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layout for first ebook

RyanB I am planning on writing my first ebook and so far i found a way to do everything FREE!  yes i did find a free simple compiler to make it an exe even, i got a cover designed and would like to make it look like a real book, i want to know if anyone can help, maybe you know of a free template or something, i wouldn't mind paying if i wern't going to put the ebook up for free download...but i am and i want it to look like an open book, with two pages side by site, a crese down the middle and the content their, perhaps with horizantal scroll bars to fit more text that the background image will allow, if anyone can help me with this that would be appricialted, in case you are woundering the cover is black.

Posted on: 6:24 am on March 26, 2005
richardv2 I did something similar on my web site, only using a spiral-notebook as the background. You can see it atwww.trainingprogrammers.com/students
Is this what you mean? If so, you can Google for "HTML background" and similar keywords. I remember seeing a two page book background back when I was searching.

Posted on: 7:05 am on March 27, 2005
Storyman You might be interested in reviewing some of the readability studies available. The gist is that people do not read a computer screen the same way they do printed material. Here is one (of many) links that you’ll find if you search for ‘web readability studies.’


(Edited by Storyman at 10:53 am on Mar. 27, 2005)

Posted on: 6:52 pm on March 27, 2005
Ebook Architect Hello.

Another option would be to use a program that uses turnpage technology. These programs make an ebook look exactally like a real book.

I use a sample of one for my ebook program cirriculum. To see a sample go to...


click "download course cirriculum".

The only problem with such software is that most computers don't have the software on their computers which means you will need to download the software. The software is free, but it adds another step to the purchasing process.

Posted on: 7:23 pm on July 14, 2005

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