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Ebook Question?

Postby Maa » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:32 pm

I'm looking into publishing an ebook? How do I go about it. Is lulu.com a good place to start? Do I need some kind of software? Your help will be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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Postby mellymom3 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:07 pm

Lulu does have a good marketplace with lots of helpful resources. You can make and sell both ebooks and hard covers with Lulu and their prices are pretty good. There are several book format you can choose if deciding to make your book a physical one as well.
If you want to just turn your ebook into a pdf format, you can self publish your book. There are free pdf programs you can download from http://download.com just type in free pdf software and they will provide you a list for both Mac and PC.
Either way you decide, publishing an ebook is pretty quick and easy.
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Postby Kit Singleton » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:38 am

For ebooks, your best bet is to self publish and you can even set up the process with PayPal. This is best if you only a few ebooks. Once you have several ebooks, you may want to create the ebook and then add them to a shopping cart like the one you can find at WAHMcart.com.

If you want to publish a paperback, an alternative to Lulu is CafePress.com. I like CafePress best because you can also create promotional material to go with your books. For instance, if you create a cookbook, you can also add a related graphic to an apron or kitchen magnet to use in contests or as a "thank you."
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Postby gallito89 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:32 pm

The best way to sell an ebook is with ClickBank, it allows you to build up an army of affiliates to do your dirty work :)
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Postby Maa » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:17 pm

I wanted to ask is there somewhere I can go to give me step by step instruction on creating an ebook. Things like writing it in pdf and how do I go about selling it. I know this might sound silly but I have never did this before, and I'm still kind of confused.
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Postby Ron Killian » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:55 am

Maa wrote:I wanted to ask is there somewhere I can go to give me step by step instruction on creating an ebook. Things like writing it in pdf and how do I go about selling it. I know this might sound silly but I have never did this before, and I'm still kind of confused.


Funny, some time back I started an ebook about creating info products. Maybe I should finish it huh?

Create the ebook in Word, or open office writer, just like a regular book, chapters, index, ect. Make sure it's good content with proper grammar, correct spelling ect. You the turn it into a pdf with either adobe acrobat or open office has a create pdf feature that works quite well.

Set up a website with sales letter and a paypal button, and where it send them to a download page after they pay. Drive traffic to the site.

Course that's quick info, but the basics.
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Postby Anita Shaw » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:00 am

Word and WordPerfect have PDF creators also. I create my content in them, publish to PDF from the dropdown menu, and edit in Acrobat if I need to do that. Just my preference. I like the tools in Acrobat. PDF995 has a separate program to edit your stuff in. Forget what its officially called.

Alternately, you can edit in your word processor program, and republish to PDF. I've done that as well in the days before I got Acrobat as a gift.

have had people contact me to ask how to edit in Adobe Reader.
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Postby Ron Killian » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:49 am

Anita Shaw wrote:Word and WordPerfect have PDF creators also. I create my content in them, publish to PDF from the dropdown menu, and edit in Acrobat if I need to do that. Just my preference. I like the tools in Acrobat. PDF995 has a separate program to edit your stuff in. Forget what its officially called.

Alternately, you can edit in your word processor program, and republish to PDF. I've done that as well in the days before I got Acrobat as a gift.

have had people contact me to ask how to edit in Adobe Reader.


Word does not come with a built in pdf creator unless you have Acrobat installed or I think there is an add-on. Unless you have a new version that now comes with that feature.
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Postby Anita Shaw » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:29 pm

Ah, okay, sorry bout that. I'm so used to having it sit up there in my tool bar since I think Word 2002, I'm thinking it's a part of the program.

I did have to ask for it to be installed when I installed the software. Word 2003 is said to be the most stable version that runs the add in. I just got it, so I'm still playing.

Read some good reviews about WordPerfect X14 and its handling of PDFs. I may download a trial and see how I like it. I have ver. 12...

Sorry about the mess up!
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Postby mellymom3 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:11 pm

Just wodering if you ended up finding a tutorial to get you started.....if not, maybe I can help.
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