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How to Convert A Print Book to an Ebook

Monday, November 07, 2022

Converting to an Ebook

Writing a book is an enormous achievement. It takes time, dedication, and painstaking work.

After the difficult task of writing a book, converting it into an ebook is a piece of cake by comparison. You might worry that converting to an ebook means having to completely reformat your print version, but fortunately, that is not the case. IngramSpark has straightforward guidelines and easy to use tools to help you convert your print book into an ebook.

In this article, we’ll look at the two different formats you can use for your ebook and how they will appear to your readers.

Appearance on Devices

Many of us have experienced the frustration of going to a website on our phones and seeing tiny, hard-to-read text and buttons too small to be pressed. The website is almost unreadable and unusable unless you pinch and zoom. This happens when you visit websites that have a fixed layout, meaning they do not adapt their layout and font size to fit different device screen sizes or different browsers. The way the website looks on a regular desktop computer is how it will look on a tablet or phone, only shrunken to fit the screen size.

The majority of websites you visit today are responsive, meaning their layout automatically adapts to fit tablet and phone sizes or different browsers, and there is no need for pinching and zooming.

Ebook Formats – Reflowable and Fixed

When converting your book into an ebook you will choose one of two formats; standard, reflowable EPUB or fixed-layout EPUB.

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IngramSpark Staff

IngramSpark® is an award-winning independent publishing platform, offering indie authors and publishers the ability to create professional print books and ebooks. Access to IngramSpark's global distribution network allows you to self-publish a book and make it available to 40,000+ retailers and libraries—both in stores and online. To learn more about how you can share your story with the world, visit www.ingramspark.com.

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