Why eBook Writing Is Different From Paper Book Writing?

Saturday 17 August 2013 @ 12:48 pm

There are numerous reasons why eBooks are overtaking the place of Paper books. We all know (especially those who read both) that both formats are totally different from each other. And mostly people will agree that if someone prefers one format upon other than the same book would have different meanings in both formats. I was not very fond of book reading before eBook era, but now I prefer eBooks. This goes for many people and vice versa of it. So the conclusion is eBooks are different from paper books.

While eBooks are different from paper books, same goes for writing of these. EBook writing protocols are different from paper book writing, especially if you are publishing your own books.

The Racing Days of Paper Books Are Over

Paper book writing is not possible for individual. For example, writer always needs a publisher or in simple words writer needs someone who admire his/her idea of books are willing to invest in book. But in case of writing in eBook format, you have freedom. You can write whatever you want. You can submit you eBook for sale or free of charge without anyone’s permission.

In the term of marketing, eBooks have huge advantages over paper books. You can direct advertise your eBook; you can sell your book at any price you want. You can put as many ads in your eBook as much you desire.

It is easier and cheaper (in some cases without cost) to edit or launch another edition of your eBook. For example, after a few days of your eBook publishing, you want to change a few things in book, you just have to edit it and the readers already bought it or downloaded it will be notified. Then they can download the latest version (edition) of the book. Try previous scenario with paper book, if proof reader makes a mistake (believe me, they do) and book published, thousands of people bought it then how can you make it correct? You can’t.

There are still people who prefer paper books upon eBooks due to some reasons. But it doesn’t seem that paper books will last longer.




Some Tips And Tricks About EBook Writing

Tuesday 2 July 2013 @ 12:04 pm

Writing an eBook is not a very old practice. But now there are many people who prefer to choose it as a career. If you are thinking the same thing, then you must read this article carefully. There are few things (except the idea of eBook) which play major role in a success of an eBook or failure of it. Here we provide a few tips to make your eBook writing skills more excellent than before.

Study Your Targeted Devices or Applications

EBooks are compatible with a huge variety of apps and reading devices. But there is still a slight different among them. If you want your eBook to open properly in a particular device or app then read the instructions about that device or market for a good judgment.

There are various applications in market to test your eBook compatibility with different devices. Or you can use your own device or smart phone app to test the eBook before submitting it for publishing. Most of the publishing markets like kindle and nook provide you their own specialized software to test your book in actual simulation of their devices. So you can see that how will your book appear on actual device.

Here are some general tips which are used in almost all the publishing markets.

  • Use Indents instead of tabs and spacing. To do this in MS Word 2007, go to Home>>Paragraph and then increase or decrease indents.
  • It is very important to use Page Break after each Chapter. If you don’t use it, the device or application cannot distinguish between two different pages, and as a result the words of different chapter will be mixed. To do this in MS Word 2007, go to Insert>>Pages and then page break. Or you can simple press Ctrl + Enter after Chapter.
  • Do not use Header or Footer in eBook formats. They might be good for a word or pdf file but not very supporting in eBooks.
  • It is highly recommended not to Copy Paste images in ebooks, for that purpose go to Insert>>Illustrations and then select Picture and then choose your image to insert it in document.