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How to e-Publish by Hans V. von Maltzahn

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How to e publish

  1. 1. How to E-Publish Your BookPresented by: Hans V. von Maltzahn Author of THE BLACK SUN ASCENDANT: An Assassins Tale
  2. 2. 1. Remember to have apublishable manuscript ready! Does the book have all you want in it? Fully edited i.e. All spelling and grammer done? Is it as clean as it can possibly be?
  3. 3. 2. Turn your manuscript into: An Adobe Reader document (i.e. PDF file: nameofbook.pdf) A Microsoft WORD & “THE BLACK SUN ASCENDANT: RichText doc (i.e. An Assassin’s Tale” nameofbook.doc A Novel by Hans V. von Maltzahn or nameofbk.rtf )
  4. 4. Note: to create an Acrobat (PDF) document...Open your Adobe Acrobat Reader (mine is Adobe Reader 9)• From the “File” pulldown menu choose: “Create Adobe PDF Using• Or visit:• Your WORD program may even have a conversion package in it (mine is OpenOffice with one button conversion).
  5. 5. Note!If you intend to publish your book through one of the self-publishing firms such as: I-Universe or Trafford Publishing Then they will take care of your e-book publishing needs for a fee. You need not stay for my presentation!
  6. 6. 3. Get a free ISBN number!• Visit the Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS) at:• Read the introduction and instructions on how to join CISS , then fill out the online application at the above address.• No internet access? Call CISS at: 1-866-578-7777 (select 1+7+3). ISBN numbers are issued within 10 days.
  7. 7. 4. Copyright your work!• Visit the governments website for information about how to copyright your book:• Read “A Guide to Copyright” then follow the steps to fill out the form on-line (or print out the form, fill it in manually).• Problems? Call: 1-866-997-1936 or email
  8. 8. 5. Do I Need CIP Data?This is what “Catalogue In Publication” (CIP) data looks like:NAME (S): von Maltzahn, Hans V. (Hans Victor), 1965-TITLE (S): The black sun ascendant: an assassins tale: a novel /By Hans V. Von MaltzahnPUBLISHER: Mississauga, Ont.: Hans V. Von Maltzahn, 2011SERIES: The black sun series; bk. 1NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20119006456 ISBN: 9780986793301 : $19.95 CLASSIFICATION: PS8643 054 B53 2011 C813/.6 22
  9. 9. Why CIP Data? Libraries use “Catalogue In Publication” (CIP) data to order and catalogue the books in their library. Libraries will usually only order books, real or e-books, if theyve got CIP codes that the library can use. Your book can also be listed on the governments North American book catalogue the “New Book Service”
  10. 10. For CIP Info and Form:Website: cip@lac-bac.gc.caToll free number in Canada: 1-866-578-7777Fax: 819-997-7517
  11. 11. 6. Make Your Cover In JPG Format!  Have your cover ready in JPG (an image) format so that you can up load it to the e- book distributor of your choice.
  12. 12. 7. Two E-book Publishers That Ive Used. Amazon.coms Kindle Publishing: Visit and read Kindle Publishing information. Sign-up as a Kindle Publishing member, then fill out their form, up load your PDF book file and JPG cover and youre done! After a few weeks Amazon will have set up your account and your book is on sale worldwide!
  13. 13. Heres the second e- publisher... Join Smashwords at: Download their “Style Guide” at: Follow their guides instructions very carefully to re-format your manuscript into a plain text document. It might take a few months to upload an acceptable copy to them - but Smashwords distribution network is worldwide & extensive!
  14. 14. 8. There Are Others You Can Try! Try an internet search on e-book publishers, e-book self-publishing and e-book distributors. There are hundreds of choices, of which thetwo above are only a sample. All will essentially ask you for either a WORDor PDF copy of your manuscript, and then theyconvert your book. I wont go into the different formats of e-books(See Smashwords Style Guide for an very goodexplanation).
  15. 15. GOOD LUCK!And now for your questions...