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  • 1. E-publishing
  • 2. Index What is Ebook? Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) How do we start? 2
  • 3. What is Ebook?  An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices  The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBook 3
  • 4. What is Ebook? Ebook is not a new concept! Started since 1970s The trend boosts by Apple and Amazon (Kindle) 4
  • 5. Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) Device  Kindle  iPad/iPhone/iPod - Apple  Nook - Barnes & Noble  Sony Reader  Android - Google 5
  • 6. Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) Platform  Kindle  iBook  Google eBook 6
  • 7. Kindle 7
  • 8. Kindle 8
  • 9. Kindle on other devices 9
  • 10. Barnes & Noble Nook 10
  • 11. Sony eReader 11
  • 12. Google eBook 12
  • 13. Google on other devices 13
  • 14. Google on other devices 14
  • 15. iBook-Apple 15
  • 16. iBook-Apple 16
  • 17. iBook-Apple on other devices  Sorry, only available on iOS 4  iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch 17
  • 18. How do we start? Select a Sign up an Convert to Apply for platform account suitable format publication The most difficult step is writing a book, and we have done that already! 18
  • 19. How do we start?  Kindlehttps://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin 19
  • 20. How do we start? Kindle 20
  • 21. How do we start? Kindle 21
  • 22. How do we start?  Publish a Book to the Apple iBook Store  Get a book into the iBooks compatible EPUB format  Get the following ready: a US tax ID (social security number or EIN), valid iTunes account with credit card on filehttp://osxdaily.com/2010/08/29/how-to-publish-an-ibook-to-the-apple-ibookstore/ 22
  • 23. How do we start?  Convert a file to EPUBhttp://osxdaily.com/2010/08/12/convert-to-epub/http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/31/all-about-epub-the-ebook-standard-for-apples-ibookstore/ 23
  • 24. References eBook format  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats 24