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1 How to E-Publish Your Book Presented by: Hans V. von Maltzahn Author of THE BLACK SUN ASCENDANT: An Assassin's Tale

2 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?

3 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 )

4 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: Your WORD program may even have a conversion package in it (mine is OpenOffice with one button conversion).

5 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!

6 3. Get a free ISBN number! Visit the Canadian ISBN Service System (CISS) at: 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: (select 1+7+3). ISBN numbers are issued within 10 days.

7 4. Copyright your work! Visit the government's website for information about how to copyright your book: 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: or

8 5. Do I Need CIP Data? This is what “Catalogue In Publication” (CIP) data looks like: NAME (S): von Maltzahn, Hans V. (Hans Victor), 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: ISBN: : $19.95 CLASSIFICATION: PS B C813/.6 22

9 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”

10 For CIP Info and Form: Website: e.htmlwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cip/index- e.html Toll free number in Canada: Fax:

11 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.

12 7. Two E-book Publishers That I've Used.  Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing: Visit and read Kindle Publishing information.  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!

13 Here's the second e- publisher...  Join Smashwords at:  Download their “Style Guide” at:  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!

14 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).

15 GOOD LUCK! And now for your questions...


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