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E-Book question?
What is the best software to use?
PalmBeachEd

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 8:45 pm on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong section.

I am a newbie to a lot of this and someone recommended this site to help me find answers I need for a project I am working on.

I love the site and have found it very educational.

I am planning to write and publish an e-book which I plan to market to a very select group of people.

I have noticed most of the e-books I have bought online all come in Adobe Reader, is that pretty much the standard form, or is there other options etc?

Actually anything related to publishing and marketing as well as selling my book online would be very helpful.

TIA, Ed

 

rocknbil

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 4:00 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Welcome aboard PalmBeachEd! Yeah I think Adobe PDF is pretty much the Portable Document standard. It retains the original format whatever you export it from and the reader is accessible to nearly everyone. Software required is Adobe Acrobat Standard or better (Professional, Enterprise.)

Basically you install it and can export PDF from whatever program you are comfortable in. Although some programs can export PDF's without having Acrobat installed, from within Acrobat you can create a hyperlinked table of contents and all sorts of other things important to a publisher.

PalmBeachEd

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 6:13 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks Rock!

BonniesGang

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 6:29 pm on Jan 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah, definately PDF - and you don't have to buy Acrobat - Adobe has a online create PDF it's like $10 per month.

Also don't forget mobipocket, just added an ebook last week and sales are starting to trickle in already.

rocknbil

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 7:04 pm on Jan 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you're going to create an e-book, you will want all the indexing and hyperlinking features in Acrobat that are not available with the online version. It will also be faster, no uploading/downloading.

BonniesGang

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Msg#: 3206168 posted 7:19 pm on Jan 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

<<<indexing and hyperlinking features in Acrobat that are not available with the online version.>>>

Now you can link internally and externally with the online version - not sure what you mean by indexing.

Jani

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