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.
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.”
Calibre is a free and open-source e-book computer software application suite which is available for Windows, Linux, and iOS, allows users to manage e-book collections as well as to create, edit, and read e-books. This eBook creator has almost all the advanced features that you need to make your own eBook. It supports conversion of multiple input formats (AZW, AZW3, CBZ, CBR,DOCX, EPUB, FB2, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT and TXTZ) to multiple output formats(EPUB, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF,TXT, etc). Besides this, an inbuilt eBook cover creator is an added advantage to Calibre which helps you create customized cover picture to your eBook.
If you’re an Apple user, you have the benefit of keeping all your creative projects in one place and don’t need to maintain separate accounts on different sites around the web. iBooks lets you use your AppleID and password to access the application for free. Even though it’s a standard application released with Apple products, we found this eBook publisher’s templates to be better looking and of a higher quality than those in other programs we tested. iBooks Author has many of the same features as other e-publishing software, including translation and branding tools, and you can use MOBI, PDF and HTML files in the application. One of the only problems we had with software during testing was that it had a slow loading rate – you have to wait around a bit while the app processes your input. Besides that, iBooks Author has all the support and tools you need get started with web and eBook publishing on your Mac device.
Keeping the reader in a single application allows the publisher to charge less for each title sold, and so nothing needs to be paid to a middleman distributor (like Amazon) if the publisher plays his cards right. Marketing money can be better spent on directly reaching potential and current readers on their mobile devices rather than through the unwieldy algorithms and proprietary software of the Amazon Kindle (or the Apple, or the Nook, etc.).
I'm the indie writer's best friend, for I love the written word and love to edit! I also transcribe manuscripts from both handwritten notes and dictated voice files. With my skills and strengths, I can make your project shine or create one that shines for you that is guaranteed to need little editing! I'm a thorough, all-around editor, not just a glorified proofreader. Look at my test scores: 1st Place and Top 10% only...none of that Above Average or Top 20% or 30% for me! I present these additional qualifications: • Professional writer for over 20 years, nonfiction (newspaper columnist) and fiction (35+ novels of romance and women's fiction published under my pen name(s), plus ghostwritten titles). • Proofreader (worked for pharmaceutical giant Abbott Labs in this capacity), eliminating errors in grammar, punctuation, missing or incorrect words, inconsistencies in names, numbers, and formatting. Although commonly believed to be the same thing as editing, these are two different things; proofreading is properly done *after* editing to ensure an error-free document. • Experienced editor, incorporating the overall document: typos, overused/misused/missing words, incorrect facts, inconsistencies, redundancies, contradictions, implausibilities, pacing, confusing narrative, pronoun misuse, adverb overuse, point-of-view (in fiction) errors, tense, transitions, clarity, syntax, and of course, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. *I am an all-around editor, not merely a glorified proofreader.* • With so many published romance novels to my name, I possess a thorough understanding of the genre and know what works and what doesn't. I am a "book doctor" who can clean up plots that contain outlandish elements (e.g., the billionaire who personally meets with the woman hired to clean his offices to explain her job duties to her, etc.) and revise them into a plot that is both engrossing and *believable.* • Ability to turn in a manuscript that needs very little editing due to my writing skills (and if the price is right I will submit a manuscript that's ready to be published). • Ability to make editing suggestions without changing the writer’s voice. • Courtesy sheet of suggestions to improve clients' writing, along with specific examples. • Transcription and typing (90 WPM), specifically of medical reports, dictated or handwritten text for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, and one-on-one conversations (I do not transcribe reports with multiple speakers). • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology; qualified to do medical editing and proofreading. • Accurate and thorough service. • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously (numerous open jobs often represent repeat clients who provide work sporadically and for whom I am not actively working). • Quality work at reasonable rates, with an increased fee for rush jobs (but I don't write for 1 cent per word and certainly not less than that, nor do I edit for 0.001 cent per word). My...
This studio will have the only way to develop “choose your own adventure” eBooks in multimedia format. Authors can link alternate plot lines to take readers to new levels of enjoyment. Young Adult authors can use this tool to hold fascinating conversations between characters. Children’s book authors can link animation, video and graphics to the “choices” to create an entirely new interaction based on the reader’s choices. Jim Musgrave believes that “story must be king,” so the “Insert Story” feature was a prime concern in the development of the studio. He was inspired by the popularity of the paper version of the Choose Your Own Adventure Books, and authors will enjoy using this tool to see what it can do for their imaginations!
Use educational ebooks as an opportunity to connect your thought leadership with product awareness. One way to do this in your ebook content is with subtle product mentions and call-outs when you mention a problem or need in your ebook that your products or services address. How much of these should you include? The key here is balance. Make sure the educational value of the ebook makes up for your product awareness plugs. For example, in HubSpot's educational ebook How to Attract Customers With Twitter, we add to the section of the ebook that discusses scheduling tweets and monitoring responses by calling to attention to the social media publishing tool available in HubSpot's software, our paid offering. This lets readers with little or no knowledge of HubSpot's software connect HubSpot's thought leadership and expertise with its paid software.
So, with all that in mind, what content can you get for free in the field of graphic and web design? You could check out this list of free books for web designers, but if it’s e-books covering a broader design remit that you’re after, a quick search on your favorite search engine will reveal hundreds of offerings, making it difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff. But we’ve saved you the trouble, so here goes...
If you want to write an eBook, or self-publish a hard cover, I recommend this software product. I have published 2 books so far, albeit short ones at this point, but I am just getting started. Others have commented that they cannot get support on this software, but I have had no problems getting very quick answers to two or three questions I have had. Nitin was very quick to help and respond. If you are willing to watch the provided videos, they are very good at pointing out how to do things step-by-step. The only drawback I have found is that some of the videos are mildly outdated due to changes that Amazon makes so the videos in a couple of cases are not up to speed but still provide what you need to know, or you can email and get an answer quickly. I hope Amazon will let me link my books so you know that I am not just writing to be writing; I want you to see product. https://amzn.to/2FJ36VQ & https://amzn.to/2RvTdSe are actual eBooks and hard covers available too. A Dad Remembered: Because He Couldn't and We All Know One: Happenstances with a Goofball: Engage Mouth Before Brain is the other one's title. It makes importing and converting very easy. I recommend watching the informative videos on whatever you have questions about. I have finally fulfilled a little dream of mine to be published!
Over 27 years experience providing complete contract publishing services, including editing, design, typesetting, printing and binding. Now offering ebook formatting (ePub, Nook, Kindle, etc.). I also offer design and formatting for self-publishers who intend to submit their books to online book printers such as Createspace, KDP, Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, Lulu, or Blurb. I can upload your book to your printer for you if you prefer. I can advise you if you would like to do the layout, setup, and uploading yourself.
Think about how you got here -- you clicked on a call-to-action (CTA) in an email, on a social media post, or somewhere else. A CTA is a link or visual object that entices the visitor to click and arrive on a landing page that will get them further engaged with your company. Since your ebook readers have probably converted into leads in order to get their hands on your ebook to begin with (more on this in Step 2 below), use the CTAs within your ebook to reconvert your readers and propel them further down your marketing funnel.
Exe-EBook Creator is a compact and comprehensive program that allows the user to create eBooks from all the files created with TreePad. This program is compatible with any edition of TreePad, facilitating your to compile TPD or HJT files and share documents, images, hyperlinks, and icons as a single EXE file. The interface of Exe-EBook Creator is minimalistic and offers few options to work with. The working process is very simple, search for the input TreePad file and push the “Start” button. You have the option to set the program to automatically run the resulting eBook after the completion of the process. It provides support for password protected and encrypted TreePad database. The input files can have images of common formats, tree icons, hyperlinks, XML articles, and forms. Moreover, it has a shell context menu for file hyperlinks, allowing you to easily open, print, explore, or edit them. The created executable files work without additional libraries or system files, so you can store and launch them from removable drives.
Add these buttons to each page of your ebook -- either in the header or the footer -- so readers can easily share the book with their social networks no matter how far through it they've read. Just be sure you're sharing links to the ebook's landing page -- not thank-you page -- if it's gated content. HubSpot's ebooks, for example, include social sharing buttons for LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter on each page. For help in creating these social media buttons for your ebooks, check out this handy guide .
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.
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.
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.
If all of that code looks scary to you — don’t worry. Though it’s essential to know some basic HTML if you want to get under the hood of your ePub file, there are other ways to create ebooks. And I’ll be talking some more about what all of that gobbledygook actually is in coming months. (If you’d like to jumpstart that process, I highly recommend Liz Castro’s excellent introduction, ePub Straight to the Point. It’s a few years old, but still does an great job of covering the basics.)
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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.
eBook Maestro is the name of a versatile eBook creator that is integrated with a lot of advanced level of compiling and designing features and functions. Check out what you can do by using the eBook Maestro; creation of standalone eBooks, protects the eBook by disabling the system for copy/paste/print, adds trial limitations to your product in case of commercial book and will make you able to make money from…
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.
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.
Ebook is one of the best platforms to keep yourself engaged digitally as well as the best way to pass on your content to a large audience base. In this digital world, it becomes imperative for the book writers or content marketers to create an eBook. The eBook is present to download as well as save people time to go to the bookstores, buy it and read it. eBooks provide you the opportunity to search the exact text or content, read out your favorite books easily and made them exciting to read with the help of add-ons like hyperlinks, visuals, and audio. So, creating an eBook is a very simple and quick task if you contains a powerful eBook creator. There are many ways to create eBook such as create an ebook using Microsoft Word, create eBook from and images, create an ebook from HTML, as well as create eBooks from PDF files. Here is the list of Best Free Ebook Creator for Windows which can help you to create your best eBook using your creative mind.
Ultimate eBook Creator is a dedicated eBook creator for creating the books for the Amazon Kindle. It is able to create those eBooks as well compatible with other eBook devices. However, more emphasizes of the Ultimate eBook Creator is on creating the eBook for the Amazon Kindle. Whether you want to create the fiction book or non-fiction book, or want to create the image based books or want to create…
Another manifesto from the ChangeThis.com website, this offering from author Stephen Hay—one of the speakers at our Generate conference—provides a methodology for converting client input (which may often be extremely vague!) into a meaningful design approach. As with Hugh MacLeod’s book, this free PDF offers a personal insight into the process, demonstrating its value.
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.
: 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
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.
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.