Are you looking for some places to sell your eBooks online? Well, you’re in mega luck! Check out these 8 amazing eBook selling platforms just waiting for you!
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One of the greatest achievements you can bestow upon yourself as a blogger or entrepreneur is writing and publishing your first eBook.
Yeah, OK, maybe becoming a New York Times Bestseller might be the greatest achievement for most, but, a successfully published eBook can mean big business too.
You feel an even greater sense of achievement when you eventually get to make your first sale.
If you’ve experienced your first eBook sale already, then you know the feeling I’m talking about, right?
It’s just amazing, and it makes you want to kick some ass and create a few more great eBooks to sell online!
If you’ve just finished writing your first eBook, huge congratulations to you, really, I applaud you.
I know how much time and effort goes into creating an eBook, especially if you’ve created it completely from scratch all by yourself, so, give yourself an extra pat on the back from me.
At present, I have just one eBook available for sale via my blog. Well, it’s more of a workbook actually.
Over the years, I think I must have started to write around a dozen or so eBooks, however, most of them have just ended up sitting on my hard drive doing nothing, or just waiting to be sent to the trash folder!
I’m quite critical about the stuff I write, can you relate to that?
When it comes to promoting and selling eBooks online, we’ve never had it better or easier.
I guess that’s why so many bloggers and entrepreneurs are doing so great with their eBook writing and publishing right now.
Just cast your mind back to 5 or maybe 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 your website as an incentive was just about the simplest thing you could do, and it still is today.
However, you want to sell your eBook, right? You want to make some money from your eBooks! Of course, you do.
Thankfully, today there are dozens of great platforms on the internet where you can sell your digital books and make money.
So, without further ado, in this post, I want to share with you 8 of those beautiful platforms.
Pick a couple of them below and start selling your eBooks now.
Payhip is the site that I’m currently using myself to host and sell my eBook on.
The site allows me to not only host my eBooks but to also create promotional campaigns using their lovely promo tools.
I can also create affiliates and get other bloggers and marketers to promote and sell my eBooks for me, whilst they earn a commission for themselves.
Payment is conveniently handled through PayPal, and the company takes only 5% commission on each eBook sale I make.
There are no setup fees, no monthly fees, or even hosting fees to concern myself with.
Another big plus point with Payhip is that they also report and pay EU VAT on my behalf.
I would highly recommend checking them out to sell your eBook on.
To date, Payhip as helped me to make nearly $900 from selling one eBook! Pretty neat.
You can read my review of Payhip here.
I’ve never personally used Selz to sell eBooks on, however, I have purchased eBooks through them many times in the past.
A couple of friends of mine do quite well with Selz too.
Selz is much more than just a place to host and sell your eBooks on. The site provides authors with a complete eCommerce solution, plus marketing tools and resources.
Here’s what you get –
Monthly fees start from just $17 per month for a Lite plan, and there’s also a Standard & Pro plan to choose from.
In addition, the company only takes a 2% transaction fee, as well as a small processing fee.
Fiverr is probably one of the most popular places on the web to sell any type of digital product or service.
The site is a great platform to launch your eBook on, in fact, I’ve had some good sales with selling my eBooks on Fiverr in the past.
The built-in tools and features in Fiverr are useful too. You get a complete dashboard for managing your customer communication, orders, and sales.
The only annoying problem I found with Fiverr is that you have to manually email deliver the eBooks yourself each time you make a sale, which sounds absurd, I know.
You also have to maintain your profile so that your gigs (listings) don’t become deactivated after some time, so that means logging in every few weeks or so.
The fact that your digital products aren’t delivered automatically when someone makes a purchase can be a huge pain in the backside as an eBook seller.
The other pitfall I found with selling eBooks on Fiverr is that they take $1 per transaction, so if your eBook is priced at $5, that’s a whopping 20% commission.
If you don’t think that’s too bad, compare that with services like Selz and Payhip.
The benefit of selling your eBooks on Fiverr, however, is that the platform is a pretty large place. You’re leveraging the popularity of the website to promote and sell your eBooks.
Amazon is probably the most popular and largest 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 and books from Amazon, though.
One of my goals in 2020, is in fact, to write and sell an eBook on Amazon.
I’ll let you know if that actually happens!
As an author, 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 authoritative platform, it’s probably the most likely place for blog writers, authors, and entrepreneurs to want to sell their eBooks on.
The site is also a great place to get real verified sales feedback for your eBooks too.
Now again, I have had no previous experience with selling my eBooks on Feiyr.com. I’m adding the platform to this list as another option for you to explore.
The company states that they’ve been around since 2006, and from what I’ve read through my own research and on online forums, they’re a great place to self-publish and distribute your eBooks on.
Registration is free, however, 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, which probably means 20% goes to the site.
Blurb is a cool site where you can not only sell and distribute your eBooks on but also actually create your eBooks to start with.
It’s a complete eBook creation, promotion, and selling platform.
Your options are that you can sell on their own platform, the Amazon or Barnes & Noble platform, and the Apple iBooks Store.
The site has some really cool software features you can use to create and style your eBooks before promoting it and selling it to your target audience.
You can also create quality printed books and magazines using Blurb, should you wish to. You can learn more about the site here.
If you want to make your eBooks available on the Android platform, there’s no better place to start than Google Play.
With over 50 billion users, you’re bound to make a great impact with your eBook here.
Getting set up is pretty simple. You can signup here, upload your content, set your price and begin promoting your eBook to the whole world.
Finally, we get to good old E-Junkie. This is where it all began for me as an eBook author many years ago now.
I really should stop calling myself an eBook author with just one eBook.
E-Junkie is the place to sell digital downloads.
The platform keeps things very simple. They don’t charge you for sales of your PDF eBooks, you only need to pay a monthly fee for hosting your eBooks.
Fees depend on how many eBooks you want to host with E-Junkie.
The platform offers a host of marketing tools, options, and features, including PDF stamping of your eBooks, affiliate tools, sales reports, and more.
So, that’s it!
I do hope these 8 platforms will keep you busy for the time being.
It might be worth trying each one out to see which gives you the best ROI for your eBooks.
If you’re wondering if you can sell your eBooks on more than one platform, as far as I know, there’s nothing to say that you can’t. However, it might be worth double-checking some platforms terms and conditions pages to be sure.
Don’t forget that you can use these platforms, but you must also put some work into promoting your eBooks.
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 great platform that you think should be on the list above, please click here to get in touch with me and let me know about it.