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Why is Hard copy book black and white, but Ebook is color?

Obviously cost is the major concern, but often the importance of having color graphics in a printed book is overrated. For example, I have published a few print technical books with lots of ...
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Version control for writing ebooks

Git can be used, but if you use with epub, or any other kind of archive files then you will not get a meaningful diff between versions, just store each version of the ebook. You can use Git wit ...
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

Since some users want to close this question as off-topic or opinion based, I decided to give my own tentative answer, based on my own thinking since I asked the question, and influenced by some of ...
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How do I upload an ebook

Not trying to discourage you from trying this, but you might find that starting with a WORD document takes up MUCH more time than you thought due to the complexity of setting it up, which is why I ...
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Preserving Layout of Original File

First, I've formatted lots of poetry for epubs, so I can offer insights. I don't know about what kind of visual demands you have for poems. But I'm assuming that you have the usual ones -- keeping ...
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Is there a fair price for an ebook?

I don't have any substantial answer to your question, but I have been thinking hard about it over the years. Let me summarize some dynamics of ebook pricing and then talk about "fair price." Ebook ...
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Creating an eBook with GIF animations

We can integrate the gif format in epub3 packages say as a background to div container or another option would be convert gif to mp4 format.
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Need suggestion on selecting the font type for self-publishing book

Recommending a specific font without actually seeing where it's going to be used is a lot like suggesting a wardrobe without knowing the person who will wear it. The purpose of a font is to make ...
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Where can I find a list of the limitations of iOS KF8 (Kindle format on iOS)?

I haven't tested on ios for a few months, but my experience has been that the differences between ios and other platforms in the last 2 or 3 years have reduced considerably. A while back I compiled ...
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Ebook usage, distribution, recommendations and trends

You can publish on Smashwords (aka Draft2Digital) and set the price to free, and it will propagate the price to many ebook distributors. You can also set Google Play's price to free. For Amazon, you ...
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How can i add a copy right/license to my book online

In many countries you don't need to register a copyright, but it is automatically granted to you. Therefore it is probably unnecessary for you to do anything. Typically you can declare it on the title ...
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

I don't necessarily endorse using it for all your reading, but there are some fine subreddits to suggest book titles. https://www.reddit.com/r/suggestmeabook/ . Also check out the booklists subreddit. ...
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Where to go for ebook suggestions?

Your question is really too broad and unprecise to respect the usual rules of Stack-Exchange. However, I will try to answer it in a way consistent with such rules. There are many places where books ...
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Where can I find a list of the limitations of iOS KF8 (Kindle format on iOS)?

A discussion on the MobileRead forums from user jhowell offered this information: KFX minimizes differences among devices, but this format is language-specific and is not available for Asian ...
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What are the differences between the FireOS Kindle App and the Android Kindle App?

To the best of my knowledge, the Kindle apps on both stock Android and FireOS are very similar. So you should have no bother with how your ebook is displayed within the application on those operating ...
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How to tell whether a Google Play eBook is bootlegged/pirated?

It's very common for the listing for publisher to be the company that formatted and produced the ebook. I wouldn't read too much significance into that. Sometimes this conversion services just ...
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Is it possible to cap royalties for an ebook?

I feel sure you could LEGALLY, it's just a matter of contract, but I doubt any publisher would want to fool with such a complicated setup. I might be wrong though. Possibly you might find one who'd be ...
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Being sued for an e-book

There is a risk. It could be for damages resulting from content errors, copyright infringement (text or illustrations), slander or libel. The risk is heightened if you self publish (ie. on Amazon, ...
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Where can I download free ebooks?

I am not sure what you consider an interesting book. That depends much on the reader. Anyway, I edited your question to remove the reference to "interesting books", since it is a matter of opinion ...
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

Download a PDF of the book and take it to Kinko's (in the US) which will print one-off books for you. Office stores like Office Max also have low-volume printing services there too. Professional ...
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

You can print the file easily with lulu.com as a printed book. I believe they have a manufacturing facility in the U.S. and the U.K. and can ship globally. The fact that your pdf is an image file ...
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How to build ebooks from O'Reilly Atlas Projects?

Actually you need not access to Oreilly's Atlas, any tool capable of processing Asciidoc files shall fit your needs. If you investigate the Github repository you will find out chapters are in asciidoc,...
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How to build ebooks from O'Reilly Atlas Projects?

First, kudos to learning about a new tool. (I never heard of it). The content creation environment is in closed beta, so I wouldn't expect there to be any way to access the source code. But the ...
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Kindle vs Hyperlinked Images

(I assume you are talking about an internal, not external link. Is that right?) Here are some helpful clues and semi-educated guesses. The epub3 spec doesn't say anything about whether reading ...
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Need suggestion on selecting the font type for self-publishing book

There are two competing visions in the ebook world: the embedded font vision (pushed by Adobe) where ebooks creators are expected to choose interesting fonts and embed them (generally by using Adobe ...
idiotprogrammer's user avatar
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How do I upload an ebook

This is not free software: Vellum. However, I used it for my book, and I liked it just fine. It knows all about front matter and back matter, even/odd pages, half-titles, and all that publishing stuff,...
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Stretching an image to fit the screen

This is the correct answer (trust me on this -- I took several days to figure it out). Kindle's formatting guide specifies that you should include as high a resolution file as you possibly can. Then,...
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Where can I find Apple's iBooks formatting guide?

Newest version (as of 8/2/2016) v5.2.5 is on itunes connect. iBooks Asset Guide 5.2.5 iBooks Store Formatting Guidelines Tried editing the url from @Tom's answer and found this: https://...
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Anonymous publishing

If you create a company you will have to be listed as a director so your anonymity will go. The usual way to handle this is to use a literary agent who handles all of the negotiations for you, for a ...
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