E-books

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Take advantage of our comprehensive e-book conversion services, including scanning and OCR processing for digitizing titles with no electronic files. At C-M Books, we consult with our you and our team of experts to plan your custom e-book. Samples are prepared as needed, and all e-book conversions are validated and reviewed using the most current hardware and software.

Q. What file format should I submit?

A. Final, press-ready PDF files are used to prepare all e-book formats.

Q. Are files available for Apple's iPad and iPhone?

A. Yes, ePub files are required for e-book use on both the iPad and iPhone. ePub files work on various other eReaders as well.

Q. Are files available for Amazon's Kindle?

A. Yes, Mobi files are required for e-book use on the Kindle.

Q. Can I get an e-book in multiple formats for the same price?

A. Please call for bundle or individual pricing.

Q. Will the running heads be included in my e-book?

A. Running heads and page numbers will not appear in e-books prepared using ePub. Running heads and folios will appear in e-books prepared in MobiPocket/Mobi and ePDF.

Q. Can URLs be linked in e-books?

A. Yes, URLs may be linked as one-way, nonreciprocal links. Additional URLs may be added to e-books to enrich the user’s experience.

Q. How are changes/corrections handled?

A. You have 30 days after the receipt of files to submit corrections at no charge. After 30 days there is a nominal fee.

Q. Can e-books be prepared with no digital files?

A. The print copy can be scanned and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) processed to ready files for e-book conversion.

Q. Can tiff files made from film be used for e-books?

A. Yes, the tiff files can be OCR processed to ready files for e-book conversion. It is possible to generate .tiff files from archived film.

Q. Why is a second ISBN number suggested?

A. To track each electronic version of a print title, RR Bowker recommends publishers to assign a unique 13-digit eISBN number for each electronic version. Many publishers elect to assign a single eISBN number for all of their e-books.