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Ebook Styles That Work And The Benefits You Can Get #EbooksPublishing

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Ebook Styles That Work And The Benefits You Can Get #EbooksPublishing


As a writer, is there anything different when you create an eBook than simply writing a book? Yes there is. You CREATE an eBook, whereas you WRITE a book. That alone makes a whole lot of distinction.

Writing a Book

In writing a book, it's easy to blurt out that you need writing skills. But there are different writing styles for novel length books and those for short articles like in newspaper, blog or website.

One critical quality apart from writing skill is the patience to finish a project. Unlike writing a short article which is really more of a journalistic exercise than a literary one, writing a book is like handling a big project. While writing an article can be spontaneous, often needing little organization of thought and research, writing a book requires a lot of logical thinking.

Any book needs a publisher or anyone who will take a financial and marketing gamble to have your manuscript made into thousands of paperbacks or hardbound books to sell to its target markets.

The publisher is often both an astute businessman and a literary critique who has a say on what needs to be added or edited out in your book In short, you often have to give up complete control if you want to get your book published. Once published, your book often gets a very limited market exposure unless it has been reviewed by noted critics or listed in some esoteric bestseller listing. This way, your book will get worldwide exposure or syndication.

Creating an eBook

On the other hand, just about anyone with a good command of a language can create an eBook. That's right, even housewives with no journalistic or literature degrees can create an eBook. You only need to learn the creation process that eBook publishing applications can do. The writing style in the level of a Hemingway or Dickens is not necessary. The only writing criterion is to be able to bring your message across.

Once you have your eBook manuscript in a word processing tool, you need to get it spruced up with images, video and audio files, animated Flash or GIF files and illustrations. That is why the operative verb for eBooks is 'create.'

It's a production item that is the ultimate mix of what multimedia is about. Of course, you can still limit your eBook to pure text. But even so, coming out with an eBook requires you to create the correct file format your target market can read in their Kindle or iPads. It's really quite simple. You only need to generate a non-editable file like a PDF that any eBook reader or PC can display or a device-specific format like AZW files for Kindle.

Harvesting the eBook Advantage

There's no need for the traditional publisher. You can publish your eBook on your own and you have instant worldwide market exposure. There are countless digital libraries who are only too happy to publish you eBook free and get it featured on their sites.

You can upload your finished PDF eBook files or you can send your raw Word files to them for free conversion and online publication. You can start one with free eBook sites that can get your name noticed. And if your writing and topic catches their attention, your name can soon become as recognizable as a Hemingway on the net.


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20 comments:

  1. I keep coming across ebook blog posts. Maybe it's a sign that I should definitely consider it?! Hah.

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    1. Ha..ha..yeah..try to learn and consider it early. Thank you

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  2. I have been playing around with the idea of writing an eBook but haven't really gotten anywhere yet haha. It's good to know that we can easily publish one ourselves nowadays.

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    1. Yes, it's true Karla...very easy, just a little formatting will do. Thanks

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  3. I've read about this somewhere or a similar one. Perhaps its a sign. I have been contemplating on compiling one

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  4. many many years ago before i got into blogging, i actually got addicted into writing fanfiction. hahaha! if only there's ebooks services during that time.

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    1. You can start now, really, very easy but it needs...positive mindset. Thank you

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  5. I've never tried writing an ebook or a book, so I'm not familiar with what needs to be done. It would be quite an adventure to try to write one. Thanks for the information about writing ebooks!

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  6. Do you know of any digital libraries where they post the ebooks for free? I have a friend who's been creating an ebook, the only problem is, he doesn't know where to put it.

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  7. My sister loves to read E-books of her favorite books. I'm not really sure but I heard that she and her friend are writing a story though I'm not sure if they'll make an e-book about it.

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  8. Finishing a book is one of my dreams!! This has been very informative :D

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  9. I want to write a book which will also come in ebook format. That is possible, right? I still need to conceptualize what book I should write though.

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  10. I'll try to do my first e-book. Your tips are really helpful.

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  11. I've always endeavored to publish my own ebook! I know, I'll be able to do it soonest!

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  12. Maybe one day, I will get around to writing my booking on musing on life, travel, being a mum, missing the corporate world, loving the freedom of being an entrepreneur ... hahah! None of which I think anyone would wanna read, but an ebook is cool like that - you still can publish it! :)

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  13. Useful tips for those wanting to publishing an e-book. I have many friends interested in publishing one!

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  14. This is very encouraging for us writers who dream to have a published book. If not on paper, then why not an e-book? Curious, why did you specify "housewife" as a particular example out of everyone else? :-)

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  15. Though am not an e-book reader, I am still considering myself of doing one. It is becoming trendy nowadays.

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  16. I've heard about the benefits of creating ebook and earning from that, I did not know what is the channel and path to do it. Now I know, thanks for sharing!

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  17. i used to read book on Ebooks about fifty shades. lol. its discreet kasi.

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