If convenient for your readers, you can also sell your ebook in PDF format. When you are selling from your own store you can easily have all three formats available for the customer to choose between. Prepare to dedicate serious time to your marketing both before and after your ebook launch. Build a buzz within your audience and use that to drive sales. Another benefit to self-publishing is that you have complete control over the way you market and sell ebooks. One way to do this is to do ten to twenty guest posts for sites that your niche read. You can find these readers by looking at popular keywords for your niche.
You can also look at other authors in your niche on Google and see what blogs are most popular for them. The aim is to get someone interested enough to land on your website and to then consider buying your book. Consider giving away some copies to bloggers in your niche and request that they share it with their network if they enjoy it. Try some live streaming to create a buzz around your work. Check out this excellent source of practical tips on how to promote your eBook on social media by the awesome Peg Fitzpatrick. Another great source of tips is how to make your eBook a runaway success by Mary Jaksch and Jim Kukral.
Want to dig more into the numbers? You can learn about the Analytics Dashboard here. For more in-depth analysis, you can also connect your Selz store to Google Analytics. Ready to get started? Sign up for your free day trial of Selz and start building your online store today. This post was originally published in February and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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Jana Rumberger. Thanks for sharing this ebook publishing guide. This is a topic that is close to my heart… Thank you! Where can I find the contact details for questions?
Tara Storozynsky. Hi there, glad you enjoyed the article! Thank you very much for such an amazing post. Making an ebook and sell them can actually very great to make money. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. Thank you! The theme was created by our team at Selz.
Awesome write up. I like the laid out steps for creating an e-book. I in particular have struggled to find the best and most convenient ebook maker that will save me time and lots of money. Finally I found one that you can use for commercial ebooks.
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It is called Sqribble. Just check this link to see if this is for you bit.
This is awesome. I am a relationship and marriage blogger, I have my website, my Facebook page and my WhatsApp chat group. I equally wrote books on relationship which I placed on my Facebook page and website for sale but till now there is no single order. Since you guaranteed the protection of the eBook download, I will like to partner with you to see how this will help me sell. How, do I go with the eBook download and how will my customers pay me. What are the information I need to supply to make this work? I will be glad to receive a response from you.
Hi, Akindele. I love everything I read about your site, I would love to create a site I can sell an e-book, advertise my comedy videos, connect to social medias and you tube. Hi there, thanks for commenting! Check out this article about Building a Professional Website in 6 Steps to get started!
Great question, Ahriez, and a very common concern. Selz actually minimizes this issue with PDF stamping and download limits, which you can read more about here. Thanks for checking out FounderU!
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How i can publish the e books of other writers. I will get copyright claim if i will add their book without their permission. Hi there, Deepanshu! Reach out the authors of ebooks you want to feature, figure out the compensation and distribution terms that work for both of you, and be sure get it in writing before adding any ebooks which are not your intellectual property to your site.
Thank you for your comment, and for checking out FounderU! Hi Prathu, thanks for your comment! Thanks for reading, and best of luck! I am starting to sell info products, initially i have 4 books to sell, am confused how to start a store on my website. I own a domain name and publish blogposts regularly keeping my audience engaged and now i am planning to add a store to my website and start selling ebooks, video courses etc… Can you help me with the step by step process to get started and if selz is of any use. Selz makes it easy to build a custom store, or add buy buttons and widgets to a pre-existing blog or site.
Check out this helpful store builder article. It will tell you a little bit about the Selz online store builders features and what you can achieve. We wish you all the best of luck, and thanks for checking out FounderU! Thank for your question, Edward!
You can absolutely use images in your recommended reading list, although we would recommend a quick blurb as well, and even a link to where they can be purchased online. You can connect to your Weebly site and Paypal, and the free plan would work well if you are only selling a few items. Hope this helps! Information is good but can you please tell me how to protect your eBook from reselling at cheaper price?
Hey, Harish. Selz offers PDF stamping, which adds customer order information to the footer of the eBook, making it significantly less likely that a customer will share on other sites. It also makes it easier to track the origin of pirated copies. Thanks for sharing. Never thought about getting my ebook cover with fiverr… lol.
Hey Thom, congrats on your first eBook! Let us know how it goes moving forward! Thank you for this brief but useful guide. And the links at the end are very useful as well, I appreciate when someone adds links to useful source even when they go to another site! Hi, Joan, thank you for your kind words! We really love the ability of the internet to connect a huge range of resources, so we try to find helpful content from around the web.
Best of luck moving forward, and let us know if you have any questions! I am a pastor and want to convert all my messages into ebook so I can sell it online for low cost. Is it possible to do this? Hi, Severino. Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I know my readers would value your work. Way cool! Is it OK to post on Pinterest?
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Any help would be enormously appreciated! If you want to take the simplest route, Medium is a platform that comes with the pages pre-built and standard across every blog they host. Hope this helps, and best of luck!