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eBooks and the constant fight for grammar and spelling perfection

On Free-eBooks.net, our readers often comment that the spelling and grammar errors in books are far more than annoying – sometimes it is positively off-putting. In fact, there have been comments that the number of spelling and grammatical errors have dissuaded many a reader from even finishing a book.

The problem

As I understand the print publishing industry, books are proofed by a team of editors and/or proofreaders who are usually adept at finding the spelling and grammatical errors. But I am willing to bet that the expenses that these teams incur is part of what made

Evolution of Bookmaking

Did you know that prior to being able to simply download a book to your Kindle or Smartphone there was a laborious process to print and bind books? Have you ever really thought of what it takes to make an actual physical book?

Back in 1928 a Patent was granted that changed the folding process of the pages to only use parallel folds. It seems that the previous method of binding and packaging physical books was more difficult and more costly at each step. They were so precise that if any tiny mistake was made in the folding

Your Chance to be an Award Winning Author…

What would it mean to the success of your ebook if more people knew about it? Imagine being recognized as an Awarding Winning Author! How exciting is that!? And how important could that be in your career as an Author?

There are many awards for Authors and you can reap the benefits of being one of them! The Global eBook Awards are accepting submissions from now until June 30th, 2011 (midnight Pacific Time)

Imagine being able to put one of those fancy “gold stickers” on your book that lets everyone else know that you’ve been recognized in your

Can You Be a Self-Published Star?!

It’s happening more and more often and it’s something the traditional publishers don’t want to admit. The ability of unknown Authors to hit the Big Time by by-passing the Traditional Publishing route.

With a little cash upfront, and some ingenuity, creating a “buzz” is something self-published authors can do on their own allowing them to maintain more control of the creative process, capitalize on better opportunities, and ultimately keep more of the profits in their own pockets.

Stories like those of Zoe Winters’ are becoming more and more common. Until recently Zoe’s resume held a collection of odd