Where to Sell Your eBook – 4 Awesome Choices

Where to Sell Your eBook - 4 Awesome Choices

Hello again! today we will be looking at options on where to sell your eBook once it is completed and hopefully make some sort of income out of your content…


How to Sell Your eBook Online

I suppose I have my partner to thank for this article as she was the one who suggested I should put more effort (and commitment!) into selling my eBooks through new mediums.

The eBook format gives you the chance to become a top author without all the aggro a publisher will give you. Unfortunately quite a few people have now jumped on this bandwagon and the quality of work out there is pretty bad (and that’s an understatement!).

So, before I get into the guts of this article I would request that you make sure your work is original/unique and that you are offering something to someone. I’m not going to bang on about making sure it’s a certain length because that really doesn’t matter when it comes to this book format.

Get out there, research your subject and offer people answers to questions or solutions – a well oiled eBook can earn you A LOT of money!

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Ideas on How to Sell an eBook Online

OK, let’s start with the most obvious place that really should be your first port of call…


1) Amazon

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is a massive community of eBook readers just waiting for the next VALUE publication to hit the shelves…

Amazon Kindle eBook

You know what a Kindle is right? Yeah, of course you do!

Publishing your books FOR FREE on Amazon means they will be hitting the Kindle store – this can lead to big, big things.

It’s actually not that hard a process to get through and the rewards can be staggering ( if you have a book that actually provides decent info! ).

I see a lot of new publishers using Amazon for their eBooks and some of them are really making waves. The trick I see most of them using is to keep the price low and then get various family members or friends to purchase it ( a couple of dollars for instance ).

Once these family members/friends have purchased the eBook they then leave a relatively believable review of it on the site – it really get’s things moving!

The Royalty Share on Amazon is at 35% – 70% and it is FREE to join.


2) Smashwords

Fancy getting your eBook on the Apple iBookstore? Look no further – Smashwords is here to save the day!

It’s pretty hard to find any sort of negatives for this site as it does exactly what it says on the tin!

smashwords

It costs you nothing to sign up and you are supplied with the following options:

  • An open gate to the Apple iBookstore ( priceless opportunity! )
  • A tap on the shoulder of Barnes & Noble
  • Publishing to the Sony Reader Store
  • Publishing to Kobo
  • Publishing to Baker & Taylor’s Blio
  • Various FREE eBook format conversions
  • ISBN supplied with every eBook published

I know – I was quite shocked by the awesomeness of their service to!

The Royalty Share is also higher than Amazon’s at 60% – 85% and the whole package is another FREE option ( it’s well worth checking out this option! ).


3) Kobo

If you are looking for advice on where to sell your eBook then you really should sign up with Kobo and look into what they have to offer.

For some reason not so many eBook publishers know of, or take advantage of the facilities Kobo Writing Life provides.

kobo writing life

It is essentially a DIY eBook publishing portal that is pretty damn impressive overall. If you are a newcomer to this business it’s well worth checking out the options they provide:

  • The Kobo store is willing to showcase your work to over 170 countries
  • Your book is housed by them and is able to be purchased for ANY device
  • They accept your work in a Word document format and then do the rest of the dirty work for you

As I mentioned above, many modern day eBook publishers tend to go for the more obvious choices like Amazon’s service so there is plenty of scope for you to have a successful campaign with Kobo Writing Life.

The Royalty Share at Kobo is a Whopping 70% – 80% and it is again completely FREE to sign up with ( and use! ).


4) Pay​hip

Wouldn’t it be nice to receive 100% of all the royalties on your eBook?

Payhip is my final option today and I thought I’d include it due to the fact it leans towards your marketing skills as well as your writing skills!

payhip eBooks

Again, Payhip pretty much covers all of the hard work for you like converting your book and hosting it – but it doesn’t have as much of a reach as the other sites I’ve mentioned today.

You see , once you have our book hosted at Payhip it is pretty much up to you to market like a madman ( or madwoman! ). They pay you simply and fairly through Paypal but it’s up to you to get the book in front of people’s eyes.

Now, please don’t let this fact put you off – when Payhip works it works WELL! Learning a little bit about marketing will really help your future book releases and it could very well send your work VIRAL!!!

The Royalty Share at Payhip is set at an AWESOME 100% and it is yet again FREE to sign up with.


Conclusion – How to Sell Your eBook Online

Now these are only four of many options out there at the moment but in my book – they are head and shoulders above the rest!

I know a lot of you are probably a little put off by the Payhip system but it allows you to be a true independent author – get out there and hit the social media campaigns!

I should also point out that a lot of the other options out there are not very good. Sure they have all the bells and whistles but underneath it all they do not have the draw of the sites covered here.

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8 comments on “Where to Sell Your eBook – 4 Awesome Choices

  1. This makes me want to sit down and write ‘the book’ I’ve been threatening to write my whole adult life!! Obviously, I won’t be doing that, probably.. but this is a great article for anyone who has an ebook to get out there. I had no idea there were so many ways to get your ebook online for free, and the commission structures sound spot on. I know that there will be a lot of thrown-together ebooks from people trying to ‘cash in’, but I’m sure that will be a short lived thing. Brilliant. Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Jyl,
      Yeah there are a lot of pretty sh*t books out there from people trying to cash in but that’s always going to be the case. There will always be people trying to game any online system 🙂

  2. Hey Chris,
    You have done a great job here. I have often wondered what it would take to get a eBook published. You have given 4 great options. I didn’t realize they would be free to publish. I may just have to start writing that eBook now. Which one did you have the most success with? How much would you charge for an eBook?
    Thanks for sharing,
    Chris

    1. Hi Chris,
      I would always advise using Amazon first as they have the most coverage, the most traffic. I published one there myself about a year back. I would also advise keeping the price as low as possible – people won’t want to pay much for an author they are unfamiliar with!

  3. Hi Chris, I love your site it is easy to navigate, I have read your post about where to sell your eBook, it gave me a lot to think about as I have written an eBook but still need to add some pictures and arrange the layout but I certainly know where to go when I am ready to publish my book, thank you

    Tina

  4. Hi,

    Thanks for this fantastic article about where to sell ebooks, I have two sitting in storage and I currently want to sell them!

    I have been using Kindle Direct Publishing for a while but was always wondering if there are other free publishers besides that – it’s a great platform but I would love to see what options the other’s have.

    I am especially interested in Kobo now. I didn’t know that they offer free publishing, too.

    Is it the same as with KDP, that you can publish any kind of book with Kobo?

    Or does it have to be a novel?

    Thanks,

    Moritz

    1. Hi Moritz,

      Well not as far as I know – they could well have a rule against hate subjects or something equally frowned upon but they should accept all (original) work. It’s a self-publishing platform so I can’t see why they’ll exclude anything that does not offend?

      Full books or novels, guides…you name it really – you should be alright publishing all these formats on Kobo.

      Hope this helps mate!

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