Nowadays, many people are choosing to read books electronically rather than purchasing physical copies. This means that if you have written a book, it’s important to make sure that it is available in electronic format as well. Luckily, turning your book into an e-book is a relatively easy process. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps necessary to get your book ready for distribution online.
The first step is to find an e-publishing platform that suits your needs. There are many different platforms available, but some of the most popular ones include Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Barnes & Noble Nook. Once you have selected a platform, you will need to create an account and register your book.
The next step is to format your book for e-readers. This can be done with a free online tool such as Calibre or with a purchased program such as Smashwords.
Once your book is formatted, you can publish it online. Amazon Kindle will let you know how many words are in your book if they are over their limit or require you to edit it down before publishing, while the other two e-reading platforms do not have this requirement. Because of this, Amazon Kindle is not always the best option for those who want to format their books themselves; however, Amazon Kindle offers several benefits including more exposure due to its market share and higher royalties than Nook or iBooks.
If selling books on Amazon isn’t something that interests you, there are still several options available for turning your existing book into an e-book free of charge. For instance, Google Books offers a free conversion tool, and there are also a number of free online programs that will format your book for e-readers.
Whichever route you decide to take, converting your book into an e-book is a great way to give it new life and reach a wider audience. Thanks for reading!