Writing an e-Book Needs Software - Free is Best!

Written by Grant McNamara

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PDF files haverepparttar advantage that they are supported on a variety of computer operating systems including all versions of Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS, and Unix/Xenix/Linux. Exe files are restricted to Windows. And when you think for example that there are over 8 million Macintosh users inrepparttar 108445 US alone that's a large number of potential readers to exclude.

Advantages of EXE files include:

E-Book compilers are priced far lower than Adobe Acrobat Writer (around US$250). Such software is also far simpler to use. (Adobe Acrobat Writer is a very sophisticated publishing system withrepparttar 108446 creation of PDF files a minor function). There are other software products which can create PDF files. Some word processing systems haverepparttar 108447 facility, as does Corel Draw.

Some e-Book compilers are available for free use. Those I've tried though all either add some information about themselves intorepparttar 108448 resulting document, or limitrepparttar 108449 number of pages. Alternatively they're limited to a trial period such as 30 days. The writers of such software understandably really want you to buy their software! Once purchased all these frustrating limitations disappear.

E-Book compilers also (usually) include a rebranding facility. The rebranding facility allows other people to market your e-Book. But rather than havingrepparttar 108450 contact details and web site links referenced back to your site, they can be altered to point back to their own site whichrepparttar 108451 rebranded book promotes. Your authorship is still protected, but this feature allowsrepparttar 108452 e-Book to be used in an affiliate program. The rebranding can be achieved with Adobe Acrobat Writer but it is more difficult to achieve.

Using e-Books as a promotion tool is usually far more effective ifrepparttar 108453 down stream resellers can customizerepparttar 108454 book to their own affiliate links.

Web site references for e-Book compiler software:

http://www.ebookcompiler.com/ http://www.ebookgenerator.com/ http://www.ebookedit.com/ http://www.ebookpaper.com/

If you use free E-Books as a viral marketing tool, rebranding isrepparttar 108455 key to success, because people are much more likely to promote your E-Book if they can customize it with their own affiliate links.

Microsoft Reader:

The Microsoft Reader software (the software which allows someone to read your E-Book) is available for free download fromrepparttar 108456 Microsoft web site. Usingrepparttar 108457 reading software is very simple and for those with reading disabilities,repparttar 108458 standard download includes everything needed to increase text size, and use voice synthesis.

Microsoft Reader is restricted to use onrepparttar 108459 various Windows operating system variants. To date I've heard of no instances of an E-Book in this format having a virus. The file type is nothing like an EXE file sorepparttar 108460 virus problem is far less likely. Size wiserepparttar 108461 resulting e-Book is similar to a PDF.

To create an E-Book for this system requires that you have Microsoft Word version 2000 or 2002. Assuming that MS Word is installed then a small add-on is available for free download fromrepparttar 108462 Microsoft web site. And from my own experience, creating an E-Book under this system is incredibly simple.

I've not determined exactly howrepparttar 108463 resulting e-Book can be rebranded for any affiliates you might wish to include in distribution, but I'll spend some time on this soon and add a new article about it.

I alluded above to Microsoft tending to become market leaders. It is worth noting that both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble have pickedrepparttar 108464 Microsoft Reader system asrepparttar 108465 future industry standard. They, along with several other publishers are very busy making their e-Books available in this format for on-line purchase. Inrepparttar 108466 free category several Universities are making e-Books available, again using Microsoft E-Book as their delivery system.

About the Author: Grant McNamara has over 20 years experience in IT,and specializes in multi-lingual web site and software development and training. His web sites are http://www.selling-it.com/ and http://www.translateme.co.nz/ mailto:grant.mcnamara@selling-it.com

Ebook Farming- A Definitive Guide to Your Ebook Creation (Ebook Review)

Written by Laurie Meade

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A subscriber from my list emailed me with a question. Being a beginner, I wasn't real confident ofrepparttar question, I forwarded it to Dennis and his answer was truly awesome. You can read about this experience in a free report I have written: How to Make Sales by Goingrepparttar 108444 Extra Mile Get it for Free by sending a blank email to: extram@you2cansellonline.com Taking a subject that could be long and boring, Dennis has broken it down into pleasant to read, easily digestable, workable steps. He adds a sense of humor, that brings a smile to your face as you read. He has left no stone unturned, in digging uprepparttar 108445 resources you need to complete your own information product. Findingrepparttar 108446 whole ebook production process a little bit overwhelming myself, I appreciatedrepparttar 108447 way Dennis broke it down in encouraging doable segments. I was skeptical that his book would be any different than others I have scoured over on this subject. But I have to admit, he really put his whole heart and soul into writing this ebook. He truly hasrepparttar 108448 intent of helping outrepparttar 108449 beginning author with his struggles and doubts. The only thing that could be improved on, in my opinion, is that I found a few outdated links. Upon answering a few emails, I was told he is presently working on an update. I anxiously look forward to seeing what wonderful gems he adds to his upgrade. You can seerepparttar 108450 table of contents to his book, at his site: http://you2cansellonline.com/boogie You can also find hotlinks there that give you excerpts from certain chapters, to give you a taste of his writing style. After having looked at and reviewing several ebooks on this subject, I give "Ebook Farming, How to Grow Money Selling your Words and Ideas" by Dennis Gaskill a big thumbs up. This ebook is definitely a resource you will want to bookmark on your desktop and refer back to on a regular basis. It is available in both pdf and exe format.

Laurie Meade is editor of "Yes You Can! Free Ezine" She reviews ebooks, software, audio and video products relating to online internet marketing. Subscribe at subscribe@you2cansellonline.com or visit http://you2cansellonline.com for more information or to get your product reviewed.

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