Earlier this year, I published a 116-page PDF ebook about personal finance. Next week, I'm attending a conference with fellow financial bloggers. Is there a way to convert my PDF book to a physical print version (even if it's just one or ten copies) in just a few days so that I can show it to people? Cost isn't really an object. I know I've come up with this idea at the last minute...
I'm writing a programming ebook (on introductory programming for bench biologists, if anyone's interested) and am trying to figure out the best tool chain. Ideally, I'd like to write the content in something like markdown or restructuredText, then be able to easily render it to PDF (and maybe eventually epub/mobi). The book will contain a lot of source code and program output, so whatever solution I pick needs to be cope well with chunks of differently-formatted text. Any suggestions?
I have a number of (self-published) photobooks which are currently PDFs, with each side on a separate PDF page, as one would normally expect. However, the book is laid out as diptychs, meant to be consumed 2-page spread by 2-page spread. I want to produce a PDF which is the same book, but each page is the 2-page spread. [more inside]
Looking for the best way to publish a frequently-updated document to multiple electronic formats (PDF, ePub, mobi, etc.). [more inside]
What are the best practices and strategies for publishing ebooks? [more inside]
Do you know of a newspaper or magazine that publishes to both the web and print and posts a PDF of the print version on their website? [more inside]
Is there an automated way to print a person's name on a PDF when they fill out a Web form to get it? Like, "this printed for your name here" [more inside]
A few years a book of mine was published by a well-known house. Now it is out of print. Last time I looked, a used copy cost $1,000 on amazon.com. [more inside]
How does one make and distribute e-books? [more inside]