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Old 08-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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I am looking for companies that turn my books into eBooks. More specifically I want to create interactive eBooks. Does anyone know good companies that do a great job for decent price?
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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I do e-book conversions. I'm not sure what you mean by interactive but I'm interested.
Reasonable prices, no-wait list. Check out my website epubpub.com
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Interactive ebooks tend to be more like apps--they often have multimedia elements (video and/or sound) and user-specific settings. (Fonts, backgrounds, page layout, etc.)

I don't think many of the mobileread regulars are much concerned with interactive ebooks; most of us are a lot more focused on clean, useful text in a format that works on whatever device we have. Interactive ebooks are often device-specific. Still, I hope dendeke finds what he's looking for; I'm in favor of more quality ebooks being released, even if some of them are in formats I'm not interested in.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:49 AM   #4
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I do e-book conversions. I'm not sure what you mean by interactive but I'm interested.
Reasonable prices, no-wait list. Check out my website epubpub.com
Looks good, Mary, but ...
- Why the question mark on the second main line of text?
- The link to formatting gives me an error 404 message.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #5
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Sorry. I was not very clear. I was looking for companies that specialize in interactive eBooks for children. So children can touch the screen, play with the characters, play games, and etc. I did some Google search today and found a company in San Francisco called Bunny Interactive and contacted them to get more info. Will see how it goes.

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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Sorry. I was not very clear. I was looking for companies that specialize in interactive eBooks for children. So children can touch the screen, play with the characters, play games, and etc. I did some Google search today and found a company in San Francisco called Bunny Interactive and contacted them to get more info. Will see how it goes.
Thx for the link. My wife and I have an idea for an interactive book and that looks like a good company.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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When I see the term "Interactive" applied to a book I think more of the things like the old Choose Your Own Adventure books that I read as a kid. There are a few of those out on the web now. At least two of them have been written about here at MR in fact and are available through Amazon & Smashwords.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:02 AM   #8
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Alex, that's weird. My WP password didn't work. I had to reset it to fix that question mark. I never noticed it.

I don't know what "formatting link" you're talking about. Where is it? I've been editing books all day and don't feel like staring at anymore words.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:05 AM   #9
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Alex, that's weird. My WP password didn't work. I had to reset it to fix that question mark. I never noticed it.

I don't know what "formatting link" you're talking about. Where is it? I've been editing books all day and don't feel like staring at anymore words.
Sorry, Mary, I should have been more explicit. There is a line towards the bottom of your home page which reads:

Click here for guidelines to clean up the formatting yourself.

I've just clicked on 'here' and got the 404 message again.

Otherwise, as I said earlier, I think it's a great site.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:43 AM   #10
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Sorry, Mary, I should have been more explicit. There is a line towards the bottom of your home page which reads:

Click here for guidelines to clean up the formatting yourself.

I've just clicked on 'here' and got the 404 message again.

Otherwise, as I said earlier, I think it's a great site.
at the bottom of the front/first page:
http://www.epubpub.com/

http://epubpub.com/wp/?page_id=37

It's not even "marked/underlined" as a link.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:49 PM   #11
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Cool Try eBookopoly

After I converted my first book I realized how difficult the process must be for someone without a coding background.

If you're looking for a conversion/formatting services check out www.ebookopoly.com. It's $20 a book and comes with unlimited free revisions as well as a preview gallery.

Interactive books haven't made a huge splash yet, but they are a great way to get your reader's attention. Kudos for taking it to the limit.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:21 AM   #12
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This guy has a nice series of tutorials on converting from word doc to Kindle http://www.cjs-easy-as-pie.com
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