If you're reading this article, it is safe to assume that you are already considering digital online book publishing as an option for either selling your work, or just getting it noticed and read. It is also possible that you have read up on all the advantages this method of publishing offers, especially for the little guy who doesn't have a lot of money to invest.
Well, as with most things in life, online book publishing is not always a smooth and easy ride. There are still bases to cover and standards to be aware of before you take the plunge. We've compiled 4 tips for you that may help you make that online publishing experience a more rewarding and successful one.
Just because it is going to be in e-book format and distributed on the Internet does not mean you can just put any old garbage out there. The better your book is, the better your chances will be to sell it. Big book sellers online won't accept poor writing. In online book publishing, quality is as important as it is in the real world.
When you're looking at printed books to buy in a shop, or perhaps in an online store, what is the first thing that draws your attention to a book? For most people, it's the cover. In the world of online book publishing this is just as important. To get your e-book noticed online it is very important to have a decent, eye-catching cover. It shouldn't just hold up under full size viewing either, as mostly only thumbnails will be displayed on shopping sites. Therefore, your cover must still be able to draw attention at very small dimensions.
You have to do marketing for your book. Publishing your book online doesn't mean that people will just suddenly start finding it an buying it. There are various ways to promote your current, and future books. Participate in related forums, create video previews to upload to major video sites online, actively run a blog, make previews or sneak peaks of the book available for free downloads. Whatever you do, you have to get the word out.
With pricing, there are two major considerations:
We hope these tips will help you achieve success when you decide to use online book publishing for your work.