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    Smile How to convert your book into a ibook?

    Hello everybody,

    Can anyone help me with this question. We have a book published for teenagers on self-help and we want it to be converted into ipad foramt so that we can sell using ibookstore for ipad customers.

    How to start and do this? Please help...


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    Hi and Welcome.

    There are two different softwares I use to create epub books for the iPad. The first is a simple editor called Sigil (google open source). I use it to create the book. Once created, I use Calibre to add metadata and to organize my library. Calibre will also convert just about any ebook format to epub.

    Both of these softwares are free and available for multiple OS's.
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    iBooks uses the (at least for now) industry standard, epub format. All current readers can read that format except Kindle..... And even it can (from what I've heard) with a bit of work.....
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    You could let someone take do the work for you. Smashwords.com has distribution deals with apple, B&N, Sony, etc. If you publish the book with them, they will convert the book into various formats and get it into various eBook retailing services. All you have to do is upload a formated manuscript. It might be worth you checking them out.
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    Some services will convert for you

    There are companies on the web which will convert books for you.

    QBitPublishing .com is one which I've used - they're good cause they don't charge for the actual conversion, and they'll publish it for you as well

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    Calibre rocks!!! It's simple, easy to use, and the output looks great. In ten minutes you can have your book converted into almost any format on the market. Did I mention that its free? Oh, and the author updates it quite frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alternative
    Calibre rocks!!! It's simple, easy to use, and the output looks great. In ten minutes you can have your book converted into almost any format on the market. Did I mention that its free? Oh, and the author updates it quite frequently.
    +1

    Calibre is an awesome piece of software. It can convert just about any format into just about any format and it's free.
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    I've used sigil very successfully. I found I had more control over the end result than with calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alternative
    Calibre rocks!!! It's simple, easy to use, and the output looks great. In ten minutes you can have your book converted into almost any format on the market. Did I mention that its free? Oh, and the author updates it quite frequently.
    +1. I'm a convert to calibre
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    Ebooks

    hey it is already done for you and comes up with names like "Download ebooks for iPad". you can easily download it form there. or f you want to work, you can easily create your own eBook using PPT and PDF...check out yourself it is very simple.


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