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Updated on November 19, 2015

Why Should You Convert a Book?

There are some obvious benefits to converting your book, like suddenly making it accessible to millions of people, but there are lots of other great reasons that aren't so often thought about. Convert a book to an eBook, because it's one of the best business decisions you can make. Digital reading has just exploded in recent years, and is only going to grow. eBooks make more money, can make your book more interactive and fun, and it's actually quite simple!

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Digital reading has recently become a big trend. eReaders are one of the most sold items today - Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other tablet devices. In 2000, the first dedicated eReader was made, and in just over 10 years, portable reading devices have made their way around the world. At the rate its going now, it seems like it won't be long before it's the primary outlet for book publication.

Even though the eBook market is already huge, and you see them everywhere, there is still so much room for growth. It's new ground for many authors and publishers, so some are scared of it. Right now the United States has the largest and primary market for digital reading, but it is growing in many other countries. With the right marketing, you can make yourself global.

eBooks are also a better experience for the reader. They can have so many little extras implemented in to them, such as games, quizzes, updates, and more to enhance your content, and make the reader enjoy it more. A link in the text can send them to a resource that will help them understand the topic better, or to your website for more information, or another product. There are so many things that can be added when you convert a book to eBook.

Amazon Kindle

Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)

The Kindle is one of the of the biggest digital eReaders on the Market. The kindle uses an eBook format called .Mobi to allow your eBook to be seen flawlessly on the Amazon Kindle. It is important to note that if your book is not in .Mobi you are not on the Kindle and if your ebook is not in ePub it is not on the Apple Store or availble to ipad and other common digital reading devices. eBook formatting is crucial on getting your book on the Amazon Kindle.

 

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eBooks simply make money. While a single eReader does cost much more money than one book, after you have bought that, individual eBooks are only a fraction of the cost of an actual paper book. When you convert a book, so many expenses are taken out. You don't pay to get it printed, to store copies of the book, or any other manufacturing costs. Readers are also more likely to purchase your book when they don't have to leave home to get it, and it only costs them a few dollars. You can also still sell hard copies of your book. Even if you already have a real book published, you can still get it converted into an eBook format, and have it available in both markets

eBooks can make the book easier for your readers to read. With a built in ability to change the size and style of font, people can customize their reading experience. The backlight of the reader can be adjusted to match a reader's preference. One of the biggest advantages to an eBook is that it can also be quickly and efficiently translated in to other languages, making it even more available. If you want to convert a book is simple, and it's something you definitely should consider.

Apple iPad

Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet (iOS 7,16GB, WiFi) Black 2nd Generation
Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet (iOS 7,16GB, WiFi) Black 2nd Generation

The iPad is one of the of the biggest digital eReaders on the Market. The iPad uses an eBook format called ePub to allow your eBook to be seen flawlessly on the Apple iPad. It is important to note that if your book is not in the ePub format you are not on the iPad and if your ebook is not in .Mobi it is not on the Amazon Store or available to Kindle readers, and other related digital reading devices. eBook formatting is crucial on getting your book on the Apple iPad.

 

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