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Finish Ebook--Step by Step


 
GoldMan I have just written an Ebook, that has a start to the book, an introduction, and 10 chapters. This is my very first time and I am having trouble getting it all set up to run through the Activ Ebook Compiler.
Could someone please help this confused man, with a step by step list, of exactly how to do the final stages to complete my book? Like how to  save each individual part to the 'source file' (which I do have by running the Activ Quick Project), and the code of how to link between each chapter or page. (I have over 100 pages written in Microsoft Word. Can I just link between the chapters, or do I need to link to each page?) Also, I would like to link from the 'Contents' to each chapter. I have tried doing these things myself, but have not gotten it right.
Also any other steps needed to 'Finish' any Ebook! I imagine these instructions will be of help to other people as well.
Some of the problems I have had: When I 'save as webpage' and then do a 'webpage review', there is always some formatting errors--highlighting problems, some of the larger headlines overlap, sentence changing, etc. How can I fix these?
I did download: Microsoft Office 2000 HTML Filter 2.0, to clean up the files from Office 2000 documents that are saved as HTML.
As you can see, I need some help.

Posted on: 5:54 am on June 1, 2005
Storyman Goldman,

Before going down the list route have you been able to create an ebook from a single HTML page?


Posted on: 9:30 pm on June 1, 2005
ebookking Can someone tell me what the benifit of an ebook compiler over simply publishing in PDF?

thanks.


Posted on: 6:59 am on June 25, 2005
Storyman ebookking,

eBook vs. PDF

The advantage of PDF is that it can open on just about any type of operating system. The down side is that there is no protection from someone copying and distributing to their friends. That is unless you either purchase Adobe's commercial PDF distribution system (last time I look it was around five grand!) or distribute through a service that uses the high end system.

The disadvantage with most ebooks is that they only open on Window machines and generally require that IE be installed on the system. Since 99.99% who have windows also have IE it isn't an impairment.

The biggest advantage with Activ e-Books is the security system. Last week I thought it was time to see if Activ was my best solution. (Not that I have any complaints with Activ.) IMHO Activ is still the best solution for me for three reasons: 1) It permits dynamic program with Javascript. 2) The best security system for viral marketing. 3) With the addition of Microcreation's automatic payment system and Gold Pan's relocking system it is the easiest payment solution for the customer.

Activ's system works well with viral marketing because the customer is free to distribute the ebook to their friends and relatives. When someone purchases the ebook the chances of their registration code working on a friends system is 0.1%--those are odds I can live with.

When someone who has purchased the ebook shares the ebook with friends the friend will only be able to view the demo version. That is until they purchase the ebook for themselves.


Posted on: 10:22 pm on June 25, 2005

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