Back in May 2013 we shared Understand the Key Book Publishing Paths, an infographic from Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer’s Digest and the current web editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. Jane has just released an updated version of the infographic that we have posted below.
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Below are the website links to the popular tools and services for producing e-book files, and to the valuable tools and assistance, as mentioned in the bottom section of the infographic:
Popular Tools & Services for Producing e-Book Files
- Scrivener: word-processing software
- Calibre: free e-book conversion tool
- Sigil: free EPUB formation/creation tool
- PressBooks: free e-book formating tool, WordPress based
- LeanPub: free tool for turning a blog into an e-book
- Apple Pages: can export EPUB files
- Apple iBooks Author: for building enhanced e-books
- Book Creator: iPad app for creating illustrated e-books (for iOS devices)
- AerBook Maker: good for multimedia-driven work
Valuable Resources & Assistance
- The Independent Publishing Magazine
- Agent Rachelle Gardner’s list of recommended editors
- Bibliocrunch: find professional editorial help
- WriterCube: Book Marketing Database
- Jane Friedman’s e-book publishing basics round-up
- Jane Friedman’s primer on how to get traditionally published
No offense, but for a writing and publishing site, to have a typo in each of the first two lines of text under “Popular tools, etc.” doesn’t inspire confidence. When one of them is the name of a product, that’s adding insult to injury.
Thanks for the visit Jack and our apologies for the typos – now corrected. No excuse but it’s nearly midnight hear in Melbourne and still 30 degrees Celsius. We’re off to collapse in front of a fan before we make any more mistakes!