Welcome to Your eBook Gateway
Worthy Shorts® electronic editions, their uses and social networking applications
(Note: This is a Beta Test. See marginal note.)
Click here for a complete list of Worthy Shorts eBooks included in this test
All eBooks come in Fixed and/or Reflowable formats
eBooks come in two basic platforms: (1) as fixed format (PDF) that preserve all of the layout, pictorial and color treatments, and (2) in
reflowable formats (ePub and XML) that are text-driven in black ink only (except for the covers which are treated as images). Reflowable
formats are the ones used in almost all portable readers.
All Worthy Shorts® titles have a PDF version
Your PDF version is automatic and is used to print your book
We make a PDF digital version of every book. It is what we send to our printer, and what we use in order to enable you and visitors to our
site to browse inside. Unless you have chosen not to have an ISBN and appear in our general catalog, we also use this version for Google Book
Search, Scribd and other online search and discover applications.
Reflowable eBooks are included unless you told us not to
Your ePub and other reflowable versions are optional and will be activated unless you told us not to when you launched your new title.
These versions apply only to formats that are primarily text-driven, with few if any illustrations embedded in the
text. Full color and pictorial works cannot be usefully converted for portable readers to ePub or XML.
Once you have brought your book into print, you can extend the ease with which it can be accessed by others
by making it available on Kindle (Mobipocket), Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, iPhones and Palm Readers (Stanza), and other handheld readers, PDAs and notebooks
Worthy Shorts® will manage all ePub edition requirements and has entered into an alliance with
Smashwords to provide the conversion and distribution services for our eBooks.
Here are the Reflowable eBook Formats offered
Online Reading (HTML)
Epub (open industry format, good for Nook, Google Editions, iPad, Stanza, others)
PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)
RTF (readable on most word processors)
LRF (for Sony Reader)
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)
Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)
Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)
For a detailed description of the uses of these formats click here
All eBooks will be priced for sale
We will set special prices and pay special royalties for all PDF and reflowable versions. You will receive special royalty shares on
the cash received for all sales of eBook editions as described in the ePub agreement you checked off when launching your book. In general,
we will charge $4.95 for all reflowable editions (recall, these are not formatted to Worthy Shorts® designs but are laid out in
easy to read plain narrative text). For fixed format Worthy Shorts® designed PDF versions, we will charge 75% of the listed
price rounded to the next 45 or 95 cents. You will be entitled to receive one free download of an ePub file. You will also be able to purchase
other formats at a special authors price.
No free previews to the public for complete books
When we post electronic versions of your book to Google Book Search or Scribd, or for look inside on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and
other online merchants, we will only permit a portion of the book to be viewed for sampling. However, you can choose to allow your friends,
family and colleagues to view (but not copy or download) the complete PDF version from your private press page.
eBooks are a gateway to social networking
In addition to the social networking tools based on your print edition that we provide on our Private Press page, a feature of our
arrangement with Smashwords is that you will receive a Worthy Shorts® customized personal Profile Page, from which you can
use their links to popular social networking and book-marking sites (eg Twitter, Delicious, Facebook), book tagging and embeddable YouTube
video features for your reflowable editions. Click here for the Smashwords marketing and social networking guide.
Welcome to Your eBook Gateway
eBook Beta Test
This is an eBook beta test during which we are perfecting our workflow systems. Please be patient as we ramp up to put through titles
that are suitable for conversion to the reflowable eBook formats. The purpose of this test is to put a limited number of titles through
the Worthy Shorts® conversion process to validate our quality control checks for the outcomes, and to test the use of these
various formats on portable devices.