Should You Consider
Publishing an eBook?

eBooks are digital books that can be read on various electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets and devices that are still being developed. The eBook universe is evolving rapidly. How the books are designed, programmed and marketed is a moving target.

Currently, different devices may require the book to be formatted in device-specific programs. This may ultimately change but authors interested in providing an eBook version of their work should be prepared to choose a format. (AZW/Mobi for the Kindle or EPub for the iPhone, iPad, Nook, and Sony readers are the most popular but others do exist.) You will also need to provide a different ISBN for each different format. The ISBN enables the reader to purchase the particular media they require.

Converting a manuscript to an eBook is not always as easy as it may seem. Each eBook is different, and prices depend on size, formatting, number of graphs, tables, images and photos, footnotes and other factors. Essentially an eBook is a continuous scroll, unlike the concept of facing pages that we recognize as a book. The type and page size in an eBook is controlled by the reader, not the printer.

eBook publishing can be a very cost effective way to distribute your book, but like anything, to do it right requires experienced people who are good with details.

SHOULD I PRODUCE BOTH AN EBOOK AND PRINTED BOOK?

It depends on your objectives. If you want to maximize book sales, and are selling online as well as in bookstores, then produce both printed books and an eBook. 

Having your book available as both a printed book and an eBook gives your readers options to experience your book in a format that is suitable to a variety of preferences. Having both formats increases your chances of winning over a much larger audience.

Authors who enjoy the pride that goes along with holding a beautifully printed book in their hands also enjoy the knowledge that their book cannot electronically disappear.

If you are an author who wants to share your book with friends and family, or distribute it freely to your clients or community members, consider the fact that a printed book does not require the recipient to do or own anything to enjoy your work.

There is a distinct advantage to having
both a printed book and the option of an ebook.

At Mira, we can help you no matter which option you choose. eBook prices vary dramatically from one book to the next, depending on the content and difficulty of converting the file. If you want to find out how much it will cost to convert your manuscript to an eBook, please contact your Mira Publishing Consultant for directions to upload a sample of your manuscript. Please note, we cannot give an accurate quote without seeing the actual manuscript

If you have more questions, talk to your Mira Publishing Consultant today.

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