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

Written by Grant McNamara

If you've been keeping track of Internet trends then you'll be aware ofrepparttar huge potential of promoting and selling e-Books. E-Books are becoming a common medium used onrepparttar 108445 Internet. An e-Book is simply a book, that can be read on a computer. Many books now aren't even published in hard copy.

Perhaps you're considering writing an e-Book, well if so read on. This article explains some ofrepparttar 108446 mystery and might well save you a heap of cash.

E-Books have a wide popularity and avoid many ofrepparttar 108447 costs of traditional hard copy publishing. They don't need to be printed, and as such avoidrepparttar 108448 associated costs of distribution, inventory andrepparttar 108449 risk of not selling. In fact they don't need a traditional publisher. Anyone can write a manuscript, format it as an e-Book and promote it on their web site themselves. And of course there are numerous examples of e-Books beingrepparttar 108450 basis of promoting successful affiliate programs.

Many e-Books are used as a mechanism (often indirectly) to promote web sites. Authors of e-Books gain credence fromrepparttar 108451 fact they've achieved publication, not to mentionrepparttar 108452 information their book contains.

Creating an e-Book is technically very simple (oncerepparttar 108453 text of repparttar 108454 book and any associated artwork has been completed). In order to create an e-Book we need a software product. The software takes repparttar 108455 manuscript developed in a word processor and converts this into an e-Book.

The resulting e-Book created byrepparttar 108456 software will usually be in one of three forms; either a PDF document file, an executable file (called an exe file type) or an 'ebo' file (the e-Book system used by Microsoft).

PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, isrepparttar 108457 file extension for e-Book (along with any other document) created with Adobe Acrobat Writer. This isrepparttar 108458 de facto standard used inrepparttar 108459 commercial printing industry. If you plan to have hard copies printed then you should seriously consider usingrepparttar 108460 PDF format.

An alternative is to use an e-Book software system called a compiler. Such products effectively do exactlyrepparttar 108461 same task as Adobe Acrobat Writer, butrepparttar 108462 output is an executable (which isrepparttar 108463 file name suffix ofrepparttar 108464 resulting file). Most such compilers are priced at around US$100.

Andrepparttar 108465 third alternative;repparttar 108466 Microsoft ebo file system which is making dramatic inroads. It is still relatively new, but like most things Microsoft do, once they decide they want to berepparttar 108467 market leader, competition beware!

So this raisesrepparttar 108468 question of which type of e-Book isrepparttar 108469 most appropriate. Decidingrepparttar 108470 answer to this question depends on several factors, not least of which is howrepparttar 108471 e-Book is going to be marketed.

Advantages of using Adobe Acrobat Writer include:

Adobe Acrobat Writer will convert an entire document containing all ofrepparttar 108472 text and graphics in a single step. To do thisrepparttar 108473 original document needs to be a single word processing document (or a linked document equivalent). This also facilitates updated versions to be created ifrepparttar 108474 source needs to be edited.

The resulting file can incorporate an index, external links to repparttar 108475 internet, automated page numbering and a multitude of other facilities.

Forrepparttar 108476 person who wants to readrepparttar 108477 book they use a software system called Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe makes this software available for free and it is widely distributed and used. It is an excellent product which allowsrepparttar 108478 reader to print, use repparttar 108479 index, and have complete control overrepparttar 108480 size ofrepparttar 108481 text. It also facilitates add-ins such disability facilities (i.e. a synthesized voice system can readrepparttar 108482 text). The free Adobe Acrobat e-Reader system is an alternative to Acrobat Reader. As well as allrepparttar 108483 features of Acrobat Readerrepparttar 108484 e-Reader system takes any existing PDF file and presentsrepparttar 108485 text in an e-Book form.

The resulting PDF file is almost always far smaller than an equivalent executable file. Thus download times are shorter andrepparttar 108486 file occupies less space onrepparttar 108487 reader's computer.

PDF files can be guaranteed virus free, where as executable files don't have this advantage. People generally don't like to download files that have an exe suffix inrepparttar 108488 name. Exe files are a notorious way for viruses to be spread and people tend to be more reluctant to download them than they would with PDF files.

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

Written by Laurie Meade

Why would you want to buy a book on writing Ebooks? There seem to be a multitude of freebies on this topic as well as tons of free content available onrepparttar web. Well I have found an ebook on this topic, that you definitely want to study and keep. It will become a resourceful referrence tool, that you will want to refer back to on a regular basis. What makes this one so special? Upon first considering reviewing Dennis Gaskill's "Ebook Farming, How to Grow Money Selling your Words and Ideas" I was skeptical. I thought, this topic is so prolific onrepparttar 108444 web, why would I want invest money in it. I soon discovered that this wasn't just an average run ofrepparttar 108445 mill, "How to Get Rich Quickly" ebook. When I read on his sales page thatrepparttar 108446 book was ""Over 46,000 words! I thought, "wow" he really put his whole heart and soul into this ebook. This is no cheesy little report pretending to be an eBook - there is real substance here. " I thought, "oh great, I'll probably have a tough time just readingrepparttar 108447 whole thing!" Boy, was I wrong! You will be suprised to learn that Dennis put around 500 hours of research into writing this ebook. An average guy, like you or I, he discovered how to achieve incredible results. He has also created a book, "Web Site Design Made Easy" This book has been printed and is used as college text material aroundrepparttar 108448 United States. This all happened to a guy, like you and I, who started out just wanting to make some extra money online. So why is it so unique, you might say? It covers every aspect of epublishing that you might stumble across. The ebook contains approximately 2000 links to : research sites, government sites, writing sites, reference sites, search engine sites, plus sites where you can get your ebook listed, reviewed, and set yourself up with merchant credit card accounts cheaply and easily. It also gives some ofrepparttar 108449 best software freeware site links. Now if that isn't enough to spark your interest, his chapter titled "My Success Philosophy" is worthrepparttar 108450 price ofrepparttar 108451 book, all by itself. I have applied his philosophy to my life inrepparttar 108452 past few months, and you would not believe what I have accomplished. Not just profit in terms of money, but also desparately needed resources, that have come my way as a result of applying these principles to my life.

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