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Self-Publishing an eBook by John Halas

Self-publishing an eBook is an excellent way to make your eBook available to the masses. The advantage of self-publishing an eBook for beginners is that it has a very low or even no cost; all you need is a good idea and motivation to write a book. Once you have completed your book, you can use PDF format, which is freely available. You can upload this book on your website or register with CreateSpace. You can fill the form for self-publishing an eBook and agree on the book price as well as royalties. Once these formalities are completed, your book will be available on the Amazon book store to download. Below are a few things, which are important in your journey to becoming a published author.

Get the Basics Right

The key to a good book is for its content to be up to par. Readers should feel good and happy after reading the book. This will happen only if a lot of hard work and research had been done in creating the content. Once the content is ready, have it proofread and professionally edited. You also need to identify the formatting used for self-publishing an eBook. Your formatting will depend on which devices you plan to release your book on, as some eBook readers require the data to be in a specific format. Do not miss having an impressive book cover, even if you have to shell-out some money for it.

Managing Costs

When you are self-publishing an eBook, you should look for exposure and coverage. Price can take a lower priority. Your goal should be to increase the number of downloads for the eBook. In the beginning, keep your prices relatively low to increase the number of downloads and interest in your eBook. It may seem illogical, but it is also effective to give away your eBook for free, particularly if you casually mention your related business and website within the book because more often than not you will make more sales for your business than you would make from the cost of selling the book.

Promote Your Work

Self-publishing an eBook is not enough. You need to promote your books. Use all available free channels to promote your book including social networking sites and blogs. Provide some intriguing excerpt from your book for download, so that it creates curiosity in the mind of people who will read your book. Share free copies to some eBook reviewers, and ask them to post their reviews of your book.


You are your own boss when self-publishing an eBook. You have to take charge from start to end. The above points will guide you in writing an eBook. an eBook ghostwriter and editor can further help to ease the process of writing.

Our professional ebook writing service can ghost write, edit, and help publish your books or ebooks.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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