How to Create Your Very Own eBook (simple version)
Of course, you need some original content to start with.
If you're a blogger, you could grab a list of common posts you've already written and combine those.
Here are two examples where I did just that: Social Media ~ Volume 1 (includes Blogging and Pinterest) and Social Media ~ Volume 2 (includes Facebook and Twitter).
GET CONTENT INTO WORD OR WRITER
Once you have your content, you need to get it into a Word document or you can use Writer from the OpenOffice.org program that is available for download for free from the web.
If you are going to be using hyperlinks in your eBook, you will want to use OpenOffice instead of Word.
When you are ready to save your eBook in OpenOffice, you can export it to a PDF file which will keep the hyperlinks "clickable."
On the other hand, if you are using Microsoft Word, what I do is I print the document to a PDF file using PDF995. Then I use the merge PDF function at FoxyUtils to combine pages especially if I have a cover.
I created the cover for both Social Media eBooks using Microsoft Publisher (see screenshot example). I then printed each of them to PDF files using PDF995.
UPLOAD TO WEB
The next steps include uploading the combined PDF (eBook!) somewhere on the web so it's accessible.
Dropbox.com is cool to use for this because they allow for a Public Folder that assigns urls (web addresses) to each file. This url (web address) can then be used, for example, in a status update on your Facebook page or in a tweet on Twitter. Your friends and followers will love it!
(Scribd.com is another hosting site where you can place your eBook and get a url ~ and it offers html code, too, so you can embed it on your blog or website if you like.)
So there you go. You have your very own eBook.
And I'd love it if you might send me a copy to check it out when you do your own. You can tweet it to me on Twitter if you like: @blogboy2 :)
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