Some Popular eBook Formats

What are Some Popular eBook Formats?

There are tens of eBook formats in which you can publish your eBooks. But, few of them are extremely popular which I’m gonna share some information about in this post.

If you have already created an eBook or planning to create one, then try to create them in these extremely popular formats to cover maximum of your audience.

eBook File Formats

Some Popular eBook Formats

1. PDF

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Adobe Systems had created this file format which has now become the World’s most popular and convenient file format.

PDF

This file format is supported by almost all the Operating Systems and all the browsers do support this kind of files. This file can be accessed from low end phones, laptops to very high end computers.

You’re gonna target a huge number of users in your niche if you create your eBook in this format.

2. ePub

ePub file format was first introduced to the world by International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and is also a largely used eBook format.

epub

This format basically uses the XML (XHTML), HTML and CSS technologies in order to format the contents of the book. ePub is supported by almost all the eBook reader devices and maximum of the smartphones and computers can also open this kind of file.

3. Mobi/AZW

First of all, a French eBook company, named Mobipacket had created this eBook format which grew very popular over time due to its protected Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology.

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Later, in 2005, Amazon was supported by this file format which ended in 2011 and the Amazon launched very new it’s own file format called AZW. AZW is very similar to the .mobi eBook file formats.

Conclusion

If you have users of your eBook who are just normal Smartphone or PC user then you should create your eBook in the PDF format because this file format is supported by almost all kind of smart devices.

But if your eBook is a novel, story etc. then you should consider creating your eBooks in the other formats too i.e. ePub and Mobi. Because these 2 file formats are supported by the maximum of the eBook reader devices.

Got any questions?

Write them in the comments below.

Format eBook into Kindle Format

Format Your eBook for Kindle Publishing

What is the best format to create your eBooks to publish on the Kindle store?

What are the best ways to convert your eBook into Kindle format?

In this post, I have included all your burning questions.

Let’s get started…

There’s famous quote;

For a man, it is necessary to have a child, plant a tree and write a book.

I’m not here to discuss about the line above.

But if you already have a book written, if I can help you, specifically, I’ll show you how to publish your book for Kindle on Amazon. I have prepared a step-by-step guide that should be useful to you.

Amazon Kindle eBook

How to register at KDP?

It all starts at https://kdp.amazon.com.

The first thing you have to do is sign up and confirm the service activation by clicking on the link that arrives to you by email.

How to upload your ebook to Amazon’s KDP platform?

You will have to fill in a series of data, upload the cover of your book, define the categories and tags of relevant keywords to correctly position your book in Amazon:

The title: Its hook power is key, to stand out on platforms with thousands of other books

The cover: If you think we do not buy books for their cover, you’re cheating. Invest in your cover.

The description of your ebook: Quickly presents benefits and target audience. You have 3 seconds to convince.

The category (s) of your ebook: Choose the one that best matches the theme of your book.

Social tests: It is not the same book with zero sales and zero rating of readers that one with 10 to 100 sales, and dozens of very positive opinions.

The popularity of the theme of your book: Do not have doubts that it will be easier for you to sell a book about “Community Manager” than about “Figurative art in the Middle Ages”.

The keywords: These platforms usually have a great authority in Google and it is likely that the page of your book ends well positioned in Google. If you have chosen keywords that have many searches / month, better than better.

Think that, you are in a hypermarket, in a linear full of other products that compete directly with you, you do not have much brand, so you must try to differentiate at all costs.

Do everything you can to achieve it, for example, using a video if the platform allows you to do it, answering the opinions if you can.

Ask your questions in the comments!

Convert MS Word into PDF

What is the Best Way to Convert MS Word Documents into PDF?

Sometimes we really struggle to create a professional PDF document out of the MS Word file.

This article is for non-techies which shows you various ways to create beautiful PDF files from your MS Word itself.

Various Ways to Convert Word Files into PDF

Way 1: Use Newer MS Office Versions

Newer versions of MS office like 2013 or 2016 version include a prebuilt option to export your files as PDF easily. So, if you’re still using older versions of MS Office like 2007, 2003 or 2010 then try to move onto newer versions.

Wait, not ready for recent versions of office?

Okay, next methods will let you create PDFs from your existing versions.

Way 2: Use Office PDF Extensions

There are some MS Office extensions which can be used in order to make your existing version of MS Word compatible with PDF convertible.

You can use extensions like NovaPDF and doPDF, which will enable your Word to convert into PDF.

Way 3: Use Online PDF Converters

There are plenty of online PDF converters available which can easily convert any kind of office documents into PDF with just a click.

You can simply search on Google, “Convert Word to PDF” and you’ll be flooded with the tens of such PDF converters website.

Open one such website, upload your Word file and just download the free PDF converted file.