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Old 23rd February 2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Creating An Ebook

Hello everyone. When I first created my website I also wrote an ebook which I just used Microsoft Word to create and then had it converted to a PDF file for easy downloading. I am now in the process of writing a much more in-depth ebook I might be able to profit from and I am having a lot of trouble finding the best way to create a professional looking ebook. Word just does not seem to give the options necassary. Any suggestions?

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Old 23rd February 2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Here is a guide created by Scott Rauber, who is one of our members.

http://www.marketingyourebook.com/

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Old 23rd February 2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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If you're considering a much more in-depth ebook, why just make it ebook? You might actually consider getting it published (you can self-publish it with a variety of services available) or you could find a literary agent and attempt to get it published by a publisher.

I recently recommended to a friend that he not publish an ebook and, instead actually try to get the book published. It just came out recently, published by McGraw Hill, and I picked up a copy of it at my local Barnes and Noble. So, it's very possible; if you're a good writer and have a great idea for a book, then don't 'sell yourself short' by settling for a self-published ebook.

I'm not saying that publishing the book as an ebook on your website isn't a good idea and that people aren't making a lot of money doing it. But, you may be surprised how easy it really is to find a literary agent and get it published by a publishing company.

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Old 9th March 2008, 11:10 AM   #4
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That's food for thought bhartzer.

I've never really had a problem with MSWord though, although I would also suggest Googling "compiling an ebook" as there's some software out there which I cannot remember (try ebookcompiler.com)

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Old 10th March 2008, 09:29 AM   #5
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Check out http://www.guidetoebookmarketing.com....php?topicId=1. Once you are there, scroll down & see several articles. Hope this helps.

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