How to Self-Publish Your E-Book – Path 1: E-book only or e-book first
From the blog:
With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In the coming weeks, I’ll be looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses.
In this piece, I’ll explore what I call Path 1: E-book only or e-book first. By using either Smashwords and Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, or a service like BookBaby, get your e-book aggregated to the online retailers.
In the coming weeks, I’ll also look at two other paths:
Path 2: Print (POD) – Getting your print book formatted and distributed to the online retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Path 3: Partner with a pro – Finding a distributor, small press, publisher services company, book packager, or literary agent who will invest in and shepherd your book much like a traditional publisher in exchange for an exclusive distribution deal and significant royalty from sales.