Editing PDF Formats

The other day I came across a challenge of how one edits a PDF – I had to make one small edit and reformatting the document was just not an option! If you have the original word document that was used to create the PDF in the first place then use this option – make the changes to the word document and then recreate the PDF (fastest and cleanest way…

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Smashwords Uploading Errors

Some of the typical errors one comes across when uploading an ebook into Smashwords: Corrupted images: This probably means that your image is not a .jpg format. Your best option is to delete the image in your book and then insert it back into your document making 100% sure that your image is really a .jpg format. Sometimes you could be using a .png image that has been cut &…

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Useful Links For Advertising Your eBooks

You can write to the administrators of these e-book blogs and request a feature of your book. Some sites give free listings while others will feature your book for a fee. Ereader News Today: http://www.ereadernewstoday.com/ Kindle Nation: http://kindlenationdaily.com/ Pixel of Ink: http://www.pixelofink.com Inspired Reads: http://www.inspiredreads.com Kindle Reader: http://kindlereader.blogspot.com/ GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com IndieReader: http://indiereader.com/author-promotional-opportunities/

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Selling Your eBook On Pothi

You can sell your ebooks on http://www.pothi.com The process of opening a pothi account and uploading a book is very easy and simple. You will require the following to load an ebook : Your book in a .doc or PDF format as well as an epub format A book cover Keywords A blurb for your book A price in Indian Rupees Payment: Pothi pays every month if you meet the…

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The Future Of eBooks Versus Traditional Printing

About this spreadsheet:  This spreadsheet was created by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, to help publishing industry participants model the implications of the simultaneous convergence of three powerful trends: 1. The decline of print as a reading format. 2. The rise of ebooks as a reading format. 3. The rise of self-published ebooks, enabled by democratized publishing tools and distribution. Specifically, it provides a tool to estimate the percentage of…

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ePub Error – attribute “vlink” not allowed here; expected attribute “class”, “dir”, “id”, “lang”, “style”, “title” or “xml:lang”

Also a relatvely easy error to fix: attribute “vlink” not allowed here; expected attribute “class”, “dir”, “id”, “lang”, “style”, “title” or “xml:lang” Fix Open the document in Word. Save the document as a Web Page, Filtered (*.htm, *.html) – see below. Close the document. Open the HTML document with Notepad. Find  vlink Replace –  vlink          with  1 space

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ePub Errors – attribute “clear” not allowed here; expected attribute “class”, “id”, “style” or “title”

This error is easier to fix that you would think!!! Error attribute “clear” not allowed here; expected attribute “class”, “id”, “style” or “title” Fix Open the document in Word. Save the document as a Web Page, Filtered (*.htm, *.html) – see below. Close the document. Open the HTML document with Notepad. Find  clear Replace All  –  clear all          with  1 space

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ePub Error – element “img” missing required attribute “alt”

Yes another ePUB Error element “img” missing required attribute “alt” This error is caused by the images in your document not having ALT tags. You can fix this error in 2 ways: Option 1 Open your document in MS  Word and click on each of the images.  Select Format Image (see below). Select the Web Tab and type in an ALT tag …. you can type in anything even image…

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