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.
Over 15 years experience in prepress and design for print. My primary area of focus as a freelance designer is customer satisfaction. Because of this I maintain an extremely high rate of success. This is accomplished through availability, excellent communication skills, consistent professionalism and meticulous attention to detail. I also specialize in packaging design, branding and identity, logo design, magazine article layout and magazine cover design. I am also highly proficient in photo manipulation, photo editing, color correction, preflight, imposition, client file preparation and troubleshooting. Gaining experience through a fast paced print shop environment with an extremely varied customer base, has made me a problem-solver who is resourceful, knowledgeable, efficient and dependable. Here is what my clients are saying about me: "Jason was super awesome to work with! He understood completely what I wanted quickly, was able to create a brilliantly designed graphic on the first try, and executed it within my deadline. I will definitely be back to Jason for more work! I recommend him to ANYONE! Thank you again Jason!" "I had a wonderful experience with Jason, his design expertise and professionalism. He was always in communication with me; in a split second his responses were right there in front for the many questions that I had throughout the process. The end product was perfect!" "Jason was a pleasure to work with! He delivered well before the deadline and the work was top notch. I highly recommend him and will use him again!" so, If you have a project that absolutely HAS to get done right.......Look no further.
You see, even if you have zero design experience, you’ll be able to create a professional looking eBook that hits all the right notes with Canva. Each multi-page layout provides visual default elements, colors and fonts, so that you always start off on the right foot. And if you want to change any colors or elements to make your eBook feel more like ‘you’ then you can! It’s easy.
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:
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.
At their core, PDFs are essentially a way to “port” print content such as books, magazines, or brochures into the digital realm. This made sense in 1993: Web-based content was still relatively new, and technology had flaws and limitations that PDFs circumvented. But we’ve had 23 years since then to figure out better ways to create digital content. And that means it’s time to let go of the PDF security blanket and embrace the brave new interactive world.
HubSpot's ebooks, for instance, are categorized by skill level -- introductory, intermediate, or advanced -- depending on the skill level of our readers. To identify which is which, we use a combination of color scheme and a category key to denote which ebooks are targeted for which skill level. If an ebook is intermediate level like our example here, the cover and color scheme throughout the book uses blue as the dominant color, and a page in the beginning of the book explains which type of audience would benefit from each skill level. Introductory content uses a charcoal color scheme, and advanced content uses an orange color scheme. We've also extended this tagging system to our blog. You'll notice this particular blog post, for example, has also been tagged as 'intermediate.'
Sqribble has been developed by Adeel Chowdhry, who is a well-known internet entrepreneur and best seller, with over ten years of experience and has previously created worldwide hits such as Pixel Studio FX which sold tens of thousands of units all around the world. He’s known for creating high quality professional solutions and I expect no less from Sqribble.
2. The value of delivery to the end consumer: a reader of digital content. The reader gets to experience exactly what the author/publisher intends to deliver. Not only that but the eBook can be in conventional (ePub2 format, .mobi Kindle format, or .pdf Adobe Reader format) as well as the cutting-edge ePub3 format. And, if they wish, they can push a button to order the print-on-demand version of the book and have it shipped to them. There are no “middlemen” taking a slice out of that business experience, as in a gatekeeper’s fee or as in confusing extra logins and deliveries to different devices. The communication is between the publisher and the reader–scratch off those sneaky middlemen!
This file type stands for "Electronic Publication," and is the more flexible ebook formats. By that, I mean EPUB ebooks can "reflow" their text to adapt to various mobile devices and tablets, allowing the ebook's text to move on and off different pages based on the size of the device on which a user is reading the ebook. They're particularly helpful for viewing on smaller screens, such as smartphones as well as the Nook from Barnes and Noble.
I can convert, format, and layout your book as an eBook or print edition. I use html/css coding to create all eBooks. I don't use any auto conversion software. I have formatted many books for Amazon/Kindle (mobi file), Apple/iBooks, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and anywhere else that accepts ePub files. I am also familiar with Smashwords and can create both a Word doc and ePub file for their distribution channels. I have created print editions for many print on demand sites, such as CreateSpace, IngramSpark/Lightening Source, Lulu, and Amazon's paperback printing via KDP (currently in Beta). I use Adobe InDesign to create a PDF file that will comply with all requirements from these sites.
Lucidpress provides a number of features that allow you to include interactive elements with your ebook. Embed a video with your ebook to provide a visual look at what you’re writing about. Include links within the text so people can follow them to learn more about the subject. This helps show readers that you have done your homework and want the audience to know more about it. Include scrolling text areas within your ebook to provide even more information.
I'm a seasoned professional with solid, practical expertise in writing, editing, content development, author services, print and electronic publications, public relations and media relations. While I'm flexible and enjoy variety in the work I accept, most of my work at present is with authors seeking to self-publish. I really enjoy helping them polish their work and bring their books into the world. I believe that every author has unique strengths and unique needs, so my goal is always to be flexible and find the best way of working with each particular author. I can provide editorial help at each stage of the process: developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, or proofreading. I can also provide formatting for both print and ebooks.
After searching far and wide many months for an editor/publisher for ebooks to assist me in self-publishing a hard copy print book (2005) that is updated, modified and adjusted to run smoothly on a fully digital format, I discovered Kotobee in Sept 2015. Over the past 5 months, we have collaborated closely to generate a stunning, highly interactive and fun ebook to teach Youth about money and healthy habits of money management. I commend Kotobee for its professionalism and reliable efforts in support of iwealth.org‘s pioneering program for teaching Financial Intelligence and Literacy to Youth ages 11-18.
Not really a waste of time, the reviews are good and did make me aware of these ePub creators. I used to have one that worked on my PC, most of these new ones all work from a website. I’m still looking for the one I used to have on my PC, it could accept word or pages docs and spat out several different ePub variations. But I can’t find it again, forgot what it was called even. Thanks for adding the links.
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.
: STEP EIGHT // It's here that you review your sparkling new eBook design. :-) Take a few days to go over it, print it out, make notes and write over it, and once you're happy with your changes, send your revisions and feedback through to me. Once received, I’ll set to work on perfecting and finalizing your eBook design - taking into account your notes and feedback, before I send you a new revised draft for your approval
Whoops, MIT, I see you got the entire thing backwards, as usual. Instead of rushing around trying to please everybody, why not do what CEO Jonny Kaldor talked about at the 2015 London Book Fair? Our publishers drive their content through our ePub3 Creator Studio and eReader, cross-channels, to all mobile devices at one time. Silly Mr. Pontin. The answer was again in front of your nose, but you got it reversed. Instead of creating all those versions of your publication for the different devices, all you needed to do was create one version that could adapt easily to all those devices. That’s what we did!
While your ebook is a digital publication, you'll likely be offering it as a downloadable file such as a PDF, and despite what you might think, many of the people who download will actually prefer to print it out and read it on paper rather than on a screen. For this reason, it's important to make sure your ebooks are printer-friendly. For example, avoid designs that leverage double-page, horizontal layouts that don't translate well to print. The best way to know if your design is printer-friendly? Print it yourself!
QuarkXPress works directly with App Studio to give you complete control over the design of your app content utilizing the world’s most efficient environment for laying out content for multiple devices and orientations. Create digital magazines and newspapers, highly interactive eBooks, catalogs, research, financial reports, digital brochures and more.