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Your experience of E-book self-publishing

  1. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 6 years ago

    I am looking at e-book self-publishing online and would appreciate anyone's comments on their own experiences (FastPencil, CreateSpace, Smashwords, EPub Bud, Lulu, Qbit).

    1. sofs profile image84
      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Richtwf, I have no comments to offer on the subject  but I am glad to see you back. Hope all is well with you smile cheers!!

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      Fiddlemanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Rich, I uploaded my books to Amazon Kindle and it's easy. So far no big bucks but at least they are on the shelf.

    3. lovebuglena profile image88
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've used lulu to publish perfect bound books and it was easy. Publishing e-books with them is easy too. You can even distribute e-books outside of lulu from what I heard.

      1. Lissie profile image79
        Lissieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure why you'd use Lulu for ebooks. The big players are Amazon's Kindle and smashwords - both of which are free to use.

  2. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 6 years ago


    Hi Sofs and hope you're well too. I am fine and all is well thanks. Hope to start writing again soon. Cheers!


    Thanks for your reply. It must feel good to know that your books are out there for others to see. I am hoping to experience that too. Cheers and congrats!

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    If you are self-publishing an ebook there is no need to pay a cut of royalties to someone like Lulu.  Just get a clean copy formatted, commission a decent cover, and upload.

  4. dutchman1951 profile image60
    dutchman1951posted 6 years ago

    attempted it, not a good experience for me, did not do well

  5. lex123 profile image72
    lex123posted 6 years ago

    I uploaded 4 books, including one for free. Everything went on well, now they are included in the premier list.

  6. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    By self publish, I thought you meant publish it online yourself and sell it directly from your website. I know how to do that, but you may not like to do all the work needed to do it successfully. smile

  7. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I dabbled with it but it is a lot of work and takes some savvy of a variety I don't really have.  I went back to submitting to small presses and letting them do all that stuff.