How to Create A PDF Ebook Using Google Docs

by Tamal Anwar on Monday, February 27, 2012

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create a PDF onlineOn this post I will write about how you can create ebooks to offer in your blog as downloads in PDF version. PDF files are very popular and it can be opened in mobile phones, smart phones, iphones and ipads as well as computers. In google chrome PDF can be opened and read right on the browser.

If you want to get more traffic from your blog and make money then you can offer free PDF downloads as a part of your content. Most internet marketers use downloadable ebooks as a hook to get email addresses. Such as I am doing with my blog, I am offering this ebook in my sidebar so people can submit their info and get the book. You may offer your blog articles as PDF downloads so people can read it offline and can print it. You can also sell ebooks and make money. There are endless opportunities with ebooks but first let us learn how to create a PDF ebook using google docs.

Which Program to Use for Writing an Ebook?

To write an ebook, open your word application such as Microsoft word or any other word processor you may have. You can also use open office to create your ebook. You can put your older blog posts and make up an ebook or you can write one from scratch.

What Should Be the Length of an Ebook?

It all drills down to the information you are providing. It can be short 10 page book or even 200 pages long. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. If it’s a freebie, then make it short and if it is something exclusive then make it worthy and full of useful information.

Read: How to use ebooks to bring viral traffic to your blog

How Should I Convert My Document in PDF Format?

Now here comes the important part and I think for this information you came to this site. How you can make your word document into a PDF file. Go to docs.google.com. It’s a free service and you should need your google account to sign in:

google docs for creating pdf

Now that you are signed in, upload your word file that you created:

google docs upload doc file

Now after uploading the file, open it on docs and you will see your document online.

google docs edit your file

Now all you have to do is to click File > Download As > PDF.

google docs download as pdf

Then you should be able to save this file back in your computer but this time it’s in a PDF format.

the pdf in your computer

Now your ebook is ready to be distributed. Now you need to host your ebook online and offer it as a free download.

Read: How to host your ebook on the internet

Make sure you leave a feedback and let me know about the ebook you created, thanks!

 

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  • Mohammed Alamin

    Going to write an E-book soon as possible. And Thanks for the information now i can get more Readers for my site :D

  • http://www.liveintheplanetgreen.wordpress.org Niaz

    Assalamu-Alaikum, Tamal vai.

    Thanks for sharing this great tutorial on making an ebook and most importantly making it so easy-to-understand for all.

    You really rock and are the best example and source of inspiration to our young generation here in Bangladesh and all around the world.

    May Allah bless you.

    • Tamal Anwar

      Thank you Niaz, I appreciated that

  • Noman

    One of my friend said that a pdf file and an e-book is not the same thing. All pdf files cannot be read conveniently in a e-book reader, that needs to be converted into e-book. Can you explain it. I could not know much from that friend.

    • Tamal Anwar

      Ebook can be of many formats. iPad and kindle uses e-pub digital format. PDF version is the most popular version for ebooks and it is easy to use. In most smart phones and tablets, PDF is readable, but if it is not then you have to install a PDF reader app.

  • oshoriri

    i want to scan a large book as pdf. how can i do that? eg. how can i scan pages and get all of them as one pdf?

    • Tamal Anwar

      is your comment any relevant?