For many people, writing the book is the easy part. Whether you have a body of work ready to repurpose (such as a blog you’ve maintained for several years) or a ghostwriter at the ready, or you just really like to write, getting your book on paper is simple.
Publishing and selling it is another matter all together. You basically have four options when it comes to publishing your book, and each one has its pros and cons.
Probably the simplest method to publish a book, all that’s required with an ebook is to click “Save as…” in your Word document and choose “PDF.” Then you can sell the resulting file on your own website, list it on ClickBank or E-Junkie, or upload it to a number of other ebook marketplaces online.
Ebooks don’t quite have the authority that printed books carry, but if you’re on a budget and don’t have the skills to format your book for print, then this can be a viable option to get you off the ground. It’s also a great way to share your book with advance readers to get those all-important testimonials.
The darling of the self-publishing world, Amazon’s Kindle marketplace makes it easy for you to publish your book. In fact, with just a few minutes of formatting, and another several minutes spent on their step-by-step uploading system, you can have your book on their virtual shelves in less than an hour.
With its incredible popularity and the ability to offer “free days” during which anyone can download your book at no cost, Kindle is a great way to build a buzz quickly. Make sure if you are selling your books on Kindle that you set up an Author Central Page where you can tell the world who you are as an Author.
Print on Demand
The best choice for self-published authors is a relatively new technology that allows for a single book to be printed on demand. Until just a few years ago, if you chose to self-publish your book you’d likely have to shell out for hundreds if not thousands of copies up front, leaving you with a garage full of books to sell on your own.
Print on demand is different. Buyers order your book from sellers such as Amazon (whose Kindle Direct Publishing) arm is itself a print on demand enterprise), and the book is printed and shipped the next day via Amazon. This makes it easy and cost-effective for everyone to become a published author.
Traditional publishing is the most difficult and time-consuming option to getting your book published. However, with a traditional print publisher you will get the most audience exposure and press. The drawbacks are many, though. To start, it’s extremely difficult to get a traditional publishing house to take on a new author. If you do manage to get the attention of a publisher, your royalties (the amount you earn from your book) will be very small—maybe as little as 8% of the net cost. Finally, the length of time it takes from manuscript submission to final publication can be years.
All that said, a book with a traditional publishing insignia on the spine does carry a bit more weight when it comes to press opportunities than does a self-published book.
Many new authors initially choose the ebook format, and then move to Kindle and print on demand. Given enough buzz and sales, traditional publication becomes easier to attain as well. The most important thing for you to do is to get your book written and then publish it. The rest will come naturally.
Until recently, it was common knowledge that you needed a Mac to publish direct to Apple. That is not the case anymore: you can now use their online, browser-based portal..
Apple Books for Authors guides you through every step of your journey as an author, from structuring your story to packaging your digital book and selling it on our store. Even established authors will find valuable resources on how to grow sales and track performance.
The benefits of Publishing on Apple Books
- 70% royalties on every book, regardless of price
- No file delivery fees
- No limitations on offering free books to customers
- No payments for preferential store placement
- No price matching
AND Now, Saving the best for last…My newest and most favorite of all time for eBooks…
Sqribble commercial which allows you to quickly CREATE professional e-Books FOR YOU in just a few mouse clicks. It’s easy to use software with point and click technology. They have 60 stunning design templates to select from and fifteen popular niche categories. You can create amazing ebooks, reports and whitepapers in minutes.
Throw away the Complicated, Expensive Publishing Tools, Because Sqribble Does It All…
No need to spend weeks mastering all the different design and publishing tools, like Adobe Photoshop to create an eBook, tools which can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars!
With Sqribble, everything you need is under one roof, and it’s so simple that even a 6-year-old can use it to create lead magnets and best-selling ebooks in seconds from now. Other great attributes of Sqribble:
Hate writing? Can’t afford to spend $250 – $650 a time on a freelancer writer? No problem! Sqribble automatically fills your ebook with professionally written content from several sources!
Forget spending hours hammering the keyboard or staring at a blank screen.
Pull content into your ebook from any URL (like your blog), or from our in-built content database or Word document, at the push of a button!
- Automatic Table Of Contents
Sqribble automatically creates a fully themed, and editable table of contents page, giving your readers an incredible user experience. Reword, reformat and reshuffle it, however you want.
Automatic Headers & Footers
Sqribble automatically inserts smart headers and footers into your ebook, adding a professional look and feel, and perfect for adding your contact details, logos, branding, or an awesome call to action on every page…
· Automatic Page Numbering
Each page is automatically numbered for you! Saving you time and effort. Perfect for professional publishing online, and helping readers find the page they’re looking for…
· Drag & Drop Technology
Simply click to drag and drop content on any page! Completely customize a page layout, without any coding or design skills.
· Fully Customizable
Change fonts, styles, colors, layouts and entire color themes with the push of a button! Make your ebook truly unique, and perfectly matched to your website or brand.
· Add Unlimited Pages
Tap the little “plus” button to insert a new page wherever you like. Choose from a blank page, thank you page, table of contents page or a content page for endless possibilities.
· Add Design Elements
Tap a button to add new article pages, cover pages, headlines, images, icons, backgrounds, new paragraphs and text blocks, dividers, buttons and links, features, bullet lists and call to action areas. Just select, click and that’s it!
Sqribble Is The ONLY eBook Creator you will Ever Need…
Best of all…there is more!
Once you purchase Sqribble, check out the stand-alone programs that enhance you eBook Marketing experience. They are:
This is a Funnel Builder & Autoresponder All-In-One. Instantly Create Opt-in Landing Pages, Download Pages. You can host your eBooks, Automate Delivery and get a Full Email Autoresponder with UNLIMITED Sending & best of all, NO MONTHLY FEES!
Another great Sqribble App that allows you to Sell your Sqribble eBoooks automatically 24/7 with your very own personal Instant eBook Store! And guess what? Whatever you set the price for you eBooks, you get 100% ROYALTY. That’s right, once you own the app, it’s yours to create your store and sell your books at whatever price you want to and you do NOT share your royalty with anyone.
Remember 100% Royalties
The Automatic eBook Distribution Software that will help you reach thousands of readers in minutes!
Once you meet the owner of these fantastic Apps, Adeel Chowdhry, you will find he is dedicated to helping authors benefit in more ways you can imagine!
I believe in the work that Adeel has created with these apps so much, that I am writing all of my eBooks for my eCourse, The Wannabe Book Launch Series use Sqribble to write them, Sendibble to Market them and Submittar to reach the WORLD!
Why did I save the Sqribble stuff for last, because it’s the last thing you will need as an Author who writes and markets their eBooks!