Top Ebook Publishing Software Programs

Ebook publishing has rapidly become one of the most important marketing and informational resource tools in the past few years. With ebooks you are able to reach a global market nearly instantly, while keeping your publishing costs at a minimum. Recent innovations in ebook publishing software has made the ebook writing and compiling process much easier as well.

We recently surveyed several different ebook publishing software packages available on the internet, and here our recommendations for what we feel are the top ebook publishing software packages. These ebook publishing software packages are ranked according to their available features, price, easy of use and whether or not there is a free trial version available.

If you have used any of these ebook publishing software programs, feel free to leave your own review as well to help future visitors.

Ebook Maestro

Sun 27, Nov. 11
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Ebook Maestro is a both a powerful and affordable eBook creator. Don’t let the cheap price fool you – this is a full feature eBook publishing software solution. The compiler includes support for many features that are not available for .PDF ebook options – such as the ability to use Flash, Shockwave and video within your eBook. It’s interface is also quite simple and intuitive to use, but also contains many security features and a full trial version (“try before you buy”) for an extensive trial period. The eBook compiler also has a robust encryption features for eBook security and on-line sales.

All aspects of the Ebook Maestro Pro system are highly configurable, such as the ability to modify settings for windows, menus, search and navigational bars. There is also on-line sales support for when you have questions or problems using the software. If you are looking for one of the cheapest and best eBook compilers currently available, we highly recommend you take advantage of their free trial!

Price: $19.95

eBook Starter

Sat 26, Nov. 11
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4.94 overall score

If you are looking for an ebook publishing software package that helps you both with the writing of the ebook and compiling and publishing it securely, then eBook Starter is a wonderful solution. This ebook publishing software package includes a sophisticated ebook text editor plus an easy to use HTML compiler, and is quite reasonably priced as well. The included ebook templates help you organize your ebook effectively while writing, and give the final product a professional look as well. The included publishing wizard walks you through all the steps of compiling and creating a secure ebook package.

This package includes many security features found in more expensive ebook publishing software programs, including the ability to password protect the ebooks, disable copy and paste functions, and programming in an expiration date for the ebook to be registered. There are also no hidden costs after purchase – such as the need to purchase additional security codes. And it comes with a free demo version as well, so you can test it out ahead of time. It would have been nice if there were some supporting help videos, but we believe that this is probably the one of the best ebook publishing software packages currently on the market.

Price: $97

Three Decisions to Make Before You Publish Your Ebook

Fri 25, Nov. 11
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In recent years, the number of ebooks published online has soared as people have learned more about how useful they can be, particularly when compared to traditional publishing methods. Unlike traditional books, ebooks are very cheap to publish, can be published quickly, and are available instantly to buyers without incurring expensive shipping and handling charges.

But if you are interested in producing your own ebook, there are certain decisions you need to make prior to publishing your book, in order to make sure your ebook is successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Here are five different issues you need to decide before you publish your ebook:

  1. To start, you will need to decide what kind of format you want to publish your book in. There are two basic formats quite popular with ebook publishers today – PDF and HTML executable files. PDF is probably the preferred format, and it is very easy to create a PDF file. For example, if you have Open Office you can just export your document to PDF format.¬† Adobe Acrobat is the industry standard for creating PDF’s and it may be worth investing in, as it comes with additional security features not available in many free PDF makers – such as the ability to disable copy and paste functions, making the intellectual theft of your ebook a bit more difficult.

    However, for those who want more control over the circulation and distribution of their ebooks, publishing the book as an HTML executable (.EXE) file may be preferred. To do this, you will need to invest in a ebook publishing software program called an “ebook compiler.”

    These programs often have advanced security features, such as the ability to disable or “lock” a book after it has been purchased, if it is found it is being distributed illegally. Some also allow you to register the book to a single user or computer, to also prevent the unauthorized transfer of the ebook. HTML based ebooks can also be more dynamic than a PDF ebook, allowing you to integrate advanced imaging features into the document. Your user will also not need any special software on their computer to read the ebook.
  2. After deciding on the format for your ebook, your next step will be to decide how you want to distribute the book. Will you be selling it on your own website, or will you be working with an online marketplace (like ClickBank) to market your book? If you decide to sell it on your own website, you will need to look into credit card payment systems for your website.
  3. After you have taken the basic steps to determine how you will publish and make your ebook available to the public, you are ready to sit down and do the hard part: actually write the ebook – or hire someone else to do this for you. One thing to remember: your time is one of your most valuable resources, and if you find writing to be a challenge, you should consider outsourcing the writer to a qualified professional or a team of professional. You can learn more about how to properly outsource your ebook quickly and successfully in The 7 Book Ebook guide.

Once you have settled on your decisions for these three basics of ebook publishing, you are ready to move forward! For even more tips on how to successfully publish an ebook, you can also read “How to Write Ebooks.”

HP Officejet J4580 Review

Thu 24, Nov. 11
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Recently I was asked about what kind of printer I use in my home office. Although this is not directly related to ebook publishing software or ebook cover software, I thought I would write a short review discussing my current home printer: the HP Officejet J4580.

The HP Officejet J4580 is a combination all-in-one, color printer, color scanner, color photo copier, and fax machine. It is produced by Hewlett Packard, a company that has been in operation for many years, and a name closely associated with high quality computer printers. The HP Officejet J4580 uses thermal inkjet technology to produce very high resolution color prints of up to 4800 x 1200 dots per inch. It it is low in power consumption and has an Energy Star certification.

The HP Officejet J4580 is aimed at the home office market where space may be a consideration, and where an all-in-one solution of printer, scanner, copier and fax is likely to be a very attractive proposition.

Convenience of Multiple Functions in One Unit

Where office space is limited, perhaps in the case of a home office, the HP Officejet J4580 really comes into its own. It is effectively four units in one: a printer, photocopier, scanner and fax. This means that everything you need is in one place, and just by clicking a button you can choose which function to use once it is all connected up.

Low-Cost Printing and Intelligent Technology

The HP Officejet J4580 offers a very low cost consumption in stand-by mode of just 2.8 watts. It has Energy Star certification, of course, and it offers a degree of efficiency and economy that many other printers can only dream of. It knows when the ink is low and needs to be replaced, but then most printers do. Where the HP Officejet J4580 differs is in the fact that it lets you order more ink right from your desktop immediately.

Features and Specifications

* The HP Officejet J4580 is a high-performance all-in-one color inkjet printer. It can operate as a photo copier, scanner, and a fax machine.

* It can print at speeds of up to 28 pages per minute.

* It can print borderless photos that measure up to 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long.

* It has a maximum color print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and a maximum black and white print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.

* It features a 20-page automatic document feeder and a 100-sheet paper tray.

* The printer measures 17.07 inches long by 15.81 inches wide by 8.53 inches deep and weighs 13.03 pounds.

* It has a 1-year limited warranty.

Other Customer Reviews and Scores

There are 135 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of writing. They have scored the HP Officejet J4580 2.7 out of 5 stars on average. (This is not the best rating for a printer at Here are sample comments by other users of this printer:

One customer said, “…the printer being the slowest I’ve ever owned in the (9) HP’s I have purchased, it seems to print slow but very good quality printing.”

There could be many reasons why the printer prints slowly (one reason could be related to the computer it is connected to). Other customers had comments such as, “I always choose HP printers, but this one is especially great,” “Great value, not perfect, but good solid machine,” and, “Good Printer, I think you will like it.”

In my experience, this printer has served me well, and I would recommend it to other users.

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