Thank you for a well-written and well-formatted post. I’ve tried to scan all 182 comments and answers (!) but forgive me if this has already been addressed… I’m going to publish with KDP then opt-out @ 90 days so I can sell via my own site. I believe Word play better than Pages with KDP due to conversion issues to .mobi. My content will consist of stories, photographs and recipes – so I anticipate formatting nightmares.
Create an arresting cover: When it comes to e-books, everything starts with the cover image. Creating an eye-catching, professional-looking cover that also looks good small (it has to stand out as a thumbnail image, since it's being sold online) is easier said than done, but it can really make a difference in terms of sales. Ideally, you should hire a graphic designer who has some experience creating book covers. From a production standpoint, an e-book cover is easier to create than a cover for a print book (you just need a JPEG with decent resolution), but it shouldn't look out of place among traditionally published e-books. I can't tell you how many bad self-published covers are out there.
Free Read Feed  (USA)   regularly posts, throughout the day, the limited time free ebook offerings at Amazon (USA).  This is an extensive listing of the free ebook offerings, showing the genre (with option to eclude that genre or show only that genre in results) and the length of the ebook.  They have some filtering options, length of ebook and date of free offering as well as a large genre listing option to exclude genres (click on Pick from a list).  This link is to the Children's ebooks, Children's Fiction and Children's Non-Fiction genre listings

You have about three months to promote a new print book (paper back or hardcover) before the bookstores clear their shelves for the next bestseller. But if you can rack up enough pre-orders BEFORE the pub date, then you can kickstart your book launch. Once it hits the New York Times or other lists, then a couple of weeks on those lists become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Again: the more time you give your book to be listed on Amazon and other online retailers BEFORE your publication date, the better.
Another comprehensive service to host your ebooks and it does all the hard work of selling them for you. You can create a sales page for your ebooks and use power tools like multiple payments support, affiliate programs, protected storage, discount offers, manage inventory, create packages, Google Analytics and more. E-Junkie charges fixed monthly payment based on your needs.
Open eBooks is a library containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need communities. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.
While many authors report excellent experiences with the various companies listed here, it’s always important to read the fine print to determine which service is right for your book—and your budget. Are you willing to pay upwards of $1000 for add-on options that promise publicity or editorial support? Or are you looking for a cheap and quick way to get your book to the masses? Do you need a service that lets you add audio or high-resolution photographs to your book or have you just written 100,000 words of One Direction fan fiction? How important is it for you to have control of your content and edit it whenever you like? What about the individual bookstore design? Whatever an author’s individual needs, there’s an appropriate e-book publishing service—and often more than one.
You can also repurpose a book that is in the public domain. This means the copyright has expired and anybody can take the content of those books, and publish them, either updated or reworked in some way or as is. Did you see that book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that came out a few years ago? That’s a great example of reworking a public domain book.
From the tiny list of the torrent sites that are still working, RARBG is one of them that’s extremely reliable. It was created way back in 2008 and still manages to run without any hitches. You’ll find a legion of e-books on this site that can be easily downloaded and converted into a file type of your choice. Though the UI may seem a little confusing at first, you’ll soon get used to it and appreciate the features available.
sexbesessen, unmöglich, Bad Boy und MillionärHunter Shermans Leben dreht sich ausschließlich um Sex. Als Inhaber des exklusiven Erotik-Versands ‚Lust&Love‘ sorgt er dafür, dass Spaß in die amerikanischen Schlafzimmer einzieht, und auch privat lässt der attraktive Selfmade-Millionär nichts anbrennen. Hunter gilt unter seinen Freunden als echter Bad Boy und seine expliziten Vorlieben haben ihm einen gewissen Ruf eingebracht. Doch wie jeder Mensch sehnt sich Hunter insgeheim nach mehr. Die große, eine wahre Liebe hat er allerdings bereits verloren. Seine schnelllebigen Bettgeschichten können ihn nicht über Cameron hinwegtrösten, doch dann erhellt Nova aus heiterem Himmel sein Leben und zum ersten Mal seit Langem fühlt Hunter sich wieder mit einem Menschen verbunden. Allerdings gibt es da einen Haken, denn auch Novas Herz ist nicht frei. Kann es unter diesen Umständen Hoffnung für eine gemeinsame Zukunft geben? [more][Less]

This website lacks an option for you to get registered as a user as it is not essential to register yourself on this website to gain access to the million contents they have on their website. Apart from downloading the e-books that you have been searching for, you can share your own collection of e-books and get feedback from the website’s fellow users.
With more than 90 categories of books in its library, this site has been dedicatedly built for eBooks and this is the site, wherein, you can expect to find the books of your choice, covering all the probable genres. This registration process takes the minimum time, and you need not pay a penny to complete the formalities in this regard. It is a free ebook torrent site. Once done, you are just a click away from finding the massive collection of books as per your choice.
Make sure your dates at the free book lists are correct! Most of these posts are scheduled in advance so if your book is not free, you could be blacklisted. Double-check your Amazon ASIN number if the link is correct when you submit to sites (copy and paste from Amazon rather than type it in). You certainly can shorten your Amazon link, e.g. Amazon.com/dp/B008Y15YYO.  However, do not use any of these commercial link shorteners (bit.ly, wp etc. or Amazon affiliate links) for submission to promotional free book websites, they will not accept them.

Great post, Carol. I am sooo looking forward to the webinar on Wednesday. I am working on a series of ebooks; but with the intention of combining them into one big book (with each booklet representing a chapter) once they are all complete. Maybe I should keep them all separate? Also, I haven’t used Kindle format because I have a few pages in some that need printed. My understanding is you can’t print from a Kindle. Guess that’s another question for Wed.?


Next to no marketing. I really had no idea how to market an ebook. OK, I built a little interest with a few blog posts about the content. But honestly — I did no contest, no giveaways, I wasn’t on Twitter yet. It was pretty minimal. I didn’t have a bunch of big bloggers contribute to it so that there’d be a team of people ready to help me market it. I look back now and I can think of 20 ways to promote it that I didn’t yet understand. So there was no big explosion of initial sales.
I talked to Amazon who told me you can have your books on your website while in the Select Program only if you are in their affiliate program and the book is available via one of their book widgets or a text link generated by their affiliate program. So you can have them on your website or link to them in articles, ect., as long as the links are part of the Amazon Associates Program. Hope that helps!
This is terrifically wrong and misleading. You can’t publish a book for free if you want quality (and if you don’t want quality, why bother at all? just write anything, forget about covers, descriptions, formatting – it after all it’s garbage anyway). Your friend or your English teacher won’t provide a viable editing (and viable editing is so much more than just spellcheck). If you think otherwise, you’re delusional.
KDP Select is a new option that features a $6 million annual fund dedicated to independent authors and publishers. If you choose to make a book exclusive to the Kindle Store for at least 90 days, the book is eligible to be included in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and you can earn a share of the fund based on how frequently the book is borrowed (click here to see how payments are calculated). In addition, by choosing KDP Select, you will have access to a new set of promotional tools, starting with the option to offer enrolled books free to readers for up to 5 days every 90 days. Authors and publishers can enroll a single title, their whole catalog or anything in between within KDP Select.

Very few torrenting sites survive the storm brought about by copyright infringement authorities, and The Pirate Bay (aka TPB) is one of them. In spite of being closed down multiple times, the site still continues to operate in full swing. You’ll find a massive range of e-Books in its database, ranging across a wide array of genres such as contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, non-fiction, travel guides, etc. Note that in some regions TPB has been blocked so you can use a proxy site to get access to the content. Once you’re on the site, simply key in whichever e-Book you wish to download, and voila! You can look for The Pirate Bay proxy sites on this webpage.
You may get your ebooks from here and there and their source formats may be varied. Never worry about that if you have our universal ebook converter. Any EBook Converter Free has a huge list of both input and output formats supported: EPUB, MOBI, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CHM, LIT, ODT, PML, RTF, SNB, AZW3 and tons more. You can freely convert between each of them.
Both in terms of the quality of the collection and the variety in its library, this site is absolutely at par with any of the sites mentioned above. The best part about this site is the simple and user-friendly interface that makes it easier for the users to explore the books of their choice. Exploring the books of your choice, no matter you are looking for genres like science fiction, lifestyle, Business, Health & wellness, or books on any other topics, requires the minimum effort and time, and you would neither need to comply with any registration formalities or paying a penny as registration fee. Hence, once you are on this site, you are just on the verge of a comprehensive knowledge base.

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There are certain platforms in the ebook market who identify themselves as ebook aggregators. An aggregator stands between the author and the retailer such as Amazon. As Brookes describes: “ebook aggregators are companies that take a file from the user, convert it into multiple formats and make it available through multiple distribution channels (platforms, stores, libraries).”

After Kickass went down, ExtraTorrent soon followed suit. However, the much popular torrent site had a huge fan-base who’ve successfully replicated the ET forerunner. Much like the first two sites, ExtraTorrent too has a great e-book collection, but mostly fiction. Aside from e-books, these kind of torrent sites also give users access to other type of media such a movies and TV shows. ET’s community is one of the most effective across the globe so be sure to check out e-book related discussions. Note that domain of ExtraTorrent gets changed regularly. You can check ExtraTorrent Proxy sites in this article.
Kindle to PDF Converter supports many MOBI and AZW files. This software has improved a lot compared with the old version. When converting files, it can recognize different version of Kindle AZW easily and quickly, and output them to a standard PDF file. To read Kindle books on more devices without have the incompatible problem, Kindle to PDF Converter will create a standard PDF which is compatible to various PDF E-reader.
All promotions must run a minimum of two days if they are to be approved by our editorial staff. There are several reasons for this minimum rule, the most important being that it can take more than 24 hours for our ads to propagate throughout our Social Networks and members of our email newsletter list often times open the emails the day after they are received. Two days of promotion make for better market saturation and a more likely chance for readers to discover your eBook.
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