Virtual Assistance for Ebook Authors and Self Publishers
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Are you a great author, but having trouble finding the right publisher? Or maybe you’re a savvy marketing guru who has decided to promote your business using digital publishing? Whatever your reasons for wanting to publish an ebook, we can help.
Ebooks are a great way of spreading your message to a wide audience without the need of an outside publisher, putting you in complete control of content, layout, marketing and of course, profits!
Transcription City have a team of transcriptionists, proofreaders, editors and formatting experts who can guide you through every step of the writing, editing and publishing process, from brainstorming your ideas to submitting your ebook to Kindle, Smashwords and iBooks – to name a few. We can even help you promote your new book via our new blog writing services!
If lack of time or motivation is holding you back from writing your masterpiece, we have some tips to help you start and finish your book.
Record your ideas. Now that most people own a smart phone or tablet, recording your ideas is easier than ever. Most of our best ideas don’t come whilst sitting at a computer, so why not record your ideas as you have them, either in your notes or by recording voice notes. We are happy to transcribe and organise any notes you have in order to make the writing process easier, once you decide to start. This is also a great way to reduce the stress involved in begin the brainstorming process.
Set a date for writing your Ebook. Make a date and time in your diary when you can work on your writing, whether it’s an hour each evening or a couple of hours over the weekend. Stick to that schedule and work on your book without distractions. We think you’ll be surprised at how much work you are able to get through. If you can’t stand to sit at your desk typing, why not record your novel via dictation and then get it transcribed?
Research for Ebooks
Research can be a slow and laborious task, especially if you are in the midst of your creative process. However, depending on the content of your book, research may be an unavoidable task. One way of making this process easier is to hire a researcher, who will be able to provide you with information that is both relevant and accurate, allowing you to continue on with the creative side of you work, without hindering your progress and therefore saving you time.
Proofreading and Editing
The lack of meticulous proofreading and editing can mean the difference between a bestseller and a joke! It really is that simple. If someone has invested their money and time reading your book, then it should be free of errors. Simply look at some of the reviews for ebooks published on the likes of Kindle. If books contain errors, readers are not happy and there are some harsh critics out there. We can help with both proofreading and editing, providing you not only with tracked changes, but also constructive suggestions and ideas on how you could possibly improve your writing. Criticism is certainly better coming from us than an angry reader who has paid good money for your book!
Presentation and ease of navigation can really mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to your ebook. Not only can we format your ebook to your exact specifications, we can even design a cover page if needed!
Ebook Conversion Services
Our team of ebook formatters and virtual assistants have the software and experience to convert your manuscript from a Word document, .html or .pdf into several popular ebook formats such as EPUB (electronic publication), MOBI or KF8 or the older AZW for Kindle (Kindle does not support EPUB), Although .pdf and other documents can be viewed on many e-readers, having your ebook in the correct format means it will be displayed correctly and will be response and interactive when choosing layouts and text size. In fact we can format your ebook perfectly to ensure that it can be viewed correctly on whatever e-reader you have including, Amazon Kindle, iPad (iBooks), Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader, Adroid tablet, iPhone, smartphone or Google books. A properly formatted ebook available in all formats will help maximise the appeal to readers and increase sales.
We also offer great discounts and offers for clients who combine the services above, meaning that you can save even more.
If you would like to know more about our Ebook Transcription Services, proofreading, editing, formatting or transcription services, please feel free to contact us at any time.