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Uploading and Selling your Book on All Retailers 📚

You can easily create accounts with all major online retailers and upload and sell by yourself without using a middleman (distributor, aggregator) and therefore keep full profits without sharing with anyone else.  All major retailers (Amazon, Apple, Google, Barnes & Noble, kobo, etc.) make it easy to create an account, upload your book files and …

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What file formats do I need for Self-Publishing?

An author asked me this question recently, and I believe it’s one that should be highlighted. Sometimes it can get confusing knowing what files are required for different publishers and retailers. So it here it is: a simple, straight-forward outline for files needed for self-publishing. File formats for eBooks:  ePub2 (.ePub): the free-flowing standard with …

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Top 5 eBook retailers

1. Amazon 2. Google Playstore 3. Apple Books 4. kobo 5. Barnes & Noble Many authors only consider selling and listing with Amazon and easily opt-in to the exclusive Amazon Select deal which prohibits your book to be listed with other retailers. Many also do not know where to sign up or how to list …

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Is Amazon’s Dominance Good or Bad for Authors? 📈

First, Amazon killed off most physical book stores. Now, there’s not much competition remaining and they begin to open their own stores. I experienced market dominance first-hand when one retailer completely controlled my local market. 12 years ago, the biggest bookstore chain in Thailand took over the second biggest bookstore chain. They now had full …

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Traditional, Vanity, Hybrid, Self-Publishing — What are they?

What is the best way to publish? What are your options? Traditional Publishing: Less and less common but years ago this was the only option. You hand over your manuscript to an established traditional publisher and they handle all for you (editing/cover/layout/printing/distribution/PR). You get paid a royalty per sold copy or maybe even a lump sum …

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Why You Should Not Publish Exclusively With Amazon

Many authors only publish/sell with Amazon and add their books to Amazon KDP Select. KDP Select requires the author to sign up with Amazon on an exclusive deal (lasting always three months and automatically renews unless canceled). The author is not allowed to list/sell anywhere else, not even on his/her own website. Many novice authors …

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What is Full Self-Publishing?

Do you want to have full control of every aspect in publishing and cut out the middleman completely? Many authors think they self-publish but they actually aren’t. Although many publish directly with their own account at Amazon, they do not use the same approach with other retailers and use distributors/aggregators where they upload their files …

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Is your book removed from Google Play? (Author News)

Many authors distribute their books through aggregators/distributor (3rd parties) instead of creating their own independent accounts with retailers. Retailers prefer authors and publishers creating their own accounts instead of going through a distributor. The first retailer implementing this new policy is Google – they now require each author/publisher to have their own Google Play account. …

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