Self-Publishing: How You Can Reduce Costs

By Piotr Kowalczyk on Password Incorrect:

The price of a book is what really matters to readers. It’s where self-published authors can compete with traditional publishers, as the examples of Amanda Hocking or J.A. Konrath show.
Many Kindle Store writers choose $0.99 price tag. They can afford it, as the cost of publishing an e-book is close to zero. E-bookstores equip the authors with the online tool – the dashboard – where they can publish a book in a few steps, and it usually takes a couple of minutes.
I’ve been testing many e-book platforms and their publishing dashboards. My favorite ones are Amazon (Kindle Direct Publishing), Smashwords, Feedbooks and Narcissus.

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is the founder of Publishing Talk, which helps new and emerging authors write, publish and sell books. Advice is available via the blog and our masterclasses and membership programme. Jon has worked in the publishing industry for 25 years: 10 as a publisher, and 15 as a social media consultant working with publishers. He is also an author and screenwriter. His books include Get Up to Speed With Online Marketing (2e, Pearson Business, 2013). Jon lectures on social media at Birkbeck, University of London, and offers social media training to publishers and others. He is also director of social media strategy for digital agency Pilao Labs. More...

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