I am a retired electrical engineering professor and would like to circumvent the conventional "establishment" technical book publishers.
On the other hand, I would like reasonable compensation for my time and effort.
I have a number of ideas of how to explain certain topics in math, physics, and engineering in a more "learner friendly" way. It seems to me that the ebook format has potential, but I don't know anything about the process.
Is there anyone else here with similar objectives? Any ideas and/or advice ?
That's an excellent idea! Self-published eBooks has sprouted a whole cottage industry. I know Amazon has a entire area dedicated to self-published ebooks.
Originally Posted by Heaviside
Just use the Google search (upper right-hand corner of every page) and type in "self publish ebook" or something along those lines and you'll get all sorts of information, apps, etc.
We had a story about something similar in the iPF News just the other day...
Hope that helps and let us know how it goes!
You might try Inkling. Vook is also an outlet, but they publish too much junk for my taste.
I think there are a lot of potential authors in a similar position. Let me know what you discover!
There is a free book on the iBooks Store called "iPad Publishing Guide", it's definitely worth a look.
Good info, folks.
Just for the record, I have discovered that you can make nice looking equations with MathType and Pages, then export from Pages to epub format. Apple has a nice free template and instructions for producing epub books on their website.
As a recent returner to the Mac world, I am having to learn Pages after being immersed for so long in MS Word. It takes a while to unlearn all those keyboard shortcuts that took me so long to acquire that my first book will prabably take a while, but I think Pages is the right route.
Any other opinions or advice?