When you decide to self-publish, and you go through your business plan, you need to decide what approach you’re going to take when it comes to paperback and e-books. Are you publishing both? Are you releasing both at ones? Are you going to enroll your books in Kindle Select (which means exclusively to Kindle) or are you going to branch out?
Are you going to upload each book to each site manually (create an account on B&N, Kobo, iTunes for example) or are you going to use Draft2Digital, or Smashwords or…or…?
Again this is a lot of questions.
I personally have used Draft2Digital in the past. I love that they also distribute to foreign retailers (especially as I’m looking into translating my books into French & German) on top of B&N, iTunes, Kobo and so on. I also have a separate account for Amazon. I had issues with KDP Select in the past but having the book in unlimited is sometimes appealing. Google Play is not as user-friendly I find but I did have a few sales there too.
When it comes to future books, I think I will keep on using CreateSpace, Draft2Digital, GooglePlay and Amazon.
Here are a few interesting articles
- Reaching readers: how to choose self-publishing distribution options
- DIY: How to self-publish an e-book
- Paperback distribution: Createspace vs Lightning Source
- Draft2Digital reviewed
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