How to Create an Ebook


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Keep these important principles in mind as you create your ebook:

  • Write naturally — as if you’re talking to someone.
  • Less is more.  Keep your sentences short, simple and concise.
  • Keep paragraphs short — 4 lines or less is best.
  • Use color and highlights to emphasize key points.
  • Use graphics wisely and sparingly — they add to file size and download time.
  • Don’t get carried away with fancy fonts.  They can be difficult to read.  Use a font that people are used to reading.
  • Use white space as a design element.  In other words, you don’t have to try to fill in every blank space on the page.

If you don’t have the time or skill to format your own ebook, you can find professionals on sites like elance.com who can help you out.

After you’ve created and formatted your ebook in a program like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher, you’ll need to convert the document to PDF format using Adobe Acrobat.

Why?  Because a PDF file can be read on any computer — PC or MAC — just by downloading the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  It also allows you to password protect the document and restrict whether the file can be copied, edited or printed.

When it comes to converting files to PDF, you have a few options:

  • You can buy the Adobe Acrobat software for around $300.
  • Subscribe to http://createpdf.adobe.com/ for just $9.99 a month.
  • Hire a professional to convert the document for you.  This should be very inexpensive and may be your best bet if you’ve never used Acrobat before.  You can post your job on a site like elance.com.

Once you’ve converted your ebook to PDF format, you’re ready to start selling this baby!

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The easiest way to get your ebook on the market is through PayLoadz.

With PayLoadz service, you can easily sell any type of digital content:  ebooks, software, music, podcasts, videos, digital art.

Here’s how it works:

  • First you need to have an electronic payment account with PayPal or Google Checkout so that you can receive payments.  Until you start making really big money on your ebook, the free standard user account should work fine.  You don’t need to pay for a merchant account.
  • You sign up for a free PayLoadz account.
  • You upload your ebook to their secure server.
  • You can sell your ebook from the PayLoadz website, your own website, or through online auctions like eBay, Yahoo or Amazon.
  • When someone buys your ebook, PayLoadz takes care of delivering the file to the buyer and transfers the payment to you through PayPal or Google Checkout, keeping a small percentage of the sale for themselves.
  • PayLoadz emails you notification of each sale.

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The easiest way to get your ebook on the market is through PayLoadz.

With PayLoadz service, you can easily sell any type of digital content:  ebooks, software, music, podcasts, videos, digital art.

Here’s how it works:

  • First you need to have an electronic payment account with PayPal or Google Checkout so that you can receive payments.  Until you start making really big money on your ebook, the free standard user account should work fine.  You don’t need to pay for a merchant account.
  • You sign up for a free PayLoadz account.
  • You upload your ebook to their secure server.
  • You can sell your ebook from the PayLoadz website, your own website, or through online auctions like eBay, Yahoo or Amazon.
  • When someone buys your ebook, PayLoadz takes care of delivering the file to the buyer and transfers the payment to you through PayPal or Google Checkout, keeping a small percentage of the sale for themselves.
  • PayLoadz emails you notification of each sale.
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  1. I love ebooks and there are some great titles and tips for selling ebooks here. I will make sure that I share this with my friends

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