Upload your e-book to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore

By Kevin • March 1st, 2012

Assuming you’ve created e-book files to upload to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble’s PubIt, and Apple’s iBookstore, the next step is to create author accounts and upload content to all three booksellers.  It’s crucial that you provide comprehensive promotional details and the book files themselves; preferred formats include mobi or prc files for Amazon’s Kindle; epub for Barnes & Noble’s (B&N) Nook; and epub for Apple’s iPad and other devices.

Creating an author account on Amazon is simple and straightforward. Doing so on B&N is a bit more cumbersome, and on Apple’s iTunes Connect the process is challenging unless you own a Macintosh computer. Of the three booksellers, Amazon’s application process is the most expedited. Apple’s e-book creation tools are expected to overtake the textbook market, but for now, Amazon has the largest and most diverse buying audience and by far the finest advertising campaign to publicize you and your book.

Initiating your account with each bookseller entails completing contact and tax information including your checking account’s routing and account numbers. Do so – and promote your e-book well – and the dollars will automatically accumulate in your bank account each month.


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