Saturday, August 06, 2016

Selling Your eBook: 5 Alternatives to Amazon Kindle Publishing

After you've written and edited your eBook  you'll discover huge satisfaction from publishing and selling it.

Congratulations!  If you've already done this, I understand the effort and time it takes to do those things and how time consuming it can be, trying to write and produce something worth reading.

So look no further if you're ready to sell your eBook and start gleaning the rewards of your labour and pay these sites a visit:


Blurb is a really great platform to both create and sell your eBooks on.

Blurb allows you to sell your eBooks on both Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple iBook Store.  It also has some pretty cool software to create and style your eBook before selling to the public.

You can sell all kinds of photograph books and magazines as well as publishing and printing paperback books.


I've never sold any of my eBooks with but I do know that they've been around since 2006 and have a good reputation, so I would definitely check them out.

You can register for free but you do need to pay small account activation fee of £9.90.


A popular place to sell your digital products, it features some useful built-in tools and features along with a dashboard to manage your communication, orders and sales.

The downside with is that you have to manually deliver your eBook after you've sold it.  You also have to log in fairly regularly to keep your profile open, to prevent deactivation of any products or services your might be selling.

The other drawback of selling eBooks is the $1 taken from each sale.  This leaves you with $4 on a $5 sale.

On the upside is a huge platform with a massive audience and plenty of scope for making profit on your eBooks.


I've used in the past to give away free downloads.  Selz is a complete ecommerce solution for bloggers and website owners.

You can sell 5 items for free, but you're required to pay processing and transactions fees, 2.9% + 30 ¢.  If you want to sell more eBooks they have different pricing structures to accommodate what you need.


Payhip is my chosen platform to sell my eBooks from.  You don't need to pay any monthly or set-up fees.  Only a 5% commission per sale + PayPal standard fee.

I'll be going into greater detail about setting up your own bookstore in future blog posts, and let you know how I manage with

Don't just take my word for it, go and try them for yourself.  Every writer has different requirements so its worth experimenting and finding out for yourself what really works.

If you can think of any websites of experience you want to share, let me know in the comments below.

Happy Blogging!


  1. Problem here is that if your book is already on Amazon, Amazon will not let you sell it anywhere else.

    1. Hi "The Comeback Kid" thanks for your comment. As long as your ebook is not on Amazon's KDP Select, you can sell your ebook through other retailers.

  2. Helen, did you follow up on this post yet? How is your "store" going?

    1. Hi Felicia, thanks for reminding me. I've just started a draft on that particular blog post, things are moving along fine with my store, thank you.