Preparing Your Ebook To Publish In PDF
Adobe PDF ebooks are the most commonly used format today, albeit
with the secruity restrictions. The main reason for their popularity
is that nearly all computer users have free Adobe Reader.
To prepare your ebook manuscript for PDF, complete the following.
Acceptable file types for conversion of your manuscript into pdf
- Word Pad [.doc]
- Microsoft Works [.wps]
- Rich Text [.doc]
- Plain Text [.txt]
Edit your eBooks a a file size no larger than about 20 MB. This
can either be a single file or group of files. During the PDF publishing
process, these documents will be compressed. A 20MB document set
will generally compress to around 500kB.
Each eBook should have a simple cover. This may include an image.
File Type: GIF or JPEG [.gif, .jpg, .jpeg ]
Size: At Least 120x160 pixels
Depending upon the version of Adobe Acrobat you use, you can collate
multiple file types into a single document. Alternatively, you will
need to collate all files into a single document before publishing.
Follow the ready-to-publish checklist:
- Spell-check - do not rely on Word automatic spell check
- Grammar-check - do not rely on Word automatic grammar check
- Check there are no extra spaces, tabs, etc. Use standard word
processing features such as page breaks, paragraph alignment,
- Check chapter and paragraph breaks
- Format headers to provide a consistent style throughout [ or
this can be done in pdf formatting]
- Check pagination to ensure page numbers are correct. Most publishers
write their books in separate chapter files and collate for the
- Save the entire manuscript in one file OR use Adobe Acrobat
to collate documents.
A summary of your ebook is required for submission to online publishers/
ebook stores. The summary of the content of your ebook should include:
- Business Problems you are seeking to solve
- Table of Contents
- A short Author Bio
- Introduction - an informational eBook, should list the important
points of what will be covered
- A reason to purchse – why the eBook will be significant
to him or her personally
Be very descriptive with your summary. It should be long enough
to give the customer a very good feel for the content of the eBook.
eBooks are generally priced at a lower cover rate than printed
versions. However, if you ebook is a highly technical or detailed
business book, it can expect to command higher pricing. Some business
reports cost several thousand dollars, and the research is little
more or a fraction of what often goes into a comprehensive business
- Most fiction ebooks sell around $9.99.
- Standard Business ebook - $16.99 - $69.00
- Comprehensive Guides - $50 - $300
However, the price is completely up to you.
Next: Selling Your Ebook
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