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Friday, August 8, 2014

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors

Published in Jane Friedman Blog

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors

E-Book Publishing 101
About the only thing that remains constant in e-book publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I’ve attempted to round-up all the good resources I know of related to (1) how to publish an e-book, (2) finding the right e-publishing services, and (3) staying on top of changes in the industry.
I update this list periodically, and welcome suggestions on new resources to include. (Last update: March 12, 2014)

Excellent Book-Length Guides

Getting Started & Principles

Sales, Marketing, and Promotion

Reviews & Review Sites

Creating & Formatting E-Books (Technical Stuff)

Tools for Creating Enhanced, Multimedia, or Full-Color E-Books

  • Apple iBooks Authorwill limit you to Apple iBookstore, but the software is free
  • Vook: create and distribute an enhanced (multimedia e-books) to most platforms and devices
  • Blurb: great for producing print + digital full-color books; distributes to Apple platforms
  • Book CreatoriPad app for illustrated books, great for children’s authors
  • AerBook Maker
  • Creativist

Major E-Book Retailers

Note: for reviews and insight into all of these retailers and more, read the reviews at The Independent Publishing Magazine by Mick Rooney

Major E-Book Distributors & Services

Note: for reviews and insight into all of these retailers and more, read the reviews at The Independent Publishing Magazine by Mick Rooney
  • Smashwords. Authors often use Amazon KDP, then add Smashwords to hit all the other retailers.
  • BookBaby. Similar to Smashwords, but they offer a variety of reasonably priced packages and services. If you pay for a premium package upfront, you’ll receive 100% of net sales. You can also use the service for free if you give BookBaby 15% of net sales, similar to Smashwords.
  • eBookPartnership. Compare with above two services and see which fits your needs best.
  • There are other major e-book distributors available if you work with your agent or have a minimum number of titles, such as Argo Navis and INscribe Digital.

Authors Who Blog About E-Book Publishing

News & Trends About E-Book Publishing

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About Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. She is the co-founder of Scratch Magazine, all about the intersection of writing and money, and the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. She has served as a writing and media professor at the University of Cincinnati and University of Virginia, and is the former publisher of Writer's Digest. She speaks frequently at industry events and writers conferences around the world.Find out more.