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The Cost of Self-Publishing Online

The Cost of Self-Publishing Online

I was asked recently by an aspiring South African author about the costs involved in converting his book to  eBook friendly formats and publishing online. Depending on the software used and the time you are willing to spend in the process, the answer can be, very little. 

The first decision affecting cost for an author to make is what eBook format will you want the eBook to be in?

This is largely a marketing decision and will depend on whether or not you want your eBook published through Amazon who will only accept the MOBI format.

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Interview with Bob Young, Founder of Lulu.com

Hi all, so I was surfing the internet space and came across a great interview given by technology entrepreneur Bob Young who is famous for his open-source company Red Hat Inc.

Bob discusses his views on the online publishing house Lulu.com more than 10 years after it's creation as well as his latest online venture Picture.com. 

Lulu.com selling point has always been that it is the only online portal that truly has the self-published author's interests at heart, have you used Lulu.com before and find his comments accurate? 

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Amazon advice for authors - Using permafree eBooks to promote yourself

Amazon advice for authors - Using permafree eBooks to promote yourself

 

Thought of listing your eBook for free through Amazon's KDP platform but were not sure how?

To clarify, I know that by opting your eBook into Amazon's KDP Select programme you are able to run a free eBook promotion for no longer that 5 consecutive days every 90-day cycle. However what happens after your 5 day KDP allowance is used up? Your eBook will revert to the original list price of no less than $0.99

 

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