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Unsure about what it takes to get published at Legaia Books? Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our self-publishing in general and Legaia Books. If you have any questions about how to publish a book or submit a manuscript, please call us at 1-844-692-2665 for more information.

How to Publish an E-book

E-books have revolutionized the way that many of us read our favorite literary works. We no longer have to lug around all of our favorite reads because now we can simply download them on our laptops, e-book reading devices and even our cell phones. It was estimated that in August of 2009, there were more than 2 million free e-books available for download. It was also estimated that 3-3.3 million Kindles were sold in 2009*. And as of October 2010, an estimated 8.25 million iPads have sold since the device’s launch in April 2010. With the growing popularity of e-books and e-book readers, authors have another way to get their books to the public.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing a book, you can’t go wrong with e-book publishing. Digital publishing costs can be much lower than traditional book publishing costs. This makes the process more affordable for authors and also makes it possible for them to get their works out to a much wider audience.

E-books come in a number of formats. One popular e-book format is the Portable Document File, or PDF. This format is highly-compatible and can be viewed on PCs, Macs or directly on the Web with Adobe Reader. Another format is EPub. This format is an open standard for e-books, and books with this format can be viewed on a number of e-reading devices. HTML e-books can only be viewed through computers or mobile devices that can connect to the Internet; and TXT e-book files are those that are displayed in plain text and are very small in size.

Legaia Books is a leading provider of e-book publishing services. Contact us today to learn more about our Digital Formatting and Distribution services and to find out how you can get started self-publishing your book.

Your book is a true labor of love. You’ve put your best effort into it for months (or maybe even years). You’re extremely proud of the final product and are ready to share it with the world. If you think publishing an e-book is a great way to do so, then Legaia Books is the place for you.

There are a number of book publishing companies out there making e-books. The key is finding the one that can help you accomplish your self-publishing goals. Here are a few things you should look into before deciding on an e-book publisher:

Check out the quality

Before you trust a company with one of your most prized possessions, take a look at their finished works—do they know how to publish a novel properly? Purchase and download one of their e-books and see how well it’s formatted and edited. Observe the quality of the download as well. If you’re not impressed by what you see, keep searching!

Consider the publishing experience

Let’s say you’ve downloaded a book from the publisher you’re thinking about working with and you like what you’ve seen so far. Before you commit, it never hurts to investigate further. Look up the company’s Better Business Bureau record. Ask other authors about their experiences with that company. Check out a few self-publishing blogs. If someone has left positive or negative feedback about that company, get in contact with them and see if they can give you more details about their experience, and then follow up with a company representative. It also doesn’t hurt to do a Google search for additional reviews.

Find out if you can keep your rights

Unlike Legaia Books, some e-book publishers don’t let you keep full ownership of your work. This is not good for an indie author like you, because loss of copyright limits what you can do with your work in the future (as well as who could cut into your profits.) For example, if someone wants to adapt your book into a screenplay, and the production companies are ready to purchase it, your publishing company will get the profits from the sale. That’s why it’s always better to work with an e-book publisher that lets you retain the rights to your work.

For e-book publishing without the hassle, trust Legaia Books self-publishing solutions. Contact us today for more information about our services.

 

Books come in many different shapes and sizes. Lightweight paperbacks provide easy transport, while hardbound books round out personal libraries. At the same time, e-books are steadily becoming much more popular. E-books can be published in a variety of formats, and Legaia Books can transform your book into any of them.

Here are just a few of the most common e-book publishing formats available to

.epub

The EPub format is an open standard for e-books that was established by the International Digital Publishing Forum. This format is based on XHTML and XML, and is a popular format choice for a wide range of devices. When you take advantage of Legaia Book`s e-book publishing service, your book will be available in this format, which is compatible with Barnes and Noble’s nook, Kobo, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, and the Google Play Books.

.mobi/ .prc

This format, an open e-book standard that uses XHTML, JavaScript and frames, is for Mobipocket e-books. The files can be viewed with many PDAs and smartphones. At Legaia Books, we generate this format so that your e-book is available for Kindle e-readers at Amazon.com.

.pdf

This format stands for “Portable Document Format.” The PDF format was created by Adobe Systems and is highly compatible with PCs, Macs and Linux systems. PDF files can also be viewed directly on the Web with Adobe Reader. With our e-book publishing option, PDF e-books are available for purchase at Legaia Book’s Bookstore, as well as distributed on major e-book retail sites, such as ebookmall.com .

If you’ve ever wondered how to find a publisher that knows the ins and outs of e-books, trust Legaia Book’s self-publishing solutions. We provide hassle-free options, keep you in control, and ultimately help you reach your goals. Contact us today for more information.

There are many e-book publishing devices on the market today. Sometimes it’s hard to know which one does what. If you’re confused about publishing an e-book, how electronic readers work, or how the different e-readers compare, Legaia Books is here to help. Here’s a little more information about some popular e-book reading devices:

Amazon Kindle

The first version of the Amazon Kindle was released back in November 2007. Since then, three generations of the device have come out. The original Kindle features a 6-inch, 4-level grayscale display and has 250 MB of internal memory, enough to hold 200 non-illustrated e-books. The Kindle DX was released in the summer of 2009. This version of the Kindle has a larger screen and is the slimmest version of the device. The Kindle DX supports PDF files and has an accelerometer that allows users to smoothly rotate pages between landscape and portrait layouts. The Kindle has software applications for Windows, BlackBerry, Mac OS X and Android.

Barnes and Noble Nook

The Barnes and Noble Nook was released in November 2009. The Nook can access Barnes and Noble’s large library of e-books, and can also be used to read periodicals. The Nook has a 6-inch black and white E Ink display and a color touch screen, as well as WiFi and 3G connectivity. The Nook uses an Android-based operating system.

The Apple iPad

The Apple iPad was released in April 2010 and by the following September, it was reported that 7.5 million of them had been sold. The iPad is Apple’s wireless tablet computer. It was marketed as a platform for both audio and visual media. Apple offers an iBooks app which gives readers access to thousands of books*. The device also uses WiFi or a 3G mobile data connection. The iPad has a 10-inch liquid crystal touch screen display, and uses the same operating system as the iPod Touch and iPhone.

*To meet submission standards, please review your manuscript thoroughly to ensure spelling accuracy and correct rendering of any diacritical mark such as tilde, caret, acute accent, or the like. Books written in languages other than Spanish or English are not submitted to iBooks Store due to Apple formatting restrictions. We are currently still trying to work with Apple to resolve this issue.

The Kobo eReader

The Kobo eReader is Border’s contribution to the e-book reading device market. It was released in May of 2010 and is smaller than the Nook and second generation Kindle. The Kobo has a 6-inch screen and can display eight shades of gray. It even comes loaded with 100 classic titles. The Kobo eReader can access more than a million books and supports ePub, Adobe and PDF files.

For hassle-free e-book publishing, trust Legaia Book’s self-publishing solutions. Contact us today for more information about our e-book services.

 

Please note: Due to the nature and complexity of the legal system, Legaia Books does not claim to have intimate knowledge of the specific details regarding legal questions. For more detailed information about legal and U.S. Copyright concerns, speak to a local attorney or visit www.copyright.gov for more information.