Publish an eBook Today Using Several Available Methods!
Publish an eBook version of your fiction novel to get your story working for you while you continue your search for a fiction book publisher. Don't just let your book sit on your desk collecting dust like most writers do while they wait for a publisher to respond to a query.
Giving your customers a taste of your writing is a great way to hook them into your book or your style of writing. An eBook can serve several purposes including a method of advertising, a method of gathering potential customer's information, a way to get people interested in purchasing your book with a sample, a way to let people review your work to provide feedback, and even provide a version of full publication of your short story or novel ready for immediate sale online.
With advances in modern technology, there are so many methods you can use to publish your book in electronic format. You are pretty much not limited when you publish your own eBook. You can create and publish samples to give away to people or you can publish your entire book as an eBook to sell to people just like you would a hard copy book. This can help you raise money to pay for very expensive marketing costs later on down the road or to fund a professional publishing contract with fiction book publishers.
I prefer self-publishing because it is immediate and more profitable per book sale. And your book doesn't just have to be electronic - it can be paperback as well. But selling electronic copies of your books nowadays is much easier than traditional book publishing by using the Internet.
Prepare to Publish an eBook With Little to No Money Out of Pocket!
When you prepare to publish an eBook, you must format your eBook the way you want your readers to see it. If you are using a word processor or document creator such as Microsoft Word, you can easily format it before you publish an eBook in many different formats. But with this program, what you see is what you get.
So, format your book in a standard book format that works for your fiction story to get that "what you see is what you get" look.
Next, you must proofread your work. You want to publish an eBook in as high of a quality as you would a hard copy book, simply because this is your reputation your talking about.
Provide your fiction eBook to family, friends, and other writers so you can get a good idea of how they like it. You can also ask them to provide you with suggestions that will help improve your book such as editing, structural, spelling and grammar suggestions.
After your book is proofread and formatted, you must start working on your book copyright.
Don't worry about an ISBN just yet. If you intend on selling and distributing your books on your own, you may not need one. Be aware, you do need an ISBN number if you wish to sell your book through online book stores such as Amazon.
You are almost ready to publish an eBook. Now you must learn how to make a book cover and produce one that fits your book and your budget. Doing this on your own can save you hundreds of dollars, and with your creative abilities, is very easy for you to accomplish. But if not, there are very good book cover designers out there that can do the job very inexpensively.
Now you are ready to publish an eBook. So, where do you start? There are many programs out there that create self-executable eBooks, however, some people are very cautious when it comes to opening files that execute on their computer. Though these programs are cool and make your eBook look pretty fancy, it can be more beneficial to publish an eBook in standard PDF format. Most computer platforms out there have Adobe Reader software installed so you will have a very good chance at selling more eBooks that are in PDF format.
Have you ever heard of Adobe Acrobat Reader? Sure you have. If you have opened up a PDF file, you've probably used Acrobat Reader. The best thing about this program is that Acrobat Reader is absolutely free for people to download and is used with all operating systems.
If you have Microsoft Word 2007 or newer, you are able to "save as" your work directly to a PDF file in the save options with most of the great functions such as hyperlinks. This is very convenient and free with that software purchase.
Don't settle for a PDF creator that runs as a printer on your computer. Though these are easy to install and use, they don't allow you to create hyperlinks within your PDF file. That is one of the important features you are looking for because that's how you can link people back to your website, have them purchase additional products or services straights from your book, or how people can get a hold of you for questions.
Visit Adobe Online and register for their online PDF Creator to publish an eBook. You can publish an eBook five times for free with full PDF functionality (protection, hyperlinks, bookmarks, etc...). If you plan on publishing many eBooks, it may even be beneficial for you to purchase their continued service or purchase their Adobe software. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have already made some money with your eBook though.
You can also purchase PDF converters at your local stores that sell computer software. They average anywhere from $29.00 to $97.00 for a more inexpensive PDF program that you can use to publish an eBook! Adobe Professional software that allows you to create PDF files can cost over $400.00. Another great tool is Microsoft Office Word 2007 or newer which allows you to save the file as a PDF right from the program.
Publish Your Book Electronically Using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) from Amazon!
There is a great way to self-publish your eBook that is powered by the information age. Learn how to publish an eBook on Kindle for the Amazon book store, one of the fastest growing eBook readers on the market. Get your book in the Kindle directory as fast as you can publish it with absolutely no out of pocket expenses.
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