How to Choose the Right eBook Compiler
So you have a great idea that you are convinced others will Be interested in reading about. So you go about writing an Interesting and compelling story, information package, or Training manual and you want to distribute it over the internet. What you need to turn your masterpiece into an ebook is software called an ebook Compiler.
Before you chose from the many different compilers out there you need to know exactly what an ebook Compiler does. Here is the simple explanation:
An ebook compiler is a software program that converts either text pages or HTML text into a single executable file or an ebook.
If your masterpiece that you created is a file with graphics in HTML, you will need an HTML ebook Compiler. This type of compiler requires a working knowledge of the HTML tag language. You can also use software to do this for you, such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver.
The next step is to choose an eBook Compiler?
This is where things can quickly get very confusing and overwhelming without some simple guidelines to help you figure out which compiler is right for you. There are a large number of ebook Compilers available on the market, all with glowing sales copy and tekkie language.
Choosing an ebook Compiler depends on a number of factors:
1. Consider how easy the program is to use and the thoroughness of the software's instruction manual. It is absolutely necessary that the compiler you buy have an instructional manual, documentation, or online "wizards." Many manufacturers of compilers offer a free trial version so you can play around with it and see if it suits your needs. Download the trial version and ascertain that it actually does what it claims to do.
2. How did you create your pages? Did you use HTML or PDF format? There are many more compilers available for HTML, but you can find some very good compilers that will covert your PDF files into an ebook.
3. Supported scripting. Find out what scripts the software supports. Scripting allows you to create special effects, customize menus, and create and modify other user interactivity. Choose a compiler that permits you to include graphics, search windows, hyperlinks, forms, surveys, etc
4.. Security features. If you plan to sell your ebook, check out the security features of the compiler software carefully. Security features should include: prevention of the reader from modifying text, access only to the pages you assign or by entering a password, different ways of generating passwords such as secure passwords, user-friendly, and open passwords.
5. Pricing. This is a factor that is not always easy to gauge. The highest priced compilers are not automatically your best choice. Choose your compiler based on the necessary requirements for your Ebook. That means you need to know exactly how you plan to use your Ebook and what functions you require.
If you choose an ebook compiler that is easy to use, is secure and reliable creating ebooks can be easy, fun and a profitable way to promote your online business.