Creation of an eBook is about design as well as content
Some basic advice
Common sense on content
Your eBook can be on any subject that interests you
and - more important - something that will interest or inform readers. Here at Rune-eBooks.com we sell eBooks about runes and
closely-related subjects, but these notes are just as relevant to non-fiction works on any subject.
eBooks need to be just the right length to get your subject matter across. Too much detail can put
people off, whereas too little can make an eBook less attractive. You have to try and keep the reader's interest throughout
the work, to avoid padding or straying from the main theme. Bigger is rarely better, keeping it simple while still
covering the subject adequately is ideal.
Elements of design
However good the content, a successful eBook has to be easy to read and attractively formatted. Simply but stylish
design and some relevant artwork makes for a more eye-catching product. Design and format will determine how the eBook
looks to the reader. This includes the cover and page layout and how that is done will depend largely on how the eBook
will be read - will it be on a PC or laptop? Will it be on one of many small-screen portable devices? Whatever the
reader is using, attractive artwork and consistently formatted, easy-to-read pages are the objective. A catchy title and
maybe a short subtitle that describe the product and its purpose can encourage sales as well.
Whether your project is a single eBook or the first of many will determine how little or how much you wish to
spend on it. There's plenty of software out there for designing and formatting an eBook on your own. As you
might expect programs range from simple to high-tech, and from cheap to costly. You can of course design and
format your eBook for free without paying for any software. You will need to learn what programs to use for what
job. Free software rarely covers all the features you may need, so compare both free and paid-for software
offers carefully before deciding on the best programs for your project.
Once written, designed and formatted, you need to get the eBook into the hands of readers by publishing and
marketing the product. Publishing eBooks in particular is mostly about delivering products that are ordered online. There
are any number of systems available and what you choose might depend on what equipment the reader is using, how
the eBook has been created and the target market for the product.
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