02-27-2012 10:56 AM - edited 02-27-2012 10:57 AM
I'm currently using Microsoft Word to create my eBooks and have loaded them on Lulu, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Clearly there are limitations in using this to self-publish but I don't know what else I can use. I have some technical background, but I'm not a programmer. What would you all suggest I consider to bring my work to the next level? I see Adobe InDesign and others, but just don't know which is best AND not terribly difficult to learn.
I currently have a PC, but my husband is looking to possibly buy me an Apple.
Thanks for the help!
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02-27-2012 11:36 AM
Buy an Apple iMac and then use the Apple iBooks Author to create fantastic eBooks and upload direct to the iBookshop.
If you stick with the PC then go get Adobe InDesign CS5.5.
There's a bit of a learning curve but it's well worth the time, cost and effort.
Have a look at this tutorial first.
02-27-2012 12:23 PM
Thank you Ken. My husband has mentioned that we should probably get an Apple. Does it matter which one? I was thinking an iPad and he was thinking the MacBook Air but you suggest the Apple iMac...
One more question Ken, I understand the Apple iMac (and hopefully other devices) can upload direct to iBookshop, but does it also work for eBooks I place on Amazon and Barnes & Noble?
As always Ken, I appreciate your help!
02-27-2012 01:06 PM
Did a little reading and I do wonder if at some point Apple will make changes and allow people to use iBook Author (which does look great by the way) on other devices. Time will tell...
Thanks again Ken.