PDF Versus Book

Most writings purchased via the internet will be delivered as a downloadable pdf file.  This is an easy and fast way to get your publication to your customer.  However, unless your customer wants to print the numerous pages off and put them in a folder the only way they can be read is via the computer they are downloaded to.  There are very few publications available in book form but one easy way to read interesting publications offline is via a tablet reader.  Many marketers are now producing their content for download to a tablet and the prices of these publications are minimal.  Compare this with the price of some downloadable pdf publications and it’s a very viable option for you as the reader.  The advantage of having a book on a tablet is you can read it anywhere, take it to the beach, read it in bed, bung it in your backpack and read it on the train to work. You can’t easily do that with a pdf file.

So how do you get your content ready for sale for tablets?  Well a good friend of mine, Rob Corrigan, has a product available that takes you through the process step by step with video tutorials as well as supporting pdf documents.  He even includes a pre-formatted Kindle template so you can get started even more quickly!

Pop over and have a look at Kindle Cash Formula and see if it’s what you need to get started today!

22 Comments

  • Judy Garey
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    Reply Reply April 7, 2014

    Oh Wow, that’s great info to know! Thank you Mandy. I’ll check it out.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 8, 2014

      Hi Judy, thanks for visiting. I think there’s a great market out there for books for tablets. Rob goes through all of the niche’s that sell well and how to market those that are not so popular to create sales for yourself.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Diane Bester

    Reply Reply April 7, 2014

    Wow…I never knew that. I never tried downloading anything like a book, but this sounds like a great program to use.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 8, 2014

      Hi Diane, thanks for visiting. If you have a tablet have you never bought a book to read on it? They are all the rage now, you know!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Merle
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    Reply Reply April 7, 2014

    This sounds like a great idea. Does it work with an iPad as well Mandy? Thanks for sharing.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 8, 2014

      Hi Merle, thanks for visiting. Now, I imagine that you can buy and download to ipad but I do know that Apple have their own ibooks, because Rob talks in his product about wanting to get a Mac to break into the ibook market.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Mary Austin
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    Reply Reply April 7, 2014

    Thanks for sharing Mandy. Have you personally used the book? Publishing ebooks is a great way to offer value and generate income.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 8, 2014

      Hi Mary, thanks for visiting. I have been through the whole course that Rob offers. I have not written a book for tablet readers though.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Sue Bride
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    Reply Reply April 8, 2014

    As many of the marketing books I want to read are not available in Australia it costs a lot to get them shipped over here. Only today, did I see a book that I wanted to read. It was hard copy and cost only $7 but it would have ended up more than triple that to get it posted here. I passed on it.

    Add the fact that Kindle books are cheaper, they are an ideal solution.

    They are also much easier to read on mobile devices than pdfs. If I want to concentrate on reading I will get away from my PC, sit somewhere comfortable and use my ipad.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 8, 2014

      Hi Sue, thanks for visiting. It’s a very versatile and great way to read, isn’t it. I too dislike reading on my pc, although most products are only produced in the pdf format. Shame about the postage costs to Australia. That must hold you back some.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Willena Flewelling
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    Reply Reply April 8, 2014

    Thanks for this great tidbit of information!

    I find the whole world of e-readers confusing. I have no hand-held device, and likely won’t have for some time to come. I have Kindle for PC, but I confess I don’t use it much. If I’m going to read a book, I want to be able to relax on the couch, away from the computer screen.

    But the time has come for me to set my own preferences aside and see all the possibilities as just that — possibilities, rather than an overwhelming array of unnecessary choices. If I want to publish something others will read, that is — which I do!

    Willena
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  • Robert Corrigan

    Reply Reply April 8, 2014

    Hi Mandy,

    thanks for the write up, it is so much easier these days to read content on different eReadering devices.

    The iPad/Pod uses epub, Kindle uses .mobi format for ordinary books but uses what is called Format 8 for books that contain a lot of illustrations, it is particularly suited to comics and books that have panels.

    There are some excellent free conversion programs such as Calibre (which I use) which allows you to synch your eReading device to your Calibre library content. There is also Hamster Soft, although I have not used it I do know of people that do and they say it is very good.

    I have now got my iMac and am looking forward to using iauthor to produce some academic books for the iPad.

    Rob

  • Monna Ellithorpe
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    Reply Reply April 9, 2014

    Hi Mandy,

    I enjoyed reading your post. I make all of my books available in all formats; PDF, Paperback, Kindle and Nook, and a few other places. So hopefully I have provided a solution that would accommodate anyone.

    Have a great afternoon. Moona
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  • Hi Mandy,
    I often use my tablet to read and I think it is great
    to read everywhere.
    I did not know that it is in PDF available.
    Will learn from Monna how to do with my book .
    Thank you Mandy,
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  • Jeanne Melanson
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    Reply Reply April 13, 2014

    This sounds great, although I’m one of those people who still love to read my books in print, on paper. I’ll pass this on for you though. Thanks!
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  • Liz Delaney
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    Reply Reply April 14, 2014

    I enjoyed your explanation Mandy. Thanks
    I have heard of Kindle and I have downloaded some books on my Android tablet. This is the best way to get most books if we live DownUnder as the postage is usually too costly.
    On my eyes, books are kinder. I have problems if in front of a screen all day.
    I can’t help myself. I am a bookaholic and I still purchase PDF.
    Take care
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  • Adrienne
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    Reply Reply April 15, 2014

    Hey Mandy,

    I still just download things to old faithful to read, my computer. I did recently purchase a Kindle though for when I’m on the go and want to read some of the books I’ve purchased through Amazon. I don’t have a tablet and really can’t see me purchasing one.

    I’m sure if Robert put this together then it’s top notch. Thanks for sharing this and I definitely wish him well with it.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Robert Corrigan

      Reply Reply April 27, 2014

      Thanks Adrienne, the end is in site! only got a few bits to do on it. Then construct the members site.

      Robert

  • Jacs Henderson
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    Reply Reply April 24, 2014

    I think it is wise to publish anything in the formats people like to read them, for maximum exposure … and kindle is popular these days. For an author, it would make sense to take a course in the modern book method 🙂
    Jacs
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  • Ron Killian
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    Reply Reply June 27, 2014

    I am a tablet user myself. Bought a tablet for the sole purpose of reading ebooks. Gets to expensive printing things out, plus time consuming.

    And, as you mentioned, PDF, and kindle versions are cheaper than book in hand.

    I make all my stuff in PDF. Though will be doing kindle as well.

    Thanks for the information Mandy 🙂

  • Alize Camp

    Reply Reply January 3, 2015

    With all people like us, I sure that we will prefer the PDF file than Book. But it still depend on what topic you are reading about.
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  • Annette Riley
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    Reply Reply April 17, 2015

    It’s depends on what you read. PDF is good for online thing and can learn with the computer or related.

    The real book is for the rest.
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