Publishing E-Books For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 20, 2012 - Computers - 312 pages
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Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others.

  • Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book
  • Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites
  • Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie
  • Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets
  • Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.

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Distributing Your EBook
Getting Paid by Smashwords
Amazon and Other Online Stores
Finding readers
Modeling the Success of Other
Encouraging People to Like
Connecting with Fellow Writers

The Minimum You Must Do
Choosing the right
Creating Your EBook
Fixing Inconsistent Formatting
Creating an Interactive EBook
Turning Your Document into
Calibre tabs
Saving and Viewing Your E
Establishing a Strong Author
Aiming for the 2 99
Joining the author
Making friends
Preparing your
Have So Many EBook Ideas
Have No Design Skills and
Ten Tips for Editing
Printing Your EBook Before
Ten Ways to Enhance Your E
Becoming a Freelance EBook

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Ali Luke is an e-book author, an editor, and a publisher as well as a writing coach. She has written more than a dozen e-books, and has worked with clients on every step of creating and publishing their e-books. Visit her website at and join her 4,000 Twitter followers at @aliventures.

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