Places to Publish: Paddle

March 6th, 2017

Filed under: Self-publishing

Paddle is a platform for selling digital goods. It’s similar to FastSpring, which I covered in an earlier article. While Paddle is geared towards people selling software, you can use Paddle to sell ebooks from your website. Pricing Paddle takes 5% of the sale price plus 50 cents. If you sell an ebook for $10 […]


Places to Publish: Gumroad

January 16th, 2017

Filed under: Self-publishing

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

Filed under: Self-publishing

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

Filed under: Self-publishing

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

Filed under: Self-publishing

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 […]