To publish an e-book, start by preparing the book in a professional format. Then, choose which distributor to sell the e-book through, and set the price of the book. Once published, market the book to increase sales and gain readers.
- Prepare the book for publishing
To prepare an e-book for publishing, it needs to go through editing. If possible, have a professional editor check the book over. The cover design comes next. The cover is the first thing readers see when looking at the book, so make sure to have a quality cover. Finally, put the book in HTML format to make it readable on e-reading devices. There are special programs available for download to help with this if necessary.
- Choose where to publish
There are many markets available for those looking to self-publish e-books. As of 2014, some include Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu, BookBaby and Barnes and Noble. Choose the market, or markets, that work best for your needs. Then, upload the book to the chosen market.
- Price and market it
Most markets will let you price the e-book. Choose the price, and publish the book so it's available to the public. After publishing, market the book through social media, special promotions or by sending out newsletters.