If you're considering writing an ebook, the first thing you must have is advice and ratings on e-book publishers and tools. Although the task of getting an ebook published may at first seem daunting, it's actually quite easy. The trick is to find the best tools and the most reliable publishers and distributors. Only then will you achieve ebook publishing success.
Once you know what sort of ebook you want to create, write and polish your manuscript until it gives your readers everything they want or need to know in the most clear and economical number of words. Then, consider the following steps necessary for publishing ebooks:
1. Find the best ebook publishing software, which may even be free.
2. Decide whether you need an electronic book publisher and which one is right for your project.
3. Determine how to handle your ebook distribution.
Download the most trusted ebook publishing toolsAlthough there are still several ebook formats out there, by far the most widely used is the .PDF file. Luckily, this is an easy format to deal with. Just write your manuscript in your favorite word processing software, then convert it to a .PDF with a few clicks of your mouse. If you already have Adobe software to create .PDFs, you're home free; if not, you can either buy the correct Adobe software or use freeware to get the job done.
Research electronic book publishersAlthough most electronic book writers are involved in ebook self-publishing, in some cases, you may want to turn over the design of your ebook to a publisher. If that's the case, it's vital to find a reliable company; there are far too many shady publishers out there, ready to take your money and produce something amateurish...or nothing at all. Look for a royalty-paying publisher who asks for no money from you.
Learn about ebook distributionYou may have your own website or blog to distribute your ebook, but it's always a good idea to find other outlets for distribution. Aside from the most obvious places, like Amazon, look for distributors who carry a lot of books in your genre. For example, if you have a non-fiction business book, the distributor should carry many titles in this niche; this proves they have customers who are interested in your title.
- Sure, ebook publishing can earn you money directly, but ebooks are also useful tools for earning money indirectly. Ebooks provide excellent free content to give away through your newsletter, blog or website, and they are great incentives to get readers to sign up for your mailing list.