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This program isn't as easy as E-ditor Pro or Ebook Edit Pro, but with aid of instructions you can easily create a nice ebook. The great thing about this compiler is that it assigns an ESBN number to each ebook you compile. In addition, this great compiler will also enable you to create a "Rebranding" software. This additional software can be used to enable your users to modify parts of ebook that you specify without recompiling. It also has a free demo that is fully functional for up to 10 files to be compiled (including graphics). You can create and distribute ebooks with free demo, but you must register software if you'd like to sell Cost: $29.95
As you can see, both ebook formats have a number of advantages and disadvantages and decision may be a little difficult.
The best ebook format for your project will really depend upon your own preference. However, it is also important to take into consideration type of ebook you're creating and number of pages it will contain. For example, if you've written a manuscript with hundreds of pages and have it typed into your word processing program, you won't want to waste your time creating an HTML page for each page of your ebook. Your best option will be to purchase Adobe Acrobat and compile your ebook into PDF format. HTML compiled ebooks are better for smaller projects such as "how-to", "instructional" or "informational" ebooks.
Another consideration of great importance is your sales plan. If you're planning on marketing your ebook yourself, then it really doesn't matter which format you use. However, if you're planning on selling your ebook on one of ebook publishing sites, many of them will only accept ebooks in PDF format.
A good way to cover all of your bases is to simply publish your ebook in both formats. Let your customers decide which format they would prefer.
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