Formatting means different things to different people. Broadly speaking eBook formatting services include customizing the general appearance, size, font, etc. of an eBook. They also include the way data is encoded into a file allowing different users to view it on different devices.
Perfect and accurate formatting of eBooks is critical for the popularity of the eBook, easier download and most importantly to offer an easier and flawless reading. Formatting services help in making your eBooks readable on different types of devices such as personal computers, mobile devices, kindle, etc. Different eBook reading devices require different formats like ePub, Mobipocket, Adobe PDF, PostScript, Microsoft Reader and Amazon Whisper net to download and read books.
What does formatting an eBook cover?
A well formatted and well-designed eBook attracts more readers. ePub formatting services are twofold in nature as they cover the professional layout and designing of the eBook and also the creation of the eBook file.
Formatting services cover designing the eBook’s title in an attractive way or by highlighting the author’s name, etc. The titles or the cover of eBooks can be formatted in many different ways as per the client requirements and the latest market trends. The writers can also opt for adding images or graphics while availing formatting services.
MS-Word is the most preferred format used by writers. Once the book has been completed, it needs to reach maximum audiences and for that impeccable designing and formatting play a crucial role. Almost each eBook reader has its own format and thus, it is wiser to publish your eBook in more than one format to gain maximum visibility and profits.
Here are some eBook formats and their compatibility with different eBook reading devices:
- Kindle — Amazon Kindle
- Mobipocket — Windows, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Blackberry, Nokia
- eReader (Palm) — Windows, Mac, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS devices
- EPUB — Windows, Mac, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Cool-er, iOS devices
- PDF — Windows, Mac, Nook, Sony Reader
- Microsoft Reader — Windows, Windows Mobile
eBook formatting requires a specialized skill and art and thus should be left to experts instead of getting it ruined by an amateur with no knowledge and experience in the required field. By availing professional eBook formatting services you can prevent the most common formatting errors which an unprofessional tends to make while attempting formatting themselves. Faults like leaving blank pages, undesirable spaces within the text, use of different fonts and styles at different places need to be tackled by a specialist to give your eBook a flawless smart look.