Publishing E-Books For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118352025
  • ISBN-13: 9781118352021
  • DDC: 070.5797
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 526 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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eBooks For Dummieswill cover creating, selling and marketing e-books, both fiction and non-fiction. eBook in this context would cover any digital text presented in downloadable form (primarily .pdf, .mobi and .epub) and sold online. The book will include instructions on formatting and on selling the e-book once complete - via Amazon, Smashwords and the readers own website. The author will discuss marketing, and offer advice on blogging, social media and building an online platform. Key technologies covered would include Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre (conversion software), WordPress, E-junkie (shopping cart software), Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. There will also be coverage of the major e-reader devices that the reader should be aware of: the Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, and the iPad (and other tablets).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting to Know E-Books.
3: Introducing E-Book Basics.
4: Joining the E-Book Revolution.
5: The Minimum You Must Do to Write an E-Book.
6: Creating Your E-Book.
7: Formatting Your E-Book Manuscript in Word.
8: Designing a Professional E-Book Cover (without Spending a Fortune).
9: Creating an Instant E-Book Using a PDF File.
10: Creating an Interactive E-Book with Ibooks Author.
11: Creating MOBI or EPUB Files with Calibre.
12: Creating Your Website.
13: Using Wordpress to Set up a Website or Blog.
14: Crafting an Effective Sales Page for Your E-Book.
15: Selling Your E-Book.
16: Pricing Your E-Book Effectively.
17: Using E-Junkie to Sell and Deliver Your E-Book.
18: Listing Your E-Book on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.
19: Using Smashwords to Distribute Your E-Book to Other Retailers.
20: Marketing Your E-Book.
21: Marketing Your E-Book via Amazon and Other Online Stores.
22: Promoting Your E-Book on Facebook and Twitter.
23: Promoting Your E-Book on Goodreads.
24: Using Blogs and E-Mail Lists to Promote Your E-Book.
25: The Part of Tens.
26: Ten Common E-Book Problems— and How to Fix Them.
27: Ten Tips for Editing and Proofreading Your E-Book.
28: Ten Ways to Enhance Your E-Book Sales—or Your Career.