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Old 02-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #121
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That fact that the vast majority of ebooks currently being sold are sold through the Amazon Kindle store?
But some ebooks I have treid to find and have not beens old on amazon but more bespoke websites, thats the onla reason I atrated using others
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #122
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Question on the business side to self-publishers. As a self-publisher, do you just put your name as the publisher, or have you created your own publishing company? If you have set up a publishing company, have you registered it, or created a separate entity?
What are the pros and cons of each?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #123
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But some ebooks I have treid to find and have not beens old on amazon but more bespoke websites, thats the onla reason I atrated using others
I didn't mean number of titles (although I wouldn't be surprised to find that Amazon had more titles than anyone else), but that Amazon sold more copies of ebooks than anyone else, by a large margin.

This is obviously of interest to people wanting to sell ebooks. (Note title of this thread.)

Of course, as a reader, one buys ebooks from whichever legitimate outlet offers the book you want to buy at the best combination of price and convenience.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:11 AM   #124
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I've had some success publishing my books on IvaNovella www.ivanovella.com

They are new which is not always bad, but there are no fees and they don't like DRM.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #125
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Hmmm..... I appreciate the information, but there are several strikes against ether as far as I'm concerned. iOnly is bad, I can publish myself for free without any contests etc. on many platforms including iStuff and actully get paid for it. Now there could be some good in shared publicity but not sure it would get to my target audience just as there is in giving away free ebooks and downloads, but....

Anyway, thanks but no thanks from me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:32 AM   #126
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I've recently taken the plunge into self-publishing some of my work as eBooks. I went through Smashwords, as well as amazon, since the two aren't linked up. Although Amazon is a definite heavyweight, I dislike that you cannot put free books on amazon.

The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #127
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I've recently taken the plunge into self-publishing some of my work as eBooks. I went through Smashwords, as well as amazon, since the two aren't linked up. Although Amazon is a definite heavyweight, I dislike that you cannot put free books on amazon.

The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
Good luck, and I would be interested to hear how it progresses for you.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #128
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The Smashwords meatgrinder seemed to work well for me, although I think that Amazon converted my work into a slightly better looking product. I'm only a few days into this, so I'll re-post in a week or two with how it's going!
Update: Smashwords now accepts epubs.

http://www.smashwords.com/swdirect
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #129
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Update: Smashwords now accepts epubs.

http://www.smashwords.com/swdirect
The thing to remember, though is that if you start with an epub, that's the only format you get.

You're best off going through meatgrinder first and then following it up with your own epub.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:02 PM   #130
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The thing to remember, though is that if you start with an epub, that's the only format you get.

You're best off going through meatgrinder first and then following it up with your own epub.

Not true. I always start with an EPUB and later when I get around to it meat grind through the others. Never had a problem.
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Not true. I always start with an EPUB and later when I get around to it meat grind through the others. Never had a problem.
Sorry, I was unclear.

I meant that if you upload an EPUB you don't get any of the other formats until you upload a .doc file.
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Sorry, I was unclear.

I meant that if you upload an EPUB you don't get any of the other formats until you upload a .doc file.
Oh, that is correct. You also will not get a "sample" on their store until you do that. The EPUB is primarily for their distribution channels, which is 90% of the reason I am in their store to begin with.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:10 PM   #133
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Interesting site.. I listed a first novel on Smashwords.
I looked up the BBB complaints on Smashwords. I noticed complaints , such as "I was owned 11.00 and received only 4.65..."

Uhh- that is 44.00 a YEAR in sales. Perhaps at 44.00 , one should consider an alternative career..
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Hello! I think this is a very valuable direction to explore, but I have to admit as an emerging writer, it can be overwhelming. There are so many formats, technologies, websites and social media sites to learn about, it can become quite a full-time job just to try to keep abreast of things. So if it can be simplified for humble writers, then I am sure that most of us would be keen to try....
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