There are many self-publishing platforms available on which you can publish your ebooks. However, if you have ever want to publish your book in print, you have to consider the regulations of traditional publishing, as well as the pros and cons. Print publishers will want certain rights to your ebook and you have to be sure that you can deliver.
1. Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing
Traditional publishing offers wide distribution and exposure, and sometimes even a large advance. They take care of everything, including the editing, formatting and the cover art (taking away your stress, but also your power) and they have marketing expertise you may not have. However, it may take anywhere from 6-18 months (once the deal is signed) before the book is actually published. E-book versions of print books are way overpriced and you will receive royalties (of between 6-25%) twice a year.
2. Pros and Cons of e-Book Self-Publishing
You have complete control over every aspect of your book and will get paid once a month. The book will be published almost instantly and you get good royalties. Ebook publishing allows for easy implementation of changes. All you have to worry about is the formatting, editing and cover art. If you want a professional ebook, you may have to hire someone to take care of that for you.
3. Ebook Publishing Made Easy
Once your ebook is written, edited, formatted and you have a captivating cover, it is time to get your ebook published.
Some of the best places to publish your ebook, include:
Each of these sites have excellent tools and user-friendly processes to upload your E-Book, and to set up the pricing and sales information.
You will be required to set up an account with each website and you will need to agree to each site's terms and conditions. You will also have to provide information on how you'd like to receive royalty payments.