|Posted by sylvanuskent on October 26, 2014 at 1:25 AM|
Step / Day 26 Getting the final parts together.
Outcomes at the end of this step
A clear understanding of publishers requirements – A mind on a cover design – Table of contents / index
Depending on where you are publishing it is likely that the publishers will have rules. These are generally similar. Make sure you carefully read the publishers rules. Kindle and Smashwords both have detailed online guides on formatting etc. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a good place to start. Search online for eBook formatting requirements.
Include a Table of Contents: A table of contents is a must for every non-fiction book and useful for every book. This is very easy to do with Word’s in-built of contents creator and the Microsoft Word help with it is also good and easy to understand. You will basically create a number of chapter heading anchors in your text and create links to these from your table of contents page or index.
Design an eBook Cover: Unfortunate as it may be, we do judge books by their covers. A high quality cover can dramatically increase sales. You will need some design experience and Photoshop or similar knowledge to create a good cover and overlay text on your chosen image. Or – you can always do the artwork yourself or get a friend to do it for you.
You will also need that synopsis / description of your eBook.