Many tools exist to help create, publish, and sell an ebook — from producing the text to managing the sale.
Here is a list of tools to publish an ebook. There are tools to create and format ebooks, platforms to publish and distribute ebooks, and online retailers to sell ebooks. There are a variety of do-it-yourself tools, as well as customized services to develop your ebook quickly and professionally.
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So you want to write and publish an ebook? Good for you! With the writing tools and online publishing platforms available today, there’s never been a better time to write a book.
Whatever kind of freelancer you are, publishing an ebook can only be good for your business. It shows you’re a thought-leader in your field. You wrote the book, clients will reason, so you must know what you’re doing. It boosts the visibility of your business, making every reader a potential lead. Finally, it provides a source of passive income. Once it’s written, the work is done.
Knowing how to write a book can be intimidating. Of course, if you feel unsure about your writing skills, you can work with a ghostwriter or editor to make sure your book reflects the high quality of work you do for your clients.
That said, I highly recommend giving writing a go yourself. You’ll find it hard to go wrong if you give Scrivener a try.
What’s so great about Scrivener? Scrivener makes writing a breeze. As well as providing one of the best writing experiences, it helps with the heavy lifting of giving your ebook a solid structure, and it will format your ebook ready for self-publishing.
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I recently mentioned how easy it was to use Scrivener to create the ebook files for The Demon You Know, and several folks asked me to go into more detail.
I am nothing if not cooperative
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Literature & Latte’s Scrivener is a complete workflow software for writers. You start with notes, move into outline, fill in that outline, draft the text, complete the piece, and ultimately print or make a digital document. More than word processing, it helps organize your materials and created content. You end up with a rich text file (RTF), PDF, HTML, ePub and Kindle formats. Scrivener is reasonably priced at $40 with a support structure of fellow users contributing to public forums as well as product programmers. Scrivener has both Mac and PC versions.
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