Do You Know How To Publish Your eBook?

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How To Do Your Own eBook Distribution

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Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, Sony, Blio….

Here are some questions that keep authors up nights:

1. What is the best way to get my ebook up on all the major platforms?
2. How do I get set up?
3. What files do I use?
4. Do I use SmashwordsBookBaby?
5. Do I need to pay someone a cut or a fee to do my ebook distribution?

AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

Here are the answers:

1. The best way to get your ebook out up on all major platforms is to spend an hour setting up accounts with Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Googlebooks and iTunes. The rest can wait. Seriously. Kindle alone is over 90% of ebook sales; so with Nook, Kobo, Googlebooks and iTunes included? You are ALL SET. Read more here.

Writing Books? Waste Of Time, Argues NYT Editor Bill Keller (via Broadside)

I write books because it’s in my blood. I can’t help it and I long to do it. This is a great posts and lists reason why writers write. Why do you write?

Writing Books? Waste Of Time, Argues NYT Editor Bill Keller Nice. Here's the editor of The New York Times in this week's Times Magazine on the utter folly of writing books: So, why aren’t books dead yet? It helps that e-books are booming. Kindle and Nook have begun to refashion the economics of the medieval publishing industry: no trucks, no paper, no returns or remainders. But that does not explain why writers write th … Read More

via Broadside