When you self-publish your ebook, you may have many options. No matter what platform you choose, remember that self-publishing takes a lot of hard work and dedication. However, with the right tools and resources, you can successfully publish and sell your eBook to a wide audience. Some of the following websites may be perfect for you to publish and distribute your eBook.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – Amazon is one of the world’s most popular e-book publishing vendors. And its KDP platform makes it easy to upload and sell eBooks on Amazon. You can earn up to 70% royalty on sales of your eBooks. The KDP website also features tools to help you market and promote your eBook.
Apple iBooks Editor – A lot of people use Apple devices these days. If you want to publish your eBook on Apple devices, iBooks Editor is a good choice. You can use it for free. Import your iBooks author book into Pages for Mac and assign the book with a new Apple ID. It allows you to publish multimedia eBooks directly from the Apple iBooks Store. Apple cuts 30% off your sale. But the rest is up to you.
Barnes & Noble Press – Barnes & Noble Press is a self-publishing platform. It allows authors to upload their eBooks and sell them on the Barnes & Noble website. You can earn up to 65% royalty on your sales. And the site will also provide you with a variety of marketing and promotional tools. This website will help you if you don’t want to spend too much on advertising.
Smashwords – Smashwords is a popular ebook distribution platform. It allows authors to publish and sell their eBooks to multiple vendors such as Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, etc. The site will take a small commission on your book sales. But you will get more royalties. It will get you more sales and royalty than other websites.
Draft2Digital – Draft2Digital is another ebook distribution platform. It allows authors to publish and distribute their eBooks to Amazon, Kobo, and many smaller online retailers. This site earns a small commission on your sales. But it offers a variety of tools to help you design and distribute your eBook. Stores take about 30%, Draft2Digital about 10%, and you keep about 90% of the list price of your eBook.