As a self-publishing author you cannot be left out of the digital revolution, so matter how much you love physical books, it is only revenue from publishing your works that can keep you writing. You must create digital editions if you want to stay in the game.
There are several formats of ebook and many, many devices all requiring attention to their particular specifications and idiosyncrasies. There are ways to present you book in say, the Amazon Kindle Store, that will get you an advantage, and ways to format your books that will kill your sales from the start.
A search on Google will find you many Word to Kindle converters or pdf to ePub converters. Superficially the results may seem OK, but on closer inspection results will probably be disappointing for all but the simplest book layout.
The concept of uploading an ebook to a bookstore for Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing , or to Apple’s iBooks can be a daunting experience for an author that just wants to write books. Formatting the HTML, CSS and .OPF files, not to mention sizing the images properly is a nightmare for anyone not familiar with markup language and Photoshop. You cannot learn this in a weekend, many weekends yes, but wouldn’t you prefer to be selling books and getting on with writing your next one?
Book to eBook Conversion Service
Wouldn’t it be easier to realise that you stand more chance of making multiple sales by having a correctly formatted, stunning looking ebook that doesn’t get bad reviews for its poor layout and readability? Why waste the enormous effort of the writing process on an amateurish ebook conversion just because you don’t really understand what it’s all about, or a friend said you can just get a free converter “off Google”. The potential for increased sales will far outweigh the cost of having your book to ebook conversion done professionally. And if you’re short of marketing expertise or a website I can help with that too. I work with a fantastic graphic designer that can design or revamp your book cover which in the end is your window display and the main attention grabbing element of your book. I provide the full package along with free advice and support on all aspects of the process.
Even if you have already self published your book as a hard copy you need to get into self publishing for kindle and the ebook revolution as soon as possible. As a author you love books, you love the feel and the smell, you love going to bookshops, now and second-hand. So you may be a bit reluctant to publish electronically. Doesn’t this cheapen the book? Doesn’t it give a “throwaway” feel just because you could delete the file with one click?
Well, it could do, but I truly believe the positives far out way the negatives. You are bringing your book, fiction or non-fiction to an audience that never would have even known you exist as little as two years ago. You are making the purchase of your book easy and instant. A buyer sees your book and buys it with one click. Travellers can take your book and tens, or even hundreds of others and not be forced into a choice due to the bulk and weight of print books.
No doubt you’ve searched on the web to try to find a way to convert your Word document or similar into Kindle format. There are several ways to do this using software, even Amazon themselves offer to do this. However the results are less than satisfactory, far less. Word, and other word processors put many lines of unnecessary formatting code for automatic converters to choke on, and they frequently do. Why waste time and money when the presentation and professionalism of your book is at stake.
Professional Kindle Conversion Service – Why You Need It
If you’ve had your book printed you will have spent thousands to get to this point. Don’t compromise on the ebook version for Kindle just to save money at this stage. The Kindle version of your book is going to sell globally, with the marketing and selling power of Amazon behind it, and you keep up to 70% of the price.
If your book is poorly formatted and amateurish it may be rejected by Amazon at the outset, or if published it will soon pick up bad reviews which will damage your sales potential and your reputation as a credible author.
Example bad review: “Great content, horrible Kindle formatting…”
… I wanted to mention the Kindle formatting. It’s really bad.
I could go on and on with examples. It’s clear they just did a quick and dirty conversion of whatever they had to the Kindle and said “ship it”.
Get Your Kindle Conversion, Formatting and Publishing Done Properly.
Talk to me about professional book to ebook conversion in Kindle and ePub formats,
Duncan – +44(0)1305 824553 or email me here.