How to read your ebooks

INSTRUCTIONS TO DOWNLOAD AND READ YOUR EBOOKS We’re so glad that you purchased one or more of our ebooks! Let’s look at how to download and read your ebooks on your device (phone, computer, tablet, or dedicated ebook reader) First of all, you should have received an email from us confirming your purchase — in … Continue reading How to read your ebooks

The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online

This is the next in my on-going series of post on ebook creation; it focusses, obviously, on ebook conversion online. It was originally posted over at Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site for indie publishers, TheBookDesigner.com The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online Previously, I’ve compared some of the computer apps that you can use to convert your … Continue reading The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online

Signing: Risuko Author David Kudler to Read at Book Passage

On Monday, October 3, author/publisher David Kudler will read from his new teen novel Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale at the Left Coast Writers monthly salon. In addition to sharing sections of the book, he will discuss the process of publishing his first novel. The salon takes place at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Copies of the book will available, and he … Continue reading Signing: Risuko Author David Kudler to Read at Book Passage

The Ebook Retail Universe

This is the sixth installment in my series of posts about ebook creation. Like the others, it was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for indie publishers,TheBookDesigner.com The Ebook Retail Universe I realized after my last post (looking at ebook conversion tools) that in my excitement in finally getting to the nuts and bolts of … Continue reading The Ebook Retail Universe

Free for all: giving your ebook away on Amazon

“Selling” for free I had a client ask me recently why you can’t price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The author wanted to promote her first book by giving it away — she’d been told that was the best way to make a splash. I told her that you CAN … Continue reading Free for all: giving your ebook away on Amazon

Jump in the Convertible: Ebook Conversion Tools

This is the fifth installment in my series of posts about ebook creation. Like the others, it was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for indie publishers,TheBookDesigner.com Over the last few months I’ve discussed preparing your manuscript and your images for conversion into ebook form. This month, I’m going to look more closely at a … Continue reading Jump in the Convertible: Ebook Conversion Tools

In the Picture: Prepping Images for Your Ebook

Last month I discussed how to clean up your manuscript to prepare it for ebook conversion. This time I’m going to be looking at how to do the same thing with images.[1] There’s one big difference, however: where the advice that I gave you about getting your text squeaky clean was equally valid for preparing … Continue reading In the Picture: Prepping Images for Your Ebook

MS to Ebook: A Cleaning Guide

This is the third installment in my series of posts about ebook creation. Like the others, it was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful resource for indie publishers, TheBookDesigner.com Over the last couple of months, I’ve been talking about just what an ebook is, and four basic methods for creating them. This month, I’m going … Continue reading MS to Ebook: A Cleaning Guide

4 Ways to Create an Ebook

This is the second in my series of blog posts about ebook creation. It was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonder resource site, TheBookDesigner.com. Last time I talked about just what an ebook is — a website in a box. Ebooks come in a number of flavors, but for the purposes of this discussion I’m going to … Continue reading 4 Ways to Create an Ebook

Which Ebook Format Should I Choose, ePub or PDF?

I was asked recently which file format was better, ePub or PDF. (Just as well that the Kindle-only mobi format was left out! It’s easy to convert from an ePub file anyway.) Which is better depends on what purpose the file is going to serve.