Publish an eBook in 10 Steps


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Publishing your own ebook has never been easier. You don't have to be technical to do it either. This presentation outlines the ten steps to publishing your own ebook by Alicia Morga.

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  • DIY eBook PublishingIn 10 Steps
  • Publish an eBook in 10 Steps

    1. 1. Steps to Publishing an eBook Alicia Morga, Author ofCreate iPhone Apps That Rock: A Guide for Non-Technical Folks
    2. 2. 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.
    3. 3. 2 Make it pretty • Come up with a catchy, descriptive title • Include compelling cover art to catch readers attention.
    4. 4. 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 but both Amazon and Barnes& Noble provide free ones) • Check out my blog for more formatting sources.
    5. 5. 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.
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. 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.
    8. 8. 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.
    9. 9. 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.
    10. 10. 9 Create an Author Page • Available on Amazon • Include a picture and bio • Publish more titles!
    11. 11. 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.
    12. 12. Want more details? • Go here • And hereBe sure to tell me what you publish! @AliciaMorga