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  • Intro to Advanced Text Styling I: Tip boxes and Quotes

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    Vook has an unparalleled ability to create great-looking eBooks. It's all thanks to our Style editor—a proprietary tool that empowers you to edit and create a stylesheet without knowing any code. This week and the next, I'm going to show ...

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  • Customize Your eBook for Different Outlets

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    The two most popular eBook formats are ePub and KF8. ePub is used by Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, and many other retail channels. KF8 (formerly Mobi), on the other hand, is a proprietary format used only by Amazon. ...

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  • @MikeBloomberg on #NYCFTW

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’re obviously grateful to Lerer Ventures for investing in Vook — but we personally love the benefits and support they extend to their portfolio companies. They're often both useful and cool. This Tuesday, they one-upped themselves by gathering members of ...

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  • eBooks on the Rise [Infographic]

    by Megan Berry on

    One in four Americans now owns an e-reader or tablet (Pew Research) and eBook users read 60% more books. That's a powerful combination that's changing the publishing industry as we know it. Just how much? See for yourself... Courtesy of: ...

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  • The Rise of Just-In-Time Publishing

    by Megan Berry on

    Jason Ashlock, President of Movable Type Management, is trying to perfect "just-in-time publishing." Movable Type released a book about Linsanity within six days of him becoming a national sensation. Similarly, they quickly put together a book for opening day for ...

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  • Using Microsoft Word and Vook to Create Gorgeous eBooks

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    With a little bit of smart tagging, Microsoft Word can become a Vook pre-production powerhouse. To create eBooks quickly and easily, use Microsoft Word's Styles as you're preparing your manuscript. 1. First, open the Styles Gallery. Usually, it's in the ...

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  • @AudryT's live Tweet Vook Review

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We were both nervous and excited to see Twitter user @AudryT live Tweet her first experience with Vook on Wednesday. Without any editorializing (except for removing some unrelated Tweets), below is her trip through Vook -- the good and the ...

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  • The Quest for the Perfect Book

    by Megan Berry on

    The word "book" used to have a very clear meaning. You could pick it up and flip through the pages and you usually got it at a physical book store. Today, Kindles, iPads, Nooks and other devices are changing the ...

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  • 3 Reasons Bloggers Should Become Authors

    by Megan Berry on

    If you're a blogger, you're already putting out great content on a regular basis. You have readers who care about what you write and maybe even respond with thoughtful comments. Why would you ever need a book when you have ...

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  • Quickly Build a Series of eBooks with Stylesheets

    by Jeffrey Yozwiak on

    Vook allows you to create eBooks quickly and easily. Just how quickly? In January, one of our production experts created an eBook on the Digital Book World stage in 5 minutes and 18 seconds. The secret is to already have ...

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  • 3 Reasons eBooks are Taking Over

    by Megan Berry on

    Ok, we might be biased, but eBooks are the greatest invention since . . . well, the book itself. . But, you don't have to take our word for it. We highlighted some of the top stories in digital publishing ...

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  • Behind the Scenes of the Best-Selling Scam School!

    by Megan Berry on

    Brian Brushwood’s book Scam School Book 1 went from notes to a published, best-selling eBook in just six weeks. With a true success story like that we knew we had to get Brian to agree to share his secrets. Luckily, ...

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  • How Publishing a Book Can Help Your Business

    by Megan Berry on

    Saying someone “wrote the book” on a subject has become a turn of phrase to mean you know everything about a subject. So why not literally write the book on your area of expertise? We think you’ll be surprised how ...

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  • 6th Avenue: The Next Silicon Alley

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    A funny paradox of the eBook revolution — it’s easier than ever to create digital books, but frustratingly complex to share them and difficult for readers to actually read them without the right device or application. eBooks have turned books ...

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  • Vook Is Live

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Today we opened Vook to the world, enabling anyone who visits our site to access our platform and create great looking eBooks, distribute them to the major marketplaces, and track their sales. Vook's the product of heroic work from our ...

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  • Books in the Post-PC World

    by Vook Contributor on

    A few months ago, I left my iPad in the back of a New York City taxi-cab. My reaction was not the same as losing a cell phone or a stolen laptop. Losing those devices is an inconvenience, but I ...

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  • PBC 2012 and Enhanced eBooks

    by Vook Contributor on

    Didn't get to attend my presentation at Publishing Business Conference & Expo? That's OK, the presentation is now on SlideShare

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  • Vook, NYTech and SXSW

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We missed a year of SXSW and the thing grew ten times in size. We hit town Sunday, March 11 to participate in NYTech Meetup’s Made in New York Event—and the few hours we spent outside of it was like ...

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  • How To Market Your Book with Social Media

    by Vook Contributor on

    So, you've written a great book. Now people will just automagically discover it and suddenly you'll be a best selling author, right? Not surprisingly, it's a bit more complicated than that. We wanted to give you a little advice, based ...

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