As a blogger we had numerous situations we feel it is necessary to create your own e-book to our loyal readers. It may be we want to offer the information to our website only or we can publish our e-book in the open market. Our intention to create eBook is give best information to the readers. The e-book creation procedure is very easy. Once you had valuable information just write it down in to the word document.
The most common file format for an e-book is Adobe Acrobat PDF. Once the formatting and other thing done in the word file we can convert it into PDF file by using the PDF converter. Because Word is the most commonly used word processing program and it is the most common to write the document.
Once You have converted in to the PDF format follow the product launch Procedure to market the eBook.
The procedure to Create an E book
Just follow the below steps to create e-book in your own.
- Ideas to write quality Content
- How to write Content
- Format the ebook in the Word Document
- Include images and Videos
- Include index and Copyright Pages
- Proof reading
- Covet in to PDF format
- Create an Ecover
- Market the eBook
Anyone can create a digital product, It is easy to create an e-book and sell it separately. Only thing if you are focus and dedicated to a period of time we can create as quickly as possible. Every people know something which others don’t.
Also Peoples are always ready to spend money for good ideas and concepts. But they don’t want to spend money to learn about what they don’t know. So choosing the write topic was necessary to create an e-book.
It is a great to pick the topic for an EBook something the people love to read and buy it to improve their talents or multiple their income.
Brain strumming the Topic
Once you have chosen a topic to write an eBook just collect all the information you know. Now grab a pen and paper, and write down a list of topics, hobbies and interests, spend a bit of time on this and think hard. It will help you to finalize the topic for the eBook.
Be truthful for creating your quality eBook. So we need to write the Chapter list at first. This list we help you to visualize your product and the eBook content flow. Once you have finished the chapter list. Now write down the first headline topic for each chapter. This will give entire content overview for the eBook.
Once you have listed this topic. Now order you chapter and headlines list. Now find the good place for writing with distraction for your conciseness. Follow something to care while you are writing the eBook.
Think about content for every topic you have on the list. Write hints for the points you want to cover in each topic of all chapters in the eBook. Once you have taken the hints just leave it and forgot it you are almost done all the steps for writing.
No get a Break for some time. Now get back have a look on the list of topic covered in the first chapter. Now starting the content doesn’t stop it anywhere for correction, Edit or formatting. Just write all the hints listed in the first topic.
Fix the goal for the day 1 for book writing. For example fix it for one chapter per day or something else don’t correct or edit until you finished the final chapter. Once you come to the end of the final chapter Just finish your writing. And take break for two or three days don’t thing about this work.
Now comeback with the fresh look and start editing the content because of the two days of break you will have some new ideas for the inclusion while editing. Done the editing work at least twice for avoiding the mistakes.
We know a badly formatted e-book will separate the readers quickly form the intention to read the book till the end. The bad formatting of eBook is more worsted than badly designed eBook. So we need to give better look and typography for the eBook for the Readers.
We need to consider the below elements while formatting the eBook.
- Page Size
- Header and Footer of the page
- Adding Links
Page size – Most of the books are not formatted to an 8.5×11-inch A4 page. Ebook pages are between 5×7 and 6×9. So it is easy to read the ebook with good visibility once the book has opened. Therefore our first step is to setup page size as custom rage in the word document. There is setting options we had in the Word documents ‘Page Setup’ menu.
Margin – We can use the Formatting option on the word document to set up margin for the right and lef side of the document. Use the same margins in all the sides it is better to have less than an inch and more than half inch for margin of the page.
We can use larger margin for top and bottom for header and footer information of the page.
Header and Footer of the page – The header of the each page may content title of the book or chapter of the current page on the right side of the header. The left side of the header we may use our website URL for the brand promotion.
Use slightly smaller font size for the header information than the page content font size. And for footer of the page include the page numbers and other copyright information in the footer. We can also use underline for header or footer. We had options to set up header and footers in the word document.
Font – Font family and size is the matter for the ebook visibility. These parameters will change the look and feel of the every page in the Ebook. Use same font for titles and sub heading in all chapter with the page content. Differentiate the page content with the title only in font size and font-weight.
Don’t use different font family in the single Ebook. This may divert the concentration of the readers while reading the eBook. Use a minimum of 12 to 14px for your content text, and 16px for subheads. And use slightly larger font for titles. We need to set the line height and letter spacing for good readability.
Links – While creating eBook inclusion of links is the essential parts use hyper link to add links in the word document. Use proper link text for the hyper link in the document.
Word Document have the options to add images, chart, drawings and others thing with easy way. Some time we may have illustrations to add the image with the size of the page. This will be the important consideration for the readers while reading the eBook.
So while adding images and Drawings we need to solve the illustration problems. The image editing software like Photoshop will have options to crop, enlarge, or reduce the images, or make other modifications. It has options to save the image file with different formats.
The Word document does not aloe illustrations in the text document. So we need to add the images in the proper position of the page with proper size are important. We can also place the video links using the hyperlink options in the word document.
For every eBook inclusion for front and back side of the content is important these maters includes the below list.
Front inclusion has:
- Copyright info
- Dedicated to
- Author info
- Table of contents
The back inclusion has:
- Useful resources
The Front Inclusion – The book doesn’t start with chapter one or page directly we need some pages included in front of chapter one. The preface and copyright about the eBook is essential for every eBook publisher. We can also use author info and dedicated to pages also. The front inclusion starts with the book title or title design in one page.
Table of contents is the important inclusion for the readers to know about complete guideline about the eBook and easy way o navigate every pages of the eBook. It is important to add page numbers and links to the corresponding pages.
The back inclusion – The back of the eBook is a good place for adding author bio and contact information. Importantly we should add the reference which makes more trust while reading the book. Even if they had some doubts about certain concepts of the EBook they can esily refer the reference books provided in the list
Try to check spell errors and grammar errors using word spell and grammar checker. It will be in ‘Tools’ menu in the word document. If you finished this process, then we can hire a freelancer for proofread our eBook.
The proof reading should be done with the third person who does not involve in the process of eBook creation. If it is possible to convert your eBook in multiple language used in the internet.
Convert Word Document into PDF format
If you finished content works, proof read works, then convert the word document into PDF format. We know the PDF format is the standard format used in the eBook creation process. It is easy to convert word into PDF by conversion software we have many numbers in the internet for free as well as paid.
The Cute PDF writer we use to convert word into PDF. Once you have converted word into PDF, we can use “Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro” to edit PDF, especially we can use it to edit the index pages of ebook in PDF format. We can use this software to add Index Chapter links to go to corresponding pages when I click on them.
We can also use Openoffice.org, to do both the pdf conversion and Index creation for eBook.
Design of the ecover for the book gives better impression towards the readers and it will be useful for the promotion of the eBook also. Myecovermaker.com is the free online resource for creating ecover for the eBook. We can also use the Photoshop cs5 for the ecover design.
Creating e cover is simple with myecovermaker. Just follow the instruction provided on the website it will guide you to create good looking ecover for the eBook.
Market the eBook
Once you have created the ebook using the above steps. Now it is the time to test your ebook with proper linking on the index pages to content area. Check the image and drawings illustration. Check the front and back inclusion pages and the reference pages also.
Once you have tested the eBook completely, now it is ready to launch in the market place. First create a folder in the name of the book and add the eBook PDF file inside of the folder and zip it. The product launch procedures to setup squeeze page and sales pages for the eBook launch. Use ejunkie or clickbank for sell the product in marketplace. We can also setup price and affiliate commission for the eBook launch.
Creating an eBook is easy once we have quality content and the proper plan. The eBook creation procedure has the processes like Ideas to write quality Content, How to write Content which includes from choosing the topic for eBook.
Once you have chosen a topic to write an eBook just collect all the information you know. Now grab a pen and paper, and write down a list of topics, interests, spend a bit of time on this and think to make a hint on writing the topic.
Format the eBook in the Word Document, Include images and Videos, Include index and Copyright Pages, Proof reading, Covet in to PDF format, Create an Ecover and Market the eBook. Share your experience in Comments section.