Interactive Flipbook Created by Flip PDF
Creating An E-BookIf your manuscript is in a Word Document, in order to publish your book online, you need to have it converted into an electronic file. This, you can do with the help of desktop publishing software such as MS Publisher or Adobe InDesign. There are many other tools and software you can find in the web, it’s a matter of personal choice as to which suite suits you best. The job of desktop publishing software is to work out the design and format of the e-book, and convert it into a specific ‘read only’ file, such as PDF, EPUB or XML/HTML. Some people like to edit and format their eBook by themselves, but if you are uncomfortable with the job, you can hire a professional eBook editor to do it for you. The formatting demands of your e-book depend on the structure of the content. For example, if you are creating a fully illustrated children’s book, a coffee table book, or graphic novel, you will need a suite more specific to the job of working with photo books. A big trend nowadays, is to publish flipbook style e-books that readers can flip through page to page. Though the software are primarily easy to get accustomed with, but it needs a good deal of practice.
Understanding File FormatsThe commonly recognised file format is the Portable Document Format (PDF), which allows your eBook to be shareable across multiple digital platforms, such as emailing it to friends or the publishers; or upload it to your website, or an online portal. The files are also comfortably readable across various devices. Other a PDF, there are other file formats, that you can select based on any specifications of your target audience:
- EPUB – specifically created to suit various mobile device environments, typically small screens.
- AWZ – specifically created for Kindle, this is also compatible with mobiles and tablets.
Best Places Where You Can Publish Your eBook for SaleYou can directly sell your eBook at Amazon, which is the largest online platform for self-publishers at the moment, other destinations include:
- iTunes Connect
- Kobo Writing Life
- Google Books