It all depends on what you’re knowledgable in. If you’re writing about a specific craft that you’re well-versed in, your blog is used to educate your audience on useful tips and insights that you learned and used through your own experiences. For example, Copyblogger provides insight on publishing, writing, blogging, marketing, and so forth. Their product varies from WordPress themes and tools used within.
Beyond the excellence of the content itself, it’s going to be all about how well you market that eBook and get the word out that will determine if it gets its day in the digital sun. Speaking of Sean Platt, I’m working on something with his company that may well address how to help with that promotion (but can’t disclose this yet as it’s being built ; -). Promise to let all your readers know when that happens.

This free online web application can be used to convert a wide range of eBook files from an input format to the target format. Convert EPUB to PDF, EPUB to MOBI, PDF to EPUB, PDF to MOBI, Kindle to PDF, EPUB to kindle, and many more. A distinguishing feature of this online eBook converter is that there is available software for every format-to-format eBook conversion. You can either use the online converter or download the software. This website is accessible here.
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.
Vintage Cookbooks includes in their collection of vintage cookbooks a collection of vintage cookbooks from the late 1800s to 1950s for children.  These will popup in an online reader, but if you look on the upper left of the reader, there is a link to OPen Library where the book may be downloaded in a wide variety of ebook formats.  No registration needed.
Manybooks provides 33,000+ free ebooks in formats supported by Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders. You can browse this free ebook library through genre, titles, authors, language or check out recent/popular ebooks. While lots of ebooks are totally free, some amazing but costly ebooks are also available at highly discounted price. So, if you want ebooks for free or don’t find paying few cents for an expensive e-book, Manybooks is great place for you to download free ebooks.
'The Book-hunter in London' is the outcome not only of material which has been accumulating for many years past, from published and unpublished sources, but also of a long and pleasant intercourse with the leading book-collectors and booksellers in London, not to mention a vigorous and constant prosecution of one of the most pleasant and instructive of hobbies. The author has freely availed himself of the information in the works of Dibdin, Nichols, and other writers on the subject, but their statements have been verified whenever possible, and acknowledgements have been made in the proper places to the authorities laid under contribution. [more][Less]
Generally speaking, if a company charges you for publishing your book and is fairly vague about what they are spending your money on, be alert. Once you sign your rights away, it is difficult to get them back. Other than vanity publishers, there are several companies that act as retailers and distributors and offer some publishing services (conversion or editing) as well. There are some things you’ll need to consider before signing up anywhere:

Jane: Thanks so much for this awesome compendium! I have benefited greatly from other postings of yours as well. I do have one question, however. I absolutely MUST get an editor for my historical fiction novel but am also unemployed. I have heard from others about Movable Type Management/Rogue Pricing, which offers editing for a small take of the profits (which seems wholly fair to me) though I would be open to other similar entities. I don’t find much here in this list addressing editors and outfits such as MTM, unless I am overlooking something. My novel is around 260,000… Read more »

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.


Generally speaking, if a company charges you for publishing your book and is fairly vague about what they are spending your money on, be alert. Once you sign your rights away, it is difficult to get them back. Other than vanity publishers, there are several companies that act as retailers and distributors and offer some publishing services (conversion or editing) as well. There are some things you’ll need to consider before signing up anywhere:
As the name suggests, manybooks.net is only for the e-books. It has a wide variety of e-books available to download for free. It has a brilliant design which helps the users to navigate easily and find their desired book. You can use filter, genre, and title to find the book you need. You can download books in many languages like English, Spanish, German, Latin, etc.
When it comes to eBook torrent downloading, Torrent Downloads is always on the forefront. Apart from eBooks it can also offer you music, movies, games, TV shows, software, etc. for download. This website has Bollywood/Hollywood/regional language movies to be downloaded within it. Around 16 million torrents can be downloaded from the website across genres. The torrent indexing site indeed has a vast database of torrents. This site has been banned in the United Kingdom.

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.
Torrents have been the hot topic of discussion for quite sometimes. The officials have been trying very hard to keep piracy in check, but have failed continuously. Torrents are a source for free content ranging from software to songs, from movies to live reality shows, and from games to EBooks.Here goes the list of 10 Best Ebook Torrent Sites to Download Free Books.
Booktango's Web site advertises a "100 percent royalty," which is misleading considering you get that rate only from the e-books you sell on the Booktango Web site and Booktango charges a fee for each book you sell (30 percent of the list price -- the same as Amazon). For other outlets, Booktango takes 10 percent of your net profits, resulting in a "90 percent royalty," which is also misleading because the net profit in its sample royalty rates seems smaller than it should be. Honestly, Booktango's royalty rates don't look too good and can't match its competitors' rates.
Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK).  They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free.  Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity.  This link is to the Children's Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction and Children and Teens genre listings.
Great, informative, and straight-to-the-point article Paul. Thanks! I’m gathering a lot of information about e-publishing on the Kindle platform on our ‘Write2Profit’ Writer’s Website, and this is really helpful. As a Kindle ‘newbie’ I’m also hoping to publish some e-Books on Kindle shortly, so again – thanks for a really useful and informative article. I’m off to get your free e-Book now, so thanks for that, too!
Free torrent downloading websites are also a great place to download free ebooks. If you are new to torrents websites and torrents file and want to know how to download and play torrents file. Learn from my earlier blog post where i have mentioned best websites to download free torrents . But, to download torrent files you need to have first installed P2P torrent clients applications or software on your system, only then you can run these free ebooks torrents to download free e-books directly to your computer or on any other portable devices.

2020ok around 100 books for babies through 12 nicely divided into categories.  Note:  Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore.  Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link.  Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.
This is another pricy option from AuthorSolutions that focuses mainly on print publishing but also offers e-book conversion and distribution. Packages start at $899 and many add-on services for editing and publicity are available. iUniverse sets the default and maximum price of all e-books at its discretion and royalties are 50% of net. With terms and royalties similar to Trafford, iUniverse might also be of interest to authors who are primarily interested in print editions of their work.

I came here from a Google Search myself. I downloaded my first “enhanced edition” book and I LOVE it! The author included embedded video, etc. So, I can NOT find any help anywhere that tells me how to include such in my own books. I know the bandwidth surcharges with Amazon etc – but I still would like to explore doing that in future books. Anyone know how to include – what the format is for Kindle to include the video, enhanced content, etc?
Check out our article on how to use Calibre to convert ebooks How to Auto-Convert Ebooks to Kindle Format When Importing Into Your Library How to Auto-Convert Ebooks to Kindle Format When Importing Into Your Library Calibre has another nifty trick up its sleeve: it can automatically convert any ebook into the Kindle's MOBI format when you import it into your library. Read More if you’ve got more questions.
Disadvantage: Because almost anyone can make an ebook, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from "almost anyone." To make your book equivalent to a "real" book (i.e., print), find and evaluate several digital book publishers before making a deal. A flashy website does not guarantee a great publisher. Look at the publisher's ebooks to see if yours fits in with that mix. Would you buy one of their books? Check the terms of any agreement you must sign to make sure you retain the rights that you should.

For downloading e-books or any torrents you need a torrent client from which you can download your files. You can visit your mobile app store and search for ‘bittorrent’ or ‘uTorrent’ to download your torrent client. In case you need a torrent client for your PC visit bit torrent [https://www.bittorrent.com/downloads] or download any of your favorite torrent clients.
Vintage Cookbooks includes in their collection of vintage cookbooks a collection of vintage cookbooks from the late 1800s to 1950s for children.  These will popup in an online reader, but if you look on the upper left of the reader, there is a link to OPen Library where the book may be downloaded in a wide variety of ebook formats.  No registration needed.
I’ve done a lot of eBooks that started out as nice print books with “sexy fonts” and my eBook programmer has been able to make those eBooks look just as nice as their print counterparts. Pretty fonts stay intact by embedding them as images within the code and complex graphics, bullets, bolds, italics and other formatting issues that come up with anything besides straight plain text look fabulous when a proper eBook programmer converts it.
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.
An inspiration for the popular Indiana Jones series, Henry Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain is one of the most beloved character to emerge from the action-adventure fiction of the nineteenth century. This early short story focuses on Allan Quatermain's exploits as a big game hunter in Africa, a skill that would provide much of the explorer's income throughout his life. [more][Less]
Smashwords is one of the world’s largest distributors of indie e-books with distribution to retailers like Kobo, iBookstore, Nook, and, just recently, Scribd. The company does not currently distribute to Amazon. The advantage to using a distributor is that it saves authors from having to upload their book with each retailer separately. Smashwords also offers consolidated sales reports, which allow authors access the sales information from various retailers all in one place. Smashwords offers royalties of 60% of list price from major e-book retailers and 85% net from sales directly from Smashwords with some exceptions. The company offers global distribution in 51 countries. It offers free conversion to various e-pub formats from a Word doc but requires authors to format the pre-conversion document themselves. It offers a free style guide for this purpose or it will provide a list of recommended e-book formatters who charge a small fee. Authors have the option of selecting a free sample section of their book for readers to give their book a test drive before deciding to purchase. Smashwords also offers a free marketing guide by the founder of the company that includes 41 marketing tips.
Now, after being greatly upset by the above post, we after all are just myself, my wife and a couple of writer friends trying to do something new and different, I decided to do some searching on the net and found a site closely related to our name (zippyshare) which DOES have quite a shady reputation as both spammer and illegal downloader, but I want to make the readers here at Library Thing aware that those folks have NOTHING to do with us. (I picked HotZippy because I thought it had a cute sounding name like Google or Kobo etc and probably should have looked a little more closely, though I never anticipated something such as this happening to us.)
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