ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Secrets to Ebook Publishing Services Success; How to Reach More Readers with Your Words by Mark Coker.

Updated on January 31, 2013
5 stars for Secrets to Ebook Publishing Services Success

Secrets to Ebook Publishing Services Success; How to Reach More Readers with Your Words by Mark Coker.

I believe this book is a MUST read for any author out there thinking about publishing their own eBook and even for the author that has already done so. The information starts out pretty standard but then really gets into tips and suggestions which I feel are priceless for any wannabe self published author or even maybe one who has already stepped in those waters and needs a little boost.

I have been meandering in the world of eBooks since December thanks to my sister's gift of a Kindle. I am immensely grateful. She was aware that I was dealing with reducing clutter but also aware that I find refuge, solace, rest, and peace when I immerse myself in a book. I have books that I love and will start the next phase of my de-cluttering which will mean letting them go. Even titles that I have owned for years that I truly love and I am only getting rid of them because of space, not because I do not enjoy reading them over and over. I have narrowed it down to about three genres that I am going to allow myself to keep and the rest are going to go. I would have never had the courage to let these go if I had not been introduced into the world of eBooks.

In the process of learning about eBook world, which of course I had heard of, I realized several things. One, I wanted to put some of my books into this format, books that I have been working on for years. Second, I always wanted to have my own publishing company. Early this year I even registered my trade name in blind faith not knowing if it would ever go anywhere.

Why is this important for this book review? Well, I thought I had it figured it out, how I was going to publish, with who, what format, what marketing efforts would I make, etc. Thanks goodness I came across this eBook and it is FREE!

I learned so much from this eBook, it brought out so many points and tips out. Knowledge is power, read this book and then if you decide to follow it's advice or not does not matter. At least you have the knowledge and made your decisions with information that is available for you. Would you rather make an informative decision with less information or an informative decision with all the information in which you have available at the moment?

It has changed my whole perspective on how I am going to go about and publish my first eBook. I am grateful this is available for free for anyone who wants it. I loved how Mark starts out with “Write a great book.” Since I had come to the conclusion that I wanted to publish my own eBook, I have been reading eBooks left and right. I have been learning by reading some that have bad reviews, just to see, are they bad in my opinion? Is it an obnoxious reader? It is always important to learn what is working and what isn't in the world of publishing. I have come across so many free eBooks that I would not recommend at all. Mark explains it very well, why not to just hurry and get something out there just for the sake of getting it out there.

Next chapter, pinch your pennies. I love his tips and it makes complete sense. It is about not getting scammed. I have seen many authors who have played in the world of self publishing whether in print or eBook format and feel scammed. Feel their money was wasted away unnecessarily in their haste without realizing, this forty dollars here would have done more for me if I would have spent it over here.

Jumping to Chapter 11, the author's tips in learning how to use free to work for you is a treasure in itself. In what instances can free work for you? What are the best instances for free? What other benefits does free help you? When can free actually hinder you? This author's opinion, on different subjects regarding publishing an eBook; I have found throughout the whole book to be knowledgeable and quite helpful even though I have not published my first eBook yet. I read a few chapters and breathed a sigh of relief knowing quite well I have avoided some mistakes before I even started. I owe to this eBook, I am all for avoid a mistake if possible, much easier than trying to fix one.

If you find yourself already published and your eBook is not moving, don't do anything and read this book first. Then make a decision on what your next step is. Better to only make one mistake then to make two.

I found something insightful in every chapter. Something useful to help me make the decisions that work for me as a soon to be published self author. I can not promise that you will agree with everything he suggests just because I have found he suggestions useful. So useful, as soon as I am done here I am going to find his other titles that are available for free. I have read many free eBooks in the last 10 months. I have found some so unbearable that I do not finish them. I do not even waste my time on a bad review. This free eBook is one of the best that I have come across and yes it could be because the information is very relevant to me at this time in my life. As a soon to be owner of my own publishing company will recommend this eBook for my authors. As I writer for hub, I also found his suggestion could be applied to writing better hubs. How great is that?

Other titles by Mark Coker available at eBook retailers everywhere:

  1. Smashwords Style Guide
  2. Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
  3. The 10-Minute PR Checklist
  4. Boob Tube

Self Publishing Ebook

Have you thought about publishing your own eBook?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • viveresperando profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Rosana, glad you liked it. Have some more I have to do a review on. :)

    • Rosana Modugno profile image

      Rosana Modugno 

      5 years ago from 10th Kingdom

      Great Hub. I needed this. Thank you! Thumbs up.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Thailand

      Maybe you could add a link to the download? This was great info, I actually thought it was going to be something you'd have to buy, but FREEEEE is much better!

      Shared, up, useful, pinned and tweeted.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)