Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Converting E-booklets To Real Ones

by: Lynne Saarte

There are a lot of royalty free instructional custom booklets over the Internet these days. These free “e-books” and “e-booklets” can provide a project or firm with easily accessible information that is perfect for its staff. Even big businesses are starting to take notice of this fact and sometimes do minor booklet printing projects based on these royalty free e-books. This is because the process of converting e-books to real kinds of books and booklets is extremely easy. If you want to know how to convert e-books for booklet printing here are five simple steps on how to go about it.

1. Preparing the file for printing.

First you need to prepare your file for printing. Some free E-books can come in the Adobe “.PDF” file which can be readily printed with the Adobe Reader application. Others meanwhile can also come in a “.doc” Microsoft Word document or other word processing file. Finally, some e-books can also be made in the E-book reader file formats such as the Microsoft “.lit” file format. For your own purposes however, always try to aim for a file format that you can work with. The easiest is of course the PDF file since there is little lost in terms of details and layouts when you use this. Other formats though may be some trouble since you will need to have the applicable expensive software for them to print them as well. To prepare these e-books however for booklet printing, it is best to focus on one file format like the PDF. There are a lot of free file conversion software out there that can change the file format of your E-book to the format that you desire. Our recommendation is that you always convert your e-books or download them in “.PDF” format so that is easier to deal with.

2. Proper settings for prints.

Now with your file all ready, always try to make sure that you have the proper setting for your prints. Make sure that the paper size is right and that it is indicated as the right paper size in the file format. Make sure as well that the printing quality for the e-book is set to the highest amount as possible so that you will get high quality prints. Depending on your format as well, you might want to adjust the margins so that the left and right pages have the correct amount of adjustments to accommodate binding.

3. Printing at home.

Now if you are printing at home, make sure to buy lots of paper. Make sure that it is set properly in the paper tray and that it is the right size that has been set in the file format. It is usually best to print at home if you have a high quality printer, since you always want to print all these pages with the best look possible. Otherwise if you do not have a good quality printer, skip to step five below.

4. Binding at home.

Once done with your prints, you may now want to bind them as well. Some people just make do with a stapler, while others use plastic binding combs that are easily available for use at your home along with a simple comb binding machine. You can also try buying custom “clear books” where you can slide in your pages in plastic sleeves within a hard binder. There are actually a lot more home binding techniques that you can use to bind your printed e-books. Just use the one that is best for your budget and abilities.

5. Using professional booklet printing services.

If you however do not have the patience to print and bind at home, do not worry. There are online booklet printing services out there that can print your ebook for you as booklets. Just send them your own edited version of the book file and setup the transaction including a choice of right binding techniques. Once you are finished just wait for your booklets to arrive and you are all set. You should have ebooks printed as booklets for easy use in your project or firm.

So now you know how to print free royalty free e-books for your own benefit. The process is simple enough to follow so everyone can try it.

For comments and inquiries about the article visit:,