Friday, May 22, 2015

Are You Ready To Try Your Hand At Self-Publishing?




I love to read and have loved visiting public libraries since I was a child. I just loved roaming through the stacks of books and magazines or sitting and reading for hours on end and always wanted to have a study or library of my own.

I tend to prefer hardcover books versus pocketbooks as I always had a hard time reading the little print and nowadays always buy hardcover. I also tend to prefer books and magazines with lots of illustrations, pictures, and step by step instructions. Truth be told I also love romance novels, but we won't get into that.

So when e-books and e-zines came into being I was intrigued. E-Books? E-Zines? What exactly were they and how would that work? For sure they weren't going to be hardcover books that you could hold and feel. They weren't going to be magazines you could just flip through.  Or would they? I wasn't sure I was going to like them or that they would ever replace books and magazines as we know them to be.

So, what exactly are they? Well, an e-book is basically the electronic version of a print book.  It can contain all the traditional sections of a regular print book and be quite lengthy. It is basically a book that can be transmitted digitally in .PDF format and either downloaded onto a computer, read via a computer, or nowadays transmitted into a reading device that could house thousands of e-books.

An e-zine is basically the electronic version of a print magazine that is transmitted digitally in .PDF format and either downloaded onto a computer, read via a computer, or nowadays transmitted into a reading device that could house thousands of e-zines.

E-Books and e-zines have become wonderful e-products for artists and crafters to either sell or give away for free. Most of the e-books and e-zines that are sold by the artists and crafters are in .PDF format that can be downloaded once they are paid for and then saved to your hard drive and read by Adobe Acrobat. Or, they can be downloaded to an e-reader (like the Kindle or Nook), or to a tablet, notebook, or pc and are usually in an .epub or.mobi/.prc format.

Over the last few years the self-publishing industry has basically exploded.  As a result there is a growing number of e-book and e-zine publishing websites where you can publish your own e-books and e-zines for sale and turn your craft tutorials, patterns, how-to's, projects and DIY's into a profitable business.

The good news with all of this is you don't have to be a professional writer to publish an e-book or e-zine on the web. You can be a small, independent crafter just trying to get your name out there or wanting to share your passion with the world.

So, I thought I'd put together a list of all the self-publishing websites and e-book & e-zine creation, selling & resource websites out there.  I hope you find my list useful. The links below are to the sign-up or FAQ pages:



48hrbooks.com
Abbacustechnologies.com
Abbottpress.com
Acepub.com
Allzonedigital.com
Amazon.com
Apple.com
Arborbooks.com
Archwaypublishing.com
Australianebookpublisher.com.au
Authorhouse.com
Authorsolutions.com
Aventinepress.com
Balboapress.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Biblioboard.com
Bibliocrunch.com
Blurb.com
Blog2print.sharedbook.com
Bobbooks.com
Bookbaby.com
Bookbub.desk.com
Bookfuel.com
Booklocker.com
Bookmasters.com
Bookrix.com
Bookshopsantacruz.com
Booksllc.net
Bookstandpublishing.com
Booksurge.com
Booktrope.com
Booktango.com
Bookventure.com
Bubblecow.com
Calibre-ebook.com
Christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com
Click2sell.eu
Clickbank.com
Completelynovel.com
Createspace.com
Ctpub.com
Diggypod.com
Dogearpublishing.net
Draft2digital.com
Easyedit.co
Ebookarchitects.com
Ebookauthor.com
Ebook-buddy.com
Ebookconversion.pro
Ebookit.com
Ebooks.com
EBookpartnership.com
Ebookpublish.com.au
Efrogpress.com
E-junkie.com
E-library.net
Epigraphps.com
Exactlead.com
Fastpencil.com
Feedaread.com
Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com
Freelancewriting.com
Friesenpress.com
Goodreads.com
Google.com (Google Play)
Gorhamprinting.com
Gumroad.com
Gutenberg.org (Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Press)
Helppublish.com
Indiereader.com
Infinitypublishing.com
Ingramcontent.com
Ingramspark.com
Innodata.com
Instabuck.com
Instantpublisher.com
Integraldms.com
Isbn-us.com
Issuu.com
Iuniverse.com
Jutoh.com
Ka-blam.com
Kdp.amazon.com (Kindle Publishing Amazon)
Kitaboo.com
Kobo.com
Kbuuk.com
Liber.io
Liferichpublishing.com
Lightningsource.com
Lightswitchpress.com
Linkedin.com (Pulse)
Lulu.com
Luminarepress.com
Magcloud.com
Millcitypress.net
Memoryworkspublishing.com
Mobipocket.com
Morrispublishing.com
Myebook.com
Mywordpub.com
Nookpress.com (Barnes & Noble Nook)
Notionpress.com
Obooko.com
Outskirtspress.com
Overdrive.com
Oysterbooks.com
Packtpub.com
Parapublishing.com
Payhip.com
Payloadz.com
Payspree.com
Pressbooks.com
Publishamerica.com (America Star Books)
Publishgreen.com
Purplebirchpublishing.com
Queenslibrary.org
Reedsy.com
Rosettabooks.com
Rrdonnelley.com (Libredigital)
Scribd.com
Selfpublishedauthor.com
Self-pub.net (Jera Publishing)
Selfpublishing.com
Self-publishing-service.com
Sendowl.com
Sharedbook.com
Shelfhelp.info
Smashwords.com
Stitchcraftcreate.co.uk
Tatepublishing.com
Telemachuspress.com
Thebookpatch.com
Thecreativepenn.com
Theselfpublishingsite.co.uk
Thomsonshore.com
Tradebit.com
Trafford.com
Tridentmediagroup.com
Unbound.co.uk
Ubuildabook.com
University of Arizona
Upwork.com
Vearsa.com
Virtualbookworm.com
Vook.com
Wastelandpress.net
Wattpad.com
Wbsusa.com (Whitlock)
Wheatmark.com
Westbowpress.com
Xlibris.com 

Xulonpress.com
Yps-publishing.co.uk
YuDu.com



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