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.
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.
Matthew Butterick is a designer who’s also a lawyer (or perhaps a lawyer who’s also a designer), and his free typography volume (if you find it useful he offers a few suggestions on ways to pay him) is a suitably thorough collection of all the things you always wanted to know about typography but were afraid to ask. The ‘Typography in 10 minutes’ opening chapter is as good a typographical primer as you’ll find anywhere, and from there it goes on to cover pretty much everything with the right mix of detail and clear language.
An Adobe stack expert with more than 10 years of experience, I helped out my customers with a variety of projects – from brochures to large catalogs with thousands of items. I have had uninterrupted experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and more. Had many high volume projects, performed data merges, generated TOCs and Indexes tailored to the customer’s needs. Have experience with e-publications, interactive PDFs, fillable forms and web design. Creative, always seeking for perfection in what I am doing, my highest priority is a satisfied customer and their business goals being reached and taken care of.
If your eBook needs to adhere to a certain brand palette just enter the hex code of the colors you need to use to customize design elements. If it’s images that you need then you can choose from an enormous library of professional stock photos. And if you fancy yourself a bit of an illustrator, you can even upload your own drawings to give your eBook that artistic and personal touch. Best of all, uploading and using your own images is completely free!
While ebooks can be catered to achieve certain goals, the way most marketers use ebooks is to generate new leads at the top of the funnel. To achieve this goal, your ebook content should be majorly educational -- not product focused -- in nature. But does that mean you can't or shouldn't sneak in a few mentions of your product or service into them when appropriate? Absolutely not! In fact, when people are just starting to learn about your business in the awareness stage of the sales cycle, they probably know very little about the products and services you offer.
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.
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This ePub3 Creator Studio is the only application that allows authors to create music playlists right inside their eBook. Jim was using Booktrack.com to create online eBooks with sound effects, and he wanted to include this dynamic inside his studio for authors to use. The result is this cool method of inserting the choice of songs or audiobook reads right inside your eBook. The reader simply has to click on the handy “music note” icon inside the Embellisher eReader, and the playlist appears. The only disadvantage Jim saw at Booktrack was that the reader was forced to listen to sound. Therefore, the resulting Playlist Creator Tool allows the reader to choose if he/she wishes to listen to the selections. You can see a sample of how the result of this tool looks inside the sample for the Family Love Time Capsule. (Note: you must first register to use the eReader.)
One publisher and one administrator included. All others are designated as readers and cannot create or sell eBooks in the Studio/Store. Both conventional and multimedia (ePub3) books can be created, sold and downloaded. Perfect for the self-published author who wants to have a quick way to brand him/her self and have a way to publish and market directly to readers through a cross-platform mobile platform. This installs on the server of the client with assistance of our technologist.
I have been working with the Kotobee crew for some time now, specifically with their Kotobee Author software. I find it to be intuitive, easy to use, and generally a pleasure to work with. The developers have been incredibly responsive as well and really stand behind their product. Using their software I have been able to create engaging, fun, and highly educational eBooks that have been instrumental in my students learning and education.
Measure your visitors to your online eBook using Google Analytics. Once you add the tracking code to your eBook, you can get the data from GA. The data will tell you about your audience behavior, including the number of new visitors, the turnout of the existing visitors, the specific pages they visit the most, from which web-sites, social networks, or search engines they access from, bounce rate, how long they stay on your eBook, geographical distribution of your readers and much more.
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.
eBooks are not only the best platforms to keep yourself engaged digitally, but are also one of the best ways to pass on your content to a larger audience base. In today’s competitive world, it becomes imperative for the book authors or content marketers to create an eBook that appeals to the readers. While providing a free eBook of your content will help create a prospect list of clients, an elaborately prepared eBook in the meantime will also convince your customers of your prowess, knowledge and resources.
eBookBurn is an all in one and comprehensive eBook management system that can be deployed for the purpose of creating eBook and digital books. You can use it as your publishing software. The best about eBookBurn is that it is capable of creating eBooks of almost all popular formats that you can enjoy from nearly all the devices. eBookBurn is one of the easiest and simplest ways that requires no…
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
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.
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You can convert different document formats with the help of eBook creator software such as, HTML, PDF, DOCX, ePUB, etc. to MOBI, ePUB, PRC, PDF and more. A few of them even allows you to add Cover photos, author details, symbols, content table and more. In this post today we have listed some of the best free eBook creator software for Windows that are widely popular based on their features and the ease of use.
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…
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.
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.
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.
If you want to enjoy the two basic features of creating and publishing eBooks, then Liberio will be suitable for that purpose that will deliver you both options on one platform. The best thing in favor of Liberio is its straightforward book creating system. Write, design and publish are the three most important advantages that you will surely like to have. There are not too much features in the Liberio;…
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.