2016/10/11

Publishing an eBook: Resources for Authors


When it comes to publishing an eBook, one thing you can always be sure of are the ever changing market and services, amongst other things, that can change on an almost yearly basis.  I've brought together all of the great resources I know to help you keep up with the changes in the industry.

Outstanding Book Guides

Your First 1,000 Copies by Tim Grahl
How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle by Martin Crosbie
The Naked Truth About Self Publishing by 10 NYT bestselling authors
How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn
Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant

Getting Started

Write an eBook in 30 Days and Finish it with this Guide (Helen Bolam)
10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to any eBook Publishing Service (Jane Friedman)
How to Make Money on eBooks (JA Konrath)
The Basics of eBook Publishing (David Gaughran)
How an Enterprising Author Sold a Million Self-Published Books (Copyblogger)

Marketing and Promotion

Book Promotional Sites & Tools for Authors (Martin Crosbie)
The Strategic Use of Book Giveaways (Jane Friedman)
Social Media Marketing that Reaches Your Audience (ConversionXL)
Top 5 Money Wasters in Book Publicity (Dana Kaye)

eBook Formatting Tools

Scrivener
Calibre
StreetLib
Jutoh

EBook Retailers and Distributors

Amazon
Apple IBookstore
Barnes & Noble Nook Press
Kobo
Smashwords
Draft2Digital
BookBaby

If you want to sell your books independently read How to Sell Your eBook Directly with Payhip.

eBook Publishing Bloggers

Joel Friedlander
JA Konrath
David Gaughran
Dean Wesley Smith
Bob Mayer

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