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How to E-Publish Your Book Presented by: Hans V. von Maltzahn Author of THE BLACK SUN ASCENDANT: An Assassin's Tale
1. Remember to have a publishable manuscript ready! Does the book have all you want in it? Fully edited i.e. All spelling and grammer done? Is it as clean as it can possibly be?
2. Turn your manuscript into: An Adobe Reader document (i.e. PDF file: nameofbook.pdf) A Microsoft WORD & RichText doc (i.e. nameofbook.doc or nameofbk.rtf )
Note: to create an Acrobat (PDF) document... Open your Adobe Acrobat Reader (mine is Adobe Reader 9) From the “File” pulldown menu choose: “Create Adobe PDF Using Acrobat.com Or visit: http://www.adobe.com/go/reader9_create_pdf http://www.adobe.com/go/reader9_create_pdf Your WORD program may even have a conversion package in it (mine is OpenOffice with one button conversion).
Note! If you intend to publish your book through one of the self-publishing firms such as: I-Universe or Trafford Publishing Then they will take care of your e-book publishing needs for a fee. You need not stay for my presentation!
3. Get a free ISBN number! Visit the Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS) at: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ciss- ssci/index-e.htmlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ciss- ssci/index-e.html Read the introduction and instructions on how to join CISS, then fill out the online application at the above address. No internet access? Call CISS at: 1-866-578- 7777 (select 1+7+3). ISBN numbers are issued within 10 days.
4. Copyright your work! Visit the government's website for information about how to copyright your book: www.cipo.ic.gc.cawww.cipo.ic.gc.ca Read “A Guide to Copyright” then follow the steps to fill out the form on-line (or print out the form, fill it in manually). Problems? Call: 1-866-997-1936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org@ic.gc.ca
5. Do I Need CIP Data? This is what “Catalogue In Publication” (CIP) data looks like: NAME (S): von Maltzahn, Hans V. (Hans Victor), 1965- TITLE (S): The black sun ascendant: an assassin's tale: a novel / By Hans V. Von Maltzahn PUBLISHER: Mississauga, Ont.: Hans V. Von Maltzahn, 2011 SERIES: The black sun series; bk. 1 NUMBERS: Canadiana: 20119006456 ISBN: 9780986793301 : $19.95 CLASSIFICATION: PS8643 054 B53 2011 C813/.6 22
Why CIP Data? Libraries use “Catalogue In Publication” (CIP) data to order and catalogue the books in their library. Libraries will usually only order books, real or e-books, if they've got CIP codes that the library can use. Your book can also be listed on the government's North American book catalogue the “New Book Service”
For CIP Info and Form: Website: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cip/index- e.htmlwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cip/index- e.html Email: email@example.com@lac-bac.gc.ca Toll free number in Canada: 1-866-578-7777 Fax: 819-997-7517
6. Make Your Cover In JPG Format! Have your cover ready in JPG (an image) format so that you can up load it to the e- book distributor of your choice.
7. Two E-book Publishers That I've Used. Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing: Visit http://amazon.com and read Kindle Publishing information. http://amazon.com Sign-up as a Kindle Publishing member, then fill out their form, up load your PDF book file and JPG cover and you're done! https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin After a few weeks Amazon will have set up your account and your book is on sale worldwide!
Here's the second e- publisher... Join Smashwords at: http://www.smaswords.com/signup http://www.smaswords.com/signup Download their “Style Guide” at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52 Follow their guide's instructions very carefully to re-format your manuscript into a plain text document. It might take a few months to upload an acceptable copy to them - but Smashwords distribution network is worldwide & extensive!
8. There Are Others You Can Try! Try an internet search on e-book publishers, e- book self-publishing and e-book distributors. There are hundreds of choices, of which the two above are only a sample. All will essentially ask you for either a WORD or PDF copy of your manuscript, and then they convert your book. I won't go into the different formats of e-books (See Smashwords' Style Guide for an very good explanation).