ePub! The Author's Digital Book Experience To write an eBook is a journey in self discovery; writing an information product - a labor of love. Writing is a tremendously powerful tool… if you look at it as the “doing” part of thinking! An author’s work is normally a creative response to having recognized a big need and deciding to resolve it – not only for the writer, but for the thousands of others who will benefit from the effort. Information products should, in my estimation, follow a specific formula.
1. Define the problem;
2. Provide potential solutions;
3. Expose other consequences;
4. Reveal tools, connections and resources; and
5. Inspire the reader to take action.
ePub! The Author’s Digital Book Experience is formatted to follow this exact process, impressing upon each reader the necessity of considering the possibility of publishing a product compatible with eReader devices. The number of possible solutions increase daily, making it necessary to explore each one in detail in order to avoid mistakes, and to take advantage of the collective of tools, techniques, connections and resources that would otherwise take a considerable amount of time to research.
My underlying passion for bringing this all-important information to you in one place is to inspire you to use this resource to forever change your life! You are an inspired author, you have an amazing message to share, and if In the midst of this upheaval in the publishing industry, you might grasp the essence of the myriad of opportunities opening for motivated, independent authors – you might be the one who will seize the moment, find your niche, and be highly compensated for your work.
Some readers love the feel paper and the smell of ink; they will always prefer the bound version of a book. However, there are an equal number who see the merit in digital products – those who choose to save the vast amounts of paper consumed in the printing process… those who appreciate the ability to carry around hundreds of books on one small digital device. Other readers are excited about the added features and functions – from built in dictionaries… to stories, animated with sound and videos. Your task as an author is to deliver your product to meet both preferences.