23 Jul How to Publish an Ebook

Calibre ebook publishingIf your goal is to brand yourself as an authority and wish to include a book marketing and PR campaign, then we suggest that you publish your book in both paperback, as well as digital formats including publishing a kindle book. We also recommend that you publish short reports that compliment your book. This post will cover how to publish an ebook using an easy-to-use program called Calibre.

There are a variety of digital publishing solutions, however, if you prefer to publish your e-book yourself, we recommend Calibre.

Calibre

If you have a well-edited manuscript, the following free program can help you create digital copies in various formats. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. The program has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

• Library Management
E-book conversion
• Syncing to e-book reader devices
• Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
• Comprehensive e-book viewer
• Content server for online access to your book collection

NOTE: You will have to use hard page breaks, as opposed to carriage returns to have the proper formatting. With Kindle, you can even upload the well-formatted MS Word file. Just check it in the Kindle reader to ensure that the formatting looks professional.

To learn more about Calibre, go to: http://calibre-ebook.com/about
To download your free copy, go to: http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Smashwords

To distribute your book beyond Amazon, use Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords
Formatting for Smashwords can be tricky.

If you need formatting help, go to https://www.elance.com/

Or, try http://fiverr.com/
Search for Kindle cover and Kindle formatting and Smashwords. Just check out how many gigs they have completed and the number of testimonials before hiring. For $5 it’s an incredible deal if you use the correct resource.

If you require some formatting, you can hire a freelancer on elance.

The key is to have a plan as to how you want the book to help your business and position it correctly. Then the rest is execution.

With the Authority Niche Dominance program, you can incorporate book publishing and marketing as part of your digital media marketing program. We help you to market your book online with a combination of press releases, video and social media. When you are ready to take your business and online authority to the next level, contact us today for more information.

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