Envisioning Cadillac eBooks

I took my recent summary XLR article and sketched it out as an eBook.  An eBook is a downloadable book (electronic book).   Besides the Blog here, and the Caddyinfo.com Forums, and the website, Caddyinfo Cadillac eBooks I believe will offer another information format that may be useful to our community.

2009 Cadillac XLR

First, eBooks can be very portable, so they are easy to grab and read on a plane, or other (gasp!) internet poor location.  Second, I find that I am willing to be more thorough on a topic in an eBook.  For a Blog entry I have in mind a certain length that is a good read — which I usually / often break.   An eBook can by its nature be longer and use more pages to cover the subject.  So as in the case with the XLR blog entry, after I set it up as an eBook I found a lot more to be said on the subject; so far it is 16 pages of info, and perhaps will wrap up at 25-30 pages.  My intuition is that 30-50 pages is about right.

My thinking is that these eBooks would be free to Caddyinfo.com Supporters, and perhaps $10-15 each for anyone else.   Each Caddyinfo eBook would be designed to cover a specific Cadillac-related subject in depth.  I think they will be a niche product, but focused on Cadillac information for automobile enthusiasts.

For the first one I setup the eBook in OpenOffice Writer, then exported it as an Adobe PDF file.  I am happy with that process for control, and ease of use both for setup / layout and production.  I will explore other mobile book formats as we go to see what we need to support.

If you have any eBook advice please feel free to share.

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