This method of creating an ebook will require that you create your ebook manually (without the step by step wizard) and have your own web page (HTML) files already created. Starting Your Project Your first step in creating your new eBook will be to click on the 'New Project' icon on the eBook Starter toolbar. This will open the 'Files Window.' Next, click on the top 'Files' tab and select the 'Files' tab on the left to view the files on your computer -- they will be displayed within the 'Files Window.' Files Window: Adding Your File Folder to Your Project To add your ' Files' to your project, click on the ' Folder' containing your eBook files to highlight, and then on the to add your ' Files' to your eBook Project. Adding Your Individual Files to Your Project You can add individual ' Files' to your project by clicking on the ' File' to highlight, and then on the to add your ' Files' to your eBook project. You can also add the complete ' Folder' or individual ' Files' by right clicking on your mouse and going to 'Add to Project.' Working with Your Files
Once you've set up your story tree, your next step will be to select your 'Chapter' and 'Page' options. This might include all of the following:
Clearing the Story Tree - Click on the button to clear the entire story tree. Note: Use this option with care, as it will delete your entire ebook. To select your page properties, click on each file and select your options within the 'Page Properties' window at the bottom of the 'Project' window.
For additional information on selecting your 'Chapter' and/or 'Page' options, visit the 'Selecting Your Chapter / Page Options' section. Customizing Your eBook's Settings
Once you're finished working with your files, your next step will be to customize all of your eBook's options. This will include all of the following:
Compiling Your eBook
When you've finished editing your eBook and selecting your options, your final step will be to compress your files into the EXE eBook format. This procedure is better known as compiling your eBook. You can compile your eBook in one of two ways:
A 'Confirm' window will appear displaying all of the options you have selected for your eBook. Read through the options to ensure the settings are correct. If you need to make some changes, click on 'No.' If you're ready to compile your eBook, click on 'Yes.' Uploading Your eBook to Your Server
When you've completed your eBook, your next step will be to upload your new eBook to your server. To do so, you'll need to either use an FTP program or your 'Control Panel' through your web host. Visit the 'File Transfer Protocol' section for additional information. Your eBook should be uploaded to your server in 'Binary' mode. Make sure you upload the correct file. Your ebook will have the filename you selected within the 'Options' section (Step 3 within the Wizard) -- followed by an EXE extension. So, for example, if you called your ebook dog_grooming, your filename would be dog_grooming.exe. When you create an ebook, the system creates a folder that contains your ebook's files (template, text, images, etc.), a folder that contains your ebook's system files (toolbar buttons, logo, variables, etc.), your ebook's project file and your actual ebook file. If you called your ebook dog_grooming, here's what these folders and files will be called:
The only file you'll need to upload to your server is your ebook. Creating a Download Page
In order for your customers to download your eBook, you will need to create a 'Thank you' web page, also known as a 'Download' page. This page is simply a web page that includes some brief instructions in regard to downloading your eBook and a download link. If you're using a payment processor, such as ClickBank or PayPal, to enable you to accept payment through your web site, they will ask you for the web address of your 'Thank you' page. This is the page your customers will be taken to once they complete their purchase. To create a download link on your 'Thank you' page, most servers will allow you to simply link to the web address like this:
Edit the text indicated in red to suit your needs. The link address must lead to your ebook file on your web server. If this method of linking doesn't work for you, contact your server administrator for assistance. In addition to including a download link you should also include the following note:
(1) If you're using a firewall program, such as Personal Firewall™, Gauntlet™ or ZoneAlarm™, this may also prevent you from downloading and opening the ebook file. You may need to disable the program until you complete your download. (2) If you're using an anti-virus program, such as Norton™ or McAfee™, you may need to disable the program until you complete your download. (3) If you have recently upgraded to Windows XP SP2, you may be prevented from downloading the ebook. To start the download, you must first click on the Internet Explorer Information Bar, and then on 'Download File' to begin the download.
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Click on the 'New Project' icon on the toolbar.
Click on the top 'Files' tab and then on the side 'Files' tab.
Click on the ' Folder' containing your ' Files' to highlight.
Click on the to add your ' Files' to your eBook Project.
Click on the 'Project' tab to view your project and select your 'Page' options. Click on each 'Page' and click on the mini toolbar icons at the top of the 'Project' screen to select your preferred options.
Customize your ebook's settings -- Click on 'Project' - 'Variables' to edit the variables. Click on 'Project' - 'Toolbar' to edit the toolbar. Click on 'Project' - 'System Pages' to edit your About, Shareware and Password Protection pages. Click on 'Project' - 'Options' to edit your General, Security, Toolbar, and Splash screen options.
Click on the 'Compile' icon on the toolbar to compress your files into the EXE ebook format.
Upload your new eBook to your server.
Create your download page.
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