Internet Resource Guide to ePublishing

Internet Resource Guide to ePublishing


6998692893_0a8c639362_z.jpg Have you noticed whenever you're on the metro or at a café that eReaders are everywhere these days? These handheld devices let you carry hundreds of books around with you at any given time. This new technology has brought on a revolution in the publishing industry - ePublishing.

It had become common for big publishers to offer their titles in electronic form as well as in print form but it has also become phenomenally easy to publish your own eBook. Not only is it easy to do but it can also be more profitable.

This guide will lead you to several websites that offer ePublishing services. Each site is evaluated based on type, cost, distribution and percentage of royalties given to the author.

There are two types of sites: Distributor or Publisher.
The difference is mostly in cost and the amount of services offered. Distributors offer help in the last step of publishing, which is to actually get your book into the correct file format and put it out on the market. Publishers tend offer the kind of services you will require to transform your manuscript into a polished and professional book.

Self-publishing costs money, whether you decide to go with print-on-demand or ePublishing. How much you want to spend is up to you but making your book look like something put out by Random House does not come cheap.

There are several markets that have most of the market shares for eBook sales: Apples iBookStore, Amazon's Kindle Store, Kobo Books and Barnes & Noble. Not all distributors have agreements with every market, therefore which distributor you go with depends on which markets you want access to. Keep in mind that not all distributors limit you only to their services should you publish with them.

These were the four most talked about sites I found:

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing


Kobo Writing Life


I thought it might be helpful to include a top five list of eReaders to give you an idea which bookstores to aim for.

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