Creating an E-book

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What Types of E-books should I publish?

Creating an E-book

There are two types of e-books available to writers. The PDF reader opens files on a home computer. The digital versions use a hand-held reader to open the files. The Palmpilot, Adobe PDF reader, Mobipocket, and MS reader are the industry standards.

Authors need to consider the e-book markets before creating an e-book. Is the e-book to be sold through an e-book distributor, or from a private website? Ingrams, the nation's largest book distributor, will only accept e-books in the Palmpilot version. The three largest e-book stores,,, and will only sell an e-book if it includes a mobipocki version. E-books sold from a private website need to include an Adobe PDF version.



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