If you aren’t taking advantage of the eBook market yet it’s time to reassess you stand. Not only is it an amazing time to be an author, ePublishing creates a wonderful avenue for sharing your message, story or expertise.
- There are so many eBook aggregators available out there it could make your head spin. Each has its own rules and formatting platform so my first tip is to read the guidelines before starting a download of your manuscript. This will save time and stress on your part.
- You will want to create your manuscript in a Word document. Use a .doc format and not .docx. If you decide to offer a PDF version of your eBook also it is easy to convert within the Word program.
- Polish your manuscript. If you do not feel comfortable downloading your eBook to Amazon or another aggregator and decide to hire someone to handle this task for you, remember their fee does not include editing.
As a voracious reader and professional reviewer I can tell the difference right away between an author who respects his craft and appreciates the importance of maintaining the integrity of his writing and one who doesn’t. Letting typos, errors in grammar and punctuation not to mention clarity and continuity get into print [or on the screen] comes across as not caring about your readers or your product.