Online Tools for Publishing Your E-Book - dummies

Online Tools for Publishing Your E-Book

By Ali Luke

Part of Publishing E-Books For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Plenty of sites have tools to help you become a self-publishing author. Here are some sites that you may want to use during the e-book publishing process:

  • BookBaby: One of many sites that provide services for self-publishing authors, BookBaby converts your manuscript to the appropriate formats and distributes it to online stores. You pay a flat fee.

  • iStockPhoto: You can choose from a large selection of stock photography to use on the cover of your e-book.

  • Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): Publish your e-book directly to the Kindle using this somewhat user-friendly interface.

  • Smashwords: Distribute your e-book to major online stores and sell it via the Smashwords site. Rather than pay an upfront fee, you pay a percentage of your royalties.