The popularity of e-books has made it possible for just about anyone to have their written works published. Either for selling or just for the sheer thrill of seeing their output all printed out (electronically, that is), more and more people are creating e-books in a wide variety of topics.


There are many reasons behind the popularity of e-book publishing. The books can be used to generate publicity for a business or website. Giving out free e-books is a very effective way of spreading information and a very fast way to garner publicity. A well-written e-book about a very popular subject can interest people in your business or website. Another reason is profit. E-books have become an acceptable medium even among established literary names. Best-selling authors such as Stephen King have already joined on the e-book bandwagon and came out with electronic versions of their works.


To get to know how to publish an ebook, you can turn to the abundant sources of the internet. There are many guides available to get you started on electronic book publishing. These guides will give you these basic steps in self-publishing:


  • Know what you want to write about. There is nothing more difficult than writing about something you know nothing about or have no interest in. you should choose a topic that you have an interest in and a solid expertise on. This will make you look more credible among your readers. If you are promoting a business or website, then your topic should definitely be something related to that.


  • Write effectively. A good subject is worth nothing if you do not know how to write about it. Your skills should be enough to justify the niche that you are writing about. Learn how to write in such a way that you will be able to entice customers to buy your product, avail of your service or check out you website. If you are not that confident of your writing skills, you can hire someone to co-write or ghost-write it for you.


  • Choose a format for conversion. There are several formats available for converting e-books. The most popular format today is PDF. PDF converters can be easily downloaded and it will only take you minutes to convert your file. PDF files can be read by all platforms, from Windows to Mac to hand-held devices such as PDAs.


If you have a bigger file, you can try  other converters such as Book Generator.


You can improve the selling potential of your e-book by creating a picture of it for buyers to see. A 3D image will make your book more attractive to customers.


Serious book readers prefer to have an image of the book in mind to get them interested in reading it. A good representation of your product will make it more tangible in their minds. It makes them feel that they will get their money’s worth in buying the book. It is very easy to create 3D images by using popular software such as Photoshop.

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