How to Choose an E Book Platform

Nowadays, there are plenty of electronic platforms that authors can consider for the publishing of their e book. Over the past decade, e books have cropped up with significant force in markets where the main language is English, most especially in the US. So why is e book publishing extremely popular among self-publishers?

First off, publishing an e book costs but a fragment of what it takes to publish a traditional version in print. Second, because the cost is lower, self-publishers also take less risk, which means they’re more willing to take a chance on their work. Therefore, if you’re a self-publishing author and your book turns out unsuccessful, there’s no need not worry about wasting so much cash.

The third advantage offered by e book publishing is the rapid growth of the digital book industry. The third reason behind the popularity of e book publishing is the unstoppable growth of the digital book business. In the US, for instance, people now read e books nearly as much as they read physical books.

So as an author, what exactly do you consider when selecting a digital publishing platform?

Royalty

There are so many e book publishers today, and the royalties you get from them obviously vary. In most cases though, the royalty percentage you receive will be based on retail price (this does not include taxes) minus the file delivery fee charged by your chosen e publisher. 99. Most self-published authors today price their work in this price range to get a higher share.

Pricing

Some services have rules on pricing your book. As a new author, for example, you may not have the freedom to price your book, or you may be prohibited from offering it for free. Whatever the case, just be sure you’re not trapped in a situation where you’re unhappy with the price and you can’t change it.

File Format

With some platforms, you can get e book formatting services, but it’s not a requirement. Should you decide to DIY, remember that this job is typically not that simple, though there is a wealth of software out there that you can choose from.

Exclusivity

With some services, exclusivity is a requirement. If you’re a self-publisher with only a few books, it’s good to make some of your work available through open publishing and others exclusive to the publisher you have chosen (be sure to choose well).

Retailers

There are many e book retailers today. The largest sell all over the world using their websites and/or their affiliates’ websites. But certainly, there are smaller players as well, which may be just as worthy of being considered.

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