Also, all of these programs have idiosyncrasies; most create ePub files that are very difficult to customize, since they treat any style change (italics, font size, indents, etc.) as a unique case, rather than applying a document-wide style. If you use the Styles formatting rules that all of these apps allow — apply a Body style to all body text paragraphs, for example, rather than formatting them as 12pt. Palatino and hitting the tab at the beginning of every paragraph — the results will be better, but inevitably the ePub file produced this way contain WAY too much code, enough to swell the file size. This is a problem when you upload the file to Amazon’s KDP, which will deduct a “transport fee” of $0.15 per megabyte of file size on each download from your royalty. (I’ll be speaking to all of these challenges more in coming months. I’ll also say why it’s probably not worth your time to create files in Apple’s wonderful iBooks Author. iBooks Author is now more of an option than it was when I wrote this originally; still, not for the feint of heart.)
Images and graphics in ebooks are hard to get right. The key to making them fit well is to think of them as complementary to your writing. Whether you add them during or after you’ve finished writing your ebook’s copy, your visuals should serve to highlight an important point you’re making or deconstruct the meaning of a concept in an easy-to-understand, visual way.
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.
Select an Input file from your PC from the Add Books option. Add edit or add metadata (author, title, and description) to your eBook. This eBook maker also has an inbuilt eBook cover creator. The eBook cover maker helps you with adding customized cover picture to your eBook. You can also change the appearance of your eBook, add table of content, search for a words and replace them simultaneously. Create your own eBook in any of the above mentioned format. Once converted, you can save your eBook to your PC, or you can directly send them to an eBook reading device if they are connected to your PC. You can also download, edit, and manage eBooks from this software. You don't need to download a separate eBook reader software, as it has an inbuilt one.
Write: Once we’ve got a solid outline to work with, we flesh out each point with supporting text and ideas for graphics and videos. If we have something specific in mind, we’ll curate visual content from third-party sources; often times, we’ll work with our creative team to source or create visuals from scratch. We always try to keep text blocks short so our creative team has flexibility in how they visualize the content.
The above presentation proves that readers of digital eBooks act on content delivered by mobile devices. These readers also need digital applications that can provide more than just an excellent ePub3 e-Reader app. They also want to create their own eBooks, upload them into a store, and download them to sell on other conventional retail outlets like Amazon Digital, iBooks, and Smashwords.
In summary, the real answer to this gripe session by the MIT editor is to put away conventional journalism and begin to think like a mobile developer! That’s what we did, and we think we’ve solved all those so-called “problems” in the best way possible. We not only by-pass the middlemen (those app-hating apes, Apple and Amazon), but we build brands for publishers from the ground up: with open source flexibility!
I have taught graphics and illustrating for a long time and until I used Book Creator with my students the process was always missing something. Book Creator has given us the tool to create and deliver professional content that is worth sharing with the world I am very proud of what my students create and how their work is displayed when it is finished.
Another flip book maker that lets you to create interactive eBooks. It’s an HTML5 digital publishing platform, where you can embed the content with hyperlinks, multimedia, images and animation. It provides a free online hosting service, allowing you to publish your books online even if you do not have a website. Your eBooks can be accessed on all devices and web browsers. FlipHTML5 is a free tool and can convert PDF, MS Office, OpenOffice and Images to HTML5, making your eBook more interactive. It also enables you to create a custom domain for your eBook.
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.
Most importantly, it helps to display your eBooks in a logical way for its customizable table of contents and convenient toolbar settings (zoom button, share button, next/previous page button, thumbnail button, etc), which helps to navigate digital contents and guarantee a pleasant reading experience. Besides that, you can decide who can reach your eBooks by setting password for your eBooks on your own.