How to Self Publish a Book for Free
It's every writer's dream to be a published author; to sit and write books and have
them published and selling all over the world. How great would it be to be able to write
as many books as you want to and know that they will all be published?
Can you imagine that?
If you could write and publish books for a living you could work from anywhere in the
world. You could sit by a swimming pool and write, or sit on a warm tropical beach or hide
away in a snowy log cabin while you churn out one great book after another, knowing that
every single one of them will be published.
How fantastic would that life be?
Well you can now stop dreaming and make your life as a successful author a reality. And
if you think you can't afford to publish all your own books, you're wrong. Because it's
now possible to write and publish all your books for free.
So if you've written a book, edited and proof read your manuscript, then it's time to
turn it into a published book. And there are several different ways that you can go about
it. The easiest way is to sell your book electronically (an eBook) as an instant download
over the internet.
If you already have a web site you can sell your book from there by creating a sales
page and a "thank-you" page that includes the download instructions. You can then set up
the payment process using an online payment company such as PayPal.
PayPal allows you to set up an account with them for free. Through this account you can
set up a 'buy now' payment link that you can simply copy and paste onto your sales page.
Once a customer has made a purchase they are then directed to your 'thank-you' page where
they can download your book.
If you don't have a web site, you can sign up for a free blog and sell your book from
there the same way. Or if you're really not that savvy at creating web pages, you don't
have to have a web site or blog at all to sell your book.
You can use an online eBook company called
MobiPocket who will supply you with
free software so that you can upload your book file to their web site. You can then set
your own price and book description, etc, and MobiPocket will sell your eBook for you and
take a percentage of each sale.
MobiPocket is owned by Amazon.com and so if you sign a publisher's agreement with
MobiPocket, your book will also be available as an instant download through the Amazon
stores too, as well as through over 100 other online eBook stores.
And if you want your book to be available in print form too, you can use
LuLu.com is a free online POD publisher who will sell a printed copy of your book On
Demand from their web site, as well as help you design a free book cover. All they ask in
return is a percentage of every book sale.
So if you want to publish your book for free, try these simple ways and you can publish
your book easily in only one afternoon and have it available as an eBook and printed book.
And then it's time to begin writing your next book, and the next, and the next...
Ruth Barringham is succesful writer, author and publisher and runs a web site full of
helpful information for those who want to write and publish books. Self-Publish Worldwide is a website full of
information on all areas of self publishing. So if your interested in writing or
publishing, or both, visit this web site.