increasing cost of conventional offset printing and the rising popularity
of digital book readers an exciting new marketplace for authors and publishers
is quickly becoming the format of choice for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
The latest generation eBook readers allow the reader to download and read
complete, fully illustrated novels, research books, electronic newspapers
and magazines. Produced for a fraction of the cost of conventional books,
eBooks offer a completely new market for publishers and authors and increase
is an eBook?
eBooks are designed for use on the various eBook readers, SmartPhone apps and Computer programs designed to take full advantage of this new and exciting format. With one of these digital devices a reader can browse through thousands of titles available through internet based book sellers, download and read any selections all without having to drive to the bookstore. Most eReaders allow the storage of more than 1000 titles so you can carry your entire library with you and read your latest selections anywhere.
The latest generation eReaders take advantage of the "reflowable" properties of a true eBook file, allowing the viewer to change type sizes and styles, and automatically format the page to fit the screen of your chosen reader.
New developments in "eInk" technology present the reader with remarkably crisp text and sharp black and white photos, resulting in a very attractive and easy to read format.
are the eBook file formats?
There are currently two popular eBook file formats and both are extremely similar in appearance. The ePub format is the official standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) for eBooks and is supported by the majority of eReaders currently available, as well as SmartPhone apps and computer eBook readers.
Click HERE for a partial list of ePub compatible devices
popular eBook file format is the proprietary .mobi file used by the Kindle
Reader, developed and sold by Amazon.com.
The Kindle file format has all the attributes of the ePub format files
and can be read on any Kindle Reader, SmartPhone app or Computer program
dedicated to that format.
All Bay Media Production eBooks are released in both the ePub and .mobi file formats for distibution to the major book sellers or for sale directly from your own website.
about Full-Color eBooks?
For full-color, image intensive publications the best format for digital delivery is the Adobe proprietart .pdf file format. The latest generation pdf formats include complete navigation, full-color images with zoom capability, movie clips, audio clips and Shockwave animations. The pdf file format is compatible with most eReaders and takes full advantage of the latest generation Color eReaders and tablets. Bay Media Production offers complete pdf production services including Shockwave animation production using the latest generation of development platforms from Adobe Systems Incorprated.
does it cost to convert my existing book to eBook?
table can be used to estimate the cost of production based on supply
us with all the book elements in digital format. Text can be provided
in any word processing document format, Adobe Pagemaker document format
or Adobe pdf format. Images should be provided in .gif, .jpg, .png,
.eps or .tiff formats.
do I get started?