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ePublish Yourself recommends the following resources to help you discover the latest news, meet fellow indie-authors and epublishers, learn about the latest tools and practices, and create, market, and sell your ebooks.

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Create

This section contains resources to help you create your ebooks.

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Quickstart Guide — Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing offers a fast and simple way to publish your ebook to the largest ebookstore on the planet. Here’s a handy quickstart guide to help you get started.

Apple iBooks

Apple iBooks Author: Publishing and Distribution FAQ — Find the answers to common questions about distributing and selling books you have created with iBooks Author.

Apple iBooks Author Quickstart Guide — The Apple iBookstore might not be the largest online bookshop, but it does offer some compelling advantages.

Apple iBooks Author: Tips and Tricks — This article offers a series of tips and tricks for working with the iBooks Author application on the Mac.

Market

This section contains resources to help you market your ebooks.

Amazon Reviewers

How Aunt Ammy Gets Her Free Lunch: A Study of the Top-Thousand Customer Reviewers at Amazon.com, Trevor Pinch (Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University) and Filip Kesler (Egnyte, Inc.)

Sell

This section contains resources to help you sell your ebooks.

eBook Subscription Services

Epic! — Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks for kids 12 and under that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends.

Oyster — Oyster offers unlimited access to over 500,000 books for $9.95 a month, with new titles added all the time.

Scribd — Scribd offers unlimited access to the world’s largest collection of ebooks and written works, with the premium subscription featuring over 400,000 books from over 900 publishers, including New York Times bestsellers, literary classics, groundbreaking non-fiction, and reader favorites in every genre.

Writing as a Career

Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500: Comprehensive survey of DIY writers suggests that despite a few high-profile successes most authors struggle to sell, Alison Flood (The Guardian UK)

What Writers Earn, Jane Smith (How Publishing Really Works/UK)

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