DIY Guide: How to publish your own ebook

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DIY Guide: How to publish your own ebook

CONTENTS

List of figures
Glossary of terms & acronyms

Introduction
Audio books
Small publishing houses

Chapter 1 Preparing the manuscript
Text input
Spell checking
Cleaning up
Style and globals
Proofreading
Professional services
DIY
Another pair of eyes
Proofreaders’ marks


Chapter 2 Parts of the book
Prelims
Cover page
Copyright page
Title page
Contents
Lists
Acknowledgements
Main body
Figures, tables and illustrations
Extracts
End matter
Bibliography
Notes and references
Index


Chapter 3 Design and layout
Page size & format
Double page spreads
Single page layouts
Margins
Chapter starts
Colour


Chapter 4 Typesetting
Using the software
Size of typeface – fonts
Paragraphs
Page numbering
Running heads
Footers
Importing graphics
Contructing tables
Dashes and other devices
Printing
Abbreviations and acronyms


Chapter 5 Outputting to PDF
Acrobat
Other software
Outputting
Adding chapters to a document
Deleting and inserting
Editing


Chapter 6 Editing the PDF
Notes
Markers
Bookmarks
Live Links
Free pdf editing programs
Converting electronic files to PDF
Methods of converting files
Working with PDF documents
Cropping and rotating pages
Annotating PDF documents
Creating and using PDFforms
Adding interactive features
Integrating media clips


Chapter 7 Designing a website
Writing copy
Layout of the home page
Other pages
Using templates
Free templates
Images
Links
Checking
Downloads
Freebies to give away
Cleaning up the code
Free website tools


Chapter 8 Getting online
Free web space
Your URL
The name for your site
Paid for web space
Uploading files [ftp]
Testing your site
Meta tags


Chapter 9 Search engines
SEO [search engine optimisation]
Some considerations
Express inclusion
Submissions
How often to submit
Software
Researching search terms
Paid inclusion


Chapter 10 Promoting your e-book
Bulletin boards
Reciprocal links
Banners
Blogging
Web rings
Reviews
Slide-in ads


Chapter 11 Online payment
Credit cards
Merchant accounts
Advantages of a merchant account
Disadvantages of a merchant account
Public key cryptography
Secure payments from your site
Advantages of online payment services
Pay Pal
Others
Links and forms
Instant downloads


Chapter 12 Useful Links
Publishing services
Typesetting software
Graphics software
Free Fonts
HTML editors
Web templates
Tools
Online payment
Dictionaries
Acrobat and other PDF programs
E-Book software
Free stuff to give away
Publicity for your site
Search engine submission
Other useful links
Photography and picture libraries
Figures

Figure 1 Standard proofreading marks and their meanings
Figure 2 Examples of page layouts possible with landscape format
Figure 3 Free template samples
Figure 4 Samples of metatags

 

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