How to Make a FREE E-Book
If you've been on the net for two minutes, the first thing you learn is there are plenty of e-books available for you to read. Everybody and their sister has written e-books on the best way to Market, HTML tutorials, etc. and are offering them free. Why?
Because they are an excellent vehicle to bring visitors to your web site, create instant credibility and tout your products in a nonintrusive way. The bottom line here folks is the bottom line. Free ebooks, if done right, will bring you income.
Now this article is not going to do anything but tell you the simple way to create an e-book. I believe in the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy. Everybody thinks there is some special authoring tool you are supposed to buy or use, some magical way you are supposed to format (i.e., PDF, RTF, XML, etc.) -- well, I'm here to tell you it's a matter of choice. Who's choice?
Yours, of course. You're writing the dang thing. True, you have to take your readers into consideration if you are selling your ebooks but since this article is about free electronic books, I am going to talk about the easiest format to create it. Use HTML.
What's that you say? HTML is for creating web pages -- well listen clueless -- it's also used for creating ebooks. You have to have some type of viewer so why not use the one most people have. Yes that's right, a browser which everybody either got when they bought their system or else they got ripped off.
By creating your ebook in HTML, you are not going to spend any money. Get it? Free means free both to the reader and you - the writer. Now it's not as hard as you think. It is definitely easier than a web page. All you need to know is a few Basic things.
Hopefully while writing your ebook, you've been saving it. If not Click on File, Save As, put your file name in and make sure you use the .html extension.
Every now and again, you will want to check how your e-book will look in your browser. It's a lot easier to catch mistakes in it than looking at your text editor. To see an example of what the code above looks like click, http://www.agoodread.com/ebookexample.html.
Finally, you can zip up this html file by using a free zip program at:
where you will find some more zip programs. Most Mac users can extract files from a zip program and if they can't, you can always send them your free ebook via email if it's only one HTML file.
So there you have it, all the technical "know-how" you need to create your free ebook.
Judith Tramayne-Barth's "Up Your Income With Free eBooks" is available to members of "A Good Read Art & Book Club" along with 50 ebook covers. For more information, visit: http://www.agoodread.com
When you've finished creating your ebook, a glowing review has excellent promotion value.
The most professional reviewers, I think, can be found at:
At this site you can also subscribe to a bi-monthly review newsletter featuring more inciteful reviews of the latest books/ebooks around.
Word Weaving edited by Cindy Penn - one of Amazon's top fify reviewers. Cindy awards The Word Weaving award for worthy books. Her reviews are published onsite. Her site also features loads of articles on ebooks and publishing.
A site that makes stunning free banners that would help advertise and promote your ebook or site
Articles on Promotion and Marketing of Your Ebook
* Net Serveint Com
FREE SEARCH ENGINES
Adding your ebook url to search engines is a must if you want people to find it.
* Search Master
* Ebook Heaven
ExactSeek Search Form #2 HTML Code:
Just type in your text, choose the color, font and style, and your graphics will be created.
SITES PROVIDING FREE EBOOK CREATION IN PDF FORMAT:
* 5D PDF Creator - This is an excellent free program to compile documents from within Word into PDF files. You can include graphics and coloured backgrounds. To access the program, you need to join the forum - takes seconds and it's free.
* HTMLDoc - This program generates indexed HTML, Adobe PostScript, and PDF files from HTML files that you create using your favorite HTML editor.
* PDF-o-Matic - This is a simple PHP script that uses HTMLDOC to convert the web page of your choice.
* Gymnast - Gymnast provides a no-frills conversion of text files to Adobe Acrobat PDF format without the need for any additional Adobe software
* KeeBook - Keebook combines texts, images, HTML pages, animation, sounds and videos in a rich media environment, which can be accessed using any standard web browser.
4 DAY EBOOK COURSE by Dirk Dupon
Ebooks - A Complete Guide to Self Publishing
This excellent ebook is a complete guide to creating a professional looking ebook and includes the following information:
* Brain Storming
* Designing Your Ebook
* Compiling Your Ebook
* Uploading Your Ebook
* Designing Your Ebook's Website
* Writing Effective Sales Copy
* Creating a Download Link
* Promoting Your Ebook
* Accepting Payment
* Setting Up an Affiliate Program
* Increasing Your Ebook Sales