How to Publish an E-book

Things to consider when choosing an e-book publisher

Your book is a true labor of love. You’ve put your best effort into it for months (or maybe even years). You’re extremely proud of the final product and are ready to share it with the world. If you think publishing an e-book is a great way to do so, then iUniverse is the place for you.

There are a number of book publishing companies out there making e-books. The key is finding the one that can help you accomplish your self-publishing goals. Here are a few things you should look into before deciding on an e-book publisher:

Check out the quality

Before you trust a company with one of your most prized possessions, take a look at their finished works—do they know how to publish a novel properly? Purchase and download one of their e-books and see how well it’s formatted and edited. Observe the quality of the download as well. If you’re not impressed by what you see, keep searching!

Consider the publishing experience

Let’s say you’ve downloaded a book from the publisher you’re thinking about working with and you like what you’ve seen so far. Before you commit, it never hurts to investigate further. Look up the company’s Better Business Bureau record. Ask other authors about their experiences with that company. Check out a few self-publishing blogs. If someone has left positive or negative feedback about that company, get in contact with them and see if they can give you more details about their experience, and then follow up with a company representative. It also doesn’t hurt to do a Google search for additional reviews.

Find out if you can keep your rights

Unlike iUniverse, some e-book publishers don’t let you keep full ownership of your work. This is not good for an indie author like you, because loss of copyright limits what you can do with your work in the future (as well as who could cut into your profits). For example, if someone wants to adapt your book into a screenplay, and the production companies are ready to purchase it, your publishing company will get the profits from the sale. That’s why it’s always better to work with an e-book publisher that lets you retain the rights to your work.

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