Places to Publish: Smashwords

September 26th, 2017

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Smashwords is a place to publish, sell, and distribute ebooks. Smashwords provides ebook distribution to many retailers, including Apple’s iBooks and Barnes and Noble. Pricing Smashwords charges no upfront fees. They take a percentage of each ebook you sell. For books you sell through the Smashwords bookstore, you keep 80% of the book’s list price. […]


Places to Publish: Gumroad

January 16th, 2017

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Gumroad is an e-commerce site you can use to sell electronic books. A nice feature of Gumroad for indie authors is Gumroad lets you offer PDF, EPUB, and Kindle versions of your books so people can read your books on computers, tablets, smartphones, and Kindles. Pricing Gumroad charges $10 a month to sell your products. […]


Places to Publish: Ingram Spark

January 2nd, 2017

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Ingram Spark is a platform for publishing print and electronic books. Like CreateSpace and Lulu, Ingram Spark is a print on demand publisher, which I covered in an earlier article. Pricing Ingram Spark charges a $49 setup fee to use their service. There’s also a book printing cost, which depends on the number of pages […]


Places to Publish: iBooks Store

December 8th, 2016

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I planned on writing an article on Apple’s iBooks Store for my Places to Publish series. But iMore recently published an article that covers a lot of what I would have written about the iBooks Store. Rather than rehash the contents of that article, I will link to it. How to sell your ebooks in […]


Places to Publish: Lulu

December 5th, 2016

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Lulu is a place to publish print and electronic books. Lulu is a print on demand publisher, similar to CreateSpace, which I covered in an earlier article. Supply a PDF of your book, and Lulu prints a copy when someone orders your book. Pricing Lulu takes a percentage of each sale. For a print book […]