4 Ways to Create an Ebook
Category : Book Review
This is the second in my series of blog posts about ebook creation. It was originally posted on Joel Friedlander’s wonder resource site, TheBookDesigner.com.
Last time I talked about just what an ebook is -- a website in a box. Ebooks come in a number of flavors, but for the purposes of this discussion I'm going to stick with the most common and most malleable format of ebook, the ePub file that is the basis of all of the major retailers' ebook offerings.
There are four basic ways to create an ebook (that is, an ePub file):
- From scratch
- Saving from a word-processing or page-layout application into ePub format
- Using a conversion app or online service
- Hiring a designer
Option 1: Create the Ebook from Scratch
An ePub file, as I've said, is simply a website in a box. The box is nothing more than a ZIP archive that's been given the file extension .epub. If you want to test this statement do this:
- Find an ePub file (it can't have DRM -- digital... Read More