Online publishers such as smashwords kindle direct publishing pubit barnes noble or kobo s writing life will let you self publish your book for free in e book format. The point about all this is that new technology offers new and cheap ways both to publish and promote your.
A traditionally published author will see 20 25 of net after the retailer s cut.
How to publish a book online. Publishing a book is an absolutely enormous undertaking whether you choose to publish by yourself or publish it traditionally. If you publish your work there you have a ready audience and a medium that s well designed to bring authors and readers together. Wattpad is an online community for readers and writers.
An indie authors will see 20 50 depending on printing costs. Where to publish a book in serial form. You will need this to upload your book and manage all the details involved.
I took a look at a few options for where and how to publish the book online. Kobo simplifies it all for you by taking you through simple self publishing steps. Afterward you should be ready to publish your book.
The good news is if you ve read this far you now know exactly what your options are plus the specific pros and cons of each. After a few more steps you ll be ready to publish your book at which time you ll click save publish in your kdp book dashboard. My new book i hope to publish on lulu and an iphone app if i can find a decent one.
Your e book comes out on the other end in epub format. An authors of a self published book may enjoy up to 70 if their book is priced reasonably. Author royalties on ebooks.
Include a bio photo and link to your website or blog to help you stand out among authors. Just click save publish in the book editing screen. 4 set up an account with the program.
You start by describing your e book uploading your content choosing the relevant rights setting the price for your work and finally clicking publish. An author with a traditionally published book can expect around 5. You can use a print on demand service which will print your book when someone purchases it and take a cut of the profit or you can sell your book as an ebook online through platforms like kindle.
If you decide to self publish you ll need to design your own book cover and format the inside of the book yourself.