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A Perfect Fathers Day Gift: Publish Dad's Story As An E-book
by: Wayne Perkins
From Normandy to Funafuti, from the warehouse to the
boardroom, fathers have been giving their lives unselfishly for their
families.

The movie Peal Harbor has just come out and helps remind us that our
Fathers are very special people. They will give their lives for their
loved ones.

With new technological advances over the years in e-book publishing,
it is
now possible to publish an e-book about your Dad, and present it for
the
world to see.

It will cost you a little time but it won't cost you any money. This
gift is
the perfect gift for honoring Dad.

What is an E-book?
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An e-book is simply a digital file or collection of files that, when
put
together and published, tells a story or may teach you a lesson or a
skill.

Four major advantages of publishing this way are:

1. An e-book can be 5 pages long or 500 pages long. There is no
longer a
need to conform to requirements of book editors, wholesalers and
distributors. You are the boss!

2. The author can add sound, photographs and even video to the e-book.

3. An e-book is always a work in progress. The author can add,
delete, and change the story in a matter of minutes. Your Dad's story
can grow in
size over the years.

4. E-books are easily distributed to relatives across the country and
those
living in other countries.

What better way to give thanks and tribute to our Dad's than to tell
his story?

Every year you can add to the story and create a legacy for your
children and grandchildren. You can add stories daily if that is what
you wish!

Isn't this better than giving him a tie or barbecue mittens?

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How do I create an E--book? I am not a technical person!
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Here are 5 simple steps to help you make this Dad's Day, her very
best.

1. Create your e-book just like you would create any document. You do
not need any special formatting.

2. Save your e-book in Microsoft word as a doc. File a text
file and/or html file. ( An ASCII text file is the printing that you
use in the body of your e-mail. People can read it on any computer
located around the world)

If you are using Microsoft Word, you would "save as" text or .txt.

3. Set up an account with Infopost.com. They will host your file and
give
you a free website page to include your description, reviews, pricing
and
any other information. You may also post this story to your own
website if you wish.

If you want to offer your Dad's story for free, designate a "Price"
of 0.00.

Or you may set a price for it and earn some money. Infopost will
accept
credit card payments for your sales and pay you an 80 percent
royalty on each sale!

Infopost.com is located at:

http://www.infopost.com

4. Look for a link on the top of the page that reads, "Post Info."
Follow the directions on listing your e-book, including the
description,
sample chapter (if you have a large e-book) and then follow the
simple directions to up-load your e-book to Infopost.com.

Make sure you include your author name and book title
under "keywords" when prompted. Once you fill in the online forms
that ask you for pricing and description information, you can post a
similar book or hit the browse button on the Infopost page to find
and upload your e-book file from your hard disk.

You will then be issued an URL or Internet address of your Dad's story
description page.

5. Copy and paste the URL of your e-book description page to your e-
mail
signature and send the URL to all of you friends and relatives. You
may even register you Infopost description page with major search
engines.

What about Using Search Engines to Blast My Dad's Story to the World?
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You can accomplish this process for free by using the following
resources:

http://www.searchenginewatch.com

http://www.jimtools.com

http://www.urlsubmitter.com

Are There Other Ways To Promote My Dad's Story Without Using Search
Engines?

Yes, if you would like to market your Dad's story to the world you
will find all free e-book marketing resources at:

http://www.wayneperkins.net/ebooks hreetips.html

Summary:
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Now is the time to give your Dad something he will cherish forever.
The process of writing the book will be therapeutic for you as well.

Congratulations! You are now an official E-book author and your Dad
will be honored on-line forever!

Your Dad will be proud.

Happy Father's Day.

About the Author

Wayne Perkins is the best selling author of "A Cheap and Easy Guide to
Self-publishing E-books" and offers consulting for e-book authors.
http://www.wayneperkins.net/offer/art.html
mailto:wayne@wayneperkins.net