The E-Book Handbook Links

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List of Internet links from The E-Book Handbook by Douglas Klostermann
Learn more about The E-Book Handbook, preview and purchase it at the Full Stop e-bookstore.

(click here to see The E-Book Handbook Updates page to learn about any updates to the text and other news.)

Appendix 1 – Internet Links

Creating a Blog and Website

Go Daddy – website domain registration and website hosting:
www.godaddy.com (my affiliate link)

Go Daddy Help – search here to find step-by-step instructions for website questions:
http://community.godaddy.com/help/

Free WordPress Blog (not recommended for the long-term as explained in text):
http://wordpress.com/

WordPress Software – to host your WordPress Blog on your own website):
http://wordpress.org/

WordPress Themes – to choose the appearance of your blog:
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

Apple iTunes Link Maker Tool – (not for creating Apple affiliate links):
http://itunes.apple.com/linkmaker

More WordPress links in the WordPress section below

Retailers and Payment Processors

E-Junkie – digital delivery service and shopping cart for hosting and selling your PDF e-books:
www.e-junkie.com (my affiliate link)

PayPal – payment processing for e-books sold through E-Junkie or other shopping cart provider, and for receiving royalties and affiliate payments from publishers and retailers:
www.paypal.com (my referral link)

Google Checkout – payment processing for e-books sold through E-Junkie or other shopping cart provider:
http://checkout.google.com/sell/

Kindle Direct Publishing – for publishing your e-books on Amazon.com:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin

PubIt! – for publishing your e-books on BarnesandNoble.com:
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/

Smashwords – for publishing your e-books to Smashwords plus Apple iBooks, Sony Reader Store and other retailers:
http://www.smashwords.com/

Google eBooks – for publishing your e-books to Google eBooks and sharing your e-books on the Google Books Preview Program:
http://support.google.com/books/

Amazon Author Central – USA – for creating your author profile and formatted e-book descriptions and for viewing your sales rank chart:
https://authorcentral.amazon.com/

Amazon Author Central – UK – for creating your author profile and for viewing your sales rank chart on Amazon.uk:
https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/

Amazon Author Central – Germany – for creating your author profile and for viewing your sales rank chart on Amazon.de:
https://authorcentral.amazon.de/

CreateSpace – for creating and offering a print on demand printed version of your book:
www.createspace.com (my affiliate link)

Software

Microsoft Word – software for writing and editing your e-book in DOC format and converting to PDF (PDF conversion not available in all older versions):
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/

Microsoft Excel – software for creating and editing spreadsheets
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/

Adobe Acrobat – software for converting your e-book to PDF fomat:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat.html

Open Office – open source, free software for writing and editing your e-book and converting to PDF, as well as free software for spreadsheets and graphics:
http://www.openoffice.org/

KompoZer – an HTML editor for creating and editing HTML files and web pages.
http://kompozer.net/

SeaMonkey – an HTML editor for creating and editing HTML files and web pages (as well as web browser and email program)
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Sigil – an e-book editor from Google, for creating and editing books in the ePub format
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

Calibre – software to convert from a variety of document formats such as PDF and HTML to a variety of e-reader compatible formats including most importantly ePub
http://calibre-ebook.com/

Mobipocket Creator – software to create e-books from a variety of sources such as DOC or PDF, which are optimized for viewing on smartphones and PDA devices:
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/default.asp?Language=EN

Adobe Photoshop and Elements – Free trial and paid versions of image editing software:
http://www.adobe.com/

E-Book Formatting and Publishing

Amazon Kindle Formatting:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A2RYO17TIRUIVI

Plus much more additional formatting information in their related forum:
http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/forum.jspa?forumID=13

Kindle Direct Publishing Tutorial – online tutorial with step by step process for publishing to Amazon:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A37Z49E2DDQPP3

Kindle Direct Publishing Tutorial – free e-book with step by step process for publishing to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Publish-Amazon-Kindle-Publishing-ebook/dp/B004LX069M/ref=pd_sim_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Barnes and Noble PubIt! Formatting and Publishing Tutorial:
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=support

Smashwords Style Guide:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Style-Guide-Distribute-ebook/dp/B004XWJ7UK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308179033&sr=8-1

E-Book Viewers and Previewers

Adobe Reader – software to view PDF files on your computer:
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

Adobe Digital Editions – software to view e-books in a variety of formats on your computer:
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

Kindle Previewer – software to preview how an e-book (in azw, mobi, prc, or epub format) will appear on Kindle devices (scroll down the page to the download section):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000234621

Kindle Apps – apps to view Kindle books on multiple devices including computers, phones, and tablets:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771

Nook Apps – apps to read e-books on multiple devices including computers, phones, and tablets:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379002321/

WordPress

WordPress Software – to host your WordPress Blog on your own website:
http://wordpress.org/

WordPress Themes – to choose the appearance of your blog:
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

WordPress Plugins – to extend the capabilities of your blog:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

WordPress Jetpack Plugin – to incorporate important blog elements such as social media buttons and stats:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/

WordPress Google Analytics Plugin:
http://yoast.com/wordpress/

WordPress XML Sitemaps Plugin:
http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/

Amazon Author Central

Amazon Author Central – USA – for creating your author profile and formatted e-book descriptions and for viewing your sales rank chart:
https://authorcentral.amazon.com/

Amazon Author Central – UK – for creating your author profile and for viewing your sales rank chart on Amazon.uk:
https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/

Amazon Author Central – Germany – for creating your author profile and for viewing your sales rank chart on Amazon.de:
https://authorcentral.amazon.de/

Babelfish – To translate your keywords into German:
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

Search Engine Optimization

Sumit URL to Google:
http://www.google.com/addurl/

Sumit URL to Yahoo (submit to Bing):
http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url

Sumit URL to Bing:
http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx

Google Webmaster Tools:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

Google Analytics:
http://www.google.com/analytics/

Free Sitemap Generator:
http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Google AdWords Keyword Tool:
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Affiliate Marketing and Advertising

Amazon Associates:
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

Commission Junction:
http://www.cj.com/

ShareaSale:
http://www.shareasale.com/

LinkShare:
http://www.linkshare.com/

Performance Marketing Association – industry trade association for affiliate marketing:
http://performancemarketingassociation.com/

Google AdWords – for creating Google ad campaigns for your e-book:
https://adwords.google.com/

Google AdSense – for placing Google ads on your blog or website:
www.google.com/adsense

The E-Book Handbook

The E-Book Handbook Facebook Fan Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-E-Book-Handbook/187477117979444

The E-Book Handbook Updates Page – please visit this page to learn about any updates related to e-book publishing or revisions to this text:
http://blog.dojoklo.com/ebooks/the-e-book-handbook-updates-page/

The E-Book Handbook Spreadsheet:
http://www.dojoklo.com/Full_Stop/The_E-Book_Handbook_Spreadsheet.htm


Appendix 2 – E-Book Publishers and Retailers

Below are the product pages showing one of my e-books for sale on each of the various sites where it is offered and which are discussed throughout this text (Nikon D5100 Experience by Douglas Klostermann):

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D5100-Experience-Photographers-ebook/dp/B004YQVG68/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

BarnesandNoble.com:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nikon-d5100-experience-the-still-photographers-guide-to-operation-and-image-creation-with-the-nikon-d5100-douglas-klostermann/1031030148

My Website (using E-Junkie as the digital delivery service integrated with PayPal for payment processing):
http://www.dojoklo.com/Full_Stop/Nikon_D5100_Experience.htm

My Blog (using E-Junkie and PayPal as above):
http://blog.dojoklo.com/2011/04/21/nikon-d5100-experience/

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/61418

Apple iBooks and iTunes (it is actually for sale using the iBooks App on an iPad or iPhone as well as on iTunes, but this is a site that allows you to preview it online):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nikon-d5300-experience/id817765109?mt=11

Sony Reader Store (through Smashwords):
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/douglas-klostermann/nikon-d7000-experience-the-still-photographer-s-guide-to-operation-and-image-creation-with-the-nikon-d7000/_/R-400000000000000360118

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