[…] I have followed Jane Friedman since she was the editor of Writer’s Digest. She then went to teaching in Cincinnati and also for Writer’s Digest University as well as lecturing  out at writing seminars, starting her own blog in the process. A few years ago she was called up to the Virginia Quarterly Review though somehow she still writes for her website and teaches at Writer’s Digest webinars and conferences. Recently, she has compiled a Self-Publishing toolbox, of sorts, with everything a person could possibly hope for in one nifty package. This is basically a book itself, though she… Read more »
As far as I know, even outfits like Rogue Reader have a submissions/acceptance process; you can’t offer a profit share and expect to be assisted for free without them reviewing the work and deciding it’s something they want to invest time into. (However, if you can provide a link to a page that explains otherwise, I’d definitely like to see it.) If you don’t want to pay anything for editing, your best bet is to get involved in online writing communities where writers serve as each others beta readers. Wattpad, Authonomy, and BookCountry are some of the most active and… Read more »
Amazon offers a 70 percent royalty rate for authors, but some rules apply (see the complete list of terms). This is the same royalty that Apple offers iPhone/iPad app developers and authors who sell e-books via its iBookstore store. You can upload your e-book directly to the iBookstore, but you have to fill out an application and it's a bit of a process. That's why authors tend to use an "aggregator" like Smashwords or Lulu to get into the iBookstore (see complete list of Apple-approved aggregators here). Even though the iPad supports most of the leading e-book stores (Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Kobo), getting into the iBookstore is becoming more important as Apple continues to sell millions of iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.
Kickass manages to remain on the radars by changing their domain names constantly, and although the owner of the website was arrested a few months ago, the website is still up and operational. Some say it is a proxy server, some say it is the reincarnation of the original, but the stock of EBooks on this website is plenty, so who cares? Kickass boasts a vast library of EBooks, your one-stop solution for reading.
When you want to convert AZW to PDF, it can recognize Kindle AZW file version automatically, and optimize for different version, which makes the converted PDF files keep the same with the original file in displaying effect(eg: layout and appearance). After the continuous improvement of programmed algorithms, most AZW books can be converted successfully and kept in best conversion quality. You can save or transfer the converted PDF files to other e-reader to read easily.

When iBooks Author launched, some people were upset by the fact that your project can only live in Apple's e-book ecosystem and nowhere else. So it goes. At the moment, the iPad is far and away the best-selling tablet and represents arguably the biggest market for graphically rich color e-books, not to mention the best way to view them (particularly on the new iPad's Retina display). Yes, Amazon has sold a lot of Kindle Fires and the Barnes & Noble's Nook Color and Nook Tablet have found their way into a lot of homes. But the iPad's still king, and Apple's calling the shots here.


Decide on DRM. Digital Rights Management is a way of locking a book to a format. So, people buy this Kindle book and they can only read it on a Kindle device. I don't enable digital rights management on any platform. As far as I'm concerned, if readers want to read it on another device, they should be able to. So, I always click, “Do not enable digital rights management.” If you want more information on this, check out Cory Doctorow on freedom of expression, DRM, piracy and censorship.
Ebook.online-convert.com is a website application for converting eBooks from one file format to another. With this online application, you can convert your text to the PDF format optimized for ebooks with this free online eBook converter. This online eBook converter support several input formats such as PDF, ePub, HTML, LIT, LRF, .mobi and other eBook file formats. In order to convert your eBook files, choose the target format you want and start converting. Convert your eBook files at this website.
Great post and great insight on how to get your ebooks published and where. This post gave me great ideas on a booklet I’m revising for my business. Thought I should publish as a .PDF on my website, but now I’m considering creating it for Kindle too. With the ever-changing audiences and readers demanding more for less, it really is important to be so progressive. I’m diversifying my offerings and this will be one avenue I definitely want to pursue.
As you can make it from the name of the site itself, it offers the users a massive library with books covering areas like Classic, Academics, Lifestyle, Science, Business, Finance, and various others. Thus, irrespective of your choice, you are going to find the most relevant solutions to your quest, under one roof. You need to give a special mention to the point that this site offers a robust platform for the upcoming authors by providing them with a stage to showcase their talents to the readers from around the globe. In addition, the site offers a chance to join its Affiliate program and earn referral commission to the extent of 25% on each sale.
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There are also the inevitable typos. No matter how many editors you use, somebody will always find a problem. Of course, this happens with traditionally published books too. It may be within a month or two, it may be a year later, but you know you’re going to want to fix it! If you have control, you can fix it yourself and upload a new file. If you outsource this task, you will need to pay for these updates and it won’t be as fast.
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.
Book-share is a boon for all those eBook fans out there. it is one of the best book torrent sitesavailable so far. Using this site, you can read the downloaded torrent files descriptions. Through the eBook author name, title and subject, you can effortlessly search for the desired downloaded eBook from the download list. The most painful aspect regarding this website is, it follows DMCA notion at its best. Which in turn makes using a VPN a mandatory way when you want to download your favorite eBook torrent.
Cross promote your campaign: Always post and promote your event on your own website, blog and through email as well, so that non-Facebook/Twitter/Google+ users can learn about it and share your book sales campaign event without having to use these social media sites. What’s more: Use Twitter to generate buzz and use LinkedIn to leverage business communities and post the event to LinkedIn.
Barnes & Noble's PubIt self-publishing operation offers similar features to Amazon's KDP, but the two platforms do have their differences. Barnes & Noble has set the PubIt royalty rate for authors at 65 percent of the sale price for titles priced $2.99 and higher. The rate falls to 40 percent if you choose to go lower than $2.99 or higher than $9.99, with B&N setting 99 cents as the lowest allowable price and $199.99 as the highest. (For books priced under $2.99 or over $9.99, you actually earn more by distributing your book to B&N through Smashwords, which pays 60 percent list for all prices 99 cents and up.

MOBI to EPUB Converter makes it possible that you can read Kindle books on more ereader or transfer Kindle MOBI books to other devices. MOBI format is specialized for Kindle device. Because Kindle is not an open source format, currently the ereader supports MOBI is not so many. After converting MOBI to EPUB, you can read your ebooks on non-Kindle device.

Thanks for the reply. No, I wasn’t seeking a correction. And I understand this is the image Amazon put out to advertise the Kindle Touch. If I were writing this post, I would’ve just probably added a line to clarify authorship of the book being shown on the device. That’s all. (In full disclosure, Paula is a good friend. I am in the acknowledgements of the Paris WIfe.)
However, at times it gets blocked in many countries and running it through the proxy, as it is the only option you get left with. I decided to include this site on the list because you can search for almost anything, as it gives a list of many torrent sites that has the searched item. So there is a real passivity that you will find the EBook you’re searching.
Another online eBook converter commonly used is Zamzar; a site which requires no download or user registration. Zamzar supports wide range of eBook formats and can be easily utilized for converting eBooks. Converted eBook files are sent to the specified email address and are accessible for the user to download them. The process of conversion is illustrated in the image above on the Zamzar website.
KDP Select (kdp.amazon.com/select) allows authors to opt in to a 90-day exclusive digital distribution deal with Amazon in exchange for a few perks. These include KDP Select making authors’ e-books available in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, where Amazon Prime members can check out their books for free with no due dates. Authors earn royalties on every book borrowed. The program also offers authors the choice between two promotional features: Kindle Countdown Deals or free book promotion. Authors are also eligible for 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil, and Mexico. The big catch to all of these benefits is that while enrolled in KDP Select, authors must agree to distribute their e-book exclusively through Amazon.
Amazon Kindle Store. The Amazon Kindle Store lists over one million digital titles. It supports Portable Document Format (PDF), Amazon’s Kindle Format (AZW), and Mobipocket (MOBI). To publish books in the Kindle Store, access the Kindle Direct Publishing site. Royalty rates are 70 percent for titles priced between $2.99 and $9.99 that are at least 20 percent lower than the lowest list price for the title’s print version. For other prices, the royalty rate is 35 percent. Affiliates earn up to 15 percent commissions.
You may want to read EPUB format E-book in your Kindle devices, but in fact Kindle does not support EPUB format E-book at all. AuexSoft Ebook Converter provides you with an unprecedentedly simple way. Only need to click a mouse button, you can get a new suitable E-book format for reading them on your Kindle, and it surely keeps the best E-book quality and content for users. At the same time, AuexSoft Ebook Converter also does good in converting Kindle books to other e-book formats in order that you are able to access to reading them on other equipment. And currently most of the readers in the market do work badly along with kindle e-books' format. So only by converting the e-books' format, can it be easy for you to read the amazon kindle books fluently on other readers with the most ideal quality you are expecting. In order to facilitate your conversion E-book, AuexSoft Ebook Converter provides a batch mode and the high speed switching mode. You can add more than 200 pieces of files one-time in the conversion. AuexSoft Ebook Converter has been being optimized and improved both on the conversion speed as well as quality aspects constantly so that users can complete more conversion work in a short time.

Great to see you here and awesome post. A great mix of the high level and details. Great timing too as I’m debating whether to convert my amazon book to kindle and also planning on writing a new one for kindle. I’m going to come back to read the comments because I see that there’s a lot of great info in there as well. Thanks again for the great post!
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From my experience of publishing two fiction books on kindle, actually writing them and publishing them was the easy part. Trying to publicise your work, get sales and push your books up the rankings is a very hard slog. Perhaps it may become easier the more books you publish because then it becomes a numbers game like having more chance of winning a prize the more entry tickets you buy.
November 22, 2013, 24 new sites added, 3 dead links removed and all other links checked and working. There are now 235 sites listed. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve
One of the ways we have built our blog up to reaching 111 countries and 60,000 hits between our 2 sites is to leave the article hanging when we write it.. they read the article and get the gist but we leave it open on the end. The rest will be in the upcoming book. I don’t know if we have enough to publish yet in interest what do you think? I found it interesting that men don’t come into our tipsforlove.net site but they will come in and read the same articles on my projecttroops.org site. It’s macho and means it ok to read..but tipsforlove? I think they think it’s to female oriented to read. This is important to know if starting a blog.. will you get the readers in with your title? Thanks Tamra Lynn Smith and best of luck to you all.
In a VPN connection, your IP gets masked, so nobody can track your IP address and locate you. While downloading eBooks from torrenting websites it is paramount to browse through a VPN. Moreover, viruses and dubious bugs can’t follow you back and corrupt your system or leak or steal your identity online. When you use public VPNs to download books, then also you are kept secured against all odds, as VPN forms a protected fence between your browsing and the ISP or the world.
It may be called as Father of Torrents or No.1 torrent site in the world. It was founded in late 2003; from that time this site ruled the entire Internet world. The Pirate Bay has all kinds of torrents like e-book, games, movies, songs, TV-shows and literally everything you need. The Pirate Bay was banned many times by many governments but nothing can stop them from this virtual world. They got many proxy sites form which they enter into the Internet World.
Someone asked in the comments here about books in the Peter Pan series and I thought that it would be a good idea to gather together the various locations for the books in a children's series.  Since I did not want to take up further web pages here at Gizmo's, I set up a site at Google Sites to provide the links for these books.  As of now, I have listed only one series, but if there is interest I will post up more.  Please let me know in the comments below (or at the Google site) if you are interested.
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.
Most of the aggregators offer various services other than ebook distribution and aggregation such as ebook conversion, cover design, editing and some even have print-on-demand services. They can also provide help with ISBN acquisition, copyrighting and tracking user payments. However, their primary focus is on distributing content to more than just one store. An aggregator helps authors and publishers reach the stores globally with their ebooks. As an ebook aggregator, PublishDrive delivers ebooks to iBooks, GooglePlay, Amazon Kindle, Scribd, OverDrive and 400+ stores and 240k libraries in US, China, India, Europe and over 100 countries. To learn more about PublishDrive, click here.
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.
The Pirate Bay is the probably only torrent site which is around for a while. It is one of the best portals for torrent seekers in multiple categories such as movies, videos, application, games, eBooks, etc. Within a few minutes of surfing, you will get to know that it has a massive collection of eBook torrents from multi disciple such as foods, homebuilding, fiction, automobiles and several others.
Pricing: Some services have limits on how to price your book. For instance, Amazon doesn’t allow authors to offer their books for free, and both Amazon and Kobo offer different royalties in different price ranges. This may not be a bad thing (after all, they know the pricing “sweet spots”), but you want to avoid getting stuck in a situation where you don’t like the price and can do nothing about it. Finding the right price for your ebook is not easy; choose a platform where you can experiment before committing.
A million thanks for the article and all the commenting. There is enough in here to keep me reading and researching for a month (when I have the time.) Right now I’m looking for information for a friend who’s nearly finished writing and illustrating her book, but is no more computer savvy than I am, and as I read all this, I realize I’m going to have to scramble up a steep learning curve to understand Kindle publishing and so much else.
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For books distributed by Smashwords to its retail network of the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel and Baker & Taylor's Blio, the author earns 60 percent of the list price, the retailer takes 30 percent and Smashwords earns 10 percent. The cuts work essentially the same for overseas sales, though in countries that impose VAT taxes, the VAT often comes out of the purchase price before the percentages are applied.
Smashwords, one of the e-book pioneers and largest distributors of self-published e-books, with more than 125,000 titles from over 40,000 authors, is very much a DIY operation. You bring your Word file and cover image, upload it into the company's "Meatgrinder" tool, and in a matter of minutes, you create your e-book in just about every format you'd want. You can then sell that e-book on Smashwords.com or have the company distribute it to most of the major e-book sellers, including Barnes & Noble's eBookstore, Apple's iBooks, Sony, Kobo, and Baker & Taylor's Blio and others. Smashwords also has deals in place for having its authors' e-books distributed to libraries.

Amazon offers a 70 percent royalty rate for authors, but some rules apply (see the complete list of terms). This is the same royalty that Apple offers iPhone/iPad app developers and authors who sell e-books via its iBookstore store. You can upload your e-book directly to the iBookstore, but you have to fill out an application and it's a bit of a process. That's why authors tend to use an "aggregator" like Smashwords or Lulu to get into the iBookstore (see complete list of Apple-approved aggregators here). Even though the iPad supports most of the leading e-book stores (Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Kobo), getting into the iBookstore is becoming more important as Apple continues to sell millions of iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.

EPUB to PDF Converter can support many epub versions at the same time, which are very popular epub versions now. Therefore, no matter what kind of device your e-reader device is, it can recognize all the files converted from EPUB. To handle more files simultaneously, it also supports batch handling mode, that is to say, you can convert many EPUB files to Adobe PDF books quickly at the same time.


FreeBookSpot is another torrent site that caters specifically to e-book consumers. It has over 90 categories belonging to a horde of genres including engineering, fiction, architecture, astronomy, audio books, computers, DIY, hardware, graphics, psychology, etc. Though it does have a decent catalogue of fiction titles, it is more popular for non-fiction and educational books. You can browse by genres or other sub-categories such as “Wanted”, “Expired”, “Most Popular”, and “Selections”. They do have an option for registering yourself as a user but that’s not mandatory to get access to the content. Aside from downloading e-books, you could even share your e-books and receive feedback from fellow users.
There is not a single electronic reader or computer application that can identify all types of ebooks out there downloaded from various websites. Sometimes it's really a pain having to re-purchase the same ebook in another format required by your device. Any EBook Converter Free will get you out of this plight. Just feed it with any ebook you purchased or downloaded for free and you'll get the format you want instead.

That’s My eBook creates a promotion page for your book that is permanent on the site free of charge. We don’t sell your book, we just promote it without the need to reduce your prices. All the information on the site is can be updated at any time. It’s purely just free advertising for your book and offers another way for readers to find your book. We also don’t run any advertising on the site. We just want users to be able to find books and authors to gain sales.
Molly, you can have perfectly formatted ebooks from Word using two free programs: Aspose.wordsEXPRESS to turn your properly formatted Word document into an epub file, then Calibre to set the meta data and add an ebook cover. Calibre will convert your epub file to Mobi (and many other formats) and give you a file that can be uploaded to Amazon very easily. The process takes minutes. No Htlm fussing around – you can download Kindle for PC or Mac to preview your book. If you see errors, just edit your original Word document and run it through the process again! I will send you a free copy of my short guide about this (it has screenshots) if you tell me where to send it?
November 22, 2013, 24 new sites added, 3 dead links removed and all other links checked and working. There are now 235 sites listed. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve

eBook Converter can be used to send and receive files between multiple third-party formats. The most common options include Kindle, ePub, Mobi and PDF. Other formats include (but may not be limited to) AZW, PRC and ADW3. Please note that there is no limited in regards to how may files can be converted. Not only will the content be accurately replicated, but this software bundle automatically resizes the text so that it will fit within the screen of the output device. The developers claim that eBook Converter is associated with speeds of up to five times faster than other options.
In Dec 2014, a law was brought in across the EU that meant sales of digital products, including ebooks, would now be subject to Value Added Tax based on the country of the customer, not the supplier. The law was aimed at stopping companies like Amazon, Google and Apple from situating their companies in countries with specific tax breaks to lower their tax in other countries. But of course, it hit every author and small business selling digitally. This tax is now spreading to other countries, so we can assume it will be part of the global digital marketplace going forward.

I use BookBaby for my own eBooks and those that I don’t care to have in the Kindle Direct Library. Though I love the library, fiction are the most lended genre and if I’m expecting my eBook to sell more than 50 copies, listing with BookBaby is worth it due to the massive amount of distribution they offer. They currently charge $99 per title and $19 per year to keep it in distribution. I’ve also had several clients choose to go with their distribution service and they’ve been very pleased with the increase in sales.

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