Questions About E-Books and Self Publishing?

November 18, 2010

Last week I wrote How to Self-Publish an E-Book which provided a nice overview of the process. I also shared with you some of the knowledge I have gained by self-publish my own e-books. I want to thank Stefan Lindblad for posting a really nice comment and asking for more information. He and I had an e-mail conversation and he has convinced me to provide more details on self-publishing and e-book production. I’m sure this will take several blog posts and it may even lead to an e-book on e-books.

Before I start tackling the project, I need your help. What do you want to know about the production of a book (including e-books)? What do you want to know about self-publishing? I could easily put together an outline and cover a lot of good information. I may also leave out the information you really want to know. So please post a comment with the information you want to make sure I provide and I’ll get to work on it.

Post Discussion

1 Comment

  1. Philip

    I currently publish an e-book, on my own web site, with approx. 125 pages of maps and 125 pages of text, but all are in color. I currently publish as a pdf, but the file is very large, Over 4 meg. The new version that I am currently currently working on has more graphics and is quite a bit larger. I’m wondering if a book like this can be sold on the various e-book stores, and what changes I would need to make.
    I currently create the map pages with Corel Draw X3, and the text pages in MS Word. I then convert them to pdf files and combine the files in Acrobat. You can see a sample of my book at

    I am wondering if there is better software to use instead of Acrobat.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful articles, Phil Klein


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Don't Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Don’t Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately for not doing enough to stop misinformation. Today I want to described one specific type of post that continues to show up from time to time and people are still falling for it. Let's look at one I...

Read More

Ransomware Attacks

Tips to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware has been all over the news recently. First it shut down an important pipeline on the East Coast of the US and then meat processing plants. Criminals have been hitting these high-profile targets because they often lead to huge paydays....

Read More

Lori Greiner Addresses The Coronavirus Crisis

The Sharks Address The Coronavirus Crisis

I've been a fan of the Shark Tank television show since the first season. Some of the companies presenting have turned into huge hits and some of them seem like crazy ideas. Along the way there are tidbits of business advice. In a recent...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

Recent Posts

Pro WordPress Help

Graphics Unleashed Donations

Personal Info

Donation Total: $5