So you want to become a writer? Before the eBook revolution, becoming a writer meant making some sacrifices. If often meant years of working soulless jobs to pay the rent while churning out thousands of pages in your spare time, knowing that no one would ever read most of your work. From eBooks to online magazines, today’s technologies have opened up a whole new world for writers. A much improved world, where writers can publish their own work—instead of waiting for someone to take a chance on them. But how do you figure out how ePublishing works? Just read ePublishing for Dummies!
If you want o publish original material in eBook format, but need to find out exactly how to do it, this book is for you. ePublishing for Dummies showcases the most effective tools for authors and publishing entrepreneurs who want to build an Internet-based publishing business, and will also benefit students who want to start a profitable part-time enterprise or a freelance writer searching for new projects.
ePublishing for Dummies will show you how to effectively package knowledge for the right audiences, in the correct format, and the best ways to market the resulting product. It also provides valuable lessons on making content work for the medium by adding links, interactivity, and sound to your projects. Through the pages of this book you’ll discover how to:
- Select a topic and write effectively
- Design and format your own eBook
- Add images and interactivity to enhance your project
- Work with an ePublisher
- Become your own ePublisher
About the Author
Victoria Rosenborg worked for six years at Microsoft, where she helped create Web sites for the Today Show and Dateline. She is now the director of technology at iPublish.com, the Time Warner eBook division.
Table of Contents
PART I: Filling Up the Blank Screen.
Chapter 1: Making Yourself an eBook Expert.
Chapter 2: Finding a Great Topic.
Chapter 3: Researching Your Topic.
PART II: Starting to Write.
Chapter 4: Jumpstarting Your Creative Process.
Chapter 5: The ABCs of Effective Writing.
Chapter 6: Going Beyond Text.
Chapter 7: Authoring Content for eBooks.
PART III: Packaging Your Content.
Chapter 8: Creating a Professional Document.
Chapter 9: ePublishing in Multiple Packages.
Chapter 10: Building a Simple eBook.
Chapter 11: Using Authoring Tools to Create eBooks.
The ePublishing For Dummies Online Directory.
PART IV: Profiting from All That Work.
Chapter 12: Distributing Your eBook.
Chapter 13: Working with an ePublisher.
Chapter 14: Becoming Your Own ePublisher.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Ways to eMarket Your Work.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Publicize and Promote Your eBook.
Chapter 17: Ten Forms of ePublishing.
Chapter 18: Ten Common Blunders.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways eBooks Are Changing the Publishing Industry.
PART VI: Appendix.
About the CD.
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement.
Book Registration Information.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Learn a great deal of the basic information to get well on your way to ePublishing. This book covers everything from creating and file formats, to the technical basics, marketing, to finding a ePublisher and creating your own ePublishing company. The thing that I really appreciated about this book is that it was very easy to read. Once I picked it up, I couldn't quit reading it, (not something I normally do). I even *gasp* found myself laughing to myself a few times while reading the book. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to get into ePublishing, or just learn more about the exciting future of it.