Do you have books you would love to self publish online without spending anything at all? Congratulations! Your time to make money from them has come.
I will show you in this post how to become a self publisher and publish your first book online today at no cost and make money selling it. I mean every word of it. (Read on)
I have always said one of the greatest blessings of the 21st century is the invention of the internet. It has not only changed the way we interact with people, it has changed almost everything. The way we approach and get education, entertainment and do business.
When it comes to book publishing, the internet has made it possible for one to publish and sell as many books as he wants – right from his bedroom!
As of today, you do not need to visit a book publishing company physically to have your books published. You can sit where you are and have your books published online in minutes.
At the end of this post, you wouldn’t need anyone to tell you they aren’t accepting “unsolicited manuscripts” like most publishing companies always say to yet-to-be-known authors and writers, or charge you ridiculous amounts before even opening your book. You will be able to publish them yourself online.
Few Things You Need To Consider Before You Publish Your Book
1. Your Book Genre
This is the first and most important thing to consider before you think of self publishing a book.
Genre here refers to the book category yours will fall into. Like you may already know, there several book categories (genres) that exist out there in the market.
Some of the most popular ones are:
- Science fiction
- Action and Adventure
- Self Help
- Religion, Spirituality & New Age
- Prayer books
- Biographies etc.
2. Your Book Must Be Interesting And Properly Edited
Whether you are writing about How To Cook African Meals, a Love Story or Mystery, your book must be interesting to read and well edited.
If you need to higher an editor to properly edit your work for errors, do it. You need to have a book that people outside your family and friends can buy and proudly refer their friends to do the same.
3. Your Book Format & Coverpage Design
Your book format and coverpage design is very important. Although the format often depends on the online self publishing company you intend to use.
Some of the most popular formats for an ebook includes PDF, EPUB and MOBI.
4. How You Will Get Paid
How do you want to be paid for your books? How will you receive your royalties I mean?
You can choose between your local bank account or an online account like Paypal or Payoneer. Although most publishing companies would prefer to pay you through Paypal.
If you are reading this from Nigeria or neighbouring countries, you can learn how to setup a Paypal account that can actually receive money in this post How To Receive Money Online Through Paypal In Nigeria. If Paypal is not your thing and you prefer its alternatives like Payoneer, you can read How To Receive Money Online Through Payoneer In Nigeria to learn how it works.
Where To Self Publish Your Books Online For Free
Here is a list of self publishing companies to consider if you are thinking of where to publish your books online for free:
My favourite self publishing company, Smashwords makes it possible to publish a book of any genre for free online.
You can upload your manuscript in Word format (Doc) and convert it online into different electronic formats of your choice.
You also have the option of setting up a price for your books base on what you feel is acceptable for you.
One beautiful thing about Smashwords is the fact that the company distributes your books to several online retail outlets around the world like Barnes and Noble, giving it maximum exposure so you can earn more from it.
After signing up on the platform with your correct details, you can use a pen name for your books if you wish to.
To sign up and start publishing now with Smashwords, visit www.smashwords.com.
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is another self publishing platform you can use to publish your books online at no cost.
To learn more about the company and how their self publishing works, including their royalties, visit www.kdp.amazon.com from your device now.
This self publishing company is widely recommended for beginners who would love to publish and sell their books online.
Draft2Digital works almost exactly the same as Smashwords, though not as popular. The company also distributes your books to several outlets, helping you to earn from your writing skill.
You can visit www.draft2digital.com to check them out today.
4. Google Play
This is one of the most popular places you can publish your ebook and earn hugely from it.
With about one billion users worldwide, you need to get your book on this store as soon as possible.
To start, visit https://www.play.google.com/books/publish from your device.
5. Kobo Writing Life
This self publishing company makes your ebook available in over 190 countries in online stores of leading retailers around the world.
After creating your account on Kobo Writing Life platform, upload your manuscript, set your price and watch Kobo do the rest.
To start, visit www.writinglife.com now and create your account.
That is all about how to self publish your books online for free and make money.
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