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Publishing Amazon Kindle Books Versus Publishing eBooks on Lulu.com

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Today we are going to take a quick look at and compare publishing Amazon Kindle Books versus publishing eBooks on Lulu.com.

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So, you have finally completed writing an e-book and that’s great, but the question being raised is, what are you going to do with it?  As an author who concentrates on the web, instead of print, you have many options.  Two of the most popular e-book selling options include converting an e-book into a digital text Amazon Kindle Book to sell on Amazon.com or to sell your e-book on Lulu.com.  The question is which approach should you really take?  As far as I’m concerned you should definitely publish on both.

You are encouraged to list your self-publish book for sale on both Lulu.com and the Amazon Kindle Store.  While most of you would have heard of Amazon and the Amazon Kindle Store I bet that only a few of you would have heard of Lulu.com.

Lulu.com has an open publishing model that endows more authors/product creators to sell more content to more readers more profitably than ever before. Through their open publishing platform, they help authors/product creators make their works available in multiple formats and markets and increasing detection so that buyers can to an even greater extent find the content they want.

It’s free to publish your eBook at Lulu.com, and authors can create everything from hardcover books to eBooks, photo books to mini books, and calendars to cookbooks. Authors also keep all the rights to their works and retain 80-percent of the profit when their books sell.

Let’s face it but the more places you sell your e-book, the better.  You reach a larger market and thereby increase your earnings.  But, which should you do first?  Which website should you market the most?  Which marketplace gives you the biggest profits?  Continue reading on to find out.

In terms of ease, it is just as easy to list an e-book for sale on both websites.  For Lulu.com, you create a free account and login.  Then, start a new publishing project.  Choose the project type, which would be an e-book in digital media format.  Describe the e-book.  Provide a summary.  This is what buyers see so make sure it is informative and captivating.  Next, upload the e-book and cover.  And finally, set your selling price and review the listing.

As for selling an e-book on the Amazon Kindle Store, visit Amazon.com.  Create a free account.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link titled “Self-Publish with Us.”  On the next page, choose Amazon Kindle.  You will be brought to the digital text platform.  For e-books to be readable on the portable Amazon Kindle, they must be in digital text format.  When you upload the document, it will automatically convert.  To get started, enter your description, upload and preview your e-book, and set the selling price.

Since it is easy to list an e-book for sale on both websites, you can choose either option first.  It does not matter.  The entire process should take you less than one hour for each site.  In fact, spend a day and do one right after the other.  This way you have your e-book listed for sale right away on two different websites.

In terms of marketing, it isn’t required.  Both Amazon.com and Lulu.com are popular and well-marketed websites.  However, don’t stop there.  You should also market your own eBook as well through your own domain.  You can either get a general website domain for the various eBooks you have written, or get a specific web domain name for your eBook.  Once you have your domain name you can create a catchy sales page, create links to your sale pages, message boards and more.  Market both Amazon and Lulu, but spend the most time marketing your sales page at Lulu.com because on this website, you retain more of your profits, meaning you have the potential to make more money.

The Amazon Kindle, as previously stated, is a popular portable e-book reader.  It is a hit, but not everyone owns one.  For that reason, you only have a small buying market.  Don’t forget to market your Amazon Kindle Book, but at the same time don’t forget to push your PDF e-book on Lulu.com especially since buyers can purchase e-books from this website without the need for a special device or having to download specific software; all they need is a computer making your chances of making money considerably better.

In short, if you want to sell an e-book, maximize your profits by using different selling methods.  These include Lulu.com and the Amazon Kindle Store.  Don’t discount other avenues of selling, including directly from your own sales page or blog, but these two self-publishing programs come highly rated and recommended.

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Until the next time,

Alain

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