The development of electronic publishing is rapidly bringingabout changes in the publishing industry. Since the emergence of Amazon'sKindle, eBooks are quickly establishing their presence within the publishing community.
The potentially large market is generating a great deal of moneyfor development of both software and hardware for the fledging industry. Eventraditional publishing houses are climbing on board and converting new releasesand backlists into eBook formats.
Because the technology is faster and far less expensive, a growingnumber of ePublishers and publishing services have emerged. Thesecompanies hope to compete with traditional publishers by providing authorsmany more publishing options.
Here we hope to provide information and resources for those of you who are ready to get on board with this fast growing industry.
| eBook Publishing Resources |
Advice and information regarding eBook Publishing.
Faq's and information on copyright issues.
Software used for creating ebooks.
Information about marketing and promoting ebooks.
Software programs and devices for reading and storingelectronic books.
ePublisher Services Directory:
Listing of vendors providing servicesfor eBook Publishing, including eBook design, cover art and conversion services.
Organizations and groups related to publishing.
All the resources you need to self-publish your eBook.
Web Publishing: SBI
Building and promoting your website.
One of the key components to selling and promoting eBooks is with a greatwebsite - and SBI is just that! Not only will you build a terrific website,you'll build your ebook business at the same time. SBI is not a typical webhost, it's a business builder. It comes with all the tools you need promoteyour eBook(s) with ease.
eBookGenerator is a top notch eBook Compiler with an easy to use and well- defined user interface. This eBook software includes everything needed to create a professional finished product. Purchase of this product also includes a full-time support staff.
| 10 Step Guide To eBook Publishing |
1. Write a business plan. If you will be seeking financial assistance thisis the first thing a bank or financial institution will ask for. It is alsoa very important tool for you as it will layout exactly what you plan to do,how you plan to do it and will provide a timeline so you know you are on course.
2. Apply for a Business Entity. This can be done quite simply through your County Clerk or to incorporate there are several online companiessuch as Business Filings, Inc., or Corporate Agents, Inc. . Consult with your attorney todecide what entity is best for your purposes. He/she can handle this taskfor you if you prefer.
3. Establish a business address. Sign up for a post office box or a box ata mailbox store to use for business correspondence. Once done, order yourbusiness stationary and business cards.
4. Open a business checking account.
5. If you are not proficient in accounting practices, and most entrepreneursare not, procure an Accountant. The importance of keeping good financialrecords cannot be overstated.
6. Procure a resale certificate from your State Tax Department. YourAccountant can do this for you if you prefer.
7. You are now set to begin organizing your business. Make alliances withservice providers for services you cannot supply in-house if you have notdone so already, and/or hire employees. This would include a cover designer,illustrator or graphic artist, editor, a printer if you are offering POD services, depending on the services you plan to offer.
8. Set up your contracts. This is a job for your attorney, but to familiarizeyourself with contracts and issues go to http://www.ivanhoffman.com/helpful.html
9. Purchase a block of International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN). Each bookyou publish will have it's own number. This number identifies yourpublishing company and book and is necessary for selling books in the retail market. A block of ten numbers should be fine to start with,however you can order blocks of one hundred or one thousand. For moreinformation on ISBN numbers Click here.
10. Fill out an Advanced Book Information (ABI) form. This insures that your titles willbe listed in Books in Print, one of the industry's most important directories. There is no charge for the form or for the listing.
This may all sound very daunting but it's really not. In 10 easy steps youare ready for your first client. Now is when your work really begins...
Be sure to use the eBook Publishing Resources listed here to assist youin your new eBook publishing business.
| Books For eBook Publishing |
Publicize Your Book: An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves
Electronic Publishing: The Definitive Guide, 2003 Ed.
How To Publish and Promote Online
Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future
Literary Law Guide for Authors: Copyrights, Trademarks and Contracts in Plain Language