Steps to Publishing an eBook Alicia Morga, Author ofCreate iPhone Apps That Rock: A Guide for Non-Technical Folks
Write Your Book• Use plain Time New Roman, size 12• Don’t use fancy font; it won’t convert!• Don’t include a table of contents• Title each chapter• Don’t number your pages; the page numbers change when readers resize text.
2 Make it pretty • Come up with a catchy, descriptive title • Include compelling cover art to catch readers attention.
3 Make it Digital • Check which format is required for the publishing site of your choice – (ex. Kindle requires mobi, Nook requires ePub) • Use a service to convert your file, (I used eBookBurn.com but both Amazon and Barnes& Noble provide free ones) • Check out my blog for more formatting sources.
4 Get an ISBN • Buy an ISBN=International Standard Book Number here • You don’t need one to sell your ebook on Amazon • But iTunes and other sites do require you to have one to sell your ebook.
5 Preview your eBook • Download ebook reader software to your PC, (ex. Kindle, Nook) • Import your ebook into the reader • Preview your ebook to catch any formatting errors.
6 Amazon’s Kindle • Create an account at KDP • Enter your book information • Choose a category and include keywords so shoppers can find your book • Upload your mobi file • Choose a price and royalty rate • Submit; it’ll be for sale within 24 hours.
7 Barnes & Noble’s Nook • Create an account at PubIt • Enter your book information • Choose a category and keywords • Upload your ePub file • Choose a price • Submit; it’ll be on sale within 24 hours.
8 iTunes • Apply to become a publisher • Create an iTunes Connect Account • Download iTunes Producer (Only works on Macs) • Upload your epub file via Producer • Submit; it’ll go on sale within 2 weeks.
9 Create an Author Page • Available on Amazon • Include a picture and bio • Publish more titles!
10 Publicize your eBook • Establish yourself as an expert in your field by writing related articles • Use social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) to get the word out • Send emails • Write a blog post about your book.
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