An E-Book is an electronic version of a book that is read on an e-reading device such as a Kindle or iPad. The E-Book is an important piece of the overall publishing platform, and the demand is greater than ever.
WHY USE THOMSON-SHORE FOR YOUR E-BOOK CONVERSION?
In order to reach a broader audience, you may want to consider an E-Book as part of your overall book package. E-Books offer many helpful features such as bookmarking, notes, highlighting and search functions. They also offer a built-in dictionary similar to a web search engine. We make it easy for you by keeping all of your book production needs under one roof. It makes logistical and financial sense. We have an E-Book expert on staff that can help you through the process, start to finish. You will come away with a better understanding of XML driven workflow and E-Books, and you will be confident that your book is in the right hands.
MAIN FILE TYPES CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH E-BOOKSepub – the most popular format used with all major retailers except the Amazon/Kindle
mobi – a format similar to Kindle allowing users to manipulate the file by adding blanks, making corrections, bookmarking, and drawings
Kindle – Amazon only
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is metadata? This is the information that accompanies every E-Book to help identify the book. The information includes the title of the book, author, publisher, creation date, and ISBN.
Why did the text format change from the file that I provided? This is common with E-Books as a result of the conversion process. Also worth noting, this process doesn't support running heads and page numbers because of the reflowing that occurs within the readers that give the viewer the opportunity to change the justification, the font style, and size.
Is a separate ISBN required for E-Books? Currently, only the Apple iBookstore (iPad) requires a separate ISBN. However, for tracking purposes we recommend that you obtain a separate ISBN.
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