Still in the preparation phase of creating an eBook from your Blog, let’s consider the following:
- Are all of your posts up to the quality you want for your book?
- Are the posts already in the order you want them displayed?
- What will you use for cover art? (Yes, even eBooks should have good cover art.)
- Do the graphics you want to use belong to you? If not, do you have a plan to acquire the rights?
Getting permission when needed is essential, and is especially important if you intend to charge for your eBook. For example, I want to quote a portion of a source on Fair Use from Nolo, here is a part of what constitutes “Fair Use”:
Are you getting the idea that this can be a little tricky?
Now, if all the work is your own, and you are self-illustrating—photographing, drawing, or painting—thes permission problems are a non-starter for you.
Once all of these ducks are in a row, we’ll have to round up a few more, but we’re getting closer to starting the work.
Now, all together, one deeeeep breath…