Congratulations! You’ve done the hard work of writing a book, and now it is time to publish. So how do you do that? Well, here at ChatEbooks we are here to help you figure out how to publish an ebook. Let’s get started.
HOW TO PUBLISH AN EBOOK
Convert Your Manuscript
All of the ebooks available on our site are downloadable PDFs. In Microsoft Word this conversion is as easy as clicking “File” then “Save As” and selecting “PDF” as the file type. Other word processors have similar functions, but there are a lot of different free ebook software available online for more options. If you have Adobe InDesign you can make an ePub, short for ePublication, which can be made available to readers as well, but we’ll still need a PDF version to publish on our site. PDF documents are available on almost every device and this makes sharing your book simple and easy for your readers to download and enjoy.
Market Your Book
We know the old adage to not “judge a book by its cover, but it is the first thing that readers will see. So, if you think you’ve got the skills to make an appealing cover go for it. You can always spring for a professional artist if you would prefer. You’ll also need to have a definitive genre that your book fits into so readers can find what interests them. So, whether it’s a sci-fi or fantasy novel, a self-help or how-to, or a mix of a few go ahead and find the category your book fits in best. You’ll need to have a short blurb for your book too. Think of what you typically see on the back of a physical book. This will be displayed alongside your book when you publish and is another way to lure perspective readers. Last you should decide on a price for your story. This can be a tough call, but just remember, when you publish royalty-free with Chat eBooks, you will receive 100% of the revenue for your ebook.
Once you have decided on cover art, a short blurb to entice readers to choose your book, and a purchase price, now it is time to start marketing your book. This can be done a few different ways. With the internet playing such a major role in everyone’s day-to-day lives, getting your book out on the internet is imperative. Create a Facebook Group where you can push your novel and grow a following. Facebook also allows for you to purchase Boosted Promotions where you can get your book in front of a larger audience than you normally would.
Alright, now that your book is ready to be marketed it’s time for upload
On our website you’ll need to register as an author and set up an account. Once that is done there will be a section for uploading. Fill out the form with the required information and attach your piece. With us by your side we hope to make this whole publishing thing a straightforward and stress-free experience. Now that you know how to publish an ebook, it’s time to join and upload that awesome manuscript you’ve been holding onto.
An Introductory Guide to Publishing an Ebook
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