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E-publishing: Easy ebooks – Going to market

EASY EBOOKS Going to market

You’ve produced your ebook. Now it’s time to publish, market and, with advice from Chris Glithero, generate those all-important sales

Ready to unleash your ebook upon the world? Over the past two months we’ve looked at the ebook production process, from the initial idea through to actually writing and editing the book, and then compiling it. If you’ve followed these steps then you should by now have a finished ebook with an attractive cover to draw people in. One thing remains – selling it to the digital book-buying public.

You are the author and the publisher

The digital book publishing industry differs from its traditional counterpart in a number of important ways. While print publishers provide the resources to turn your book into a product, and take a hefty cut of the sales in return, ebooks cost nothing to produce, and an infinite amount of copies can be sold on demand. As there’s little or no financial outlay, you, the author, can cut-out the middle-man and become the publisher. As a publisher with a book to sell, what you now need is to find a distributor who can sell your product via their online store.

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