May 2014 Newsflash! Is reading print books still worthwhile thing?
Reading Books vs. Reading E-Books: Traditional vs. Technological
Technology is beginning to impact a variety of different aspects of everyday life, whether it be how we cook our meals or even how we read our books. With that being said, one of the most popular debates in today’s society are the differences between reading books vs. reading e-books. Depending on your personal preference, there are different benefits and disadvantages associated with both methods but you will want to choose whichever is right for you. The Benefits of Reading Print Books
The main benefit associated with reading books vs. reading e-books is much like the benefit with buying CDs vs. buying digital MP3s. When you decide to read books, you will be obtaining a physical copy of the novel that you will be able to physically share with friends and family members, plus you will be able to build your own physical collection of novels and display them in your home. This can be beneficial as many individuals find that they would prefer to have print books in their home solely for their appearance. It is also important to consider that with reading books vs. reading e-books, you won’t have to worry about saving enough hard drive space to hold all of your electronic copies of novels. Another benefit associated with reading books vs. reading e-books is that you won’t have to buy a tablet or an e-book reader. Instead, you can pay a small amount of money for a physical copy of the book, rather than paying for a personal electronic device plus the price of individual e-books that you want to have. The Benefits of Reading E-Books
E-books have proven to be the most convenient option in regards to the reading books vs. reading e-books debate as they do not require you to go to a store and purchase a book from a shelf. Instead, you will be provided with the opportunity to easily go online, purchase the book, and have it downloaded straight to your computer without having to wait for processing and shipping. Another benefit associated with e-books is that you can store thousands of them on electronic e-book readers or traditional tablets. You will essentially have access to your entire library through the tips of your fingers, without having to carry dozens of novels around with you everywhere you go. E-books are simple for people of every age group and even those who are not well-versed in technology as they can simply turn their e-book reader or tablet on and select the novel that they want to read. Plus, the majority of print novels are now available as e-books these days.
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How To Publish Your Book
You’ve created a concept for your novel, written it over a period of time, and you’re wondering how you can publish your novel on your own so that the public can enjoy your story. There are various methods that you can take in regards to publishing books, especially with the use of the internet. With that being said, you will want to choose the best method that will share your story with others around the world. This guide will assist you with understanding the process of publishing books and how you can get yours out into the world.
Publishing Books Online
One of the most popular methods for lesser known authors is to publish their books online, which are better known as e-books. There are thousands of different companies that provide individuals with the opportunity to publish their books online. Publishing a traditional print book is a simple venture, but publishing an e-book is even simpler, even for people who are less adept at technology. The following steps will assist you with publishing your own e-book:
1. Ensure that your manuscript is in digital format (typed on your computer) as you will need it in a Word document.
2. Turn your Word document into a PDF, as most online publishing software requires the text to be in the PDF format.
3. Use a photo editing program to create your own title page and make sure that it is impactful as it will be one of the main reasons as to why individuals may or may not purchase your book. Turn the artwork into a PDF as well.
3. Upload the two PDFs to the online self-publishing company that you have chosen. The majority of companies will send you a proof within a week if everything has been submitted properly.
Create a Publishing Company
If you’re interested in making the all of the profit associated with publishing books, consider creating your own publishing company. All of the profits will be yours, unless you decide to work with other companies to help distribute your book. You will need to buy your own International Standard Book Number, a business ID number, and then you will be able to print or upload your novel and reap all of the benefits. In comparison to other methods of publishing books, creating your own publishing company can be quite advantageous. Plus, you will have the opportunity to distribute other author’s novels if you wish to expand.