If you're looking for information on how to create an ebook from the document that you've created, read on. (If you want to know how to write an ebook, click on the link for a self-paced guide that will teach you everything you need to know to go all the way through the process.) In this article, you'll learn about the tools you will need to convert a document file into a pdf (portable document file) or ebook.
How to Create an Ebook
Making an ebook is fairly easy. All you'll need is a formatted document (format it in Word, using headings and subheadings. Make sure you've thoroughly edited your book, taking it through a number of passes to ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors and then save the final version. Next you'll need a pdf maker program to convert the file from a document into an ebook file.
For Windows users, we recommend this ebook software. It's easy to use and has many features, like the ability to create a viral ebook which will drive targeted traffic to your web site and give readers a sample of your work, so they will want to purchase the rest of the book. This feature alone will set your sales on fire.
For Mac users, you'll need the best ebook creation software out there: Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional
Of course you'll also need a cover for your ebook. Even though it will be a virtual cover, it is still important. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words and the cover of your ebook tells a lot. It also creates split second decisions in the mind of your web visitor that determines if he or she will buy.
Fortunately, you won't have to spend the kind of money on your ebook cover that you would have to spend to hire a graphic artist to design the cover of your book. Instead, you can use pre-designed templates to insert graphics and text to create a beautiful cover. Since these templates were created by graphic artists, they follow the rules of good design. A good piece of software will also allow you to create a full size graphic for your book as well as a smaller, dimensional graphic that you can place on your site next to your sales copy.
After you've done all this, you'll need to spend a little more time figuring out how to price your ebook. Don't underestimate the importance of this step. The perfect price point can determine whether your book sells and how well it sells.
Once you've determined the best price for your ebook, read our article on five smart strategies to market your ebook.
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About the author: Laura Ramirez is the author of the award-winning parenting book Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting. She has also written a number of ebooks.