Publishing E-Books For Dummies
By Ali Luke
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2012
Pages: 312

There's more to publishing an e-book than you might think —this easy guide explains it all!

It's easier than ever to get your story or message out to the world! You no longer need to go through agents or publishers, because e-books give you full control. This book contains everything you need to know about writing, publishing, and promoting an e-book and putting it in front of a worldwide audience.

  • Know the basics — learn what makes a successful e-book, different platforms on which to publish it, and variations in e-readers
  • Tech necessities — choose a word processing program and cover-design software, and prepare your text for MOBI or EPUB files
  • The web's the thing — set up your website with WordPress®, decide whether you should have a blog, and build a knockout sales page for your e-book
  • Put on your sales hat — decide how much to charge for your e-book and whether to sell it via multiple channels
  • Who's an E-junkie — sell directly to readers via E-junkie, list your e-book on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, or distribute it to retailers
  • Getting the word(s) out — see the best ways to market your e-book on Facebook®, Twitter®, Goodreads®, your blog, and others' blogs

Open the book and find:

  • Case studies of successful e-book authors
  • Advice from designers on creating a good cover
  • How to create an interactive e-book with iBooks Author
  • What to include on your website
  • Savvy advice about pricing
  • How to team up effectively with bloggers
  • Tips on effective editing and proofreading
  • Ways to keep the momentum going

Learn to:

  • Format your book for e-readers, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Market via blogs, social media, and your own website
  • Use essential technologies such as Calibre and E-junkie
  • Make your book available online
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