eBook Development and Distribution
eBook development and distribution are an important part of our services. We provide eBook development and distribution services at a cost that is a fraction of those offered elsewhere. These services include conversion into PDF/A, EPUB and MOBI formats and distribution through various platforms that cater to a large reader base. Between them, these three formats are compatible with most of the e-reading devices available in the market today.
In addition, we work with many publishers and authors to help them decide their “e-strategy”. This means discussing with them the appropriate levels of investment in eBook development so that these investments are easily recouped and potential readers are easily reached. To help you understand the nuances of ebook development, we have produced a white paper that briefly introduces eBooks and attempts to demystify it. Go ahead and download a free copy by clicking here. In addition, we plan to publish a series of blog posts that will clear the cobwebs on this whole beast called e-publishing.
It is important for publishers to realize that all their books might not be ideal for conversion into eBooks. Publishers must therefore examine each title in their list and determine its readership. Depending on the accessibility of its readership to eBook technology, the decision to convert into eBooks must be taken. For example, if the readers of a particular book are not tech-savvy, an eBook version might not find enough takers. Usually children’s books and books related to the Science, Technology and Medical fields (STM) are most suitable for conversion into eBooks. Books of other genres may be examined for its suitability for conversion on a case-by-case basis.
Further, after the development of eBooks it is necessary to ensure that a suitable e-commerce platform is available that will facilitate the sale of these digital assets. We, along with our partners, assure the availability of such a platform.
For those who wish to only publish electronically i.e. without having print editions, we have introduced a new service that includes development and distribution of ebooks in EPUB format.
To understand the basics regarding e-books, read this blog post.
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How It Works
Files must be submitted in .TXT or .RTF formats. Cover images must be submitted separately in either of .PNG, .JPG, .GIF or .SVG formats. If file is submitted in other formats, such as PDF, larger turnaround times will occur and may require additional inputs.
Files can be converted to the following formats:
– .PDF/A (for use on mobile handsets or computer screens)
– .MOBI (for use on the Kindle™)
– .EPUB (for use on most devices including the Sony eReader™ and the Apple iPad™)
It is important that your manuscript is finalized and completed before beginning this service. Changes to the manuscript may entail further charges.
|Manuscript Length||Turnaround Time|
|Fewer than 40 A4 pages||Within 4 days|
|Between 41-80 A4 pages||Within 6 days|
|More than 80 A4 pages||Within 8 days|
Tasks within the scope of work include a)Insertion of meta data and b)Tagging and linking of Table of Contents and of footnotes, if present. It does not include editing and proof reading of the manuscript.
Guidelines for Submitting the Manuscript
The manuscript should be submitted in A4 size, with 1in. margin on all sides. The manuscript should be typed in Garamond 12 with a line spacing of “at least” 13 with the required formatting. Alternately, you may submit a copy of the printed book. It is preferred to have the manuscript submitted in a “non-PDF” format, preferably as a non-formatted .doc file. If the e-book must resemble a printed book, a PDF of the printed version may also be submitted.