Which Ebook Format Should You Use?Written by John Calder
© 2004, John Calder http://www.TheEzine.net
New marketers, when finally ready to create and offer their first product, often decide that it should be an ebook. Whether subject matter is for Internet marketing community or for a niche market, ebooks are relatively easy to produce, distribute, and support when compared to software, audio, and video products, and physical shipped products. One of more frequent technical questions is which format to use, PDF or a Windows executable file.
A PDF file is in Portable Document Format, which is a format developed by Adobe. Portable, as name implies, means file format can be read on more than one type of computer. A Windows executable on other hand is a program with contents of ebook embedded directly into program itself.
Each format offers certain benefits, but trend has been towards PDF files recently. For starters, PDF can be read on both Windows and Mac machines, while an .exe will only run on Windows. Mac users are roughly ten percent (at a minimum) of any market that many marketers aren't willing to ignore.
In past, only way to create a PDF document was with Adobe's Acrobat software, and it's a rather expensive product to this day, selling for several hundred dollars. Compare that with some excellent ebook compilers which sell for less than $50, and you can see how marketers who are just getting started may be tempted to save some money with .exe format. But it's no longer necessary to spend hundreds of dollars for Adobe Acrobat. There are several free and low cost alternatives that will let you create a PDF format document.
PDF documents can be created from Microsoft Word easily. Just get your ebook looking like you want it in Word, then print it to PDF "printer". An .exe file is typically a compiled web site, which means you must set up your information just as if it were on web, with multiple HTML pages, HTML coding, and so on. Now this can be easy to do as well, with software like Frontpage or Dreamweaver. But those take a learning curve, while even most non-techies can figure out Word enough to create a document.
NATE PERKINS LIVE! We're At A Crossroad. Talk To Me.Written by Nathaniel William Perkins
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NATE PERKINS LIVE! WE’RE AT A CROSSROAD. TALK TO ME.
Perkins, Nathaniel W. LTC, USA, (Ret) (2004). Nate Perkins Live! We’re At A Crossroad. Talk To Me: Memoirs Of Perkins’ Life. Atlanta: Perkins Enterprises Self Publishing.
NATE PERKINS LIVE! Is a compilation of six talk radio shows, including a DVD of four commercials, an info-commercial and photographs of family, friends, military comrades and mentors, newspaper and magazine articles about Perkins, information technology and businesses he created. The six talk shows entail Perkins' philosophy regarding education, employment, politics, military and community.The BOOK is dedicated to President of United States, George W. Bush, and Republican Party 2004. Nate Perkins is most controversial TV host/ Radio host in Atlanta, Georgia.
We're at a crossroad! Talk to me about ways in which Tom Joyner Morning Show degrades our parents, children, spouses, gays, military, employers, politicians, educators by making jokes about and laughing at black community.
We're at a crossroad! Talk to me about limitations of sports being played by black men in nation's schools, which fail to require academic excellence along with prowess on football, basketball and baseball fields. Should we outlaw sports in order to get our children a better education?
We're at a crossroad! Talk to me about politics and military service. Why shouldn't we admire Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice, when they fulfill Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many other African Americans who died for right for people like them to be in positions of authority and power in United States Government?