Besides a great story of course, what’s involved in producing a good ebook? Here’s what I think the right components are and how we built Indie Aisle around them.
Proper formatting - ensuring ebook readers display your writing correctly can be more complicated than it needs to be for what’s essentially text and images. We built the visual editor so it’s as easy as possible to format. It also includes extra ebook functionality like a Table of Contents, custom margins and automated image compression.
Good meta info - metadata catalogs your ebook in a way for people to find it in their ebook reader’s library as well as for online sellers to list your ebook. It is saved along with your ebook files. We show you the essential info you need to include and let you make the changes you need.
The right file formats - as ebooks continue to evolve, their formats will continue to change, making it difficult to keep up with all of them. We’ve got you covered with all the standard ebook formats for online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Smashwords. We automatically convert to the files you need with the right formatting and metadata to go along with them. And we follow all the latest requirements for each format so you don’t have to.
Available for readers to buy - make it simple for your readers to buy and access your ebook. Make sure it’s available on various online sellers, especially ones people are familiar with like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. And as an indie author doing your own promotion, also give them the option to buy from you directly. We give you the ability to do that with your own sales/info page. We handle the payment processing and give your readers the option to read online or to send files to their ebook reader of choice.