You know one of the biggest satisfactions you can get as a blog writer or solopreneur, is writing and publishing your first eBook.
You get even greater satisfaction when you eventually make your first sale. If you’ve experienced that already then you know the feeling I’m talking about right? It’s just amazing.
If you’ve just finished writing your first eBook, huge congratulations to you, really.
I know how much time and effort goes into creating a great eBook, especially if you’ve written it completely from scratch, so give yourself an extra pat on the back from me.
Currently, I have only 3 or 4 eBooks available for sale on my blog, and I’m working on a few other titles at the time of updating this post.
Over the years I think I’ve created around a dozen eBooks, many of them have just ended up on the shelf collecting dust.
These days though publishing an eBook to sell online is so easy. That’s why so many bloggers and entrepreneurs are doing great at it.
If you’ve been doing the online thing for a while, just cast your mind back to 8 or 10 years ago. There weren’t really many great places to sell your eBooks on the web, even though eBooks were just starting to get popular.
Giving it away on your blog or website was the easiest thing to do, and it probably still is.
Today, however, there are dozens of great places online you can sell your digital books on, so in this post, I want to share with you 6 of those great places.
If you have your eBook written, edited, done and dusted, and you’re ready to sell it to the masses and start reaping the rewards of your hard labor, then pay these 6 sites a visit soon!
Payhip is what I currently use myself to sell all my eBooks. Payhip allows me to not only host my eBooks but to also create promotional campaigns using their promo tools. I can also create affiliates and get others to promote and sell my eBooks for me.
Payment is conveniently handled through PayPal and the company takes only 5% commission on each eBook sale I make.
There are no setup fees, monthly fees or even hosting fees to concern myself with. I would highly recommend checking them out to sell your eBook on.
I’ve never personally used Selz to sell eBooks on, but I have purchased eBooks through them.Selz is far more than just a place to host and sell your eBooks
A couple of friends of mine in the blogging industry do quite well with Selz too. Selz is far more than just a place to host and sell your eBooks
Selz is far more than just a place to host and sell your eBooks on. Selz provides you with complete eCommerce solutions should you need it.
Again just as with Payhip, there are no fixed monthly fees, bandwidth fees or hosting fees to worry about with Selz. In addition, the company only takes 2% commission per transaction, an even better rate than Payhip in fact.
Fiverr is probably one of the most popular places on the web to sell digital products and services online.
Fiverr is a great place to sell your eBooks on, and I’ve had some reasonably good success with selling my eBooks on the platform in the past.
It’s where I first started selling my eBooks online actually.
There are some amazing built-in tools and features in Fiverr, including a complete dashboard for managing your customer communication, orders, and sales.
The only problem I found with Fiverr is that you have to manually deliver the eBook yourself when you make a sale. You also have to maintain your profile so that your gigs don’t become deactivated after some time, so that means logging in every few weeks or so to be sure.
The fact that your digital products aren’t delivered automatically when someone makes a purchase, is a pain in the backside to me.
The other pitfall with selling eBooks on Fiverr is that they take $1 per transaction, so if your eBook is priced at $5, that’s 20% commission.
The benefit of selling your eBooks on Fiver though is that Fiverr is a pretty large platform. Even though there might be a lot of competition out there, the site gets a lot of traffic and you have every opportunity to make a sale of your eBook.
Why not start with Fiverr?
Amazon is probably the most popular place on the web for selling eBooks right now.
Now I have never used the Amazon Marketplace to sell anything myself. I have purchased a lot of eBooks from Amazon, though.
I think eventually I will create an eBook specifically to sell on Amazon, it’s just finding the time I guess.
You can earn between 35% and 70% royalty for your eBooks sold on the Amazon platform, depending on your location and pricing structure I believe.
Because Amazon is such a massive and extremely popular platform, it’s probably the most likely place for blog writers, author, and entrepreneurs to want to sell their eBooks on.
The site is a great place to get some credible feedback for your publications too.
Now again I have had no experience with selling my eBooks on Feiyr.com. The company suggests that they’ve been around since 2006 and from what I’ve heard, it’s a great place to self-publish and distribute your eBooks on.
Registration is free but there is a small account activation fee, around €9 I think.
There is no monthly or yearly cost with Feiyr.com and you earn 80% commission on sales of your eBooks. Pretty neat right?
Finally, we come to Blurb.
Blurb is a cool site where you can not only sell and distribute your eBooks but also actually create your eBooks to start with.
Through Blurb you can sell on their own platform, the Amazon or Barnes & Noble platform, and the Apple iBooks Store.
The site has some cool software features you can use to create and style your eBooks before selling it to the masses.
You can also create quality printed books and magazines using Blurb. You can learn more about the site here.
OK, I hope these six platforms will keep you busy for the time being. It might be worth trying each one out to see which gives you the best results.
I will update this post in the future when I find more great sites to add to the list.
If you happen to know of a website that you think should be added to the list above, please click here and let me know about it.
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Happy blogging and eBook writing folks – Fabrizio.