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    New Year = New Websites

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    It seems like at the beginning of every new year (at least for the past three years), I suddenly get sick of the way my websites look and spend a week or two obsessively redesigning. Well, it’s that time again, and I’m proud to say I have a few new websites in addition to some […]

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    An Explanation of E-Book Formats

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion
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      If you are a self-published author or someone looking to do e-book conversions, it can feel daunting at first because there are so many different formats to worry about. The two main formats, however, are EPUB and Kindle’s proprietary format. EPUB can be used and read on Apple, Nook, Kobo, Sony, Google, and more […]

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    4 Big Reasons to Create Your Own E-Books

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    My first Slideshare show. Let me know what you think! 4 Big Reasons to Create Your Own E-Books from Sabrina Ricci

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    Self Publishing Platform Updates

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    In the last few months, a lot has changed with some of the major self-publishing channels, specifically Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. Kindle Aside from Amazon launching Kindle Worlds, which changes the way fan fiction is written and published, it also recently started publishing Kindle Single Interviews. The second interview will be with Obama. Additionally, when you […]

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    How to Create Your First E-Book

    by Sabrina Ricci Books
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    My second e-book, How to Create Your First E-Book, is out! Here’s the official description: Create Professional, High Quality E-Books, For Free! “The time for merely replicating print books has run its course. E-books are now ready to become their own unique medium and take advantage of all the possibilities digital technologies have to offer.” Authors […]

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    Learn How to Make Beautiful E-Books

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion
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    I recently finished my first Udemy course, where I teach how to make e-books using free tools! For a limited time, you can access the course at a discount price of $17. Click here to register now! Here’s a little more about what the course entails: Create professional, high-quality e-books, at no cost to you! […]

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    Creating Prizeworthy Digital Books, by DBW

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    Digital Book World recently hosted a webinar called “Creating Prizeworthy Digital Books.” For this post I want to focus on the advice Joshua Tallent, chief e-book architect at Firebrand Technologies (formerly eBook Architects), gave. Tallent knows pretty much everything there is to know about e-books, and he’s the one who presented an excellent webinar a […]

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    Turning Your Blog into an E-Book

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion
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      I like to experiment, and recently I decided to try turning my blog into an e-book. Or more specifically, uploading my blog to Kindle as a subscription service. There are many ways to turn a blog into an e-book, and in the future I may play around with some of them. But for now, the […]

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    Smashwords: An upgrade to help indie authors sell better ebooks

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    On the last day of 2012, Smashwords made an exciting announcement: authors can now directly upload epubs to the site. This might not sound like a big deal, but it kind of is. According to the Smashwords blog, as of December 31, 2012, Smashwords became “the world’s largest distributor of ebooks from self-published authors and […]

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    EBook Conversion for Self-Publishers

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    There’s a wide range of ebook conversion services out there, from tools to let you do it yourself to companies that will produce the whole ebook for you. Below is a list. (NOTE: I have not used all of these services). Remember: it’s important to test your files on all devices you use. Books will […]

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    EBook Design

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion
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    Just like regular books, the design, both interior and exterior, of an ebook is important. To see an example of what I mean, see Carolyn Jewel’s post, Why eBook Formatting Matters – A Case Study. She includes examples of how her ebook looks on different devices, as well as what a well-formatted ebook looks like compared […]

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    Using Pressbooks to Make EBooks

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    Pressbooks is a new, and more importantly, FREE, service that claims to make ebook production simple and easy. Their secret? It’s built on WordPress. 

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    Self-publishing tools and APIs

    by Sabrina Ricci EBook Conversion

    My fellow NYU student Miral gave a talk for O’Reilly about self-publishing tools and APIs. She’s the founder of BiblioCrunch, a self-publishing platform that connects writers with editors and cover designers.

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