The whole e-book market is rapidly evolving, and a lot of self-publishing companies are offering e-book deals bundled into their print book publishing packages, which makes them harder to break out and evaluate.
It’s all quite complicated, and in an effort to sort through the confusion, we decided to offer some of the best sites which publish your e-book for free.
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Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy to publish, distribute and sell your ebooks to a worldwide audience at the largest ebook retailers.
Some of the highlights are
- World’s largest indie ebook distributor
- 130,000+ titles published by 45,000+ authors and publishers
- 85% net back to the author/publisher/agent
- Distribution to Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Diesel, more on the way
- Distribution to libraries
- Consolidated sales reporting
Lulu.com brings the world of online book publishing and book printing to you. Create a book in minutes, publish with the click of a mouse, distribute, sell and print books to order.
- Eligible for a free ISBN
- Distribution through Amazon.com
- EPUB conversion tool for eBook
- eBook Creator Guide
Createspace is an Amazon company. With CreateSpace you can easily
- access tools,
- quality printing,
- eBook distribution,
- and marketing strategies.
It offers free and paid services as well.
Scribd.com offers one of the fastest and easiest ways to get an e-book or even a short story up on the Internet, though Scribd isn’t a serious player yet as far as e-book sales go.
After you create an account, you simply create a PDF of your book with the cover image embedded in the first page of the PDF and upload the PDF to Scribd. Its online software quickly converts your document into a file that can be viewed on a PC, iPad, or other portable devices. You can also choose to allow people to download your file for viewing.
Scribd has added HTML5 coding, so your document can easily be read on the iPad via the Safari browser (this allows you to use Apple’s finger-based, pinch-and-spread touch zoom controls).
Booktango is DIY eBook publishing platform from Author solutions. On the surface, Booktango, looks fairly slick and should improve as the company adds more features.
The ability to have WYSIWYG formatting capabilities is nice and you can either upload a cover image of your own choosing or design one using some provided templates.
Like its competitors, Booktango also manages your e-book sales — it rolls them all up into one account — and you can have your royalties sent directly to your checking account.
With Booktango, there’s really nothing standing between you and a published e-book.
Pubit is from Barnes & Noble the world’s #1 bookseller.
The features include
- Its free,fast and easy
- Pubit automatically converts your digital files for viewing into NOOK, mobile and computing devices
Myebook is a free eBook publisher.
The Features include:
- Free browser-based ebook publishing platform.
- Upload and publish your ebooks online with just one click.
- Create and publish novels, children’s books, magazines, comics, brochures, instruction manuals etc.
- Include beautiful colors and graphics, link to videos, audio, documents, images and flash files from the ebook.
- Nothing to install or download.
- Join and interact with the community.
Bibliotastic is a free eBook publisher which helps the writers to get their work published.
Here the audience judges your books what is worth reading rather than relying upon the commercial filters of mainstream publishing.
If you’re dealing with graphics and images, the self-publishing equation becomes more difficult and expensive (formatting costs tend to go up as you add more images). However, Apple’s trying to change all that with iBooks Author, which allows you to build multitouch interactive e-books that you can upload and sell in the iBookstore and view in the iBooks2 app on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad.
- Building a book is as easy as dragging and dropping
- Customize with a click
- Add widgets
- Built with Voiceover technology to enhance reading experience for those with vision impairments.
But the one thing that may bother you is that Apple doesn’t provide a free ISBN for your e-book.