In the past, we experienced a time when reading had to go through a printed book. The thicker the page, the more expensive and certainly heavy the book.
It feels like reading a thick book is troublesome. Especially for school children or college. The bag will be full, filled with a fairly thick book.
With the development of the era leading to the digital era as it is today, the way people read books changes.
Now we are easier if we want to read a book, it can be anywhere, without the need to carry a big bag. Books can be in your pocket, yes, in a bag.
How to do?
Just use a smartphone. In a smartphone, you can store lots of books, even books that are hundreds of pages long. Books that are stored in digital form are like that, people know them with eBooks.
This eBook makes reading habits change. Not only readers, many writers also began to make books in digital form.
But, not all authors understand how to make a good and correct eBook like what.
Calm down, don’t worry and worry, we learn together so we can become writers who make books digitally.
Reasons People Make eBooks
Before starting, it seems like I need to give a reason why I made an eBook. Let you be more confident and no doubt.
Unlike publishing printed books, making eBooks tends to be cheaper. Cheap eBook making because we don’t use paper, ink, printing costs, packing employee salaries, and other costs.
Usually, yes, people who still have difficulty in printing books, prefer to publish an ebook. Well, only after the eBook sells, the money is used to finance the printing of books.
2. Environmentally Friendly
Right now, the movement is go green.
Printing books in the form of e-books is one form of the movement.
If we publish books in the form of e-books, we don’t need paper to make them. Paper from trees, which requires a lot of trees to print millions of books.
By not using paper, of course you have saved the tree, so it is more environmentally friendly.
3. eBook is more durable
Printed books, damage is faster than digital books. Printed books can be brittle and eaten by termites. Unlike the eBook that is less likely to occur damage.
Ebook damage may occur because the file download is not perfect. So, the eBook can’t be opened. But, this problem is easy to overcome, just just re-download the eBook file.
4. Can be carried easily
In addition to facilitating the author, the ebook also provides benefits for readers. An ebook reader does not need to be heavy with a printed book, the more pages, the thicker it is.
Ebooks are stored on your smartphone or tablet. At any time want to read, just open via smartphone.
5. eBook Is Easy To Get
To have an eBook, readers don’t have to bother going to the bookstore. You just have to download to be able to have the eBook searched.
With that ease, eBook makers will also be facilitated in the distribution of their books. No need to wait a few days for the book to arrive at the reader.
The author is happy, the reader is happy.
Of the several reasons above, of course the more inspiring you to quickly make an eBook right?
Start Writing an eBook
The beginning of making an ebook, of course, begins by writing the contents first. Writing it does not need to be difficult, you can choose the typing application that exists.
Write in the Ordinary Text Editor
Don’t be in a hurry if you want to make an eBook.
First of all, we must gather ideas that appear or cross the mind. Well, when the idea arises, it could be while on the road, eating, or maybe performing.
Calm down, you don’t need to worry about the idea of your ebook just disappearing.
For me, every time I want to write, make a note first in the text editor. This text editor can be different, I use Notepad on Windows. I choose Notepad because it is lighter and certainly free. Instead of using Microsoft Word, just opening it takes a long time.
There are also those who use Evernote to write. Evernote can be opened in several gadgets, such as laptops and smartphones. Well, the advantage that can be accessed on many gadgets is that we don’t need to carry a lot of stuff to write.
For example already written on a laptop and must immediately go out of town, just bring a smartphone. On a smartphone, you just need to open Evernote and continue using the cellphone.
Use this Evernote is also good, if at any time comes an idea, just open the cellphone and keep writing. After time, just develop the idea that was obtained earlier.
Creating a Framework
How to make an ebook so that it doesn’t make you confused is to make a skeleton first. The framework of a book will really help you in writing.
You can create a framework, like CHAPTER 1, discuss A, the contents are a number of problems.
Make everything first, so you can just develop the frame. If stuck, can find ideas from material and materials that already exist. Don’t forget to write the bibliography too, you get the source of the writing from anywhere.
Design Layout Application
After completing the writing for the ebook, the step to make the next ebook is to design a layout.
Why do you have to design all layouts?
This layout design is like cooking writing that you have made to be more enjoyable. Starting from the type, size and color of letters. All are thought in such a way and arranged in order to make it easier for the reader.
How to make a good ebook layout, there are several applications that you can use to create layouts.
This application is quite easy to use to make ebook design and layout. Many designers also use this application.
The next application for layout design is Adobe Illustrator. This software is also widely used by designers. Usually I do other designs, but if I want to use it to make a layout, too.
But yes, the price is also quite troublesome. And, if Adobe Illustrator can’t buy the application, you can only subscribe to it every month.
The last application is indeed devoted to making book layouts. Professional designers who make book layout designs usually use this application.
Using Adobe InDesign will make it easier for you to create an ebook. Because, every page of the book you can immediately see without the need to move to another page tab. So it is better to make the layout, especially if the book is made hundreds of pages.
Free Alternative Software
For those of you whose budget is still limited and can’t yet buy the application that I mentioned before, calm down. There are other alternative software that you can use, and of course it’s free.
How to Make an Ebook with InkScape
This software is free and you can get it by downloading it through the official website.
InkScape is free, its use is easy, similar to CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator. Suitable for you who used to use both software but want to use free ones.
How to Make an Ebook with Google Slide
In addition to being used to make slides, Google Slide apparently can also create ebook layout designs.
Alternatives for those of you who are limited to computers and lazy to install new software. Just open Google Slide, then make the layout online.