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

Written by Michael Southon

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

If you write and publish eBooks, sooner or later you will probably be faced with a dilemma - should you create your eBooks as .exe files or .pdf files?

PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, isrepparttar file extension for files created with Adobe Acrobat.

Exe, which stands for 'executable', isrepparttar 108456 extension for files created by eBook compilers.

PDF is widely considered to berepparttar 108457 'industry standard' for eBook publishing, and for good reason. Here are some ofrepparttar 108458 advantages of PDF files over exe files:

(1) With most eBook compilers you have to set up each page of your eBook as a separate web page. With Adobe Acrobat you can use a single MS Word file asrepparttar 108459 source document.

(2) PDF files automatically number each page - exe files don't.

(3) PDF files are very easy to edit - you can insert pages, replace pages and delete pages (andrepparttar 108460 page numbering is automatically adjusted).

(4) Printing from a PDF file is much easier than printing from an .exe file.

(5) The 'bookmark' column onrepparttar 108461 left side of a PDF file makes naviagtion very easy - much easier than in an exe file.

(6) PDF files compress better than exe files, so you end up with a smaller, more manageable file.

What Comes First - The Cover or The eBook?

Written by Ovi Dogar

One of biggest trend these days is related to ebooks. Because of their viral nature, ebooks are a great way to increase traffic to a site and that's why everyone have to write at least one.

There are millions of ebooks online and everyday there are more then one hundred new ebooks that hitrepparttar stands ofrepparttar 108455 online library. Some of them are free, other not. But they are all full of fresh information or they will be forgotten.

As a reader, it's tough to decide which one to read and which not. That's why most surfers do pretty muchrepparttar 108456 same thing they do in a real library.

Rememberrepparttar 108457 last time you were in a real library or bookstore? If you are like me, you will more than likely base your decision of reading or buying a book onrepparttar 108458 first stimulus that catch your eye.

And that one stimulus isrepparttar 108459 COVER.

And that'srepparttar 108460 way everyone decides to read or buy a book: THEY LOOK AT THE COVER AND MAKE THEIR DECISION BASED ON IT!

So, how do you recognize a great cover?

First, it has to be an eye-catching cover sorepparttar 108461 visitor will pick up your ebook instead ofrepparttar 108462 ebook of your competitors.

Second, even ifrepparttar 108463 cover piqued your visitor's attention it also have to be interesting enough to make him actually read your ebook.

How can you make your cover stand out in a sea of covers?

Well, this is not an easy task if you have no design experience. Why? Because, even if your cover is different then allrepparttar 108464 other ones, it may be different in a wrong way.

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