Ebook Tip #1 Keep a separate folder with a copy of all the latest artwork and images

Shutterstock imageFormatting tips for preparing  your MS Word document for conversion to an epub.

Tip 1: Save yourself some headaches and keep a separate folder with a copy of all the latest artwork and images, for both the front and rear cover and all images internal to the document. It’s really easy to lose track of different versions and file locations. Later, if an image needs to be modified or the resolution changed, you can easily find the right file. Name the file the same as the image used in the epub.

– Greg Lundberg, Quicksilver Books, “How To Publish An Ebook For Under $350,” March 2012.

Amazon Create Space provides an alternate to Ereaders

BookcoverToday I activated my new book, How To Publish An Ebook For Under $350, on Amazon’s Create Space. Why would you ask would anyone want to purchase a hard copy of the book if the intended topic was ebook publishing? The are a couple of things to consider for a “How To” book that is designed to be sold as both a stand-alone primer and as a text book in a classroom setting. One, some people don’t have ereaders. Two, some of the HTML code text in the hard copy is turned 90 degrees to eliminate line-wrapping which can be annoying in the epub version. Three, it was free so why not provide an alternative media for my readers to enjoy. I did the same thing for my ebook, Metamorphosis, and to date, twenty percent of my sales are paperback.