Very timely post — I’m in the brainstorming phase of re-formatting a lot of my online course content into a Kindle format and love your idea of creating a suite of comprehensive learning products. I do wonder about Sean’s prediction and how it translates to laying on your belly reading a book on the beach–I’ll take sand in my pages over my Kindle any day.
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.
Are you an avid reader and looking for ways to download free eBooks? Peer to Peer sharing technology or the BitTorrent platform happens to be a frugal and the most popular form of downloading eBooks. There are numerous free eBook torrents available on these portals. On all these torrent sites, you can get electronic books in the suitable format for the most popular digital readers and other electronic gadgets such as Kindle, smartphones, tablets, etc.
Pricing: iBooks royalty rates are a flat 70% for all prices and all territories. Publishing on iBooks requires the iTunes Producer program, which is only available for a Mac. Unless you have the software to make your PC run Mac programs, you’ll need to take one of two steps to get your books on the platform. You’ll either have to borrow a Mac to publish, or you’ll have to go to a third-party publisher like Draft2Digital or Smashwords.
Have you often wondered how to get published? If so, ebook publishing might be the right avenue for you to take to realize that dream. Ebook publishing covers a broad range of products, from booklets on psychic readings, to how-to software, to hobby manuals, to choose-your-own-ending kids' books. Ebook publishing might not be an ideal solution for everyone, but don't reject the idea of making your manuscript into a downloadable product without at least considering the pros and cons.
Are you an avid reader and looking for ways to download free eBooks? Peer to Peer sharing technology or the BitTorrent platform happens to be a frugal and the most popular form of downloading eBooks. There are numerous free eBook torrents available on these portals. On all these torrent sites, you can get electronic books in the suitable format for the most popular digital readers and other electronic gadgets such as Kindle, smartphones, tablets, etc.
Good stuff. I’ve converted several of my own books and a few for others authors and find that Jutoh works really nice. I’ve had success promoting my book using KDP Select and doing the promotion for several day in a row. I went to #2 in Web Marketing after the book came off promotion. But just like anything you have to keep trying and be open to trying new things.
It’s only a PDF. I did not have the vaguest idea how to digitally publish an ebook. Rather than try to figure it out, I wanted to just do a PDF. I knew how to get a designer to make me a PDF, so I did that. The world of digital publishing for the Kindle and Nook and all the other ways completely confused me. So I ignored it. The problem is, the Kindle format is just exploding. I kept getting inquiries from writers about whether I had a Kindle version — and I had to tell them no, I didn’t. Who knows how many sales I lost.
The website of ebookee is again another torrent website centering a huge collection of e-books with a well-distributed category as for example, books on tech, tutorials, non-fiction, novels, computer programming, mathematics, windows, medicine, etc. What is most unique about this website is its system of sub-categories that makes it really easy to choose a book related to what you want.
This free ebook converter has some optional ways to input ebook files. You can simply drag the ebooks you want to convert and drop them into the program. Or you can open a browser window to navigate to the source folder to input ebook files directly. It also intelligently detects and inputs all ebook files included in a folder and its sub-folder. That's how it makes things easier from the start.
FreeBookSpot as the name suggests is an eBook links library comprising of numerous downloadable eBooks across categories. There are 90 plus categories of books under various genres including engineering, scientific, fiction, programming etc. you don’t have to register with them to download the books. You have a brief and quick registration process and you can create favorites after being a member to mark torrents for future downloads. You can add and share favorite book links here as well.
iBooks Author allows authors to create and publish their own e-books for sale in Apple’s iBookstore. The process is a bit more involved compared to other e-book services, but it’s a great option for design-savvy authors with multimedia-heavy books like children’s books or cookbooks. Authors can choose from several templates, including classic textbook, cookbook, or photo book and have the ability to add charts, tables, audio, and video to their books using widgets or “drag and drop.” To begin, authors must fill out a Paid Books Account application, which is reviewed in approximately two business days. Once authors receive a confirmation email, they must download a “delivery application” in order to deliver the book. Authors must have an Apple ID along with a valid credit card on file to sell books. iBooks Author does not offer a conversion service, but Apple does offer a list of approved “aggregators” who will format and deliver your book to the iBookstore for a fee -- these include Bookwire, Ingram, INscribe, Smashwords, and BookBaby. Royalties are 70% of list price with no fees. ISBNs are not provided.
It’s only a PDF. I did not have the vaguest idea how to digitally publish an ebook. Rather than try to figure it out, I wanted to just do a PDF. I knew how to get a designer to make me a PDF, so I did that. The world of digital publishing for the Kindle and Nook and all the other ways completely confused me. So I ignored it. The problem is, the Kindle format is just exploding. I kept getting inquiries from writers about whether I had a Kindle version — and I had to tell them no, I didn’t. Who knows how many sales I lost.
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.
This is Amazon's e-book publishing platform, and if you think you're going to sell a lot of e-books, you should figure out a way to upload your file (book) directly to KDP and avoid using any sort of middleman or e-book "aggregator" that takes a cut of the profits. If you're a true DIY person, you can create your own cover (though if you're not a professional designer, it's better to hire a pro) and format your e-book from a Word file using free software tools such as Mobipocket eBook Creator or Calibre. Mobipocket Creator allows you to create an e-book with a table of contents and convert it into Amazon's proprietary e-book format, AZW (MOBI, the file output by the program, is the same as AZW). You can start with a Word file, which then gets converted to HTML, then MOBI. (Check out the Mobipocket eBook Creator guide at the company's Web site).
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.
Unfortunately, the original Kickass Torrent site does not exist any longer but you can log onto its mirror site – katcr.co and get a similar experience. The site works the same way as TPB and is quite easy to use. Currently, it boasts of over 1,75,000 e-books that can be downloaded for free. In case you’re unable to find the book you’re looking for, you could post your request on their community forum. If their main site is not working, then you can try Kickass proxy sites.

The PRO version of this very good torrent client for Mac OS X allows you to easily find the torrent content directly in the app. Browsing multiple torrent trackers won’t be something you need to worry about with the Pro version. Simply input your search words in Folx, and it will go search all the torrent trackers, displaying only the relevant ones for you to download.
Just a few short years ago, the people who were most familiar with the ebook format were either internet marketers or their regular customers. It was a limited audience in many respects. Now, the general public knows what an ebook is and may be interested in having/buying it. Pricing is a lot lower because they’re now usually compared to print minus printing costs, but the audience is much much bigger I think.
From flicks to fitness to food delivery, literally everything is now digital. Then how could the good old books be left behind? Though every book-lover would agree that nothing comes close to print books, e-books are actually quite convenient. The biggest drawback of print books is that they take up a lot of space. Also, in most cases, they’re more expensive compared to their digital counterparts and could prove to be bulky, especially while traveling. If you’re an ardent reader, you’ll be able to relate with this.
Blurb places an emphasis on its print book options, but also offers fixed format e-books, which are sold through the Blurb Bookstore and Apple’s iBookstore. Blurb charges a one-time $9.99 e-book publishing fee. While more limited in discoverability than other platforms, Blurb is ideal for authors who have a design-heavy project like a cookbook or children’s book, and authors can also create enhanced e-books with audio and video. Authors are able to choose from existing design templates using the company’s Bookify tool or opt for more options with the downloadable application BookSmart. Royalties are 80% of list price minus Apple’s 30% fee from books sold via the iBookstore—payments are either made via PayPal (subject to a $1 processing fee) or check ($5 processing fee). For authors who are looking for a supportive online community, Blurb also offers an inspiration hub with creative writing exercises, a tips and tutorials page with numerous webinar tutorials, and the Blurb Indie café, which gathers together indie publishing resources and tips.
Many of you are not willing to pay for the e-books until and unless you decided to give your financial support to your favorite authors. Also, this is one of the reasons why people loving e-books than printed books- it is available for free. Yes, almost each and every e-book is available for free to download. All you need is some patience to checkouts multiple websites. There is a way that you can easily get your favorite e-books for free. Let us look at this technology in this article.
The PRO version of this very good torrent client for Mac OS X allows you to easily find the torrent content directly in the app. Browsing multiple torrent trackers won’t be something you need to worry about with the Pro version. Simply input your search words in Folx, and it will go search all the torrent trackers, displaying only the relevant ones for you to download.

You can publish on Amazon KDP as well as all the other platforms, but Amazon also offers KDP Select, which is a specific service that you can opt into for 90 day periods. It means that your books will be included in Kindle Unlimited, a subscription service for Amazon Prime members, where the books are more likely to be borrowed by readers. There are other advantages around free promotion days or countdown deals. You are paid based on pages read from a pot of money shared between authors at the end of each month.

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.
I’m currently wavering on exactly how to publish it – yes you can get Kindle apps on all devices but some people have different preferences (such as Stanza, or iBooks) and want to be able to read books there, there’s also the issue that some people have ereaders which are not Kindles (I used to be one of them, and I have many friends who own Sonys or Nooks), I guess it partially depends on what kind of book you’re publishing and the target audience 🙂
The entire above-listed torrent site has their own pros and cons. Majority of the sites is meant not only for e-books. You can download movies, games and many more. If you can afford to buy your favorite e-book then go ahead and buy those books on Amazon or other websites. This article is for those people who cannot afford/willing to buy the e-books.
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’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.
E-Book Directory is a popular and old free ebooks site which is daily growing. The site serves about 10,000 ebooks in 672 different categories. Not only this, you can also read and download categorized books, short reviews, documents and important lecture notes in variety of topics. Feel free to search the desired ebook through its search box but don’t forget to browse its new, top 20 and popular category because you will find some hidden gems there.
MOBI to PDF Converter can convert your Kindle MOBI books to another more popular file format – PDF. PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and it is almost used by various devices and App. When using this tool to convert files, you don’t need to know about the inner structure of MOBI. Only by clicking the mouse, you can convert MOBI to PDF books easily.
Verify your publishing rights. Public domain books are out of copyright. So, say you wanted to publish Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, you could publish it but it's likely that one of the official versions would sell better and it's available for free everywhere anyway. For your own books, select “This is not a public domain work and I hold the necessary publishing rights.”
An authorpreneur is an author – traditionally or self-published – who adapts the savvy ways of an entrepreneur in order to build a business and grow multiple revenue streams around their book. In this guest post, Dave has asked me to share with you guys how I’ve managed to build a business around my debut novel Umbilicus, which I self-published in 2016.
Book release option. Do you want to publish now or have the book up for pre-order? Pre-orders are especially good for books in a series, as readers are often ready to order the next one as they finish the one before. You can set them up to a year in advance on iBooks and Kobo and 3 months on Amazon. On iBooks, you get sales rankings for the pre-order period and for the actual sales day, so it's well worth doing it there. For Amazon, you spread your sales over the pre-order period, so you'll need to weigh up what's best for your book. If you don't want to do a pre-order, just select “I am ready to release my book now.”
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.
Planet eBook isn’t as big as the sites mentioned above, in terms of its book catalogue. It currently has only about 50,000 titles in its library. That said, it is one of the fastest growing e-book torrenting site that allows users to download at no cost whatsoever. The site is quite straightforward and runs pretty smoothly. If you’re a fan of classics, look no further than Planet ebook!
If you’re asking if you should learn how to make ePub and Mobi files on your own, I’d say you don’t want to — hire a pro if you want to control those files and be able to sell all formats on your own site, as you can see me doing here: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/ebooks. Also hire someone if you want great design — it does make a difference in sales, in my experience.
If you don't want to go the total DIY route, you can pay someone a few hundred dollars (or less) to format your e-book for you, but you'll still need to come up with a cover. J.A. Konrath, who's had a lot of success in the self-published e-book space and has written an excellent primer called "How to Make Money on eBooks," recommended Rob Siders at www.52novels.com. You can also try Ray Fowler at rayfowler.org. And Smashwords' founder Mark Coker maintains "Mark's List," which is a list of low-cost e-book formatters and cover designers with pricing starting at about $50. You can get the list via instant autoresponder by e-mailing list@smashwords.com.

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.
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.
An ebook converter without ebook reader is competent. When you import ebooks to Any EBook Converter Free, you can select one of the listed books to read them in the integrated ebook reader, which has all functions you could imagine for an e-reader like page flipping/scrolling/jumping, font adjustment, zooming, table of contents, bookmarking, fullscreen, searching, text printing, metadata viewing and tons of others.
If you are interested in programming, this is a gold nugget for you. You will find almost any book related to programming, networking, and Windows. You will find programming books related to C, C#, Java, Python, Android Programming, Php and much more. They also provide books for IT Security, AI and Robotics, Project Management and etc. If you want to become a programmer, this is very helpful for you.

1337X is one among the eBook torrenting websites that allows you for downloading eBook torrents for free. When you sign up for free, it actually provides you with magnet links and works as a torrent indexing website. Using this peer-to-peer file hosting service you can access data from sites such as eDonkey, Bittorrent, IPFU, ZeroNet, Retroshare etc. The protocols for 1337X are similar to that of Bittorrent. In spite of having a vast range of opportunities for you, this eBook torrenting download platform is not searchable on Google.
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.
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