Tuesday, August 2, 2011

7 Cost-Effective Ways to Self-Publish

I found this tremendously helpful article today, and thought it would be a good read for those of you who are also on your journey to become a recognized author!

I personally have used Lulu and Smashwords. I didn't like working with Lulu because they have such high base prices that books such as my short 68 page cookbook ended up having to sell for $20.99, and out of that I think I make $1. :( Not cool!! However, the end product is fairly high quality, except for the cover if you are like me and can't make cover art. I LOVE using Smashwords because it is FREE and if you follow the style guidelines they submit your eBook to major retailers for FREE as well!! Plus, it has some higher commissions - I get about 65% of the purchase price of my eBook back, rather than the measly amount through Lulu.

Anyway, if you'd like to read about all 7 options, just click here for the article.

Happy reading!!

1 comment:

  1. If there’s one online income source I like talking about most, it’s definitely self-publishing on Amazon. I’m normally a pretty modest guy but I’ve gotta say… I rock at self-publishing!

    I’ve increased my monthly income from nothing to nearly $2K in less than three years just from selling books on Amazon… and I was making a grand a month within a year.

    The post on how I make money self-publishing has been one of the most popular on my personal blog so I wanted to update it with everything I’ve learned over the last few years. I’ve included updates on how to turn your books into a passive source of income and how to make the whole process easier.

    Ok, so $2K a month isn’t huge money but it’s getting there and it’s growing very quickly.

    If you want to learn more about making money with Kindle then check out “KindleBucks.com” which is the #1 Amazon Kindle Training out there.

    I can't recommend it enough. That's how I got started almost three years ago.