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Technology for writers: Easy ebooks

creating and formatting your file

Get your ebook ready to go out into the wild with step-by-step advice from Chris Glithero

Last month, I discussed the five steps that you need to take to actually create and craft the raw material for your ebook – the words themselves. This month I’m going to look at how you can take those words and turn them into a finished ebook, ready for sale to your legions of potential readers.

How to use images in your ebook

Images can make your book more appealing visually, and can also help to break up the text and make it easier to read. Use of images is perhaps more common in non-fiction ebooks, but it’s really all about whether you think their use will add anything to your book and the reader’s enjoyment of it.

These images might take the form of photographs or illustrations, but either way you should ensure that those you use are either created by you or that you have the legal right to use them. In the case of the latter you should contact the copyright holder to request permission to use the images (negotiations and fees may follow), or you may wish to use images from an online library of stock images, such as Shutterstock.com.

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