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Old 10-06-2011, 05:52 AM   #106
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #107
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I searched but could not find an answer to this question. Do any ebook distributors allow the publishing of things like photo books of a company's products? Or a color swatch guide relating to products?

I am looking for somewhere I can do this and charge $0. The most likely candidate I've found is iBooks, but I'm skeptical they would allow a photo book or other material relating to a specific company's products.

I've had trouble locating info about this on the help/FAQ sections of Kindle,Ibooks, etc.

My goal is to be able to easily distribute a free image gallery to ipad and other tablet users. Ebooks seem to be the only way to do it without requiring recipients to purchase an app (sometimes. for example, ibooks is free on ipads).

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Old 10-12-2011, 11:07 AM   #108
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I searched but could not find an answer to this question. Do any ebook distributors allow the publishing of things like photo books of a company's products? Or a color swatch guide relating to products?

I am looking for somewhere I can do this and charge $0. The most likely candidate I've found is iBooks, but I'm skeptical they would allow a photo book or other material relating to a specific company's products.

I've had trouble locating info about this on the help/FAQ sections of Kindle,Ibooks, etc.

My goal is to be able to easily distribute a free image gallery to ipad and other tablet users. Ebooks seem to be the only way to do it without requiring recipients to purchase an app (sometimes. for example, ibooks is free on ipads).

Thanks!
Maybe get Sigil and tool around with it to see if you can get the functionality you want? Then you can upload the epub to your website and direct people there for downloads.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:14 PM   #109
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Spread around the goodness, use Smashwords (you will rarely make direct sales from the website) for its distribution hubs, place your book on B&N via Pubit and get it up on the Kindle via KDP. Everything else is persistence and settling down for a marathon, not a sprint.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #110
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This Amazon's Digital Text Platform are there any other benefits to using it over other websites?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:17 AM   #111
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This Amazon's Digital Text Platform are there any other benefits to using it over other websites?
That fact that the vast majority of ebooks currently being sold are sold through the Amazon Kindle store?

You also make a little more on each sale going directly rather than through (say) Smashwords.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #112
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I gather from my reading posts over the past year that Smashwords' meatgrinder is to be avoided when possible.

I see now that Amazon has its own DTP system, Barnes & Noble has PubIt!, and Kobo I'm not sure about. Are they all better than Smashwords? Is it better to submit your work to each of these separately before you go to Smashwords?
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:19 AM   #113
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GA, our Meatgrinder system works really well for narrative and narrative + images. If you're doing a fixed format book (like some childrens picture books), it won't work for that. The secret to getting a good book out of Meatgrinder is to carefully study and implement our Smashwords Style Guide. It'll show you how to format your book for Smashwords, and how to take advantage of its support for styling and various bells and whistles.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #114
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Thanks!

I downloaded the Style guide during last year's Read an eBook Week, so I'll get to that.

I'm writing a simple novel without graphs and illustrations.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #115
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I'll second Mr Coker there, I've had no trouble with the meatgrinder for my novels or short stories.

Can anyone tell me if Pubit is open to non US citizens these days or even a link to find it? I'm in the UK.

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Old 01-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #116
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Can anyone tell me if Pubit is open to non US citizens these days or even a link to find it? I'm in the UK.
MTM, try this:
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubi...?t=pi_reg_home
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #117
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #118
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GREAT IDEA!!! Especially the bit about how to set up one's own store and sell from the website. YOU GO GIRL!!!
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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I saw this proposal on Kickstarter to create a publishing site for ebooks released under creative commons licenses at leebre.org, and thought it might be of interest to people here.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-social-publis
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