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Formatter, Designer, Engineer, Architect or Builder (of E-Books) - E-BookBuilders

Formatter, Designer, Engineer, Architect or Builder (of E-Books) - E-BookBuilders | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
Formatter, Designer, Engineer, Architect or Builder (of E-Books) - http://t.co/8o5JUfKDnJ
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5 Things Beginners Need to Know About E-Book Publishing | Jane Friedman

5 Things Beginners Need to Know About E-Book Publishing | Jane Friedman | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it

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Penelope's curator insight, March 27, 2013 5:31 PM

 

Let's head back to the basics for new students to the ebook publishing market. There are a few tips that will at least bring you up to speed with the self-publishing lingo that you may hear tossed about. These 5 things have remained fairly constant and will give you a head start on your own "Writing for Kindle" or other platforms.

 

1) Ebook publishing and DISTRIBUTION SERVICES (Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble Nook, Smashwords, etc.) are NONEXCLUSIVE and do not take any rights to your work. You can take it up and down, revise/update and change your price at any time)

 

2) There are SINGLE/MULTIPLE distribution services, which can be used in tandem (Smashwords, Bookbaby, FastPencil will distribute to multiple e-reading devices. Amazon's KDP (Kindle) is a single-device publishing service.

 

3) Successful ebooks require excellent COVER DESIGN (Prices for novels typically run from .99 to 2.99)

 

4) Amazon royalties favor PRICING between $2.99-$9.99 (70% royalty at the 2.99-9.99, and 30% above 9.99)

 

5) Calibre is a free EBOOK CONVERSION SOFTWARE widely used to output ebook files from many types of sources. I personally like software called KBG (Kindle Book Generator) that will create a PDF of your book and all files necessary to publish to all platforms) Resource #3 on http://PhilosBooks.com/writerresources

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the original article:http://janefriedman.com/2011/08/09/5-things-beginners-need-to-know-about-e-book-publishing/

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, March 28, 2013 2:07 PM

Very good suggestions and advice to e-book publishing.

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How to turn iBooks into audiobooks - ITworld.com

How to turn iBooks into audiobooks - ITworld.com | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
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After changing those settings, when you're in the iBook, go to the aA icon and switch to Scroll.
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Apple files patent for iBooks Author

Apple files patent for iBooks Author | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
Apple has filed a patent (number 20130073998) for its iBooks Author app. The free app allows authors and publishers to start creating with Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of pa...
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Opinion: Five improvements iBooks Author needs to make - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

Opinion: Five improvements iBooks Author needs to make - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
I build books for a living. My primary job here at Macworld is editing how-to ebooks written by editors on staff, our frequent contributors, and even myself. It's also, on occasion, one of the most infuriating tasks I've ever taken on.
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Books For iPad--The Ongoing Training & Maintenance Manual Revolution

Books For iPad--The Ongoing Training & Maintenance Manual Revolution | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
There is a change happening in the development of training & maintenance manuals--instead of 3-inch binders, crews now are switching over to books for iPad.
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Customizing eBooks - E-BookBuilders

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Customizing E-Books with Scene Change Images & Chapter Ends - http://t.co/hkhpkFBGht
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Should Authors Have Landing Pages? - E-BookBuilders

Should Authors Have Landing Pages? - E-BookBuilders | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
With a personal landing page or contact hub all of your contact methods are easily accessible making you infinitely more reachable, more followable, more accessible to more readers.

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Web Design and Mobile Trends for 2013 eBook: download it for free!

Web Design and Mobile Trends for 2013 eBook: download it for free! | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
It’s finally here! A few months ago we began this rewarding project, the idea of which was to shed a bit of light on this period when everything seems to be born...
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Apple reveals updated iBooks Author with portrait-only orientation - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

Apple reveals updated iBooks Author with portrait-only orientation - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK | Electronic Book Publishing and Design | Scoop.it
If ebook-making is your thing, you may be interested in the latest version of iBooks Author, revealed at Apple's media event on Tuesday.
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