In the last quarter of 2020, the sales for my Forex ebook increased by 59%; although I had expected the increase due to the COVID-19 lockdown which inspired so many interest toward alternative source of income, the increase speak to a large volume while we all need to create passive source of income for ourselves. In this article, I am going to explore the top 6 ebook publishing platform that you can explore if you want to turn your passion into wealth via ebook.
If you have a passion or a story you want the World to hear, the quickest and fastest way to share it and earn money over time is via an ebook. Traditional publishing though is still very much effective can take a lot of resources especially if you are self publishing but an ebook published via a good platform will be cheap and timeless; and the good thing is you can get published within a short period of time unlike traditional publishing. So let’s dig in and look at the top 6 platform which i consider the best for your ebook publishing.
Top 6 Ebook Publishing Platform
1. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Launched in 2007, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is one of the best platform for ebook publishing. You can Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free on Kindle direct publishing within 5 minutes. To get started, you have to create an account; sign in; create a book (By uploading the already type copy of your book); enter your book details (this include: book title and editions, Authors and contributors, book description, keywords, categories); upload and preview your book; then set rights & Pricing
Draft2digital is a publication platform that allows you to focus on your writing while they focus on layout of the book, publishing, distribution, print-on-demand paperbacks, and more. Your published ebook will be available on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble
Kobo (including Kobo Plus), Tolino, OverDrive, Bibliotheca, Scribd, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, etc. publication on draft2digital is free.
Smashwords is an ebook platform that pays all authors monthly with a payment threshold of one penny; meaning as along as the information provided in your ebook is of value and is changing life, you will keep getting some passive income.
Here is how to get started on Smashwords
- Sign up for your free account.
- Download The Smashwords Style Guide for simple instructions on how to format your manuscript as a Microsoft Word .doc file prior to upload.
- Click Publish and follow the simple steps to upload your book and cover image.
Lulu is a self publishing, online print on demand and distribution platform. You can publish trade books, photo books, comic books, magazines, cookbooks, etc on Lulu, publishing is absolutely free. To learn more about publishing on Lulu, click here.
5.Kobo Writing Life
Kobo writing life is ebook publishing platform with strategic partnerships, that will make your ebook to be available around the world in the online bookstores of leading retailers in over 190 countries. To get started:
- Create a Kobo Writing Life account,
- Upload your manuscript,
- Set the price.
- And Kobo will do the rest
6. Barnes & Noble Press
Barnes & Noble Press is one of the best ebook publishing platform; they are fast, easy to use and they will give you exclusive access to promotional materials to increase your earning. To get started with Barnes & Noble press, click here.
Once your ebook is published, it is important to support the ebook publishing platform in promoting your ebook, one way to promote your ebook is through writing guest post, creating a website sorely for the ebook, traditional email outreach, etc. Always remember that the reward of good promotion is unending passive income.