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10 ways to e-publish with Linux

Feb 16, 2011, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Takeaway: If you're looking for a low-cost way to create, publish, and market an e-book, be sure to check out these Linux tools.

"As a writer, I always am looking at new and better ways to get my words to the public. And since I write fiction as well as technology pieces, it's in my best interest to know how to get my books into the hands of readers. In today's market, the publishing industry is in a serious swing away from the traditional routes. With the major improvements in e-readers, more and more users are migrating away from the old standard hardcover/paperback books to digital formats. This has been a boon for new writers. With the ability to easily self-publish for various e-readers, it no longer requires an agent or a publisher to see your brilliance.

"But does that mean everyone should be submitting their books? Well, if everyone can properly format, design, and create -yes. If not, no. For those with the necessary skills, it is important to have the right tools and/or procedures for getting your books into the Amazon, Barnes & Noble's, and Apple systems. Linux can help you do that. Let's take a look at 10 Linux tools that can help your get your book into the market."

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