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. Whetherrepparttar subject matter is forrepparttar 108358 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 ofrepparttar 108359 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, asrepparttar 108360 name implies, meansrepparttar 108361 file format can be read on more than one type of computer. A Windows executable onrepparttar 108362 other hand is a program withrepparttar 108363 contents ofrepparttar 108364 ebook embedded directly intorepparttar 108365 program itself.

Each format offers certain benefits, butrepparttar 108366 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.

Inrepparttar 108367 past,repparttar 108368 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 withrepparttar 108369 .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 torepparttar 108370 PDF "printer". An .exe file is typically a compiled web site, which means you must set up your information just as if it were onrepparttar 108371 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


Tel. 678-565-8633 Cell Phone: 770-331-4002

Email: nateperkinsent@bellsouth.net


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,repparttar military and community.The BOOK is dedicated torepparttar 108357 President ofrepparttar 108358 United States, George W. Bush, andrepparttar 108359 Republican Party 2004. Nate Perkins isrepparttar 108360 most controversial TV host/ Radio host in Atlanta, Georgia.

We're at a crossroad! Talk to me aboutrepparttar 108361 ways in whichrepparttar 108362 Tom Joyner Morning Show degrades our parents, children, spouses, gays, military, employers, politicians, educators by making jokes about and laughing atrepparttar 108363 black community.

We're at a crossroad! Talk to me aboutrepparttar 108364 limitations of sports being played by black men inrepparttar 108365 nation's schools, which fail to require academic excellence along with prowess onrepparttar 108366 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 fulfillrepparttar 108367 Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many other African Americans who died forrepparttar 108368 right for people like them to be in positions of authority and power inrepparttar 108369 United States Government?

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