The Changing Book Market

The Changing Book Market

The book market is always changing but every so often there is a big shift – like there was when eBooks came in. Right now Audio books are having a surge. One factor is the appeal of listening to books while driving or on buses or trains. One fact that often surprises people is that […]

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Make your book a best seller

How do you get your book published and make it a best seller? First, there is the issue of making the book deserve to be best seller and that comes down to doing everything you can BEFORE it’s published to achieve that. In the rush to get published, especially self-published, you can put your book […]

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Publish my own book?

A Pity not to Publish If you’ve taken the trouble to write a book then it would be a real pity not to have it published. However, you may not be aware of all of your options. Your basic options when publishing your book. Find a traditional publisher Pay to have it published Self-publish Publish […]

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eBook File Basics

The most widely adopted format for eBook files is ePub which is the international standard. ePub files can be read using FREE APPs on PCs, Macs, iOS and Android. Most specialist eBook reader devices are designed to work with ePub files. ePub files can also be loaded onto KDP for use on Amazon's proprietary Kindle devices. ePub files are normally produced from files already created for the production of paper editions, with Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files being a very popular source.

A common misunderstanding

Ebooks are not just like electron copies of paper books as you would get from a scanner. Unlike printed books which have fixed dimensions and a sequence of pages, ebooks have a variable format and don't actually have pages in the conventional sense. They are akin to websites where what you see on the screen depends on a number of factors especially the kind of device and software you are using. This provides great flexibility for the reader. For example, a person with poor eyesight can switch to a large font size. For this reason it is unwise to attempt to force a fixed format on an ebook's contents with the exception of images which need to preserve their own proportions.

If you have written a book and require ebook conversion services we can help.

We can convert your book (from a MS Word or PDF document) to an epub file and ensure the file is free from errors that might prevent it from being published on places like Google Play and Kobo library. Most platforms (e.g. Amazon, Kobo, Nook etc) require an epub file for upload. If you need any other file format please contact us and we can discuss this with you.

If you are a publisher or printer requiring regular ebook conversions we can offer you a reliable and cost effective service based on an an agreed and straightforward tariff.