Ebooks are the best thing that was bound to happen for both readers and writers. It is life-changing especially for many budding writers who wish to take their first big step in their writing career these days.
As a writer, you will spend many hours writing your text. So, obviously, your aim would be to provide your reader with a great experience of reading your text. Thus, with today’s technology, by publishing an ebook, you can engage your readers easily and convey to them your own enthusiasm through interactive ebooks. Therefore, the responsibility of making your text visually appealing and interactive can be only met through ebooks.
You may be an experienced writer or an amateur who awaits to be recognized. Whoever you are, you are in the right phase to get started with your ebook. If you are hesitant about it, then there must be two things that are stopping you from moving forward. Either you’re not sure where to begin, or you don’t have a clue about how to get it done without messing up on the first step.
And, that is what this article is aimed at. It is to provide you with insights into the prominent aspects regarding eBook formatting for EPUB conversions. There are a few things that you need to be precautious about. And, the most prominent of which is to typeset the text and to make sure that your manuscript is optimally formatted for eBook file conversion.
Have you read an eBook?
A writer should have read at least one Ebook before publishing his own eBook. Well, this may sound silly but, yes! Surprisingly most writers who are reluctant about publishing their ebook haven’t read one so far. They don’t even have the slightest idea of how a text acts on various eReading devices.
Only when you get to know it, you can realize how all the nuances such as checking the line spacing in the text, size of the fonts, alignment of sentences, word count, etc. matter in a text. Therefore, understanding how an eBook looks and feels to read will let you know what kind of an experience you should provide as a writer for your readers. Always remember that a reader looks at a book before he reads it.
What exactly is typesetting a book?
Typesetting is the art of making the text in a book look good. Though it may be easy to explain what is typesetting to writers, it is not easy to make them understand the importance of it. Most of the writers who don’t approve of changing the style of the chapter header aligning the text, realize its importance only after seeing their text made into perfect shape. Undeniably, typesetting is the backbone of the book as it determines its look!
This is mainly because the writers put their heart and soul into each and every word and image in the manuscript. Thus, they have to typeset that text to provide that professional-looking touch for their ebook. Some writers may choose to typeset their text on their own.
Yet, nowadays, most authors seem to outsource such industry-leading services offered by reputed Apple-approved conversion houses like us. An experienced ebook conversion house will for sure have specially designed software and trained developers to meticulously typeset their manuscripts. Therefore, with the advent of technology formatting, an ebook has become a piece of cake. And, when it really comes down to formating an eBook for EPUB conversion you need to typeset the text to grab the attention of readers and keep them hooked to the text.
What is the need to format your eBook for EPUB conversion?
In simple words, EPUB conversion is the e-format in which the digital text of your ebook gets viewed. At this juncture, you may tend to question the need for EPUB format when you already have PDFs. Well, ebooks need to be created in EPUB format so that the digital text of the book changes its shape according to the device you read them on.
For example, if somebody is reading your ebook from a tablet or a phone; irrespective of the device being used by the reader the digital text of the ebook will always be displayed correctly.
EPUB conversion of your ebook should be done only after a writer typesets the contents of your ebook. This is of prime importance because, once you complete typesetting the content of your manuscript, and before getting it through the process of EPUB conversion, you need to decide the EPUB layout format.
Any eBook in EPUB format, would either be available in the fixed layout format or the reflowable layout format. Therefore, it’s impossible to format the text of your ebook once you fix the layout of it in the EPUB format.
So, I hope by now you would have understood the reason for giving more emphasis on the importance of typesetting the text and formatting the ebook for Epub conversion. Designers in Geethik are skilled at typesetting the text and formatting the ebook for the EPUB conversion.
The designers here have been around with us for a decade and more. Thus, this is how we help the up-and-coming author to create their masterpiece. As the saying goes, The masterpiece is the piece that masters things.