A few months ago I have posted a first and second edition of an ebook on MCI response tips, products, and training for EMS professionals. The process to prepare the ebook, post it online, and share it was readers was pretty straightforward.
1. Collected columns and blogs posts I had written on MCI response into a single word document.
2. Formatted the title of each article with style Heading 1 (important for auto-generating a table of contents).
3. Applied consistent line spacing, text size, and justification to all of the articles.
4. Added a cover page re-purposed from a previous ebook. The cover was made in PowerPoint.
5. Auto generated a Table of Contents.
6. Printed the document as a PDF.
7. Uploaded the document to Scribd.
Scribd is a free online service for posting and sharing documents. Scribd assigns a URL to the ebook, has an embeddable player, and includes features for sharing the ebook PDF through social networks like Twitter. It also reports to me the number of views and downloads.
8. Announced the availability of the ebook through Facebook, Twitter, and Blog Posts.
9. Encouraged others to share the ebook.
Have you made your own ebook? What questions do you have about creating an ebook out of your existing library of content?