Technology is changing the way we work and is challenging every aspect of our traditional way of living. Be it shopping, leisure, games, Studies, or work, internet has penetrated our lives as never before. E-books for instance have changed the way we read nowadays. We can now access and store much more material in our gadgets to read conveniently and without occupying much of physical space. Popularity of e-books has led to increase in e-book conversion services and the market is ever-growing. When Amazon launched their Kindle it created a storm amongst Authors as everyone wanted to digitize their work so as to reach maximum readers. Kindle made it possible for readers to store and read books of their choice and without having a concern for huge storage space. Authors too enjoyed this digitized version of their work as it made it convenient for them to edit or modify it easily and also increased their reader penetration.
Many professional firms are providing e-book conversion services successfully to its customers. Usage of new technology has also ensured speedy conversion with absolutely no errors.
E-books conversion services typically include following elements.
- Quark to e-book format
- InDesign to Kindle /e-pub format
- PPT/PDF to e-pub formats
- XML/HTML to e-book format
- RTF files to interactive e-books
- Printed pages to Kindlefire (HD)format
- Testing e-books across variety of platforms and devices
- Optimizing and editing images in e-book
- Designing e-book covers
- Developing e-book apps for promotion
- Manuscript conversion to e-book
Some benefits of e-books conversion services for authors are mentioned as below.
- Self publishing- With advent of e-books there has been a surge in self publishing by authors. With little guidance and some knowledge authors can fulfil their dream of being a published author.
- Customization- E-books conversion services also allow authors to customise their work and maintain their edge. This helps authors to maintain their originality without fear of being lost in the crowd.
- Overcoming geographical limitations- With digitized version of their books available to their readers, geographical boundaries have today become redundant. Authors now don’t have to bother about shipping hassles in delivering physical books and has reduced their operational expenses. With gadgets like Kindle or I pad readers can easily download e-books of their choice at their leisure.
- Saves time- E-books conversion services have made it possible for authors to publish their work in shortest possible time. Traditional way of hard copy printing consumed a lot of time as the whole process is lengthy with long waiting period.
- Saves cost- E-books conversion service also helps in saving costs for authors by providing print on demand features. Which means that author can order a print when there is demand from customer and so there is no need of manual printing of books in advance thereby reducing printing cost.
Apart from these e-books conversion services also provide multilingual conversion facility to cater to wider markets. With 24/7 customer support services and faster turnaround time e-book conversion services also ensure that your work is published and delivered to your customers faster.
Andrew Hudson has holding a rich experience of 16 years as a senior product manager in Damco Software solutions, a leading product engineering firm and ITES service provider that leverage innovation in product/application development, software for insurance industry, QA and testing, legacy system modernization, strategic consulting, product marketing and maintenance.