Definitive Guide Books & eBooks

LeadingEdge’s award-winning 48- and 72-page Definitive Guide books and eBooks offer a fresh, more cost-effective and flexible alternative to traditional publishers.

Creating custom printed promotional books and eBooks is a tremendous way to generate leads and build thought leadership at the same time. Printed books attract lots of traffic at trade show booths. Sales people love to hand them out to customers and partners during sales calls and regional seminars. Our eBooks are frequently cited as the most successful call-to-action for email, social media, and pay-per-click campaigns.

LeadingEdge’s award-winning Definitive Guide™ books and eBooks are a refreshing, cost-effective alternative to traditional publishers.

 LeadingEdgeTraditional Publishers
Author technical subject matter expertiseHighLow to medium
Printed book dimensions 8.5” x 11”
8.5” x 8.5”
8” x 10”
7” x 10”
6” x 9”
5.5” x 8.5” (Default)
4” x 6” (Mini Book)
5.5” x 8.5”
4” x 6” (Mini Book)
Book title exclusivity2 YearsNone
Ability to sell book and eBookYes
(additional cost)
No
eBook license durationPerpetual1 to 3 years
Ability to re-purpose manuscript content for white papers and blogsYesNo
Vendor-agnostic or vendor-specific manuscript contentVendor-agnostic or vendor specificVendor-agnostic
Ability to customize the cover to promote your company’s brandingYesNo
Available in Kindle eBookYes
(additional cost)
No
Available in AudiobookYes
(additional cost)
No
Available in non-English languagesYes
(additional cost)
Varies
(additional cost)

LeadingEdge’s Definitive Guide books and eBooks can be created in about 4-5 months. They’re equally as professional and attractive as their national brand counterparts. In some instances, our books are even nicer as we print on brighter, higher-quality paper. But there are several other reasons why technology vendors are choosing LeadingEdge’s Definitive Guides over traditional publishers

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Unsurpassed Subject Matter Expertise

Some traditional publishers contract with authors who are inexperienced in the IT industry segment that is the focus of the book. By the time you edit their manuscript drafts, you could have authored the book yourself! LeadingEdge is different. We only provide authors who have extensive technical subject matter expertise in your IT industry segment. Our authors average 15-20 years of experience.

Get More, Pay Less

Some traditional publishers charge an arm and a leg for their 1-3 year eBook licenses. Some force you to host your eBook on their website and redirect traffic to their site for downloads. LeadingEdge is different. Our eBook licenses are a fraction of the cost, and our perpetual eBook licenses never expire. And you have the freedom to host your eBook on your website or any website you please.

Optional Self-Authoring

Approximately one in five LeadingEdge Definitive Guide customers author their manuscript in-house. In this instance, LeadingEdge provides a “Managing Consultant” to work with the customer to organize their manuscript, provide manuscript templates, and interface with our talented editor and graphic designer behind the scenes. We want to make the overall process as seamless as possible, whether you author the manuscript yourself or work with an experienced LeadingEdge author or co-authors.

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