You’ve finished your manuscript and gotten it into a format ready to be uploaded for sale. For most of us, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing or KDP is the first and most important retailer we submit our ebooks to.
A lot of publishers selling ebooks decide to put all of their eggs in the Amazon basket. I don’t, I sell wide — that is, at as many retail and distribution outlets as possible.
You can price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform — they just don’t make it easy. And it isn’t always a good idea.
What is the difference between different formats of ebooks? We’ve talked about the difference between mobi and ePub. But what about the other major format labels and specifically, what’s the difference between ePub2 and ePub3?
One of the great advantages of ebooks over their paper-and-ink friends is that it’s relatively easy to create a compilation or box set.
So you’ve finished your book and you’re almost ready to hit PUBLISH, but you’re down to the very last choice… What price are you going to sell your ebook at?
On November 6, ebook distributor Pronoun announced that it was shutting down its operations. So where does that leave indie publishers looking to release new ebooks?
If you want to make purchasing your ebook as easy as possible then you want to use a universal link to your buyer’s favorite store.
Most retailers require some form of validation to be sure converted ebooks will meet their standards and display properly on their ereaders.
To an indie author, metadata is probably the most important part of your book — aside from the book itself. Let’s talk about what metadata actually is.