The picture above shows what the cover I designed for Veronika looks like on the Kindle. If you want to see an example, I posted a of my own book to Scribd. Is it a character they fall in love with? This is important to know if starting a blog. Together, they cited information from. In the following guest post he provides a roadmap to the various Amazon services that have liberated authors from traditional publishers. Solid writing will help you build a devoted reader base. If you choose to make a book exclusive to the Kindle Store for at least 90 days, the book is eligible to be included in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and you can earn a share of the fund based on how frequently the book is borrowed click here to see how payments are calculated.
My first time doing all of this was daunting as well. Currently, the majority of documents posted to Scribd are free to view or download it's a great way to post samples of your work , but you can sell your work on Scribd as well. If Smashwords can afford to do it, so can Apple. In most cases, a rate of 70% will net you more money per sale. You can sign up directly with Amazon, or you can use an eBook distribution service like BookBaby. BookBaby , the sibling of Brian Felsen is the president of both operations , has a slightly different business model from some of its competitors. Coker has chided me a bit for disparaging the middleman.
Within 48-72 hours, the remaining details will be visible on the detail page, such as product description and links related to the physical edition. Smashwords operates its own e-book store, where authors earn 85 percent of the net sale what's left after credit card fees are deducted. When someone borrows your eBook, you earn money. This is book 1 of many. Do you recommend any recipe formatting templates or rules of thumb? I only recommend tools, books and services that I either use or people I know personally. Sales during the first four months exceeded 4,000 downloads.
Furthermore, my current plan is to be a novelist for a living, and I feel like I might as well get myself out there sooner than later, right? Is it a word count? That said, Amazon is offering incentives to authors to offer their works exclusively on Amazon. I wrote a few short books about easy baking, 52 tips for Teens and a few other craft ones. Based on my conversations with other indie authors and their posts on various message boards and blogs, other authors also see huge sales on days when their books are discounted, and even more massive downloads on days when those books are free. Write Like You Talk—Only Better, through both Kindle and Smashwords, because I wanted to make sure it was easy to download for all e-readers. Any help is much appreciated. You can also try Ray Fowler at.
When Stephen King wrote, he wrote to his wife. With the fantastic changes in technology, you can be selling your ebook on the Kindle store, the iPad or the Nook within days. These will be instrumental in making sure your book shows up in search results. Take into account the format of the book, as well as the marketability of its subject matter. Shame on me for not adding that. Integrity and authenticity continue to be of the highest importance to me. Enjoy, I hope you found this insightful.
My advice is to opt out before the deadline. Once you submit the book it can take up to 48 hours to be approved and live in the store. That works out to between 60 and 80 percent of the list price, depending on the book's price for more info on author earnings and payment schedules, see. As always, please feel free to post your opinion in the comments section, particularly if you've had experience publishing your e-book already and can share your observations with others. To do that you must give them an exclusive on your digital book for 90 days. Thanks again for the great post! Lulu is also an approved Apple aggregator. Why not publish directly with Amazon? I only recommend tools, books and services that I either use or people I know personally.
In sum To be clear, there are other ways to go about self-publishing your e-book. They also have a marketplace where your ebook is featured. For reference, here's a look at the PubIt. I know the idea of self-publishing can seem a bit daunting, but it is quite straightforward really. BookBaby has a knowledgeable customer service staff available by phone and email five days a week.
This article will help get me started. Settle on a price you think is fair. Thought Leadership: If one of your goals is to become a thought leader or known expert in your niche, then writing an ebook is a great way to validate your knowledge. Make sure it is , interesting and informative enough to give your readers a good idea of what your book is about. Is 60,000 hits a month on a blog good enough to publish? I now wonder if that will be an issue? Tell your readers what your book is about so they know what they will get out of reading it. If your eBook is only on Amazon, you're missing out on millions more potential readers for your eBook.
Just a few short years ago, the people who were most familiar with the ebook format were either internet marketers or their regular customers. After folks asked me to do something similar for e-books, I created this article, which has now been updated a few times. Both iPiccy and Pixlr have a variety of free to use fonts. With CreateSpace, those obstacles disappear. You also get commissions from any other item someone buys on Amazon. Kindle still has the largest market share with about 60 percent of the e-book pie Nook is at around 25 percent, Apple 15 percent, and others are left to pick up the crumbs. Gumroad allows you to sell a variety of digital products from your own web site, including ebooks, music and software.