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Is it difficult to change a print book into an ebook?
I wrote a book a few years ago and thought I would like to make an ebook from it. And change the title.
It is not difficult at all to change a print book to an ebook. If you have the word file when your book was submitted you can change anything you want including the title or revising the content. There are many free programs which you can use to change a word file into an ebook. Programs can change a word document to a pdf file once loaded on your computer. The action to take is to change it from a word file to a pdf file which is the majority of files that ebooks at least start at.
You can resave your word file as a pdf in most word programs. In your word program, just go to file, save as, and there should be an option to save the file as a pdf. Unless you are running Microsoft Word 97 or something like that.
Best of luck! Post how your process goes, how you find your epublisher, whether you self publish, etc. I'm very interested in doing this myself in the future, and I'm sure we can all learn a lot from your experiences.
It is quite easy. I wrote a novel then published it on Amazon as a soft cover, then I turned it into an ebook. The only problem I had was with the hard break (ctrl + enter) at the end of a chapter and the soft break (shft + enter) at the end of a paragraph when you wrote fiction. If you get the two mixed up the document may not appear right. There are a lot online helps as well as one under Amazon adn other sites.
I had some of the same problems! Page numbers and headers were also wonky sometimes. But overall, publishing on Amazon/Createspace is, in my opinion, an amazing self-publishing solution.
I learned that page numbers and headers are pretty much useless on Kindle E-book version. I eliminated them and it makes the book look much better.
it really depends on if you have a copy of the typed file or not. If not then you would likely have to go to you publisher to get a copy. In the chance that you already have a copy in a file, then not it would not be difficult to do. You would simply need to take the file and convert it to a PDF (recommended). That would be easiest way, then you could submit it for sales or whatever you choose to do. You would be able to revise it as well.
You can do it quickly by using a hard print to text scanner.
Carol, I was the first to answer your question. I don't see it. Did it not show up?
It did not come through...Wonder what happened.
K. I published my poetry book thru http://lulu.com. It's free to publish. You can also publish ebooks free thru the same site. They'll walk you thru the steps. Check it out, but take your time if you decide to publish. It took me a weekend.
It's easy if you're using the Amazon Createspace platform. You'll create both at the same time.
You should be able to scan your printed pages and turn them into a digital copy.
It isn't hard to change from print to ebook as long as you know how to do the formatting. For Kindle for instance, you need to remove paragraph tabs and make sure that you put in page breaks between chapters. For pictures within the book, center them between the paragraphs. When in doubt, though, hire someone who can help you with the process
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