Ebook Now: The Essential and Simple Guide to Creating and Publishing Professional Ebooks for Kindle and ePub

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
In basic, easy-to-understand terms, 'Ebook Now' explains exactly what steps you should take to publish your ebooks to the Amazon and Smashwords Web sites. 'Ebook Now' will help you get started quickly and efficiently in order to reach the widest possible audience. More

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About R. H. Sheldon

R. H. Sheldon is a Northwest writer whose works include the novel 'Dancing the River Lightly' as well as numerous news and feature articles for online and print publications such as 'Seattle Magazine' and 'E - The Environmental Magazine.' He’s also written restaurant reviews, marketing copy, legal summaries, training material, technology articles, and anything else he’s needed to write to keep the creditors at bay. Sometimes it’s worked. Sometimes not. These days, you can find him writing up at his home in the Cascades or out on the road in his VW van.

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Review by: Leon Rasec on Dec. 13, 2012 : (no rating)
Great book. It only enhance my ability to create e-books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Monte on May 11, 2012 : (no rating)
I was able to follow the instructions and publish to Amazon. Thank you!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tamar Bailey on Dec. 06, 2011 :
Finally, ebook publishing made simple!

Thank you, Mr. Sheldon! You've made ebook publishing possible - even for those of us who are not quite technologically fluent or literate. Here is an easy to use format; all the "hiccups" are explained; step by step instructions. The formerly daunting is now doable. Thank you!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Gregor Clark on Oct. 09, 2011 :
As an old-school author with over a dozen books in print, , I've long been intrigued by the e-book market but unsure of how to break in. A friend recommended this book as a great introduction to the field, and it's been extremely helpful.

Biggest pluses:

It's pithy, direct, and loaded with practical tips from the first page.

It's written in a straightforward conversational style that makes you feel like you're getting advice from an experienced, trusted friend.

The focus is clear and tight throughout, boiling the process of creating your own e-book down to essentials and showing you how to keep things simple so you can efficiently publish in multiple formats and reach the broadest possible audience.

Bottom line: this book has given me the confidence and practical guidance I need to publish to both of the leading e-book platforms: Smashwords and Amazon's Kindle. I found it a quick, informative read and well worth the low cover price.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: G K Landua on Oct. 02, 2011 :
Review by: G K Landua
This well written, concise guide provides practical, simple, step-by-step directions for formatting documents and publishing. With this level of detail, it's conceivable even I could give publishing a try!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: AlohaShirt on Sep. 30, 2011 :
This was one of the best organized and structured guides for creating and publishing Ebooks that I have seen. I too have visited a number of “self publishing” websites, but have always felt the information provided was incomplete, inaccurate or self-serving. Not only was this guide methodical, with step-by-step instructions, but was particularly thorough and detailed. I especially liked many of the “screen captured” images provided throughout. I noticed, while researching this author’s other Ebooks on Smashwords that he had a number of ways of promoting his work. So, now I’m waiting for the follow-up Ebook from him, having to do with the successful marketing of your Ebook. It seems that with websites, Twitter, Facebook, blogging and other social networks there must be a methodical approach to this as well.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Olivia Waters on Sep. 30, 2011 :
This is a great guide for anyone getting started publishing ebooks. The step-by-step instructions progress logically. They’re clear and accessible (even to someone like me who’s somewhat technologically challenged). The author strategically uses figures to illustrate key points. He addresses differences between Amazon and Smashwords so the reader can avoid frustrating pitfalls when publishing to both sites. I had no idea the process could be simplified and streamlined like this. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jean Sheldon on Sep. 26, 2011 :
Folded, Mutilated, and Kindled
I am one of millions of victims of information overload. Therefore, when I decide to tackle a new project, the instructions need to be clear, concise, and simple enough to wrap my brain around. 'Ebook Now' was just what the cyber Doc ordered. I have tried (repeatedly) to follow the instructions on Amazon, Smashwords, and various internet sites claiming to offer easy to follow instructions. THEY LIE, and the finished product never looks or works as it should. After following the simple steps in 'Ebook Now' I created great looking files that worked correctly in both Smashwords and Kindle on the first try.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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