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My Top 5 EBook Publishing Platforms

My Top 5 EBook Publishing Platforms

EBook publishing platforms have undergone a great revolution to include Kindle, eBooks, and teleseminars. There are several platforms that writers may use in publishing an eBook. These include Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iBooks, Barnes and Noble’s Nook. This revolution in publishing platforms clearly exemplifies that the world is moving towards decentralized publishing models. The following platforms can be used to transform one’s word into an eBook thereby providing the desired easy interactive experience.

  • Apple’s iBooks           

This remarkable application also aids in enhancing the distribution of the eBook through the iBook store upon completion of the publication. Apple’s iBook has several limitations, which influences its utilization. Regarding distribution, only the iPad supports this feature and sales are limited only to the iBook store. Apple’s iBook may be unsuitable in a scenario where one is searching for a multi-publishing platform with a variety of distribution networks. Apple needs to catch-up with competitors to eliminate the inherent limitations in its publishing platforms.

 

Apple’s iBooks provides users with unique interactive experience thereby enabling them to develop visually rich books with interactive diagrams, animations, shapes, tables, maps, 3D objects, video and photo galleries ideal for the iPad. This application is arguably among the best approachable and user-friendly eBook publishing platforms suitable for writers/editors who are less tech-savvy. Apple’s iBooks allows users to drag and position Microsoft-Word texts into an interface in order to link it to the contents and images originally created.

  • Inkling Habitat

Inkling Habitat targets the professional publisher and this differentiates the application from Apple’s iBook. Inkling Habitat provides an industrial publishing platform that is suited for publishing interactive content for HTML-5 and iPad. This publishing platform has features such as semantic content organization, cloud publishing, collaboration tool, error reporting and revision management allow a publisher to develop visually complex publications. The collaboration tool and cloud publisher tool allows a group of editors and writers to collaborate in different parts of the globe. Since content is treated semantically this transforms the model from page-based form to a software-based form.

  • Atavist

This multi-platform publisher is used by a collection of filmmakers, writers, developers, editors, and digital creative. The platform is developed with the main goal of expanding story-telling limits. Atavist software allows one to include animation, video, audio, and interactive elements such as maps, timelines within magazines, long-form journalism, and full-lengths eBook. Atavist is pitched as a user-friendly interactive platform since it does not necessitate any technical skills

  • Moglue

This is a desktop application developed for use by authors and publishers to create eBook, which can be launched as apps for Android and iOS. Moglue has been created as user-friendly platform requiring no technical knowledge or coding, has drop, and drag functionality. Moglue users can easily import graphics and images into the software and the apply interactive features and visual animations.

  • Kitaboo

This is another leading eBook publishing platform that allows one to add video, audio, interactive element and animation to the eBook. Kitaboo operates on the philosophy “create and publish anywhere” philosophy. Additionally, this software allows for the incorporation of new formats when created thereby ensuring that the content remains relevant and widely accessible. Kitaboo also include cloud-based publishing features, empowering users to use it from any part of the globe. The target market for Kitaboo has been mainly educational publishers, but the platform can also be used in different publishing environments.

So be encouraged that there is a plethora of self-publishing platforms available to help you deliver your next marketable product!

Comments

  1. Moglue was fantastic, but they went out of business a few months ago. I think you can still request the application from the old CEO but it isn’t supported anymore which is worrisome now that there is a new OS coming for Apple. I’m excited about TigerCreate possibly taking its place in that genre of builders.

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