Everything You Need to Know about Ebooks & Epublishing

An ebook is an electronic book. Usually these books are converted to files you can access on a computer or tablet such as an iPad, Nook, or Kindle.

If you want to turn your manuscript into a self-published ebook, you have two choices. You can do it yourself using a free service such as www.smashwords.com, or you can contract with us to produce your ebook.

Each ebook is different, and prices depend on size, formatting, number of graphs, tables, images and photos, and other factors. ebook pubishing can be a very cost effective way to distribute your book, but like anything, to do it right requires experienced poeple who are good with details. If you would like us to price your ebook conversion, upload the full manuscript below so we can send you a detailed quote.

ebook benefits:

  • Ebooks are delivered almost instantaneously online and there is no shipping cost.
  • Ebooks offer hyperlinks for easy access to more information and related websites.
  • Ebooks are searchable. You can easily search for any information in an ebook, instead of turning page after page.
  • Fonts in ebooks can be resized, making it easier to read for people who may have trouble reading small print.
  • Ebooks take up less space and are easy to carry. You can keep hundreds of ebooks on one device.

Should I produce both and 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 printed as both a printed book and ebook gives your readers options to experience your book in a format that is suitable to a variety of preferences. Having both increases your chances of winning over a much larger audience.

If you are a person who just wants to give away your book, or share it with friends and family, and enjoy the pride that goes along with holding a beautifully printed book in your hand that you created, then a printed book is typically the best choice.

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. If you want to find out how much an ebook will cost to produce, please use the upload form below to upload your manuscript for an accurate quote on your ebook. We cannot give a quote without seeing the actual manuscript as ebook prices vary dramatically from one book to the next depending on the content and difficulty of converting the file.

If you have any questions, talk to your publishing consultant today.


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