[Free Ebook] The Ultimate Guide to Creating Interactive Ebooks

Interactive ebooks have been challenging the reading experience for years. By presenting a reading experience a notch above boring static documents such as PDFs, interactive ebooks have been utilized to immerse the reader in an experience full of dynamic content, particularly by educators. It’s been shown time and time again that learners learn better when they’re highly engaged. So educators have been fiddling with interactive ebooks; trying out animated content, 3D models, gamification, mobile learning and so on, in search of the ultimate ebook experience.

So what we’ve done is we gathered all the best advice we have, and all the information an interactive ebook enthusiast or an educator would need to deliver highly engaging and interactive content, and we’ve placed it all in ONE AWESOME GUIDE.

The beauty of this guide is that once you self-register using your email, you’ll have permanent access to this ebook and you’ll be able to open it from any device, anytime. Also, your bookmarks, annotations, and notes will be saved to your account, so you’ll retrieve them once you sign in from any device. Read on to learn how to access our Ultimate Ebook Guide for free!

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The Complete Calendar of International Book Fairs in 2018 [Infographic]

With the beginning of each new year, we all make promises to ourselves about the positive changes we’d like to make in our lives over the coming 12 months. The new year is the perfect excuse to get your teeth stuck into a fresh pile of books (and as many of the following book fairs also sell books at discounts, your wallet won’t suffer too much!)

In the following 12 months, there are plenty of opportunities to walk along shelves piled high with books, searching for the latest literary gems. The following book fairs are just a taster of this year’s top options from around the world.

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10+ Tools to Help with Creating Interactive Ebooks

Since ebooks have been introduced to the market, they have been known to ease access for readers everywhere. Books, from every genre, became available right at the fingertips of the reader. This ease has given books the capability to be mobile and gave the readers access to the books everywhere; a blessing that bookworms have learned to appreciate.

On the other hand, it has given authors an easier method to publish their books. It has drastically eased the process of publication. With the process being that simplified, authors still need tools to help them out with writing, editing and publishing their work in order to present in the best way possible.

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Considering you’ve chosen your writing software, we’ve combined a list of possible tools that could help writers while they embark on the wonderful journey of writing and publishing interactive ebooks. And since ebooks are not just about the story line or the text, there are several websites and tools for all the other aspects that need to be considered.

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Your Guide To Ebook Ecommerce For 2018

Your expertise is a viable product you can sell in ebook form. The popularity of ebook readers and smartphone apps like iBooks have made the process of starting your publishing empire easy. Experts predict that by 2018, the ebook market could be worth more than $8 billion per year.

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If you can add a selection of titles, each drawing in regular downloads, you can start to create a passive income. Alternatively, if you are a business, you can use your ebooks to attract worldwide sales and interest to your brand.

Of course initially, you may need to invest significant time in creating your title, maybe a smidge of starting capital (although this can be the price of a monthly subscription fee).

Read on to find out more in our guide to ebook ecommerce for 2018.

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30 World-famous Authors’ Debut Novels

Authors often gain fame for just one or two works written well into their careers – even if they already have an extensive collection under their belts. It’s a lucky author, indeed, who achieves fame and fortune from their first published work.

Below is a list of debut works by now world-famous authors – some of which gained their authors instant fame.

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7 Golden Tips for Smoother Ebook User Interface

Unfortunately, not every ebook author realizes just how important user-friendly interfaces are for their ebook. Even if you do realize this point, making usability happen can seem a little bit overwhelming amongst all the other things you might have to think about.

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In a day and age where technology is breaking down boundaries, it’s easy to forget that an ebook’s user-friendliness can all too often be its make-or-break feature. A truly user-friendly ebook ensures that readers:

  • Leave with the key pieces of information stuck firmly in their minds;
  • Have an easy time making sense of how the ebook works and what they are meant to be doing with it;
  • And have access to an optimum level of interaction.

Below are seven golden tips you can follow through with to ensure that your awesomely interactive ebook is a hit!

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Book Fairs in November 2017

As we’re reaching the end of another year, many dedicated individuals and communities are preparing their plans for next years’ book fairs, conferences, workshops, writing retreats, publishing events, and so on. Whether you’re planning to attend or host any such events, you’d need to stay in the loop.

However, this year isn’t over yet! Scroll down to see this month’s top book fairs around the world, and don’t miss our important announcement at the bottom of the article!

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9 Things to Do Before You Get Published

Getting ready to publish your book can be an extremely exciting time. Months and months of hard work has gone into this beloved creation of yours. Sleepless nights, tight budgets and stress-filled days that have made you want to give up but now the light at the end of the tunnel is finally within reach.

However, it’s so important that you don’t rush this stage, especially after you have worked so hard to get where you are today. To help you make the most of this amazing experience that lays before you, here are nine things you should do before you finally get published, making the whole experience a lot less stressful and a whole lot more enjoyable.

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5 Steps to Convert Your PDF to a TRULY Interactive Ebook

You’ve finished the hard part, writing your manuscript and melding together text and images to create that perfect final draft. Now that you’ve saved your future ebook as a PDF file, it’s time to convert it into a highly effective (and usable) interactive ebook. Any text document can be converted into an EPUB format and readable on virtually every device.

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There are, however, just a few steps that you need to perform on the way to getting that ebook on the road. Fortunately for you, each step is extremely simple and easy to perform, with very little need for learning extra skills. All it takes is just a beady eye to winkle out any slippery grammar and spelling mistakes, a bit of planning and voila!

We’ll guide you through the five steps you need to follow to convert any PDF manuscript into a highly-engaging interactive ebook. If you’re not sure whether your ebook should be an EPUB or PDF, you should give this handy article a read: EPUB vs PDF: The Battle of the Formats

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10 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Published Books

Every now and then we see a celebrity make a foray into the lands of literature. We’ve seen actors, singers, reality-TV stars and more decide to try their skills at word-crafting and publishing.

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While many fail miserably, a few have emerged victorious, even authoring series of books in some cases. Scroll through this list for some surprising first books by celebrities!

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