Do-It-Yourself Indexing

Written by Peggy Hazelwood

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3. Next, after my book was ready to go, that is, all final layout was finished so no page numbers would change, I searched my book (in Microsoft Word, click on Edit, Find, then type in each word you want to add to your index, one at a time). I then wrote down each page number where each word appeared in my book.

4. I did this process for each word then typed inrepparttar index asrepparttar 108457 last section of my book. I listedrepparttar 108458 word thenrepparttar 108459 page numbers whererepparttar 108460 word appeared. I did not get too detailed, but I listed enough general words that someone can easily find a topic by using my index.

This isrepparttar 108461 simplified version of how to create an index. There is software you can use or professional indexers, but this process worked for me and it can work for you too!

Peggy Hazelwood runs the Albooktross Electronic Bookstore,, where you can find ebooks from A to Z in categories like How To, Self Help, Writing/Publishing, and so much more.

An eBook Publisher's Dilemma: Should I Use PDF or Exe Format?

Written by Michael Southon

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(7) It's virtually impossible to transmit a virus through a PDF file - exe files are susceptible to virus transmission and can become corrupted during download.

(8) Finally, by using PDF you automatically expand your potential market because PDF files can be read on both a PC and a Mac (exe files can only be read on a PC). Over 8 percent ofrepparttar online population inrepparttar 108456 U.S. are currently Mac users ( - not a huge increase in your market, but nevertheless significant.

But exe files do have some advantages over PDF files, and perhapsrepparttar 108457 most important of these is price - most eBook compilers are a fraction ofrepparttar 108458 cost of Adobe Acrobat.

Another advantage of exe files over PDF isrepparttar 108459 rebranding feature. The following eBook compilers all have a built-in rebranding function:

If you use free eBooks as a viral marketing tool, rebranding isrepparttar 108460 key to success, because people are much more likely to promote your free eBook if they can customize it with their own affiliate links.

(c) 2002 by Michael Southon

Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3 years. He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this simple technique to get massive free publicity and dramatically increase traffic and sales. You can get his free 3 Day 'Ezine Writer's Email Course' at:

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