Publishing Your eBook and After Effects:
As a self-publisher, that first thing you need to do is Publish your book. Most of the times, you can do this through Amazon Kindle store which offers great features to do it. However, Amazon isn’t the be all end all of the self-publishing. You can publish your eBook on the following sites, which host your eBooks for free. The following is our list of sites which support self-publishing and marketing. Read on:
Almost all the self-publishers know this site. Kindle is the most famous portal upon which publishers host thousands of titles every day. You just need to have your book in the proper format ( Mobi with AZW file extension ) and an Amazon account. Thereby, after signing into Kindle dashboard, you can transfer your eBook to it. Thus, Kindle processes your work and uploads it on Kindle store within 24 hours. Also, the book stays there for eternity, until the author chooses to remove it.
2. PayHip Publisher:
Payhip is easy to use the efficient hosting portal for eBooks. The main advantage with PayHip is that payments can be made and received through Paypal. Also, PayHip securely delivers your eBook through wire transfer or delivery. You can host your books on PayHip and get promoting it over social media portals like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
A branded eBook hosting website, which gives you direct reach to Barnes & Noble web portals or Apple iBooks, is Lulu. In addition to this, you can decide your package as per your need and wish. You can opt for a limited but an affordable price for your books. As with the above, you can always host the eBooks online and promote it immediately. Hence, Lulu is an option for many eBook publishers.
You can publish your eBook on Smashwords for a benefit like no other. Once you have your eBook publishing on Smashwords, you can reach out to stores like Apple iBooks, Branes & Noble, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc., Baker & Taylor’s Blio and Axis360 and more. Moreover, by registering, you’re entitled to get free ISBNs and eBook conversion to 9 formats. Thus Smashwords become a go-to option for many self-publishers across the world.
PubIt, powered by Barnes & Noble, is where you can self-publish your books, ideas, and content easily. It has a free conversion service to turn your work to be compatible with the NOOK, and other mobile or computing devices. However, You shall need to pay them a small fee from your royalty per sale since you’re able to reach a high number of readers through Barnes & Noble.
6. Kobo Writing Life :
Kobo is a do it yourself publishing portal which offers rich features for self-publishers. Also, once you prepare your work in their portal, you can get it to feature in the main catalog. In addition to this, the portal offers conversion services as well, which is useful if you have a manuscript in Doc or PDF. You just need to send them the manuscript, and they’ll convert it into an eBook.
7. BookTango :
BookTango is an intuitive, user-friendly portal which helps you your book cover and host it. Once the design is accepted, you can also publish the book and promote it through the portal address.Also, you can sell your eBook through their connections of major retailers which include Barnes & Noble, Apple iBook store, Kobo, Sony, Amazon, Google, and Scribd. Hence, this site is much use to a self-publisher.
8. MyeBook :
MyeBook is a free web service that allows you to create, design, publish and market your content for the world to read. In case you have a few eBooks that you need to sell, you can promote your ‘bookstore’ through a link (myeBook.com/my/username). Therefore, you can with PayPal integration, your payments will also be smooth and hassle free. In addition to this, the site offers a range of other features which help a self-publisher showcase his work.
9. Blurb :
Blurb has an online eBook creator to get you started. Edit and design your eBook on a simulated Apple iPad display. Once you’ve finished editing the content and design, your eBook will be ready to be sold on Blurb or the Apple iBook store. However, if you do not wish to publish the book on Blurb, the best option is to link Amazon Kindle store to the existing account.
10. E-Junkie :
E-Junkie offers a simpler alternative to selling eBooks – sell them in PDF format. They also offer eBook security through ‘PDF Stamping’ where the buyers name, email address and transaction ID will be ‘stamped’. You can utilize this ‘stamping’ feature on the top right corner of each page to discourage unauthorized sharing of your materials. Hence, it is a form of watermarking that becomes a better alternative than Digital Rights Management offered by other portals.
This is a website which is versatile eBook promotion site. However, you can only form a seller account, from within United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australia. Scribd can help you manage and promote your work while keeping track of your sales and earnings. However, it is better to link your PayPal account to get control over your market sales over the world further.
12. eBook Mall :
If you already have your eBook ready, you can list them at eBookMall and earn a percentage of every sale. eBookMall accepts both PDF and ePub formats. However, bear in mind that if you submit your eBooks to eBookMall directly through this program, your eBooks will not have DRM.
13. eBookIt :
eBooktIt takes you through the steps of converting your writing into a professional eBook to be distributed through major eBook retailers which include Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Sony, Ingram, and Kobo. You have to pay a fee for the processing and conversion of your writings into proper eBook formats, which cuts down the royalty that you can make from it.
14. TradeBit :
It doesn’t matter if you see yourself as a poet or a technical writer – Tradebit enables you to publish your book/content/writings within a matter of seconds. You can start selling your file on eBay or your homepage immediately. Also, you can protect your works from wrongful downloads by opting for their protection mode. (https://www.tradebit.com/)
15. PayLoadz :
PayLoadz is a secure eCommerce service for downloadable digital goods including eBooks. Through the PayLoadz Store, your eBooks can be marketed to all PayLoadz users. The website has a reputation of tens of thousands of visitors today and is a great start to your eBook marketing campaign.