If you’ve already self-published your eBook, you may be wondering what you can do to enhance it. Additional eBook self-publishing tools can engage your audience and make your eBooks more exciting, but you have to use them wisely. Mobile applications, interactive apps, and even additional sources can bring your eBook up a notch and set you apart from other authors.
The number one thing you can do for your self-published eBook is make it mobile-compatible. Many smart-phones have features and applications that allow them to download eBooks right to the phone instead of having to purchase a separate reading device. Mobile web use has surpassed the use of traditional Internet connections, and soon mobile apps for eBooks will too be rising. Making your eBook accessible through mobile devices is not just a smart move but an essential one that can make you more money, since not many authors are doing it at this point. The best part is that many of the self-publishing platforms out there offer this feature for free.
If you have written a children’s book or a textbook, this is the feature you need the most. Companies like Interacta Books are takingover the kids’ books arena, and it’s because they offer eBooks that interact with your child. This can be from pictures that move to lights and sounds. These books can also show someone how to finish a math problem and demonstrate how to play a song on the piano. Whatever your eBook, interaction with your readers is a big plus and it takes reading to a whole new level.
Arts and Graphics
Art and graphics are expensive to add in printed novels. They are not that expensive to add to eBooks, because they can easily be inserted with the help of a computer. Most self-publishing platforms will give you this option for free, and it’s up to you to procure the artwork. If you like photography, try your hand at taking some amazing photos to go with that travel eBook you wrote. Do you enjoy what your child has drawn for you? Add that to your parenting eBook. Visuals make the audience connect better with youand when your readers connect, they are more likely to recommend you to others. They are also more likely to buy more products from you.
Links and Sources
If you state a fact in your eBook but don’t have time to go into the whole history of it, find a reputable source (like NatGeo or History Channel) and link to it in your eBook. You can also create a discussion forum (like with Siminars.com) and link that in your eBook so that people get more for their money when they buy from you. Links and sources add up to your work’s credibility, and readers want more information.
When you self-publish an eBook, you should also consider adding more features with extra tools and widgets. Making your eBook mobile compatible, adding in additional sources and links, and adding a few pictures to your book can make it more exciting and bring up the quality. This will make people want to read your eBooks and it really doesn’t cost you much extra to do. A few simple links, a picture that you can take yourself, or even some interactive features can be added free or at a low-cost, but they can make a big impact on the number of people that buy your book.