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          You are here because you are looking for the EASIEST, MOST PRACTICAL, FOOLPROOF, and MOST USER FRIENDLY METHOD for creating your new KINDLE, EBOOK, iBOOK, NOOK, or any other electronic digital ePub book. You have absolutely come to the RIGHT PLACE to learn to make a Kindle or make an ebook.
My experience as a writer?   Google “Neil Slade Books”.  You will find 8.8 MILLION link results.
 
You will SMILE when you discover how SIMPLE and pain free it is can be to make a Kindle or make an eBook that you can post immediately online. I guarantee it.
I literally couldn’t find a decent manual or page online explaining how to do this. I looked and looked for a long time.  A GOOD “How to make a Kindle” or a GOOD “How to make an eBook”- It just isn’t out there. And the few paid instructions that do exist and claim to work- qualify as “rip-off”–  $30 and more for a PDF, or $100 to join a How-To web site. Ridiculous.
So I created the easy Do It Yourself instructions myself.  Here it is. Congratulations for finding it.
                               
I LOVE real printed books- and they will always provide us with pleasure and knowledge. But digital books are here to stay– don’t get left out!
Unfortunately, the Internet is full of HORRIBLE instructions and methods that ultimately fail to show people how to make a Kindle book and how to make an eBook without tedious and convoluted methods. The web is full of unnecessary complications, with problems, with unintelligible Instructions, with code—and – oh god—I’ve been there. I know how bad and confusing it generally has been.   Amazon provides virtually no useful help at all, and neither does the other seller sites. And I TRIED the cheap online instruction books already out there. A total waste of good time and money.
Not here. Create a Kindle and create an ebook without frustration-
You will learn STEP BY STEP not only how to properly format and how to make a Kindle Book or how to make an Ebook, but I will also show you how easy it is to then follow through and publish your Kindle Book or eBook online. It costs you NOTHING to publish online.
Everyone who has a story to tell or instructions to give will LOVE publishing for Kindle, Nook, or iBook and will find it instantly rewarding- if not downright profitable!
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I have been an author and publisher for 22 years and a teacher for 36 years.
I make my ENTIRE LIVING publishing my own digital books online and in print. I’ve been a teacher with over 30,000 private lessons to my credit, since 1975. I know how to communicate instructions.
I have been selling books on brain and behavior science for decades, the uninterrupted publication of The Frontal Lobes Supercharge for 21 years www.NeilSlade.com   I have the #1 instruction book in the world on car painting: www.EasyPaintYourCar.com
I know my publishing and writing business, and I am happy to share what I know with you. So, again- Welcome! and learn how to easily create your Kindle and ebook.
My cost is just $9.95 for the online instructions that show you EVERYTHING. It will work on any computer.  You can get the Kindle version, a Nook (epub) version, or even an Adobe PDF. Learning how to make a Kindle book and learning how to make an ebook couldn’t be easier.
It will be the best thing you ever did for easily learning formatting and publishing information and instructions. You will be publishing your content within a single day at most. I SHOW and explain everything to you step by step, it the most delightful and easy to follow manner. You cannot fail to create your ebook.
The process to make a Kindle Book, make an iBook, make a Nook Book, or any other eBook or ePub file is EASY to do. You can make all versions of your ebook in a very, very short time.
You can easily include illustrations and you will format your book in the most usable and practical way that everyone will instantly find perfect for reading, and adhering to ePub and Kindle industry standard. Make a Kindle and make an ebook of any type is something you will do perfectly the first time.
It will cost you NOTHING to make all of your digital books. You will do it in a FRACTION of the time you would waste waiting for someone else to do it for you- and you won’t have to spend a cent getting it done. And you’ll have better results. The time to create a Kindle and create an ebook is here!
ANYONE- especially you- can do this without any previous experience, easily.
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Without good guidance, it is hard to understand and figure out. I make it simple and easy for you. Anybody with no prior experience will be up and running in minutes.
When I first tried to learn how to make a Kindle, Nook, and iBook, I wasted DAYS AND DAYS  becoming more and more frustrated with complicated online instructions that had me going in circles. I couldn’t believe it was so RIDICULOUS! There HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY. Why was learning how to make an ebook was still a mystery?
The main problem is that the software and instructions are out there– but in DOZENS of different places. Sites don’t agree with each other in showing how to create a Kindle or create an eBook. Bad help is mixed in with decent help EVERYWHERE. NOBODY CONSOLIDATED and PUT TOGETHER JUST THE ESSENTIAL AND BEST WAY TO WORK and GET THE JOB DONE.  What is the matter with people anyway?!?
But I am one of those stick-to-it problem solvers.
I also have zero tolerance for things that are unnecessarily complicated.
What I finally discovered and synthesized, was something that I found nowhere else online. I believe my method to make a Kindle and to make an eBook is by far the simplest, fastest, most reader friendly, and the most practical method for creating ALL digital eBooks and getting them online quickly.  You will be able to sell (or give away for that matter) your digital books with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of return.
I took what is absolutely necessary, trimmed the fat, and threw all the other garbage instructions out.  I STREAMLINED eBOOK MAKING INSTRUCTIONS— so now, you can  ZOOMMMMM through the process too!  I leave nothing out, like so many other methods.
I can hardly believe what people go through to try and make a Kindle, make an eBook of any type- iBooks, Nook Books, and other eBooks. Suffering and frustration is completely un-necessary.  If you have spent time trying all of the ridiculous and complicated methods– you will not believe how simple my method is.
It will be FUN for you!
You will not need to know any HTML or CODE.  You can use FREE SOFTWARE available online, or you can use Word (and Adobe Elements for illustrations and images).
 If you have a story to tell, or instructions to give- digital books are an easy way to provide yourself with income with zero capital and money upfront.  You can spend your time being CREATIVE and get your material instantly to an audience of BILLIONS via the World Wide Web.
            Are you ready? Okay! Let’s DO IT!  You’ve got nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain-
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Easy Make
A Kindle Book
& Every Other Type of eBook


By Neil Slade
 
What This Book Will Show You
YOUR STORY, PUBLISHED
Here’s THE BIG SECRET you will find in this book- astonishingly found nowhere else online or in print:
You can make and easily published every type of eBook- for Kindle, Nook, iBook, and other epubs in virtually one go
1) Easily
2) Quickly
3) Free
Following the instructions here, you will soon create your eBook – Fully functional and with perfect formatting (and with images if you choose) TOTALLY without resorting to editing code or HTML- simply by using Microsoft Word or the free equivalent Open Office Writer.
You will then perfectly convert it for all electronic book readers, Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all other devices following the foolproof steps contained in this manual. For Amazon Kindle, you are supplied a free online converter, and for all other types of eBooks, you’ll use a bit of free online downloaded software.
Then you will quickly and easily put your eBook online and sell your book if you like, for Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all other eBook readers. You will learn how, every step by step of the way, right here. I will explain ISBN and the various ways of getting one, including for free.
September 2011:
My experience with eBooks was this: I was a successful print author, and decided to add Kindle and other eBook versions to my catalog of titles. I tried to follow the existing instructions online for doing all of these things that I propose to you now. No one had created a concise comprehensive guide, and my experience was at first, likely the same as everyone else out there, confusing, frustrating, and filled with all kinds of dead ends. As a beginner at making my own eBooks, I found the existing material on this subject of eBook making either incomplete, hard to understand, confusing to use, wildly contradictory or just plain TERRIBLE with a lot of mistakes and bad advice.
Ironically, that experience was my motivation and opportunity to write this book to make the job simple, easy, and quick for anyone. This book tells you everything you really need to know and shows you how to do it correctly the first time, step by step.
I’ve selected only what is essential, practical, and simplest- and gotten rid of all of the confusing and useless junk that you will find lurking to lure creative literary victims everywhere else.
This short book allows you to skip all of the baloney and go right to the fun and success of creating your own eBook and getting it online, without any hassle- and enjoy doing it from beginning to finished product!
I’ve broken down the process into teeny tiny steps, and I haven’t left anything out. You can skip what you don’t really need for your specific project, and find what you do need later for a different situation.
The instructions contained here are comprehensive and will fulfill the needs of any eBook writer or publisher.
Everything is explained in simple language that everyone can understand the first time, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. You cannot fail. You will have a smile on your face as you go along, and an especially big smile when you’ve crossed the finish line.
WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS YOURSELF?
1) Making a Kindle and any other type of electronic book is far easier than you can imagine.
2) EBook formatting by anyone else will cost you far more money than it should, given the actual amount of time it takes (not very much!)
3) Can you completely trust someone else to do this job, the way you want it done?
4) And very importantly, you will certainly want to make updates, changes and modifications to your book, quickly and without any hassle or additional cost.
You want to control your eBook publication yourself, have it done exactly right, have it done instantly and at no cost, and have it completed any time you choose without waiting.
But personally, as a professional writer and publisher, I simply do not have the time, energy, or interest to waste jumping through endless procedures that don’t bring results- and you shouldn’t either.
 I’ll show you what works the best- That’s my job here, to give you a clear, simple, and complete method to follow for publishing your title for all of the eBook devices and applications out there, and to do it most efficiently.
YOU CAN BE PUBLISHED, IN ONE DAY
Everyone has a story to tell or a lesson to share with others.
However, until the Digital Age and the World Wide Web, it could be nearly impossible for most people to get published and distributed successfully.
In the past, getting a publishing deal that results in actually getting paid a decent wage for one’s writing efforts- has been akin to winning the lottery. This is especially true for those new and inexperienced in book writing and publishing. And even if you are eventually published and put into print, unless you win the unlikely treasure jackpot of having a best seller- in the end, a writer rarely sees much of anything for his or her efforts.
If one manages to actually get picked up by a printed publisher, you are still at the mercy of corporate whim and the publicity budget. You will be dropped like a hot potato if your book doesn’t sell big. You probably will get nothing for promotion, and that job will be left to you and your own wallet. And even if your book does sell, you’ll see a pittance of the sales as your royalties- if anything, and they will be slow in coming.
Conversely, publish yourself on Amazon Kindle and you get 70% of the sale price for the digital book, immediately. Sell the book on your own website, and you keep an even nicer 95% or more as profit after costs.
Read the headlines these days to see what major authors are foregoing “the big publishing deal” to go it completely on their own digitally, for a much more deserved piece of the pie.
Now, thanks to digital online publishing, you can successfully publish yourself with zero risk electronically, and at zero cost.
You can generate a modest or even a substantial income without any outlay required by other forms of print.
In a single day you can have your manuscript made available to virtually billions of online potential customers, millions of which already own and love to use their digital eBook reader.
There is an audience out there for EVERYTHING. Certainly, many readers will be excited to get your eBook, no matter what you write about and even no matter your writing style or how “well” you write. (Quality is always subjective anyway.)
I guarantee SOMEONE will want to read your digital book, no matter what.
It will cost you nothing. You can create your eBook for free, as well as distribute it for free. You have everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose- not even big blocks of your time.
You wouldn’t think so if you have seen one of those commercial “We’ll format your eBook for you” web sites that charge dollars per page, or a few hundred dollars for a single book. What a racket!            No need to go that route. The idea of paying someone hundreds of dollars or even less to transform your manuscript into an electronic book is ABSURD. Do it yourself- better, faster, and assuredly costing you nothing except a little bit of time.
Once you’ve written your book, most people know that they can create a free web site or blog to tell people about their project, document, or book. The best web building sites are as easy (or easier) to use as writing a letter or creating a flyer on Microsoft Word.
What most people have yet to learn is that one can further create, publish and distribute their book via Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and get it on iBooks- again, nearly effortlessly and at no cost.
Maybe even more attractive is publishing and selling a perfectly created eBook on your own web site or blog- with or without participating any other online seller.
If you can use a computer, you can make and publish your eBook successfully, all by yourself in many ways. You are the boss. You are in control.
The 21st Century is a golden age for writers.
THE SECRET MYSTERY OF eBOOKS
Until now, the process of creating an eBook, properly formatted to distribute via Kindle, Nook, other eBook formats, and iBook has been a relentless and frustrating mystery.
You would think that Amazon and other distributors who gain from having eBooks online would make the directions for doing this easy to understand. They don’t. Amazon’s actual instructions for making a Kindle book is a spider’s web and a black hole from which you will likely never escape alive
You would think one soul would put some good instructions online. Well, I couldn’t find any web sites- ZERO- that answered all of the necessary questions in one place. I looked.
It’s ridiculous.
For those who remained stumped despite their best efforts, Amazon and other online digital book re-sellers “recommend” companies who offer the paid service to complete this mysterious task for you. How convenient.
The sin is that actually taking a manuscript and turning it into any kind of eBook is not at all complicated. I was just amazed that no one had yet written a decent, concise, uncomplicated, and yet complete guide for making eBooks. So I stepped up to the plate.
There are just a few things to keep in mind. I’ve organized and presented the instructions here so that if you do the process once and make one eBook following these easy directions, you might just have it memorized forever.
WHAT IS AN eBook FOR, ANYWAY?
It is to SERVE THE READER.  No more, no less.
An electronic book has a few unique requirements to do its job well-
1) It should resemble a printed book in a logical, attractive, and correct presentation- It should simply be easy to read.
2) It must have a linked Table of Contents that allows the reader to instantly navigate to any chapter in the book.
3) It should properly display images if needed, without distortion.
4) It should work similarly in every type of electronic book reader or equivalent computer eBook application- and you shouldn’t have to reformat your manuscript repeatedly for every conceivable kind of eBook reader.
THE EASIEST ROUTE TO AN EBOOK
I was SHOCKED to find others STILL recommending people edit using plain text editors, CODE or HTML to make their eBooks. Such a thing is absolutely unnecessary and a waste of energy. Really quite insane, and nothing most people should even consider.
Making your eBook fulfilling all the needs for a professional presentation is easily accomplished simply using Microsoft Word as your manuscript editor, (or the free Office Writer .doc creation software)- all without using HTML, any other text editor, or resorting to manipulating code and tags. Using Word or Open Office to create an eBook is a total breeze and the smartest way to work, bar none. I find it absolutely incredibly that people are still doing it any other way. It is perfect for creating any type of eBook.
Your Word file must be modified slightly in the correct way to upload for Kindle and other formats, otherwise your eBook will not look right and will not allow proper navigation for reading. But the changes are not difficult to make. And these simple changes will be light years faster and easier than any other method for anyone, but especially for authors who are not familiar with html. The instructions and method follows in this book. It’s all a snap!
In this efficient manual you will be shown how to first make a SINGLE FILE that can be used across the board for the three types of eBooks- Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all others with a minimum of modifications to work for all. (Other readers such as Sony, Kobo, and iRiver use the same type of language as the Nook, i.e. “.epub” files.)
The easy step by step instructions provided here will supply you with a foolproof method for creating your own electronic book, complete with images and illustrations if you choose.
You can create your eBook from scratch, or modify a previously existing manuscript with some quick changes. You’ll enjoy the process, too.
 
IMAGES
Electronic books have their own requirements for images, and I’ve written a special chapter to easily guide you through this process to make your images and illustrations look their best for Kindle and others. Again, I’ve kept this process as easy and as straight forward as possible with a minimum of fuss.
READY FOR SUCCESS?
You will soon have your electronic book finished in no time at all. It will look perfect and it will work perfectly for everyone and for all of the various brands of eBook readers and applications.


 

PREFACE
How To Use This Book
First, completely read through these instructions before beginning.
If it looks at first like a lot of numbered steps, have no worries. There are 60 seconds in every minute, but no one would claim a minute is a long time. Similarly, these are all simple as pie operations which have been broken down into bite-sized pieces that will cover every aspect of making a perfect eBook for everyone.
To start, merely become familiar with the overall process. In making your eBook you will have a couple of options to choose from, and you will want to know about those choices before you begin.
You will begin all eBook conversion projects at “Part One: Easy Make A Kindle Book”.
You will create all versions of your eBooks in the same way, starting with creating a book for Kindle. After you make your Kindle book, you will make just a couple of small changes to make a Nook eBook and for all other epub formatted books. After you have done that, it will additionally be ready to upload for Apple iBook readers using another simple process.
You do not actually have to publish a Kindle versioned eBook, but formatting and converting all of your eBooks will require the same initial steps as a Kindle eBook requires.
Follow the steps one at a time.
If you are reading this on an eBook device or reading application, to navigate in this manual to the Table of Contents, and thus skip to any chapter or instruction from there, just click one step to the “Start” or “Beginning” of this book with your favorite eBook reader.
Frequently save your work with a unique file name as you go along. In case you make a mistake, you can simply re-open a previous file version, and go again from there.  DO NOT ERASE or OVERWRITE your saves but rather give each save a separate name such as “eBook_1.doc”, then “eBook_2.doc” and so on. You might find that you like an earlier version of your book better at some point. If you don’t give each save its own name, you’ll copy over and delete all of your previous versions.
Continue to rename each new file as you convert your .doc file to make your Amazon Kindle book and epub books, i.e. file names like “eBook_1.epub” and “eBook_2.epub”.
This same habit of saving all of your files should extend to your images as well, as you may create images of slightly different sizes and dimension, and you don’t want to discard an image that you may have to re-tweak later on going back to an earlier version.
I use Microsoft Word 2003 as my own application for writing books. I feel that it is the simplest to work with and that it provides all of the tools I need. There is no advantage to using a newer version of Word. My instructions will give tips on menu navigation using Word 2003, but you may use a later version if you choose, or for that matter Open Office Writer, free at Open Office.
Although I don’t give separate instructions for creating your manuscript modifications with Open Office, the program is so similar to Word, that anyone can easily duplicate the steps for that free program by exploring the Open Office Help menu for specific task instructions if the intuitive solution isn’t immediately obvious.
Just use any program’s Help menu if you are not sure how to get to the formatting option that you need to use.
eBOOK OUTLINE WIZARD
This book first presents your eBook making procedure step by step, with a short explanation “why” when necessary so you know the reason behind these instructions.
For your convenience, the step-by-step procedure is then reproduced as a simple numbered outline at the end of the book, the EBOOK OUTLINE WIZARD that you may use for simple reference later on. You may skip to this outline by clicking on the link to this outline from the Table of Contents.
A COUPLE OF OPTIONS
One other suggestion that I will make is that you might like to acquire two pieces of optional hardware for your eBook creation process. These are NOT absolutely necessary, but can make your job easier and faster to some degree.
1) Get a mouse with a quick scroll wheel. I use a Logitech VX Nano Cordless notebook mouse (my favorite, about $30 on eBay) that has a scroll wheel in the center that can be clicked on or off to work as a fast flywheel. This allows very rapid and precise scrolling through pages and text. Using a quick scroll mouse is like driving a race car- Once you use one of these, you will have a hard time going back to a plain mouse without one.
2) Get hold of an actual Kindle or other eBook reader (or even both) to check your work as you go. Although you can absolutely create your eBook without either physical reader and use the Kindle Direct Publishing preview screen, and the Nook preview (on Barnes and Noble PubIt web site) or Adobe Digital Editions for .epub types of books, I’ve found that using a physical reader to check work as one goes along to be convenient, fast, and more accurate in showing you what customers and readers will actually see using their physical portable eBooks device.
Kindle uses its own eBook language (.azw file), whereas Nook and all others use the .epub type of file. The Kindle will not read epub files and vice versa.
You can save money and snap up a physical reader for cheap on Craigslist or eBay. It will be well worth your green energy to acquire and use as you go along, and it makes checking your work a little simpler- and fun! And when you’re done with your own eBook, you can enjoy reading other eBooks with it as well. (More on this subject of “spend some money on a reader” down the page…)
One wonderful thing about an electronic book is that you can make your book uniquely interactive with the Internet- something a printed book cannot do. Your eBook can open up a whole world to your reader in a completely new way readers have never experienced before. Just use your imagination- !
iBooks are read on an iPad or other Apple device only. None the less, you can create and upload an iBook online and never touch or own any Apple computer or iPad at all.
Once your book is published, you can actually send yourself a copy of your book and read it on the free Kindle or Nook reader application for PC or Mac.
ORDER OF INSTRUCTION
These instructions are presented in the order in which you would create a book from scratch or in the order of modifying an existing manuscript.  The procedure of converting and publishing all of your eBooks will become second nature to you very quickly.
KINDLE, NOOK, iPAD, or Other??
For a moment I will point out a few differences between, at present, the two major manufacturers of eBooks readers: the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook.
As I’ve pointed out already, you can’t read an epub book on a Kindle, and you can’t read a Kindle book on black and white Nooks, a Sony Reader, and other similar black and white .epub readers. This means you will get your book files for Kindles and Nooks from two different sources, the file will be different for each. But most popular titles are usually available for Kindle as well as Nook and others.
However, you can read both types of files on the same PC and/or Mac just by using the free reader Kindle or .epub application for your particular type of computer.
So please note: To make an eBook that will supply all readers using everything, you must make two conversions of your original Word document manuscript: One will be saved as .azw for Kindle, and the other will be saved as a .epub.
The Kindle, the regular Nook and newer Nook Touch, Sony, Kobo and iRiver readers all use a black and white display (“e-Ink”) that is highly visible in any normal light, even in bright outdoor light. The Nook Color, iPads, and tablet computers all use a color LCD screen of one size or another.
At present, the Kindle can open up linked web pages while still reading an eBook, where as a black and white display standard Nook cannot. Kindle has a modest, but dependable black and white browser. The new Touch Nook has a somewhat limited browser that works to some degree.
Nook Color (as well as any computer running the apps) will show web pages in glorious color. Also, you can view flash videos (like YouTube) whereas none of the grayscale black and white eInk viewers can do that.
If you are considering getting one of these units, do you want a relatively inexpensive eBook reader for a little browsing and that has long battery life? Or do you want something with a fraction of the battery life, but looks wonderful for color illustrated books and the web? Do you need to see the screen and read except in bright outdoor light?
Decisions, decisions.
Kindle has a built in minimal but a quite usable type of audio book reader to read your book to you while you are driving or just want to listen instead of read. Both double as Mp3 audio players for when you want music or for when you have an audio book. But Nook won’t play independent music audio while you read, while the Kindle does.
The black and white display readers use a minimum of battery, and easily will go for a week or more on a single charge. Nook Color and tablets start in the claimed eight hour battery life range.
Amazon at present offers the largest selection of books. As time goes on, for black and white display, the Nook will probably offer the same features as the Kindle 3. But presently for me, the Kindle clearly comes out on top with its’ combination of features for a black and white viewer..
Sony and other products get excellent reviews, and they sell three new readers with features you may prefer to either Kindle or Nook. Or you may not. The other online libraries are certainly not as extensive as Kindle or B&N’s Nook.
As said earlier, but worth emphasizing, notably, Kindle at present will not display PDF or epub files- so if that is a must for you, get another brand of reader besides Kindle.
The iPad and Color Nook can do other kinds of portable computer pad operations as opposed to the Kindle and regular Nook which are more limited. There are a great many small 7” tablet computers that for the most part will all run the free download Kindle and Nook eBook reading applications, and these also will display color images in a book, unlike the eInk readers which render images in grayscale (shades of black and white).
The Nook Color is a very good touch screen portable pad at around $250, whereas the iPad is a hefty $500 for the lowest priced model. I’ve modified my Color Nook with an online hack so it operates as a much more flexible full function Android tablet, and it essentially will do much of what the iPad will do at half the price, albeit it has no camera or USB input/output. Unfortunately, the hack makes it a little more difficult to upload my own .epub files for review when working on a manuscript, and when using it for editing, I prefer the native Nook operating system.
Frankly, if you want to do computer types of activities- get a tablet computer, netbook, or an iPad. Toshiba makes a great netbook for under $250, you can put both Kindle and epub and iBook reader applications on it, and still use it as a completely functional PC with very nice real keyboard- and it is not much bigger than a Nook Color. (The lack of physical keyboard is my main objection to ALL tablet computers, given that a physical keyboard is essential as a writer of any serious degree. You just can’t efficiently write anything of length on a flat screen “virtual” keyboard.) Bear in mind, netbooks have a color LCD screen- and like the iPad and Nook Color, it is not as easy to read in bright outdoor sunlight and has less battery life than a Kindle or any other reader with an e-Ink black and white screen.
The Kindle 3 is a bargain at around $139, and the Nook Touch is the same price. I’ve seen the Sony pocket edition going for a mere $119 at my local Sony Style mall store. (These prices are as of August 2011, and will likely get even lower as time passes.). Again, you can save money by shopping around for a perfectly working used reader.
As for the other eBook readers, if you have one, you can use it for viewing epub files. I am not a fan of Apple proprietary schemes, but if you like Apple products and own them, the iPad can be used to view any type of file with the properly installed application software.
A computer or an eBook reading application will display your book somewhat differently than a physical reader because of the larger display and the customizable page size that an eBook reader allows. Personally, I create my own books and then cross check them on my Kindle 3 and then on my Nook Color, and then with Adobe Digital Editions and Kindle for PC/Mac. That combination will cover every possibility: If it looks good using those, it will look good on anything.
Incidentally, for epub files, my favorite eBook computer reading application is actually the Adobe Digital Edition (free from Adobe). I have found the Barnes and Noble Nook application for eBook computer reading very buggy and unfriendly as an epub viewer.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED?
To emphasize this point, you do NOT have to buy anything to create and check your eBook. You can make and proof your newly made eBook without any additional physical readers, and use just your computer and the online and free application software to do everything.
For myself, I’ve selected the option to supplement these with a physical reader to make my proofreading a bit faster.
The Kindle allows me to quickly review .azw Kindle books and its links into the web, and shows me the book as it will appear using the Kindle for PC/Mac application on computers as well. Amazon instantly (very nearly) converts my .doc manuscript through email, and sends it right to my Kindle to inspect- at no charge. It is a dependable conversion method that creates my eBook as perfectly as I see it in my original Word document, and without formatting errors. Thank you Amazon. Nicely done.
If your manuscript has images or illustrations, and you do not have a physical Kindle to proofread your Kindle eBook manuscript for publishing, you will not have a dependable free method of checking your work until you publish it. This is not true of epub books. That is because the Kindle preview screen on their web site doesn’t preview your eBooks images perfectly, i.e. without occasional and unpredictable display errors (like adding blank pages that aren’t really there for anyone else to see). And, I have not found another dependable conversion method other than Amazon’s own. So, the free method is not great for proofreading a book with pictures. Once you publish on Amazon, you have access to the .azw files to view on Kindle for PC/Mac, an acceptable method to proofread for formatting errors. But it’s a very slow process to repeat, as it takes a couple of days for Amazon to put your file up for examining.
So if you have illustrations in your book, I say bite the bullet and get at least a used Kindle 3 from somebody.
On the other hand, most of the operations for epub books can be done and then accurately viewed in Adobe Digital Editions software using your regular computer. This will give you an accurate feedback of how your book will look in any other physical eBook reader or computer reading application.
That’s all the preliminaries-
Okay- here we go!

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Part One:
 
Easy
Make A
KINDLE BOOK
Do these same steps first for ALL formats and devices.
Regardless of whether you are making a Kindle, Nook, any other epub, or an iBook- follow the procedure to make a Kindle book first. You will complete the steps for the other formats after you follow all of the instructions to format for Kindle.


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Chapter 1   Kindle Book
GENERAL FORMATTING
1.     Set your book’s PAGE SIZE:
OPTION 1) As an overall recommendation: Leave your page size as your originally written manuscript. This will work fine for any book without any illustrations.
OPTION 2) If you want to see what your book will look like on a typical physical Kindle or other typical electronic book, you may resize your page size to 3.5” X 4.75” to approximate the viewing page size for Kindle (Version 3 and others) and a few common physical eBook readers.
OPTION 3) If you have large images that play a principal role in your book, almost certainly you want to setup your manuscript as  8.5” X 11” page size.
In Microsoft Word, you can change the page size by menu navigating to: File/ Page Setup/ Paper 
To set up your default measurements units to “Inches”, navigate to: Tools/ Options/ General/ Measurement Units
>>Bear in mind, your Word document will NOT resemble your final eBook EXACTLY as it appears in either a physical eBook reader or an application like Kindle for PC. But it will look exactly right when it appears converted as an eBook in both a physical reader and in an eBook computer reader application.
Okay, let me now explain WHY there is no hard and fast answer to this issue of page size.
Page size is the dimensions of your original manuscript, the one you create your book in Word. (Page size is determined by the menu: File/Page Setup/Paper menu navigation in Word)
eBooks IGNORE page size, and simply display line by line of your text, and resize images to fit the window of your eBook reader. This is true not only of the physical Kindles and Nooks, but of the computer applications that allow customers to read their purchased eBooks on their home computer or laptop. Importantly, many users DO read their eBooks using the Kindle application, or Nook application, or Adobe Digital Editions application.
If your book consists ONLY of text- it doesn’t matter at all what page size your manuscript is formatted in. The book will simply be laid out line after line in the eBook reader or application. So, if you have text only- it doesn’t matter what page size your manuscript is. Use whatever page size you have already selected to write your manuscript in- 8.5 X 11, 6 X 9, or any other.
HOWEVER- and this is a big however- if you have images in your book, especially full page images, the images will automatically be limited by the page size you’ve chosen, and this can create problems if you want to see big full size illustrations in a Kindle, Nook, or iPad application to read eBooks.
 If you have setup a 6” X 9” page size for your original Word manuscript, if someone opens the book on a computer using the Kindle, Nook, or Adobe eBook application- the size of the image will never be bigger than your chosen page size, and in many cases, it will be difficult to zoom in to make the picture bigger.
For example, I had one customer who created an illustrated kids book, with big full size, full page illustrations- but he formatted his manuscript as a 3.5” X 4.75” page size as recommended by another (typically WRONG) DIY eBook instruction found online. This rendered all of his illustrations teeny tiny when the book was opened up on an iPad 10” display or on any regular computer display. Once he increased the page size to 8.5 X 11, the illustrations showed up nice and large universally, no matter what device or application he viewed his book on.
If you have a book that is text only, you may want to use a 3.5” X 4.75” page size, only because it will allow you to preview as you are writing and editing what your book will look like on a regular Kindle or typical black and white eInk display found on the majority of present eBook readers. To see what your eBook will actually look like while format editing in Word can be helpful and helps you to gauge many aspects of your presentation.
However, if you have illustrations, I recommend the 8.5 X 11 page setup size, to allow all illustrations to be viewed full size in every instance and across all types of readers and applications.
Even if your book has zero illustrations, you can still use the 8.5 X 11 page size, or any other page size for that matter, and you’ll do fine.
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The process to make a Kindle Book, make an iBook, make a Nook Book, or any other eBook or ePub file is EASY to do. You can make all versions of your ebook in a very, very short time.

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When I first tried to learn how to make a Kindle, Nook, and iBook, I wasted DAYS AND DAYS  becoming more and more frustrated with complicated online instructions that had me going in circles. I couldn’t believe it was so RIDICULOUS! There HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY. Why was learning how to make an ebook was still a mystery?

The main problem is that the software and instructions are out there– but in DOZENS of different places. Sites don’t agree with each other in showing how to create a Kindle or create an eBook. Bad help is mixed in with decent help EVERYWHERE. NOBODY CONSOLIDATED and PUT TOGETHER JUST THE ESSENTIAL AND BEST WAY TO WORK and GET THE JOB DONE.  What is the matter with people anyway?!?

But I am one of those stick-to-it problem solvers.

I also have zero tolerance for things that are unnecessarily complicated.

What I finally discovered and synthesized, was something that I found nowhere else online. I believe my method to make a Kindle and to make an eBook is by far the simplest, fastest, most reader friendly, and the most practical method for creating ALL digital eBooks and getting them online quickly.  You will be able to sell (or give away for that matter) your digital books with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of return.

I took what is absolutely necessary, trimmed the fat, and threw all the other garbage instructions out.  I STREAMLINED eBOOK MAKING INSTRUCTIONS— so now, you can  ZOOMMMMM through the process too!  I leave nothing out, like so many other methods.

I can hardly believe what people go through to try and make a Kindle, make an eBook of any type- iBooks, Nook Books, and other eBooks. Suffering and frustration is completely un-necessary.  If you have spent time trying all of the ridiculous and complicated methods– you will not believe how simple my method is.

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By Neil Slade
 

 

 

 

 

What This Book Will Show You

 

YOUR STORY, PUBLISHED

 

Here’s THE BIG SECRET you will find in this book- astonishingly found nowhere else online or in print:

You can make and easily published every type of eBook- for Kindle, Nook, iBook, and other epubs in virtually one go

1) Easily

2) Quickly

3) Free

Following the instructions here, you will soon create your eBook – Fully functional and with perfect formatting (and with images if you choose) TOTALLY without resorting to editing code or HTML- simply by using Microsoft Word or the free equivalent Open Office Writer.

You will then perfectly convert it for all electronic book readers, Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all other devices following the foolproof steps contained in this manual. For Amazon Kindle, you are supplied a free online converter, and for all other types of eBooks, you’ll use a bit of free online downloaded software.

Then you will quickly and easily put your eBook online and sell your book if you like, for Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all other eBook readers. You will learn how, every step by step of the way, right here. I will explain ISBN and the various ways of getting one, including for free.

 

September 2011:

My experience with eBooks was this: I was a successful print author, and decided to add Kindle and other eBook versions to my catalog of titles. I tried to follow the existing instructions online for doing all of these things that I propose to you now. No one had created a concise comprehensive guide, and my experience was at first, likely the same as everyone else out there, confusing, frustrating, and filled with all kinds of dead ends. As a beginner at making my own eBooks, I found the existing material on this subject of eBook making either incomplete, hard to understand, confusing to use, wildly contradictory or just plain TERRIBLE with a lot of mistakes and bad advice.

Ironically, that experience was my motivation and opportunity to write this book to make the job simple, easy, and quick for anyone. This book tells you everything you really need to know and shows you how to do it correctly the first time, step by step.

I’ve selected only what is essential, practical, and simplest- and gotten rid of all of the confusing and useless junk that you will find lurking to lure creative literary victims everywhere else.

 

This short book allows you to skip all of the baloney and go right to the fun and success of creating your own eBook and getting it online, without any hassle- and enjoy doing it from beginning to finished product!

I’ve broken down the process into teeny tiny steps, and I haven’t left anything out. You can skip what you don’t really need for your specific project, and find what you do need later for a different situation.

The instructions contained here are comprehensive and will fulfill the needs of any eBook writer or publisher.

Everything is explained in simple language that everyone can understand the first time, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. You cannot fail. You will have a smile on your face as you go along, and an especially big smile when you’ve crossed the finish line.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU DO THIS YOURSELF?

1) Making a Kindle and any other type of electronic book is far easier than you can imagine.

2) EBook formatting by anyone else will cost you far more money than it should, given the actual amount of time it takes (not very much!)

3) Can you completely trust someone else to do this job, the way you want it done?

4) And very importantly, you will certainly want to make updates, changes and modifications to your book, quickly and without any hassle or additional cost.

You want to control your eBook publication yourself, have it done exactly right, have it done instantly and at no cost, and have it completed any time you choose without waiting.

 

But personally, as a professional writer and publisher, I simply do not have the time, energy, or interest to waste jumping through endless procedures that don’t bring results- and you shouldn’t either.

 I’ll show you what works the best- That’s my job here, to give you a clear, simple, and complete method to follow for publishing your title for all of the eBook devices and applications out there, and to do it most efficiently.

 

YOU CAN BE PUBLISHED, IN ONE DAY

Everyone has a story to tell or a lesson to share with others.

However, until the Digital Age and the World Wide Web, it could be nearly impossible for most people to get published and distributed successfully.

In the past, getting a publishing deal that results in actually getting paid a decent wage for one’s writing efforts- has been akin to winning the lottery. This is especially true for those new and inexperienced in book writing and publishing. And even if you are eventually published and put into print, unless you win the unlikely treasure jackpot of having a best seller- in the end, a writer rarely sees much of anything for his or her efforts.

If one manages to actually get picked up by a printed publisher, you are still at the mercy of corporate whim and the publicity budget. You will be dropped like a hot potato if your book doesn’t sell big. You probably will get nothing for promotion, and that job will be left to you and your own wallet. And even if your book does sell, you’ll see a pittance of the sales as your royalties- if anything, and they will be slow in coming.

Conversely, publish yourself on Amazon Kindle and you get 70% of the sale price for the digital book, immediately. Sell the book on your own website, and you keep an even nicer 95% or more as profit after costs.

Read the headlines these days to see what major authors are foregoing “the big publishing deal” to go it completely on their own digitally, for a much more deserved piece of the pie.

 

Now, thanks to digital online publishing, you can successfully publish yourself with zero risk electronically, and at zero cost.

You can generate a modest or even a substantial income without any outlay required by other forms of print.

In a single day you can have your manuscript made available to virtually billions of online potential customers, millions of which already own and love to use their digital eBook reader.

There is an audience out there for EVERYTHING. Certainly, many readers will be excited to get your eBook, no matter what you write about and even no matter your writing style or how “well” you write. (Quality is always subjective anyway.)

I guarantee SOMEONE will want to read your digital book, no matter what.

It will cost you nothing. You can create your eBook for free, as well as distribute it for free. You have everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose- not even big blocks of your time.

You wouldn’t think so if you have seen one of those commercial “We’ll format your eBook for you” web sites that charge dollars per page, or a few hundred dollars for a single book. What a racket!            No need to go that route. The idea of paying someone hundreds of dollars or even less to transform your manuscript into an electronic book is ABSURD. Do it yourself- better, faster, and assuredly costing you nothing except a little bit of time.

 

Once you’ve written your book, most people know that they can create a free web site or blog to tell people about their project, document, or book. The best web building sites are as easy (or easier) to use as writing a letter or creating a flyer on Microsoft Word.

What most people have yet to learn is that one can further create, publish and distribute their book via Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and get it on iBooks- again, nearly effortlessly and at no cost.

Maybe even more attractive is publishing and selling a perfectly created eBook on your own web site or blog- with or without participating any other online seller.

If you can use a computer, you can make and publish your eBook successfully, all by yourself in many ways. You are the boss. You are in control.

The 21st Century is a golden age for writers.

 

THE SECRET MYSTERY OF eBOOKS

Until now, the process of creating an eBook, properly formatted to distribute via Kindle, Nook, other eBook formats, and iBook has been a relentless and frustrating mystery.

You would think that Amazon and other distributors who gain from having eBooks online would make the directions for doing this easy to understand. They don’t. Amazon’s actual instructions for making a Kindle book is a spider’s web and a black hole from which you will likely never escape alive

You would think one soul would put some good instructions online. Well, I couldn’t find any web sites- ZERO- that answered all of the necessary questions in one place. I looked.

It’s ridiculous.

For those who remained stumped despite their best efforts, Amazon and other online digital book re-sellers “recommend” companies who offer the paid service to complete this mysterious task for you. How convenient.

The sin is that actually taking a manuscript and turning it into any kind of eBook is not at all complicated. I was just amazed that no one had yet written a decent, concise, uncomplicated, and yet complete guide for making eBooks. So I stepped up to the plate.

There are just a few things to keep in mind. I’ve organized and presented the instructions here so that if you do the process once and make one eBook following these easy directions, you might just have it memorized forever.

 

WHAT IS AN eBook FOR, ANYWAY?

It is to SERVE THE READER.  No more, no less.

An electronic book has a few unique requirements to do its job well-

1) It should resemble a printed book in a logical, attractive, and correct presentation- It should simply be easy to read.

2) It must have a linked Table of Contents that allows the reader to instantly navigate to any chapter in the book.

3) It should properly display images if needed, without distortion.

4) It should work similarly in every type of electronic book reader or equivalent computer eBook application- and you shouldn’t have to reformat your manuscript repeatedly for every conceivable kind of eBook reader.

 

THE EASIEST ROUTE TO AN EBOOK

I was SHOCKED to find others STILL recommending people edit using plain text editors, CODE or HTML to make their eBooks. Such a thing is absolutely unnecessary and a waste of energy. Really quite insane, and nothing most people should even consider.

Making your eBook fulfilling all the needs for a professional presentation is easily accomplished simply using Microsoft Word as your manuscript editor, (or the free Office Writer .doc creation software)- all without using HTML, any other text editor, or resorting to manipulating code and tags. Using Word or Open Office to create an eBook is a total breeze and the smartest way to work, bar none. I find it absolutely incredibly that people are still doing it any other way. It is perfect for creating any type of eBook.

Your Word file must be modified slightly in the correct way to upload for Kindle and other formats, otherwise your eBook will not look right and will not allow proper navigation for reading. But the changes are not difficult to make. And these simple changes will be light years faster and easier than any other method for anyone, but especially for authors who are not familiar with html. The instructions and method follows in this book. It’s all a snap!

In this efficient manual you will be shown how to first make a SINGLE FILE that can be used across the board for the three types of eBooks- Kindle, Nook, iBook, and all others with a minimum of modifications to work for all. (Other readers such as Sony, Kobo, and iRiver use the same type of language as the Nook, i.e. “.epub” files.)

The easy step by step instructions provided here will supply you with a foolproof method for creating your own electronic book, complete with images and illustrations if you choose.

You can create your eBook from scratch, or modify a previously existing manuscript with some quick changes. You’ll enjoy the process, too.
 

IMAGES

Electronic books have their own requirements for images, and I’ve written a special chapter to easily guide you through this process to make your images and illustrations look their best for Kindle and others. Again, I’ve kept this process as easy and as straight forward as possible with a minimum of fuss.

 

READY FOR SUCCESS?

You will soon have your electronic book finished in no time at all. It will look perfect and it will work perfectly for everyone and for all of the various brands of eBook readers and applications.


 

 

PREFACE

How To Use This Book

 

First, completely read through these instructions before beginning.

If it looks at first like a lot of numbered steps, have no worries. There are 60 seconds in every minute, but no one would claim a minute is a long time. Similarly, these are all simple as pie operations which have been broken down into bite-sized pieces that will cover every aspect of making a perfect eBook for everyone.

To start, merely become familiar with the overall process. In making your eBook you will have a couple of options to choose from, and you will want to know about those choices before you begin.

 

You will begin all eBook conversion projects at “Part One: Easy Make A Kindle Book”.

You will create all versions of your eBooks in the same way, starting with creating a book for Kindle. After you make your Kindle book, you will make just a couple of small changes to make a Nook eBook and for all other epub formatted books. After you have done that, it will additionally be ready to upload for Apple iBook readers using another simple process.

You do not actually have to publish a Kindle versioned eBook, but formatting and converting all of your eBooks will require the same initial steps as a Kindle eBook requires.

Follow the steps one at a time.

If you are reading this on an eBook device or reading application, to navigate in this manual to the Table of Contents, and thus skip to any chapter or instruction from there, just click one step to the “Start” or “Beginning” of this book with your favorite eBook reader.

 

Frequently save your work with a unique file name as you go along. In case you make a mistake, you can simply re-open a previous file version, and go again from there.  DO NOT ERASE or OVERWRITE your saves but rather give each save a separate name such as “eBook_1.doc”, then “eBook_2.doc” and so on. You might find that you like an earlier version of your book better at some point. If you don’t give each save its own name, you’ll copy over and delete all of your previous versions.

Continue to rename each new file as you convert your .doc file to make your Amazon Kindle book and epub books, i.e. file names like “eBook_1.epub” and “eBook_2.epub”.

This same habit of saving all of your files should extend to your images as well, as you may create images of slightly different sizes and dimension, and you don’t want to discard an image that you may have to re-tweak later on going back to an earlier version.

I use Microsoft Word 2003 as my own application for writing books. I feel that it is the simplest to work with and that it provides all of the tools I need. There is no advantage to using a newer version of Word. My instructions will give tips on menu navigation using Word 2003, but you may use a later version if you choose, or for that matter Open Office Writer, free at Open Office.

Although I don’t give separate instructions for creating your manuscript modifications with Open Office, the program is so similar to Word, that anyone can easily duplicate the steps for that free program by exploring the Open Office Help menu for specific task instructions if the intuitive solution isn’t immediately obvious.

Just use any program’s Help menu if you are not sure how to get to the formatting option that you need to use.

 

eBOOK OUTLINE WIZARD

This book first presents your eBook making procedure step by step, with a short explanation “why” when necessary so you know the reason behind these instructions.

For your convenience, the step-by-step procedure is then reproduced as a simple numbered outline at the end of the book, the EBOOK OUTLINE WIZARD that you may use for simple reference later on. You may skip to this outline by clicking on the link to this outline from the Table of Contents.

 

A COUPLE OF OPTIONS

One other suggestion that I will make is that you might like to acquire two pieces of optional hardware for your eBook creation process. These are NOT absolutely necessary, but can make your job easier and faster to some degree.

1) Get a mouse with a quick scroll wheel. I use a Logitech VX Nano Cordless notebook mouse (my favorite, about $30 on eBay) that has a scroll wheel in the center that can be clicked on or off to work as a fast flywheel. This allows very rapid and precise scrolling through pages and text. Using a quick scroll mouse is like driving a race car- Once you use one of these, you will have a hard time going back to a plain mouse without one.

2) Get hold of an actual Kindle or other eBook reader (or even both) to check your work as you go. Although you can absolutely create your eBook without either physical reader and use the Kindle Direct Publishing preview screen, and the Nook preview (on Barnes and Noble PubIt web site) or Adobe Digital Editions for .epub types of books, I’ve found that using a physical reader to check work as one goes along to be convenient, fast, and more accurate in showing you what customers and readers will actually see using their physical portable eBooks device.

Kindle uses its own eBook language (.azw file), whereas Nook and all others use the .epub type of file. The Kindle will not read epub files and vice versa.

You can save money and snap up a physical reader for cheap on Craigslist or eBay. It will be well worth your green energy to acquire and use as you go along, and it makes checking your work a little simpler- and fun! And when you’re done with your own eBook, you can enjoy reading other eBooks with it as well. (More on this subject of “spend some money on a reader” down the page…)

 

One wonderful thing about an electronic book is that you can make your book uniquely interactive with the Internet- something a printed book cannot do. Your eBook can open up a whole world to your reader in a completely new way readers have never experienced before. Just use your imagination- !

iBooks are read on an iPad or other Apple device only. None the less, you can create and upload an iBook online and never touch or own any Apple computer or iPad at all.

Once your book is published, you can actually send yourself a copy of your book and read it on the free Kindle or Nook reader application for PC or Mac.

 

ORDER OF INSTRUCTION

These instructions are presented in the order in which you would create a book from scratch or in the order of modifying an existing manuscript.  The procedure of converting and publishing all of your eBooks will become second nature to you very quickly.

 

KINDLE, NOOK, iPAD, or Other??

For a moment I will point out a few differences between, at present, the two major manufacturers of eBooks readers: the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook.

As I’ve pointed out already, you can’t read an epub book on a Kindle, and you can’t read a Kindle book on black and white Nooks, a Sony Reader, and other similar black and white .epub readers. This means you will get your book files for Kindles and Nooks from two different sources, the file will be different for each. But most popular titles are usually available for Kindle as well as Nook and others.

However, you can read both types of files on the same PC and/or Mac just by using the free reader Kindle or .epub application for your particular type of computer.

 

So please note: To make an eBook that will supply all readers using everything, you must make two conversions of your original Word document manuscript: One will be saved as .azw for Kindle, and the other will be saved as a .epub.

 

The Kindle, the regular Nook and newer Nook Touch, Sony, Kobo and iRiver readers all use a black and white display (“e-Ink”) that is highly visible in any normal light, even in bright outdoor light. The Nook Color, iPads, and tablet computers all use a color LCD screen of one size or another.

At present, the Kindle can open up linked web pages while still reading an eBook, where as a black and white display standard Nook cannot. Kindle has a modest, but dependable black and white browser. The new Touch Nook has a somewhat limited browser that works to some degree.

Nook Color (as well as any computer running the apps) will show web pages in glorious color. Also, you can view flash videos (like YouTube) whereas none of the grayscale black and white eInk viewers can do that.

If you are considering getting one of these units, do you want a relatively inexpensive eBook reader for a little browsing and that has long battery life? Or do you want something with a fraction of the battery life, but looks wonderful for color illustrated books and the web? Do you need to see the screen and read except in bright outdoor light?

Decisions, decisions.

Kindle has a built in minimal but a quite usable type of audio book reader to read your book to you while you are driving or just want to listen instead of read. Both double as Mp3 audio players for when you want music or for when you have an audio book. But Nook won’t play independent music audio while you read, while the Kindle does.

The black and white display readers use a minimum of battery, and easily will go for a week or more on a single charge. Nook Color and tablets start in the claimed eight hour battery life range.

Amazon at present offers the largest selection of books. As time goes on, for black and white display, the Nook will probably offer the same features as the Kindle 3. But presently for me, the Kindle clearly comes out on top with its’ combination of features for a black and white viewer..

Sony and other products get excellent reviews, and they sell three new readers with features you may prefer to either Kindle or Nook. Or you may not. The other online libraries are certainly not as extensive as Kindle or B&N’s Nook.

As said earlier, but worth emphasizing, notably, Kindle at present will not display PDF or epub files- so if that is a must for you, get another brand of reader besides Kindle.

The iPad and Color Nook can do other kinds of portable computer pad operations as opposed to the Kindle and regular Nook which are more limited. There are a great many small 7” tablet computers that for the most part will all run the free download Kindle and Nook eBook reading applications, and these also will display color images in a book, unlike the eInk readers which render images in grayscale (shades of black and white).

The Nook Color is a very good touch screen portable pad at around $250, whereas the iPad is a hefty $500 for the lowest priced model. I’ve modified my Color Nook with an online hack so it operates as a much more flexible full function Android tablet, and it essentially will do much of what the iPad will do at half the price, albeit it has no camera or USB input/output. Unfortunately, the hack makes it a little more difficult to upload my own .epub files for review when working on a manuscript, and when using it for editing, I prefer the native Nook operating system.

Frankly, if you want to do computer types of activities- get a tablet computer, netbook, or an iPad. Toshiba makes a great netbook for under $250, you can put both Kindle and epub and iBook reader applications on it, and still use it as a completely functional PC with very nice real keyboard- and it is not much bigger than a Nook Color. (The lack of physical keyboard is my main objection to ALL tablet computers, given that a physical keyboard is essential as a writer of any serious degree. You just can’t efficiently write anything of length on a flat screen “virtual” keyboard.) Bear in mind, netbooks have a color LCD screen- and like the iPad and Nook Color, it is not as easy to read in bright outdoor sunlight and has less battery life than a Kindle or any other reader with an e-Ink black and white screen.

The Kindle 3 is a bargain at around $139, and the Nook Touch is the same price. I’ve seen the Sony pocket edition going for a mere $119 at my local Sony Style mall store. (These prices are as of August 2011, and will likely get even lower as time passes.). Again, you can save money by shopping around for a perfectly working used reader.

As for the other eBook readers, if you have one, you can use it for viewing epub files. I am not a fan of Apple proprietary schemes, but if you like Apple products and own them, the iPad can be used to view any type of file with the properly installed application software.

A computer or an eBook reading application will display your book somewhat differently than a physical reader because of the larger display and the customizable page size that an eBook reader allows. Personally, I create my own books and then cross check them on my Kindle 3 and then on my Nook Color, and then with Adobe Digital Editions and Kindle for PC/Mac. That combination will cover every possibility: If it looks good using those, it will look good on anything.

Incidentally, for epub files, my favorite eBook computer reading application is actually the Adobe Digital Edition (free from Adobe). I have found the Barnes and Noble Nook application for eBook computer reading very buggy and unfriendly as an epub viewer.

 

WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED?

To emphasize this point, you do NOT have to buy anything to create and check your eBook. You can make and proof your newly made eBook without any additional physical readers, and use just your computer and the online and free application software to do everything.

For myself, I’ve selected the option to supplement these with a physical reader to make my proofreading a bit faster.

The Kindle allows me to quickly review .azw Kindle books and its links into the web, and shows me the book as it will appear using the Kindle for PC/Mac application on computers as well. Amazon instantly (very nearly) converts my .doc manuscript through email, and sends it right to my Kindle to inspect- at no charge. It is a dependable conversion method that creates my eBook as perfectly as I see it in my original Word document, and without formatting errors. Thank you Amazon. Nicely done.

If your manuscript has images or illustrations, and you do not have a physical Kindle to proofread your Kindle eBook manuscript for publishing, you will not have a dependable free method of checking your work until you publish it. This is not true of epub books. That is because the Kindle preview screen on their web site doesn’t preview your eBooks images perfectly, i.e. without occasional and unpredictable display errors (like adding blank pages that aren’t really there for anyone else to see). And, I have not found another dependable conversion method other than Amazon’s own. So, the free method is not great for proofreading a book with pictures. Once you publish on Amazon, you have access to the .azw files to view on Kindle for PC/Mac, an acceptable method to proofread for formatting errors. But it’s a very slow process to repeat, as it takes a couple of days for Amazon to put your file up for examining.

So if you have illustrations in your book, I say bite the bullet and get at least a used Kindle 3 from somebody.

On the other hand, most of the operations for epub books can be done and then accurately viewed in Adobe Digital Editions software using your regular computer. This will give you an accurate feedback of how your book will look in any other physical eBook reader or computer reading application.

 

That’s all the preliminaries-

Okay- here we go!


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Part One:

 

Easy

Make A

KINDLE BOOK

 

Do these same steps first for ALL formats and devices.

 

Regardless of whether you are making a Kindle, Nook, any other epub, or an iBook- follow the procedure to make a Kindle book first. You will complete the steps for the other formats after you follow all of the instructions to format for Kindle.

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Chapter 1   Kindle Book

 

GENERAL FORMATTING

 

1.     Set your book’s PAGE SIZE:

 

OPTION 1) As an overall recommendation: Leave your page size as your originally written manuscript. This will work fine for any book without any illustrations.

 

OPTION 2) If you want to see what your book will look like on a typical physical Kindle or other typical electronic book, you may resize your page size to 3.5” X 4.75” to approximate the viewing page size for Kindle (Version 3 and others) and a few common physical eBook readers.

 

OPTION 3) If you have large images that play a principal role in your book, almost certainly you want to setup your manuscript as  8.5” X 11” page size.

 

In Microsoft Word, you can change the page size by menu navigating to: File/ Page Setup/ Paper 

To set up your default measurements units to “Inches”, navigate to: Tools/ Options/ General/ Measurement Units

 

>>Bear in mind, your Word document will NOT resemble your final eBook EXACTLY as it appears in either a physical eBook reader or an application like Kindle for PC. But it will look exactly right when it appears converted as an eBook in both a physical reader and in an eBook computer reader application.

 

Okay, let me now explain WHY there is no hard and fast answer to this issue of page size.

Page size is the dimensions of your original manuscript, the one you create your book in Word. (Page size is determined by the menu: File/Page Setup/Paper menu navigation in Word)

eBooks IGNORE page size, and simply display line by line of your text, and resize images to fit the window of your eBook reader. This is true not only of the physical Kindles and Nooks, but of the computer applications that allow customers to read their purchased eBooks on their home computer or laptop. Importantly, many users DO read their eBooks using the Kindle application, or Nook application, or Adobe Digital Editions application.

If your book consists ONLY of text- it doesn’t matter at all what page size your manuscript is formatted in. The book will simply be laid out line after line in the eBook reader or application. So, if you have text only- it doesn’t matter what page size your manuscript is. Use whatever page size you have already selected to write your manuscript in- 8.5 X 11, 6 X 9, or any other.

HOWEVER- and this is a big however- if you have images in your book, especially full page images, the images will automatically be limited by the page size you’ve chosen, and this can create problems if you want to see big full size illustrations in a Kindle, Nook, or iPad application to read eBooks.

 If you have setup a 6” X 9” page size for your original Word manuscript, if someone opens the book on a computer using the Kindle, Nook, or Adobe eBook application- the size of the image will never be bigger than your chosen page size, and in many cases, it will be difficult to zoom in to make the picture bigger.

For example, I had one customer who created an illustrated kids book, with big full size, full page illustrations- but he formatted his manuscript as a 3.5” X 4.75” page size as recommended by another (typically WRONG) DIY eBook instruction found online. This rendered all of his illustrations teeny tiny when the book was opened up on an iPad 10” display or on any regular computer display. Once he increased the page size to 8.5 X 11, the illustrations showed up nice and large universally, no matter what device or application he viewed his book on.

 

If you have a book that is text only, you may want to use a 3.5” X 4.75” page size, only because it will allow you to preview as you are writing and editing what your book will look like on a regular Kindle or typical black and white eInk display found on the majority of present eBook readers. To see what your eBook will actually look like while format editing in Word can be helpful and helps you to gauge many aspects of your presentation.

However, if you have illustrations, I recommend the 8.5 X 11 page setup size, to allow all illustrations to be viewed full size in every instance and across all types of readers and applications.

Even if your book has zero illustrations, you can still use the 8.5 X 11 page size, or any other page size for that matter, and you’ll do fine.

 

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Easy Paint Your Car Instruction

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Since I was a fourteen year old kid, I always wanted to have the car I am pictured having at the top of this page: A 1965 Lotus Elan.
This was the fabulous sports car driving on the British secret agent television series, The Avengers, starring Patrick MacNee, as John Steed, and Diane Rigg, as Emma Peel.
It took about thirty years, but I finally landed one, and it was probably once of the most original and finest examples on the planet– ironically, having been stored virtually un-driven for twenty five years, a mere mile from my home in Denver, Colorado. The odometer had barely 10,000 miles on it, and every nut and bolt on the car was original. The car had barely been broken in, and drove like a new car.
The paint on the car, however, had suffered somewhat, and being the original 1965 enamel, it was an inferior paint than what is now found on cars nearly forty years later. These days, modern urethane is vastly superior in both appearance and durability.
This is the story of how I came to learn modern car body repainting and repair.
You can learn how to paint your own car professionally, easily, inexpensively, anywhere, any time of year, enjoy doing it. Read on….

This is a web page built by a painter, not just another commercial internet advertising platform. Whew!
The pages has Unsolicited testimonials to show what people like you are getting from this page and my materials– so you know this is REAL, and really USEFUL info.
Painting your own car, and ending up with a professional finish you can be proud of is not nearly as difficult, and certainly not as expensive as you might think it is. Once you read through this site you’ll see that many people who have never painting a car before have used the information on this site, and in the download or DVD, and were completely successful at achieving this.
If you find this site helpful, then you can get further inexpensive and totally affordable online instant download information and/or the DVD. Sign up for the RSS feed too, because I keep adding new information and stories each week.
Your efforts in one weekend can result in a far better paint job than your local cheap OR expensive outside service. This is because you may care more than the actual guy working on your car for minimum wage.
Above all, have fun, and enjoy your finished paint job~!
We have now created a very practical and foolproof 80 page illustrated manual (color photo version download), 62 minute online video download, and/or DVD/CD that you may purchase and keep out in the garage and watch on any computer and/or DVD player – so please consider picking one of these up. These will be priceless for guiding and helping you. (I keep the price inexpensive, because these days, everyone is eager to save a little money where ever they can.) So, enjoy!

THE BOOK OF WANDS

From: <jan@xxxxx.co.za>

Subject: Wow!
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 21:33:55
Hi Neil,
My name is Jan and I live in South Africa. I recently (about 6 months ago) had my car re-sprayed by a “professional” spray painter after a struck damaged the rear door by backing into the thing. (It is a Uno Pacer SX ’95 Model and the paint work was real dull). It cost me R8000.00 (+/- 1150.00 Dollars) I was really disappointed when I collected it from the workshop. The hood still has scratch marks because of the rough sanding paper and seems like their masking was poorly done because of overspray and which looks like fine cracks close to the rubbers. I have also noticed that the paint chips very easily an figured out after my google trip that they must have added excessive hardener.
After a lengthy argument with no progress and a lack of interest, I decided that I would learn to re-spray and paint my car myself. Scrolling through endless web pages, (my own fault, searched: spray painting a car, without the space) I came across your site, read through and looked at the two videos. Man what a relief!
I didn’t know that there were still people out there that actually cared about delivering an excellent service.
You have inspired me. Thank you.
With a new fire I’m tackling tmine! God bless you!
J. Davel

How to Paint Anything
Made Easy, With Beautiful and Expert Results

NEW: PAINT IN THE WINTER or COOL WEATHER

As fall and winter weather approaches in most of the USA (and whenever or wherever else) the question arises:

Can I paint when it’s cold outside?

Of course.

In fact, the demonstration video was made while it was RAINING and it was 45 degrees outside.

Here are the things to remember for cold weather…

1) Make sure the temperature where you are painting is at least 55 degrees.

If it is colder than that, the paint will not set quickly enough, and will have much more tendency to run and drip. Even though urethane paint is catalyzed and hardens from chemical interaction, and will dry in almost the coldest temperatures, the RATE at which it dries is effected by ambient temperature. If it “dries” to slowly, it will run.

Although 55 degrees is on the cool side, and warmer temperatures will allow faster setting and drying, it is possible to successfully paint at this temperature.

If the OUTSIDE temperature is cooler than 55 degrees– keep reading….

2) Paint inside a paint booth, or inside a garage.

In such an environment you can easily control the temperature with heaters and heat lamps.

Be aware, PAINT IS FLAMMABLE— well DUH.

Don’t have a flame going where you are painting. DUH.

3) Outside, you can, as I did, paint inside a covered car port.

Hang up plastic sheeting, and warm the place up with halogen lamps, and monitor the temperature.

4) Avoid days of high humidity.

Moisture cures urethane paint, so any increased humidity in the air is NOT good. However– if you have heated the area you are painting in, and moisture is not coming in, you will be okay.

Good Link Here For People “Down Under” melspray.com.au/links.htm

Neil does his LOTUS ELAN
Fun With Body Putty

PAINTING HISTORY LESSON
I learned how to paint a car is because I simply could not afford the several thousand dollars it would have cost me to have someone else paint a rare collector car that I owned.
I was fortunate enough to belong to my local Lotus car club and met several boni-fide restoration experts, among them Mr. Vic Cooper in Denver. He regularly repairs and repaints the most expensive, the most exotic passenger and race cars, from Lotuses to Lambos to hot rods, and people call on him from all over the country to repair valuable vehicles. Over a long period of time he taught me how to do the highest level of body repair and car painting. Since I am a writer and film maker (and he and other experts I knew are not), I translated everything I learned from him into a form that people could easily learn from right off the web. Over the years as I continued to refine my painting knowledge and technique, I further recieved help from an exceptionally good paint shop in Denver that specializes in automotive refinishing.
Initially I spent months learning what works and what doesn’t work. When I was done I had done my first car, my white Lotus on the book cover. It turned out perfectly. The method I used can be applied to any vehicle, fancy or plain, big or small, boat or car, truck, bike, or motorcycle.

Since this first project, I’ve continued to this day learning more about painting that I pass on to my readers and friends, and the feedback that you can read on this site is testimony that this is good advice.
There are many painting books available that look good on the surface, but in practical use are overly-complicated and have irrelevant information for most people and most situations. I am the author of five books, and my goal here is to make material available that WORKS as advertised, and teaches you how to paint in the same manner as I have learned myself from my own teachers, themselves respected masters of automotive painting for decades.
You may find yourself considering painting your vehicle- either a utilitarian commuter car, or a show car, but without having done this previously, or have done it making many mistakes and not having things turn out so good. You may not know anyone who knows how to do this, or has the time to show you.
I will show you, because it is my business teaching people- and I’ve been a teacher for 35 years.

To paint a car properly you will need a spray gun, a compressor, the paint, some miscellaneous small tools, sandpaper, and a certain amount of patience. Do it in a car port, garage, paint booth, or even in your driveway- Decide what is best for you.
You can borrow or rent the gun and compressor and save money that way, and pay about $100 for the paint and sandpaper, and if you read the instructions you can come up with a decent paint job on most cars. You will also need odds and ends which you may or may not have, light solvents, gloves, an air respirator, and other small items necessary for painting.
Or, you can spend about $250 on the gun and compressor, own it permanently and do lots of things with it for the rest of your life- like paint your house, air clean stuff, run other tools with it, etc.
If you have a special car or a collector car, plan on spending extra time sanding and re-sanding, and fine sanding, and polishing, and correcting your mistakes, and doing body work.
If you just want to quickly re-spray your car, and don’t have many body repairs to do, this can be accomplished in a single day at little expense, and you can end up with a very very nice looking car in the end.
If you don’t have an extra $3000 sitting around, this may be your only choice- AND you can do it, and come up with an absolutely gorgeous job. I will show you how, and my methods come from THE BEST EXPERTS possible.
If you just have an old car and would rather do it yourself than spend $300 or $400 at the budget shops for a mediocre job that they will do, you can do it quickly and end up with a finish as good if not better than such shops, and spend a minimum amount of time doing it- although you will still need the materials and equipment you don’t already own, and a place to do it.
You can get the download or DVD (it is dirt cheap), or just read through the basics on this page and get a good idea of what you will need to do.
Okay….you decide. No bull here. The best painting adventure to you!

—- Original Message —–
From: Myron Wilson
To: Neil Slade’s Amazing Brain Adventure
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 3:09 PM

Hi,
Just got the video, thought it was great. I took a class and you covered 8 weeks of school in 1 hour and added some things to boot. Take care, – Myron

—– Original Message —–
From: George Weston
I saw another very fancy web page on this subject, and the guy was spraying indoors WITHOUT A MASK!! In many demonstrations—!! I sure won’t be buying their information- yow!! Man, if they haven’t even got THAT right…. eeek!

On forward to The Heart Of Painting Step By Step

—– Original Message —–
From: Ben Cheatham <white240sx@xoxoxo.net>

Subject: Want to say thanks
Hi Neil,
I ordered your video quite some time ago. I’m restoring a ’72 240Z and planned on doing it myself. Well a friend of mine was replacing all of the fairings on his motorcycle and needed his gas tank to match. Figured this would be a perfect opportunity for me to learn before tackling my car. I told him I would do it for free so long as he supplied all the materials. After watching your videos and reading your pdf again, I went ahead and dove headfirst into this tank. Let me tell ya, your tutorials really helped a lot. They gave me an awesome basic knowledge and whatnot that I probably couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I just wanted to tell you thanks for helping me out, it’s really appreciated. Here is the gastank (and cowl that I haven’t finished yet) so you can see how it turned out www.members.cox.net/csturbo2…rtank.htm
Thanks again, Ben Cheatham

QUICK Paint Job TIPS

NEW:

What about fixing RUST?

Cold Weather and Winter Painting

MIRACLE $300 Mid Winter Repair/Paint Example

Compressor Settings For Paint
Jim Lyons- Painting Automotive Master and his Review of Neil’s “Easy Paint Your Car Pro” on his Talking Car Paint Blog
The $50 Dollar $50 Buck Paint Job MYTH
Why Should I Paint My Own Car Myself?
Will Clear Cover and Hide Small Pits In the Surface?
What About Small Rust Spots?
What is WATERPROOF Sandpaper and when do I use it?
Do I Paint My WHOLE Car, or Can I Paint Just Part Of It?
Proper HVLP Spray Technique

From: “Scott Moore” <smoo28000@zzzzzzz.net>

Best $9.95 I have ever spent!!! I have been working on a 1963 Chevy Belair that, yes, belonged to a little old lady! …..

Thanks for the Great tips!!!! Keep it up!
Scott Moore

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To broaden one’s perspective, this assuredly is NOT your typical 9/11 documentary, for certain. And it was not designed to be such.

I have relied on a good amount of symbolism, music, and non-verbal scenes that express emotions and things usually omitted in “facts only” films. It must be looked at in a broader sense, and with some intelligent insight and the ability to understand and appreciate non-verbal film expression. My apologies to anyone who doesn’t understand this style of film, more common in European and Asian film production, of which I am well versed.

On top of that, the coloring, editing, and effects used in the presentation may have been enough to throw some observers for a loop. And then of course, once one person throws in a negative comment, people love to jump on the bashing band wagon.

That aside…

Please note, Dylan Avery of “Loose Change” worked with me in allowing an excerpt from his film to be used in mine. I am friends with very progressive people in the 9/11 Truth movement, and I was quite conscientious about any material or claims in my film. I have worked with Dr. Stephen Jones, and arranged for him to make an earlier appearance back in 2006 at the University of Denver for our Rocky Mountain regional 9/11 group, and I’ve also been very appreciative of the work of all the people like Richard Gage (whom I’ve also spoken with in person) at www.ae911truth.org, and who was appreciative of the film.

The film revolves around an interview with an ex-military pilot, Field McConnell, who shares little with the typical “9/11 Truther” image.  His social and political views (clearly evident from his web site if not from the film itself), are very different from my own and most likely from most persons contemplating the real perpetrators behind 9/11. But I think it was very important to show that the 9/11 issue, and the dispute with the major media and government explanation, is not limited to Democrats, Green Party members, those who would absolve the US government, and “conspiracy nut cases” (which I never thought was the case anyway).  We also used the talents of David Hawkins, a friend of McConnell to help pick and develop concepts presented in the film.

Importantly, McConnell is NOT a slick professional speaker, and it may seem initially to some that this is reason alone to dismiss the film. But, that is a fatal mistake in information gathering. We all are far too familiar with politicians and con artists who talk a great game- but underneath, they are manipulating crooks. McConnell is just a regular guy, with an extraordinary experience and skill piloting planes that few of us can ever claim to possess.

I think it is extraordinarily healthy that we see 9/11 truth through the eyes of a couple of guys “from the other side”.

Even if you don’t believe anything else McConnell and Hawkins proclaim elsewhere, I made a concerted effort to only keep in the film what I believed was supported by logic and hard evidence, and there were many things I refused to put in the film.


The film spends a fair amount of time looking at McConnell’s background in the air force, and this was quite deliberate so as to show here was someone that was not a left wing liberal who questioned the “official” explanation of the events of 9/11.

Two particularly unique contributions of the film, especially at the time of it’s release in 2007, was recognition of the role of the Canadian Air Force in the war games being enacted on 9/11- i.e. the stand down of the USAF and the transfer of protection to other military forces during that day. The other notable observation is the inherent dependence on satellite technology and surveillance, and the persons who were commanding that data during the attacks.

McConnell gives a good insider’s look at the claims of plane flights that day, extremely important to come from an air-force pilot and not an arm chair internet geek, and gives a good rebuttal to “the official facts”. His delivery of the scenario of multiple planes being used on that day (drone and observation planes in addition to the “missing” planes) is a hypothesis that has been embraced by a great many respected people at this current date.

I think it is a strong film specifically because of the testimony of an experience air-force pilot, and ironically because of his political/social views are so different from what we expect from someone contradicting the government/media explanation of 9/11.  For this fact alone, the film is indispensable, because at least half this country is not of the liberal- left wing school- It is imperative to those people in the middle and right side of things that even they can understand why the official/major media account of 9/11 is hogwash, and that they don’t have to abandon centrist or right political aspirations to embrace the truth of 9/11.

Imagine that.

Try embracing something outside your own safe circle.

Thanks again for your consideration.
Neil Slade July 2011

 

 

 

A NOTE FROM THE PRODUCER and DIRECTOR of

“Captain Sherlock Solves 911”- Neil Slade

 

Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 was a film that I made after I became interested in the September 9/11 events in 2006.  I had watched a documentary by Stephen Jones, physicist, and soon after introduced myself to Dr. Jones through email.  After a short correspondence he personally asked me to join a professional non-public 9/11 discussion group.

 

In that group I also met David Hawkins, an Oxford graduate with experience in the oil fields, mathematics, and filed explosives and with whom I eventually discussed my idea to produce a film about 9/11 with his help. Hawkins had made friends with an ex-Air Force Pilot, Field McConnell, and I believed an interview with McConnell would make a good film explaining some alternate ideas about the events of 9/11.

 

Field McConnell came to Denver for 3 days in the spring of 2007, and I interviewed him on tape. We talked with David Hawkins over the phone and we all agreed on concepts and ideas that eventually would make the final cut.  A couple of months later I completed the editing of the film and released it on the Internet and produced some DVDs.

 

After the film was completed, I built a web site for the film and the DVD for it’s distribution. I entered the film in several film festivals.

 

Before long, I transferred the film’s title domain to Field McConnell, the pilot whom I interviewed for the film, in that he expressed hopes to further promote the film, and that he would bear the costs for the maintenance of the web site.

 

However, shortly thereafter, I found myself at great odds with the political and social views expressed by both Field McConnell and David Hawkins (another participant), their additional web pages and articles linked to and added to the site that I had initially designed and envisioned only as a web page to promote the film.

 

A year later in 2008 I added a “disclaimer” at the start of Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 in which I voice my differences with the other two participants in the film project beyond the stated content in the film itself. This copy of the film replaced the original where ever it occurred, online, on on DVD.

 

I feel it necessary need to make clear my objections to having the “Captain Sherlock Solves 911” being associated in any way and being promoted on web pages that I feel have no connection with the content of that film, such as other political and social views that I believe are neither my own, nor helpful to the topic of 9/11 investigations.

 

The film was never intended to promote anything else. The film stands on its own, and in no way is associated with any ideology, political view, opinion, or individual.

 

Beyond what is presented in the film itself, beyond what is the actual content contained in “Captain Sherlock Solves 911”, no comments, nor any content in print, or on the Internet made by any other persons, including Field McConnell nor David Hawkins reflect my own opinion.

 

I also recommend as an alternative the following sites for information and high quality films on the subject of 9/11

 

www.ae911truth.org

www.journalof911studies.com

http://www.loosechange911.com

-Neil Slade, July 2011

Captain Sherlock Solves 911 (c)2007-2008 Neil Slade

 

 

THIS DVD IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AND OUT OF DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

     The “9/11 SOLVED” DVD  xxxxxxxxxxxx  This is an INDEPENDENT documentary about the events, and technical aspects of 9/11 seen through the eyes of a pilot.

     This full production DVD film presents new evidence, ground breaking interviews featuring Top Gun Military/Commercial Pilot Field McConnell and  Forensic Economist David Hawkins, scale model recreations and detailed evaluation based on all the hard data, with an original music score, audio commentary and more.

        It is a story you have not yet been told nor heard anywhere else, containing information by perhaps the ultimate non-partisan, non-political scientific and aeronautic experts on 9/11.    Many consider this the breakthrough film about the HOW and WHO of 9/11, told in an artful and unforgettable way.

 

“It is a piece of art — much more beautiful than most documentary films – I like the way you present and demonstrate the events— genius ideas! I am watching again — it is enlightening AND wonderful to look at — you are a “Felinian”…”      

 

“A moving, and beautiful film, that brought us to tears in the final scene- totally original- this film is a WINNER.”

 

“My compliments on a job well done. The symbolism and leitmotifs throughout the picture added resonance to the message and served the cause well.”  -Peter Tedesco, Getthefacts911

 

“Good film!  I will write a review– I think I may be one of the few who “get it.” (30 year experience as a professional documentary film maker and film critic.)

      

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 Everything is explained in simple language that everyone can understand the first time, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. You cannot fail.

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1) Making a Kindle or other ePub electronic book is far easier than you can imagine. 2) If you have someone else do it for you, they invariably will make errors or not do it as you would like. 3) eBook formatting by anyone else will cost you far more money than it should. 4) And very importantly, you will certainly want to make updates, changes and modifications to your book, quickly and without any hassle or additional cost.

You want to control your eBook publication yourself, have it done exactly right, have it done instantly and at no cost, and have it completed any time you choose without waiting.

 

As an global publisher and author who has made 100% of his living online for the past 15 years (tooting my own horn here, forgive me), I simply do not have the time or energy to waste jumping through endless wasteful procedures that don’t bring results- and you shouldn’t either. I’ll show you what works the best- that’s my job in this book.

Congratulations for landing on the Planet of Publishing Pleasure!

 

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Everyone has a story to tell or a lesson to share with others.

However, until the Digital Age and the World Wide Web, it could be nearly impossible for most people to get published and distributed successfully.

Getting a publishing deal, not to mention the difficult matter of actually getting paid for one’s efforts, has been akin to winning the lottery. It has been out of the reach of most people, especially those new to book writing and publishing. Unless you win the unlikely treasure jackpot of having a best seller- in the end, a writer rarely sees much of anything for his or her efforts.

If one manages to actually get picked up by a printed publisher, you are still at the mercy of corporate whim and the publicity budget. You will be dropped like a hot potato if your book doesn’t sell big. You probably will get nothing for promotion, and that job will be left to you and your own wallet. And even if your book does sell, you’ll see a pittance of the sales as your royalties- if anything. Conversely, publish yourself on Amazon Kindle and you get 70% of the sale price for the digital book, immediately.

Read the headlines these days to see what major authors are foregoing “the big publishing deal” to go it completely on their own digitally, for a much more deserved piece of the pie.

 

I love printed books, and I will always offer them right along with my digital books. They are a timeless, unique and important form of art and communication. But the art of making a printed book- affordably- that’s another lesson and story in itself, full of potential pitfalls and wasted expense if you are a novice.

You might decide to gamble with your own money and print copies of your own books. If you are like 99% of self published authors, a large inventory of printed books will unfortunately probably just end up sitting in your basement, collecting dust, unsold.

But now, anyone- importantly, YOU- can publish and distribute their own writing in the digital realm- and generate a modest or even a substantial income without any outlay of money or risk. In a single day you can have your manuscript made available to virtually billions of online potential customers, millions of which already own and love to use their digital eBook reader.

There is an audience out there for EVERYTHING. Certainly, many readers will be excited to get your eBook.

It will cost you nothing. You can create your eBook for free, as well as distribute it for free. You have everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose- not even big blocks of your time.

You wouldn’t think so if you have seen one of those commercial “We’ll format your eBook for you” web sites that charge dollars per page, or a few hundred dollars for a single book. What a racket! These companies probably don’t spent even an hour doing the work, done by low paid employees who care little about your content or career. Even if you are paying less than that- that’s like charging people for the air they breathe.

No need to go there.

 

Once you’ve written your book, most people know that they can create a free web site or blog to tell people about their project, document, or book. The best web building sites are as easy (or easier) to use as writing a letter or creating a flyer on Microsoft Word.

What people have yet to learn is that one can further publish and distribute their book via Kindle, Barnes &amp; Noble, and get it on iBooks- again, nearly effortlessly and at no cost.

The 21st Century is a golden age for writers.

Welcome to this fantastic new world of global online electronic publishing!

 

THE SECRET MYSTERY OF eBOOKS

 

Until now, the process of creating an electronic book, properly formatted to distribute via Kindle, Nook, other eBook formats, iBook, and even PDF books has been a frustrating mystery to even the most experienced author who has never created an electronic book before.

You would think that Amazon and other distributors who gain from having eBooks online would make the directions for doing this easy to understand. They don’t. Amazon’s actual instructions for making a Kindle book is a spider’s web and a black hole from which you will likely never escape alive

It’s ridiculous.

It’s not at all complicated, and there are just a few things to keep in mind. Do it once and you’ll have it memorized forever.

 

AVOID BAD INSTRUCTIONS EVERYWHERE ELSE

 

When I first began to prepare my own books for Kindle, Nook, and iBook distribution I was completely shocked to find that there was no easy or pragmatic guide for doing this. The only instructions that I found online were confusing, and a failure in many respects.

Some, remarkably promising ease of use (they lied), were far from that. Other instructions did not work at all- even when I followed the instructions to the letter. Amazon and Barnes and Noble provided nothing but an indecipherable and bewildering hodgepodge of guidance- virtually worthless help.

(Don’t believe me? Go for it. Please don’t tear too much of your hair out, okay? I’ll be waiting here for you when you’re done.)

So, I set out to figure it out on my own, using a bit from here and a bit from there, synthesizing and inventing my own techniques from years of publishing experience, knowing what people really need- both the authors and the readers. In the end, I took what was essential, threw the rest down the garbage disposer, and calculated the absolute best and easiest way to create an eBook, painlessly.

I have a degree in education, and I’ve taught tens of thousands of music, art, and other kinds of lessons over a thirty year period to kids and adults. I know how important it is to keep things simple.

I’ve done all of the research and hard work for you. For the very low cost of this one eBook, the door has been opened for you to make your own fame and fortune or simply to enjoy seeing the fruits of your own creative labor.

 Sell one eBook, and this inexpensive lesson has been paid for, and you’ll soon understand that it was the best $10 you ever invested in yourself.

 

WHAT IS AN eBOOK FOR, ANYWAY?

It is to SERVE THE READER.  No more, no less.

An electronic book has a few unique requirements to do its job well-

  • It should resemble a printed book in correct line and paragraph formatting and chapter headings- and be easy to read.

  • It must have a usable Table of Contents that allows the reader to instantly navigate to any chapter in the book.

  • It should properly display images if needed, without distortion, and render them in a fine manner.

  • It should work similarly in every type of electronic book reader or equivalent computer eBook application- and you shouldn’t have to reformat your manuscript repeatedly for every kind of eBook reader.

 

These key things are easily accomplished using Microsoft Word as your manuscript editor, (or the free Office Writer .doc creation software)- all without using HTML, any other text editor, or resorting to manipulating code and tags. Using Word or Open Office to create an eBook is a total breeze and the smartest way to work, bar none. I find it absolutely incredibly that people are still doing it any other way. It is PERFECT for creating any type of eBook.

Well, I guess people continued to think the world was flat long after sailors were already circumnavigating the globe…

Bear in mind, you can not simply use a typical Word document written for the printed page. Your file must be modified slightly in the correct way to upload for Kindle and other formats, otherwise your eBook will not look right and will not allow proper navigation for reading. But the changes are not difficult to make. And these simple changes will be light years faster and easier than any other method employed.

In this efficient manual you will be shown how to first make a SINGLE FILE that can be used across the board for the three types of eBooks- Kindle, Nook, and iBook with a minimum of modifications to work for all. (Other readers such as Sony and iRiver use the same type of language as the Nook.)

The easy step by step instructions provided here will supply you with a foolproof method for creating your own electronic book, complete with images and illustrations if you choose.

You can create your eBook from scratch, or modify a previously existing manuscript with some quick changes.

As a teacher myself for over three decades, I continue to be amazed at the torture people put themselves through to learn something.

Not here, not anymore.

 

 

 

IMAGES

 

Electronic books have their own requirements for images, and I’ve written a special chapter to easily guide you through this process to make your images and illustrations look their best for Kindle and others. Again, I’ve kept this process as easy and as straight forward as possible with a minimum of fuss.

 

READY FOR SUCCESS?

 

You will soon have your electronic book finished in no time at all. It will look perfect and it will work perfectly for everyone and for all of the various brands of eBook readers and applications.

So, let’s get started!

PREFACE

How To Use This Book

Making your electronic books for all devices and reader applications is a simple process:

Just begin here with “Part One: Easy Make A Kindle Book”.

You will create all of your eBooks in the same way, starting with creating a book for Kindle. After you make your Kindle book, you will make just a couple of small changes to make a Nook eBook and for other ePub formatted books. After you have done that, it will additionally be ready to upload for iBook readers using another simple process.

Follow the steps one at a time.

Do not skip any of the steps.

To navigate in this manual to the Table of Contents, and thus skip to any chapter or instruction, just click one step to the “Beginning” of this book with your favorite eBook reader. (Incidentally, this is THE best way to provide an instantly accessible linkable Contents page for every single reader in one fell swoop without any hassle).

 

Frequently SAVE YOUR WORK with a unique file name as you go along. In case you make a mistake, you can simply re-open a previous file version, and go again from there.  DO NOT ERASE or OVERWRITE your saves, and give each save a separate name such as “ebook_1.doc”, then “ebook_2.doc” and so on.

Continue to do this as you convert your .doc file to make your Amazon Kindle book and ePub books, i.e.  “ebook_1.epub” and “ebook_2.epub”

This same habit of saving all of your files should extend to your images as well, as you will create images of slightly different sizes and dimension, and you don’t want to discard an image that you may have to re-tweak later on going back to an earlier version.

I use Microsoft Word 2003 as my own application for writing books. I feel that it is the simplest to work with and that it provides all of the tools I need. There is no advantage to using a newer version of Word. My instructions will give tips on menu navigation using Word 2003, but you may use a later version if you choose, or for that matter Open Office Writer (free at Open Office  )

Just use any program’s Help menu if you are not sure how to get to the formatting option menu that you need to use.

 

This book first presents your eBook making procedure step by step, with a short explanation “why” when necessary. For your convenience, the procedure is then reproduced as a simple numbered outline at the end of the book that you may use for simple reference later on. You may skip to this outline by clicking on THIS LINK or navigating to the outline from the Table of Contents. (The outline link works in this book’s full version).

A COUPLE OF OPTIONS

One other suggestion that I would make is that you acquire two pieces of optional hardware for your eBook creation process. These are not absolutely necessary, but can make your job easier and faster.

1) Get a mouse with a quick scroll wheel. I use a Logitech VX Nano Cordless notebook mouse (my favorite, about $30 on eBay) that has a scroll wheel in the center that can be clicked on or off to work as a fast flywheel. This allows very rapid and precise scrolling through pages and text. Using a quick scroll mouse is like driving a race car! Once you use one of these, you will have a hard time going back to a plain mouse without one.

2. Get hold of an actual Kindle or Nook (or both) to check your work as you go. Although you can absolutely create your eBook without either physical reader and use the Kindle Direct Publishing preview screen and the Nook preview for epub type books (both work quite well), they will not actually let you test links (like the Table of Contents navigation), and I’ve seen the KDP preview stick in a blank page after a full page illustration that did actually not show up in the completed book. The KDP preview also does not show the nice ¼” margins on a real Kindle or in a Kindle Reader app.

However If you follow all of the directions in this manual, you will be fine, even if you just use the KDP or Nook preview readers on their own publishing page. Further, I show you how to test all of your links before publishing.

 

Kindle uses its own eBook language (.azw file), whereas Nook uses the .epub type of file. Nook will display fundamentally in the same manner as other brands of ePub readers like iBook, Sony, iRiver and a few others. The Kindle will not read ePub files and vice versa.

If you want to work quickly and check your work as most other people will view it, I would suggest you get hold of one or both of these electronic eBook readers. Save money and snap one up for cheap on Craigslist or eBay. It will be well worth your energy to acquire and use as you go along, and it makes checking your work a little simpler- and actually, fun! And when you’re done with your own eBook, you can enjoy reading other eBooks with it as well.

One wonderful thing about an electronic book is that you can make your book uniquely interactive with the Internet- something a printed book cannot do. Your eBook can open up a whole world to your reader in a completely new way readers have never experienced before. Just use your imagination- !

iBooks are read on an iPad or other Apple device only. None the less, you can create and upload an iBook online and never touch or own any Apple computer or iPad at all.

Once your book is published, you can actually send yourself a copy of your book and read it on the free Kindle or Nook reader application for PC or Mac.

 

ORDER OF INSTRUCTION

 

These instructions are presented in the order in which you would create a book from scratch or in the order of modifying an existing manuscript. You may check your work at any time by using one of the applications above or by importing into your Kindle, Nook, or other eBook device.

If you are not sure how to import your working manuscript into your device as you go along for review, you may skip to this section of these instructions first HERE (Chapter 6) for Kindle, and HERE (Chapter 7) for Nook and ePubs.  Be aware that you will first need to open a free Kindle account or a Nook account to do this.

 

Finally, although the evolution of eBooks is certain to change quickly and introduce new elements, at present (April 2011), there are already over 5 million Kindles and other electronic book readers owned and used by readers. You want to make something that works for everyone, old and new alike.

The features and limitations in these original and present generation of eBook devices is taken into consideration here. Your eBook manuscript created from this set of instructions will not only work in every future eBook reader, but will continue to perfectly work in all of the eBooks devices made to date, for each and every one of those millions of happy readers and customers.

KINDLE, NOOK, OR iPAD??

In case you are wondering about the differences between the Kindle, Nook, and iPad- briefly, the Kindle and regular Nook use a black and white display that is highly visible in any normal light, even in bright outdoor light. At present, the Kindle can open up linked web pages while still reading an eBook, where as a Nook cannot. Kindle has a built in minimal but usable, type of audio book reader to read your book to you- say while you are driving or just want to listen instead of read. Both double as audio players and rudimentary web browsers.

These readers use a minimum of battery, and will go for a week or more on a single charge.

As time goes on, the Nook will probably offer the same features as the Kindle 3, but presently, the Kindle clearly comes out on top with some of its features.

The Nook Color and iPad have a color gloss screen that can be difficult to read in bright light, and they have a much shorter battery life of about eight hours maximum. You can buy an inexpensive matte screen stick-on that greatly reduces the glare, although perfect application of the anti-glare screen takes careful finesse. (I did it- you probably can manage it too!)

The iPad and Nook are much superior for looking at web pages and can do other kinds of portable computer pad operations as opposed to the Kindle and regular Nook which are more limited.

The Nook Color is a very good touch screen portable pad at around $250, whereas the iPad is a hefty $500 for the lowest priced model. The Kindle 3 is a bargain at around $139, and the regular Nook is slightly more. (These prices are as of April 2011, and will likely get even lower). Again, you can save money by shopping around for a perfectly working used one.

As for the other eBook readers, if you have one, you can use it for viewing ePub files. I am not a fan of Apple proprietary schemes, but if you like Apple products and own them, the iPad can be used to view any type of file with the properly installed application software.

Bear in mind, that a computer or iPad eBook reading application will display your book somewhat differently than a physical reader because of the larger display and the greater numbers of viewing options than the eBook reader allows. Personally, I create my own books and then cross check them on my Kindle 3 and then on my Nook Color. If it looks good on these devices, it will look good on  

That’s all the preliminaries-

Okay- here we go!


Part One:

 

Easy

Make A

KINDLE BOOK

Do these same steps first for ALL formats and devices.

Regardless of whether you are making a Kindle, Nook, any other ePub, or an iBook- follow the procedure to make a Kindle book first. You will complete the steps for the other formats after you follow all of the instructions to format for Kindle.

Chapter 1   Kindle Book

GENERAL FORMATTING

 

1. Resize page size to 3.5” X 4.75” to approximate the viewing page size for electronic readers.

The reason for doing this is so that you can closely approximate what your book will actually look like in on most portable electronic books devices. The display size will vary somewhat on different brands of readers and on computer applications for reading eBooks, but 3.5” X 4.75” is the size of the Kindle and regular Nook screen- the most common size (and the lowest common denominator). To see what your eBook will actually look like while format editing in Word is very helpful and helps you to gauge many aspects of your presentation.

In Microsoft Word, you can change the page size by menu navigating to: File/ Page Setup/ Paper 

To set up your default measurements units to “Inches”, navigate to: Tools/ Options/ General/ Measurement Units

2. Remove Page Numbers

Page numbers should not be in your document for an eBook. This is because any eBook pages actively change as the user changes the type size for viewing. With a smaller type font size, a book will have fewer pages, and vice versa. Thus, page numbers are changeable in every eBook, and useless in eBooks. Navigation through an eBook is done either through simple page turns or through clicking on the Table of Contents links that you will create.

If you are writing an eBook from scratch, do not create page numbers.

If you need to remove page numbers from an existing manuscript, navigate to:  View/ Header-Footer  then cursor highlight the first page number and delete it….

END OF PREVIEW


 

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My Internet and computer use reflects this to a degree, and benefits from this
reflection on how my brain operates.

And as we discussed the other day, more and new is not always better.

For example, I've always had two browsers on my computer. I find that for some
uses and pages one browser is superior than the other.

My main browser is Firefox, which originated from the creators of the Internet
Explorer alternative of years ago, Netscape.

I've upgraded to the latest version if IE, and I have version 8 installed, and
it works well for certain things.

Firefox is another story however. They make very frequent changes to the
browser, and I've tried them all, including the newest version of Firefox 3.

And I hate it.

I've always kept my old Firefox 2, and I'm back to using it exclusively for most
things. The newer version has all kinds of bells and whistles, and with it, all
kinds of annoying features that get in the way of what I am trying to do. It
actually BLOCKS passwords to key sites that I use many times a day, and keeps me
from controlling features I should have control over.

So, the moral of this is- remember your brain.

Knowing how it works will easily translate to all areas of your life- technical
and otherwise.

New and more is not always better. More often than not, you will find walking,
or a bicycle, or a bus is far better transportation than a Ferrari or an SUV
with electric nose hair tweezers on the dashboard.

Neil
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http://www.juliapainting.com (Julia Lu Painting From Another Dimension)-
Painting Of The Day

http://www.EasyPaintYourCar.com
http://www.InkJetHelper.com
http://www.MyOwnPublishing.com

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