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DIY E-Book Conversion vs. Paying For It
June 23, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Back when I reviewed Paul Salvette's book, "The Ebook Design and Development Guide," I was all about doing it myself. I devoured Salvette's book and had visions of drop-caps and other features that would make my next book stand out from other self-published books. I was ready and on fire to just do it! And then I got hit with a cold, hard reality: I suck at HTML, and CSS just confuses me. I'm married to a computer programmer, and he's got a decent knowledge of HTML, but we ran into a snag I just couldn't fix. Although the table of...

Review: The eBook Design and Development Guide by Paul Salvette
February 2, 2013 | 4:30 pm

The eBook Design and Development Guide So you may have read my review of How to Format your eBook for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, and Everything Else. You remember that one, where I sort of missed that the book was no longer for sale? The author was kind enough to send us a review copy of his revised book, The eBook Design and Development Guide, and I will make up for my goof by reviewing the revised version. I prefer the new title. It's more professional and will, I think, clue potential readers to the fact that this a serious book which goes beyond e-book formatting. Salvette has added...

How to Deter Piracy of E-Books
January 28, 2013 | 9:15 am

Why Do People Pirate E-Books?In my last post, I discussed what I've observed to be the three biggest reasons people pirate e-books. Now that we understand the reasons, how do we actually deter piracy of e-books? Let me answer that question for each of the three reasons. 1. I Like To Collect stuff Here's the bad news: There's not much you can do about this one. Collectors like to collect in quantity. They are unlikely to spend much money, if any, on the books. You can deter piracy by offering free books for download, but that will only solve the problem for people who are willing...

Review: How to Format your eBook for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, and Everything Else – UPDATED
January 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

How to Format Your eBook for Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords and Everything Else by Paul SalvetteIf you're a do-it-yourself kind of author, you've probably encountered the "fun" of formatting your book for the various sites. I had no problems uploading my fiction book to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I created a clean HTML file and followed all the prompts. Presto! Published. My non-fiction book was similarly easy to upload to Amazon. But Barnes & Noble stopped me. No matter what I did, I couldn't make the bulleted lists display properly. Being stubborn, I refused to pay someone else to do it for me, so I went in search of a good e-book formatting guide. After reading...

What’s New With EPUB 3? by Piotr Kowalczyk
December 2, 2011 | 10:18 am

I’m very pleased to share a new post by Paul Salvette. This time Paul will be talking about ePub 3 and how the new version of this popular file format can be used by authors and publishers. For more helpful tips on ebook formatting, check Paul’s book How to Format Your Ebook for Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and Everything Else.   What the Heck is EPUB? The EPUB format is an open source standard that defines how the content and metadata of an eBook should be packaged and how eReading devices and software should render the format to the reader. EPUB is the most...

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