eBook Design

eBook Samples are Sales Material: Book Front Matter for Print and eBooks

A book is not a book (or eBook) until you add the front and back matter. Until this happens all you have is a document. At the same time the guidelines developed over centuries of publishing are changing as eBook samples becomes an ever more important form of book marketing. Publishers take note: eBook samples …

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Using the New Amazon Cover Creator-3 Easy Steps to an Attractive and Free eBook Cover Design

Amazon’s new Kindle Cover Creator is ideal for indie authors looking to save money on eBook cover design. It is another example of how automation tools can be used to reduce the costs and steps between author and reader. Currently in beta release, the tool is easy enough for anyone to use. In fact I …

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Can Any Book Be An eBook? Redesigning Books as eBooks

Forward thinking publishers release books in both print and eBook formats. But is this possible with every type of book? Certainly long form narrative books are easiest but highly designed books often need to be redesigned before being converted to an eBook.  The challenging elements I see most often in books involve large non-text elements …

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