How to Make Magnet Lead Manifold eBooks (eBook in PDF format)

June 30, 2019

Ebook in PDF format.

But why did I choose this one?

Because ebook value is higher than ordinary content, the manufacturing process is also the easiest.

In addition, the 16 lead magnets were 4 in PDF format.

So, if you can already make an ebook, you will also be able to make 3 other types of magnetic leads directly.

Tools and materials you need

One more reason why I choose ebook is because all the required tools and materials are available for free.

We only have to make the contents.

This is all you have to prepare:

  • Microsoft Word (PC), Pages (Mac), Google Docs (Web), or other document-making software. Must, because we will write here.
  • PowerPoint or Adobe InDesign. Not mandatory if you prefer in Word. But designing a beautiful ebook is actually easier in PowerPoint or InDesign.
  • Evernote or OneNote. Not mandatory, it can be used to frame the contents of the ebook and record things that you feel are important. Both are free.
    Adobe Acrobat. Not mandatory, used to reduce PDF size.

If you have Photoshop and experts design, it’s even better. But it’s not mandatory.

For this guide, I will use Microsoft Word.

Let’s start.

Stage 1: Make the ebook content frame

The ebook is thicker than just an article. Usually thousands of words, even up to ten thousand if the topic is deep.

If you have never written long, you will be confused.

It could be the reverse order, confused after discussing what, or even after it’s almost done you feel everything needs to be rewritten.

That’s why we need this framework.

Not hard…

… imagine like a table of contents that you usually see in a book.

The contents are in the topics discussed in your ebook, along with the subtopics for each topic.

Stage 2: Set layout and typography in Microsoft Word

When in school until college, we usually only use the standard design from Word.

Now it can’t be like that.

We want that the ebook we make is different and more beautiful than the others. Therefore, there are some that we need to set up at the beginning.
Some basic principles about typography:

  • Use a font size that is larger than the standard, so it is easier to read (18-22pt for regular paragraphs)
  • Don’t use too-common fonts like Times New Roman, Verdana, Tahoma, or Arial
  • Use a maximum of 3 font types, for titles / subtitles, paragraphs, and other special needs
  • Use a maximum of 3 colors, for titles / subtitles, paragraphs (usually white and / or black), and hyperlinks
  • Rules number 3 & 4 can be violated if necessary
  • Get used to using the formatting styles that are in Word, Pages, or Google Docs

Here are some useful websites about fonts:

  • FontSquirrel: search for free fonts
  • TypeGenius: looking for good font combination ideas
  • ColorHunt: looking for a good color combination
  • HEX to RGB: so that the color combination from ColorHunt can be used in Microsoft Word.

By creating a formatting style like this, you no longer need to edit one by one for each title / sub-title and paragraph. Just click on the menu.

After that, you can also change the paper size as needed.

Troublesome? Use templates

I personally don’t like using templates, so the ebook I make is different from others.

But if you really don’t want to bother, there are several free templates that you can use.

Stage 3: Write the contents of the eBook

This is the main stage.

Writing ebook content usually takes the longest time compared to other stages, except if your PDF is only 1-2 sheets.

If your ebook is long, the biggest problem is how do you not get bored in the middle of the road.

Here are a few tips:

  • Use the subtitles (headers 2 & 3) so the paragraphs don’t stack up
  • Use the list to explain more than one point, like what you are reading right now
  • Avoid paragraphs that are too long
  • Use images that can help explain. This is mandatory. Long posts without pictures must be boring.

Use creativity here, see some examples of ebooks that you think are good. Then copy the way.

Stage 4: Make a call to action page

Because this ebook is part of a marketing strategy, surely we want readers to do something after they finish reading.

For example, buying products, visiting websites, reading other articles, or helping to spread the ebook to others.

For this reason, we need 1 special page.

Usually this CTA page is placed at the end. Can be separated alone or combined with thank you, author’s profile, and closing.

But it can also be placed at the beginning if it is very important.

Stage 5: Make a cover page

Without a cover, isn’t the name book … no?

Therefore, this page is required to have your document officially become a book.

There are 3 alternatives for making covers.

First, design directly in Microsoft Word. For a simple cover design, this method is easier.

Second, if it’s more complicated, you can create a design in Photoshop. Then the image is inserted into your Word.

Third, pay for someone else to design the cover.

Stage 6: Make a book mock-up

This stage is not mandatory, but your ebook will be more interesting if you make a mock-up.


How to Make a Cool and Professional Ebook

May 15, 2019

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.

1. Cheap

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.

Why?

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.

CorelDraw

This application is quite easy to use to make ebook design and layout. Many designers also use this application.

Adobe Illustrator

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.

Adobe InDesign

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.