eBook Conversion FAQ’s
Ans: An eBook can be defined as an electronic book that can be read digitally on a computer, laptop, ereaders, tablets and smart phones. The most popular book formats are ePub, MOBI and PDF. The digital edition of the book has added features such as easy portability, search options and is generally easier to produce and distribute when compared to a hard copy book.
Ans: Unlike other ebook conversion companies we provide end to end ebook Publishing service. Our services include Typesetting, eBook design and formatting, Digital magazine publishing, XML and HTML services, author services and cloud based software for storing and managing your content and books. We also offer hard copy book to ebook conversion services. Your hard copy book will digitized, formatted and converted to digital output formats. We will convert your manuscript in to multiple digital outputs covering all digital formats. Publishing an ebook can be a tricky process considering the wide range of book formats, reading devices and retailer requirements. We have worked with numerous publishers, authors and content aggregators and have converted thousands of titles. We are well versed with IDPF standards (for ePub ) and Kindle publishing guidelines (for kindle formatting services) and deliver eBooks of high quality that are validated using epubcheck a global standard. Our pdf to epub conversion services are economical and provide ebooks of high quality. It is our aim to offer high quality and economical ebook conversion services.
Ans: We accept source files in any format such as word files, raw text, PDF, XML, Hardcopy, scanned copy.
Ans: For converting PDF to ebook or to convert word to ebook we use a combination of automated scripts but styling, formatting and QA check is done manually by our eBook team. Pdf to kindle converter software found online generally delivers poorly formatted books which require a lot of re work and effort.
Ans: Your book or novel will be professionally converted to ePub (used by eReaders such as iPad and Nook ) and mobipocket (used by eReaders like Kindle and Smart Phones). On request we also provide you a web PDF version of your book. The most popular eBook formats are ePub/mobipocket/Pdf and they can be read over a wide variety of reading devices and platforms. Our kindle conversion service provides books optimized for the kindle reading devices and apps. If you book has rich illustrations and images we can create a fixed layout ebook in kf8 (Kindle) and iBooks (Apple) format. We can also deliver Read aloud ebooks using the latest ePub 3 format which supports rich multimedia.
Ans: APPS are customized “applications” that are best for books that need high interaction and functionality beyond just turning a page. Books that make great APPS are Comics, Children’s Books, Magazines, and Textbooks. We build custom APPS for your content that can be downloaded on any device that supports APPS (like iPad/ iPhone, Droid, etc).
Ans: The answer is that PDF is not really an eBook format. It’s just a format that can be read on most electronic eBook devices. The differences are all in the experience the reader gets. With a PDF when the page is rendered to the screen it keeps all the sizes and formatting that was done in the original page just like it is. Which may sound like a good thing, but the person reading it is forced to do a lot of scrolling to read your fancy formatting design.
For example, if you have a book that is in a PDF format that is 8.5 x 11 and you are trying to read it on a screen that is only 6 x9 the reader will have to scroll up and down and side to side to read the full 8.5 x 11 page. Now, you take the same book and set it up as an .epub for example, when that is rendered to the screen it is adjusted to fit the screen on that device so no scrolling is necessary, a totally different reader experience. Our epub conversion service ensures fool proof content rendering.
Ans: There are many way to publish your ebook ranging from the Traditional Publisher model to the Self Published model. You can publish your novel as hardcopy and also as an ebook. Print on Demand solutions are also widely used by publishers and authors to avoid high inventory costs. You can also use kindle self publishing services. We are often asked the question how to get published by authors and writers do read our blog to learn about how you can self publish your own novel. Unlike other ePublishing companies we will not charge any royalty since we only format your ebook. We have helped publishers and independent book publishers to get published online.
Ans: Do read our blog posts on self publishing where we have extensively covered this topic in a step by step manner. We have also included some tips to genre and ebook marketing strategies apart from other such helpful information. Self publishing a book required a well thought out ebook strategy and also a good marketing plan. We have helped many independent publishers and self publishing companies with their online publishing requirements.
Ans: It’s all up to you. Most basic eBooks have pages that turn, Tables of Contents, etc. The real advantage of eBooks is allowing your readers to customize and interact with your content books can’t do. If your book’s layout is unique (i.e. comic book, picture book, magazine) then an APP may be your best bet. If you’re unsure which way to go we can help you.
Ans: No, because there are no “pages” in ebooks. It’s actually one big page. On an eReader (like iPad and Kindle) your book’s content is converted to something much more like a webpage. So you no longer “lay it out” like you would a book. However, unlike a printed book, you get a lot more flexibility in how you can interact with it. We know how to publish a novel for my multiple devices and formats.
Ans: We do not offer editing or proofreading services. But that won’t stop us from fixing a stray typo if we catch it. If you want to come across to your readers as you intend, we have a few Pros we can recommend to help polish and proofread your work. Our epub conversion services does not include editing and cover design.
Ans: We offer end to end kindle conversion services and convert your manuscript in MOBI and kf8 (fixed layout) formats so if you want to publish on kindle you are at the right place. The converted ebooks can be read on all Amazon eReader devices of various sizes and functionalities including Kindle fire. Our kindle format ebooks strictly adhere to the kindle formatting guidelines. We can also convert PDF to Kindle.
Ans: Our eBooks design comes with a linked Table of Contents. Internal linking like footnotes, and indexes will be supported but will be placed at the end of each chapter and not every page. Unlike other epublishing companies we do not charge extra for them.
Ans: Infolite’s aesthetical & extensive eBook design generally includes cover art, title page, dedication, hyperlinked table of contents, book matter with hyper linked chapters, acknowledgements, about the author or Bio, Bibliography and advertisements.
Ans: Yes, we can add audio, video and rich multimedia to create what is called an enhanced eBook. We can also create a read aloud function for your ebook. We can add other enhancements to your enhanced ebook including animations and interactivity. These enhancements ensure readers a joyful experience.
Ans: The eBooks we deliver come in the standard in ePub and mobipocket so any device that supports those will work. Which happens to be all major eReaders such as iPad, Nook, Kobo, desktops, tablets for ePub formatted books. And devices like Kindle, iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, Palm etc for mobipocket.
It’s impossible to predict which eReading device or platform your reader will use to read your book. They might read it online over a web browser, their home computer to print it, or their iPhone or Blackberry. Your best bet is to publish in multiple eBook formats so the reader can read your book their way. If there’s a device you want your eBook on that doesn’t support ePub or mobi, we’ll be happy to give you a quote to build a eBook for it.
Ans: Online conversion software produce poorly formatted & styled eBooks with limited functionality. Converted ebooks are not displayed uniformly across all devices and code validation often fails the global standard ePub check 3.0. Converting pdf to ebook could be a tricky process and numerous formatting, text & spell errors are also observed calling for a lot of re work and extra effort. Most Pdf to ePub converter software provide low quality ebook coversions. We convert pdf to ebook format using a combination of automated and manual coding and quality methods.
For our ebook services we use automated software for basic content tagging. Formatting, Styling, images, proof reading & Quality check is done manually by our experienced conversions team who have worked with various publishers across the world and hence our eBooks have superior functionality & quality and provide value for money.
Ans: The price of conversion depends on the number of words/pages in the manuscript, the complexity of the content (i.e Images, styling, foot notes, Tables, Lists, Math equations, Multi column text etc) and the expected ebook delivery turnaround time.
Our epub conversion prices start from 57 $, generally a text only fiction book of around 150 pages (40,000 words) with few images would roughly cost 79 $ for eBook formatting and conversion in both ePub and Mobi ebook formats (Price does not Include Cover Art & ISBN number).
For a custom quote drop us an email we will analyze your content and get back to you. We deliver high quality eBooks with rich functionality and at economic prices. We believe in a consultative sales approach and if required we would be glad to help our clients with their ePublishing strategy and execution.
Ans: Provide us your manuscript and we will analyze it and offer you a quote with our price and delivery date details. Once you approve and place the order we will start the ebook conversion process and deliver the output on or before the agreed delivery date. The provided eBook will have a transparent “Draft” logo on a few pages. Depending on the client feedback we will make the suggested changes to the eBook. At this point we raise an Invoice to the client and once the Invoice is paid we will then deliver the eBook to the client incorporating all the changes requested earlier and also removing the “draft” logo from the eBook. Cover art & ISBN have to provided by the client. If required we can also suggest cover art designers & copy editors to suit your budget.
Ans: DRM stands for Digital Rights Management and basically is a strong arm tactic digital retailers use to ensure they and their artists get paid by placing a little electronic tag in your eBook files (kinda like clothing tags at department stores). Online booksellers like Apples iBooks store, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble automatically do this for you when you upload your files.
Do epublishing companies need DRM for eBooks ? It is generally advisable to Avoid DRM whenever given the choice. Customers hate DRM and it does cause portability issues. DRM technology can be very restrictive and prevents you from enjoying your eBook where and when they want to. Market research shows that DRM cannot prevent piracy, and it makes your customers really cranky. Also studies show most epublishing companies sell their books without DRM easily outsell books with DRM.
Ans: Yes Infolite provides Fixed Layout eBook conversions in Apple iBooks and Kindle Kf8 formats for titles with illustrations and images such as children books, cook & coffee books, comics, art titles etc. You ebook will look exactly the same as the PDF in terms of text and image placements. Our fixed layout electronic publishing services and custom software reduce delivery time considerably.
Ans: We provide PDF to Digital magazine conversions with support for rich multimedia. The converted digital magazine will have flip page technology and will be in ePub and Flash formats. We have an experienced digital magazine publishing team and can provide you reading applications for both iOS & Android devices.
Ans: We only offer digital publishing and content transformation services as of now. However we can guide you with an author marketing strategy that you can implement to improve your book sales. We offer high quality press release services with a wide media reach for authors and new book releases that can improve your book visibility.
We will not market your ebook but we can suggest you our partners who can provide you services such as eBook and social media marketing, Copy editing, Cover Art, press releases etc.
Ans: Whatever file format you wrote your book in we will convert it to a digital format. We accept word, text, PDF, Scanned pages and Indesing and Quark application files. Even if all you have is a hard copy of your book we will digitize it using our world class data capture technology tools and convert in to the requested digital output format.
Ans: Yes you can call us on 1-880-824-3981 (Toll free USA/Canada) to discuss about our ebook conversion process. Our digital publishing representative would be glad to clear all your doubts and offer you a free consultation.
Ans: We do give discounts on bulk volumes and also offer discounts to our repeat customers. Our prices are best in the business and we usually deliver within 5-6 days and do not compromise on quality.
Ans: Is there something else you’d like to know about eBook Conversion or our other ePublishing services? Give us a call or drop an email at email@example.com. We offer prompt and professional customer service through Phone/email and Skype. Our digital publishing representative would be glad to help you.
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