform quality assurance to eliminate awkward line breaks, font inconsistencies, and other coding-related issues that can result from converting files to a different format. If you want covers designed for your eBook, they’ll consult with you regarding the style and imagery you have in mind before producing mockups for your approval. Many designers will upload the eBooks to your desired platforms, such as Amazon KDP, Smashwords, and Kobo.
With QuarkXPress, you don’t have to recreate a print project from scratch for digital devices such as the iPad — you can simply convert it. And once you’ve converted it, you can customize it for the new medium with videos, sounds, slideshows, and more. Best of all, you can do all of this with the same set of tools, instead of having to learn a whole new application for each medium to which you want to publish. With QuarkXPress, you can preserve your brand and always look professional, in print and in electronic media, all in a single tool.
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!
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.
While interactive elements and graphics can enhance an ebook, the content itself must be compelling. Otherwise, all the other parts are just a glossy finish. Ebook examples that use compelling content will be able to grab the reader’s attention much easier. Turn your content into a narrative that makes it easy to follow. Fill your text with interesting facts that will get the reader to think. The more fascinating the content, the more likely the reader will want to share it with others—and that means even more people will be reading your material.
Creativity doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s something that each and every designer has to work at on a day-to-day basis. If you find that your innovative juices are running dry, The Creative Aid Handbook could be the answer. The helpful guide looks at how you can boost your intellect, foster your well-being, and, most importantly, become more creative.
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.
A few of the platforms we reviewed mimic social media accounts – almost like LinkedIn accounts for self-publishers. These can be a great resource for finding opportunities to host your work or connect with other authors. We liked services that let you customize your profile and make professional connections so you can publish your work to as many places on the web as possible.