Digital Formats

digital formats

Why digital?
Amazon has millions of Kindle titles, including nearly every New York Times bestseller. Amazon now sells more Kindle books than all print books—hardcover and paperback—combined.

Indie authors who have already digitized now make up 50% of profits coming from digital (2016). Amazon British Kindle users are buying four times as many books as they were prior to owning a Kindle.

In 2016, 64% of all readers were reading digital books.

During 2014, 28% of all Americans read ebooks. The number of those who read printed books declined during 2015 (Pew Research Project, 2015).

Why now?
Conversion has never been so cost-effective. Meet demand now. Your ebook is nearly all profit, people get a much better deal and the world saves trees. What could be better than that? Offer a free download of your first chapter to entice people. Convert your titles to digital formats in current use (ePUB and Kindle). ebook readers and computers with text-to-speech turn your ebook into an audio book! Writers and publishers are finding a new market with the growing interest of ebooks and with the help of advanced technology to convert ebooks from PDF, Word and text formats. Now they can cost effectively market their ebook for customers from any part of the world, helping them to increase ebook sales significantly. Our eContent services are designed to meet the specific needs of your buyers.

Mobile formats
We can even create versions of your manuscript in mobile formats so your book can be read in phone and tablet e-reading applications. Smartphones: Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, others. Tablets: iPad, Kindle Fire, Galaxy, Touchpad, others. We offer digital formats that work with nearly every reader, tablet, and mobile phone. Our goal is for you to be able to offer your manuscript in any digital format you want or need. If you do not see the digital format you require in our list, email us to request what you need.

Eight benefits of ebook readers and ebooks

Save and carry hundreds of full ebooks with you no matter how long or short the ebooks are. The reading experience of ebooks is very similar to a paper book. Most are less than an inch thick and similar in weight to a paper book. Additionally, electronic ink is much sharper than a computer screen, providing a crisp reading experience.

Take instant delivery of an ebook just by downloading it from the Internet without waiting days and days for delivery. Once the ebook is downloaded from the Internet, the user is free to read it anytime, anywhere.

The price of ebooks is substantially lower than paper manuscripts, as the costs of printing, shipping and distribution are almost eliminated.

Easily fix the content of the ebook to the screen size of the device.

With the hyperlink feature, users can shift to any section of the ebook they want.

Choose the font and adjust the font size, margin size and line spacing to make reading more comfortable.

Display any type of image and fix the image according to the screen size.

eBooks have a search feature. Just type in a phrase and go right to it.

Our ebook conversion services

Skills
Being a part of the technical team requires skills in HTML, CSS and OPF. Working under the direction of the project manager, dedicated resources are assigned to your project. If additional skill sets are required, they are supplied as needed.

Criteria
Your project is done according to your directions and based on deliverables mentioned in the proposal. After sign off on the deliverable requirements, all changes to the project design and functionality are managed. Any changes requiring more than ½ hour will be included in the procedure. New changes not requiring more than ½ hour will not become part of the procedure.

Production Steps
Content Analysis: We undertake comprehensive analysis of your content before beginning the production process.
Work Handling: Your manuscript manager distributes the project among the skilled employees who then perform the required format changing process necessary to convert the given manuscript to your specified ebook format.

Benefits of using our ebook conversion services

We pride ourselves in providing the ebook conversion service to publishers and authors. We have highly skilled personnel, who convert text and image content to Mobipocket or Microsoft Reader or a variety of other ebook formats. We convert complex content (e.g., images, tables and graphs) reasonably and quickly, unlike other conversion services. Like our other services, our ebook conversion price is applied on a per word basis.

Mobipocket format
Mobipocket is a binary format for the distribution of eBooks. The Mobipocket format is a form of reflowable HTML. Mobipocket also supports most features of standard HTML to format and layout text and images.

Reflowable formats versus fixed formats
Publication file formats can be separated into two categories, reflowable formats and fixed formats. Fixed layout formats are typically designed for printing, they include PostScript and Adobe PDF. The content of fixed layout files is displayed the same way things will appear once printed. Images, paragraphs and columns are all positioned at fixed coordinates within a page. Reflowable formats are typically designed to be displayed on a variety of screens, where the size is not known or imposed. HTML and plain text are reflowable formats.

DIGITAL READER FORMATS

Features

Format Filename extension Image support Embedded annotation support Book-marking DRM support Sound support Interactivity support Open standard Word wrap support
Plain text txt X X
HTML html X X X
PostScript ps X X X X
PDF pdf X X X X X X X
DjVu djvu X X X X X
EPUB (IDPF) epub X X X X
Fiction-Book fb2 X X X X X X
Mobipocket prc, mobi X X X X X X
Kindle azw X X X X X
eReader pdb X X X X X
Broadband eBook lrf, lrx X X X X X
Tome Raider tr2, tr3 X X X X X
Microsoft Reader lit X X X X X
TEI Lite xml X X X X X X X
Multimedia EBook exe X X X X X X X


 Supporting Hardware

Format Reader

PDF Plaintext ePub HTML Mobipocket Fiction-Book DjVu Open eBook (2) eReader (1) Kindle (1) Tome Raider (1)
Amazon Kindle,  DX, Fire, Paperwhite, Voyage X X X X
Apple iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 X X X X X (5) X (5) X (5) X (5) X (5) X (5) X (5)
Azbooka WISEreader X X X X X
Barnes & Noble Nook X X X
Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Opus X X X (3) X X (3) X (4) X
COOL-ER Classic X X X X X X
Hanline-Reader V3 X X X X X X X
Hanvon WISEreader X X X X
iRex iLiad X X X X X
IriverStory X X X X (5)
Nokia N900 X X X X X X X X
NUUTbook 2 X X X
OLPCXO, Sugar X X X X X
OnyxBoox 60 X X X X X X X
Pocketbook 301 Plus, 302, 360° X X X X X X X
Sony Reader X X X
ViewSonic VEB612 X X X X X

 (1) Proprietary format
 (2) Predecessor of ePUB
 (3) Versions support either ePUB or Mobi  
 (4) Only ePUB version and with FW 2.0+
 (5) Requires additional software