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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 7 – What To Do With the Ebooks?

Author R. L. Copple concludes his “How to Make an Ebook” series with Step 7, what to do with those ebooks once you’ve created them.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 3 – Creating the PDF Ebook

R. L. Copple details how to set up the initial file with common characteristics, and then move on to create the PDF version of the ebook.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 2 – Creating the Cover, Part 2

R. L. Copple finishes up his chapter on how to make covers for Ebooks, digging into the nitty-gritty of adding text and creating the cover.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 1 – Creating the Source File

R. L. Copple details how to set up to write the source file or if needed, change a file the needed parameters, so that changing the text for different formats isn’t as big a task down the road.

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How to Make an Ebook: Introduction

R. L. Copple introduces a new “How to” series titled, How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software. Each chapter will go up on a blog post, and once done, be complied into a book that will go on sale.

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New GftW Column:
Wading Through the Crap

Author R. L. Copple points out one critical piece of information that Eric Felten failed to consider in his Wall Street Journal Article, Cherish the Book Publishers—You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone. The reader.

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Ebooks outselling paperbacks!

At Amazon, at any rate. Which is still big news. It solidifies that the trend is moving toward ebooks even as paperback sales increase. And one could argue that paperback sales are increasing at Amazon because of the success with ebooks.

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Kindle Enters the Lending Market

If you haven’t heard, Kindle has put into place a means by which ebooks purchased through Amazon on the Kindle can be loaned out to other users, in a means similar to Barnes & Noble’s Nook. It was one of the main advantages that the Nook had over the Kindle. But the publisher of the ebook has to allow it to be lendable. Something I don’t see most publishers choosing not to do.

With Nook growing in market share, Amazon seeks to take away one of the main reasons the customer might choose a Nook over a Kindle.

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    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

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    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

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    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

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