Looking for places to sell your eBooks online? Well, check out these 8 amazing eBook selling platforms just waiting for you!
You know, one of the greatest satisfaction you can get as a blogger or solopreneur, is writing and publishing your first eBook.
You get an 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 very first eBook, huge congratulations to you, really.
I know how much time and effort goes into creating an eBook, especially if you’ve written it completely from scratch and all by yourself, so give yourself an extra pat on the back.
At present, I have 2 eBooks available for sale on my blog.
Over the years, I think I must have started to write around a dozen eBooks, however, many of them have just ended up sitting on my hard drive doing nothing, or waiting to be completed.
Selling eBooks online
When it comes to selling eBooks online and promoting our eBooks too, we’ve never had it so easy.
I guess that’s why so many bloggers and entrepreneurs are doing great at it right now.
Just cast your mind back to 8 or even 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 then.
Giving it away on your blog or your website was just about the simplest thing to do, and it still is today.
Today, however, there are dozens of great places on the internet where you can sell your digital books and make money.
So, in this post, I want to share with you 8 of those great places.
Once again, if you’ve finished writing your eBook, and you’re now ready to start selling it, then check out these sites below.
8 amazing websites to sell your eBook on
Payhip is the site that I’m currently using to host and sell all of my eBooks on.
The site 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 other bloggers and marketers to promote and sell my eBooks for me, whilst earning 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, 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.
I’ve never personally used Selz to sell eBooks on, however, I have purchased eBooks through them many times before.
A couple of friends of mine in my blogging niche 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 complete eCommerce solutions should you need it.
Here’s what you get –
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 deal than you get with Payhip in fact.
Fiverr is probably one of the most popular places to sell any digital product or service online.
The site is a great place to start selling your eBooks on, and I’ve had some reasonably good success with selling my eBooks on the platform in the past.
It is, in fact, one of the first places I started myself before moving over to a more dedicated website like Payhip.
There are some truly 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, was 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 20% commission.
This might not sound too bad, however, it is when you compare it with services like Selz and Payhip.
The benefit of selling your eBooks on Fiver, though, is that the platform is a pretty large place.
Even though there might be a lot of competition out there, the site gets a ton of traffic, and you have every opportunity to make a sale of your eBook.
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 and books from Amazon, though.
One of my goals in 2018, is in fact, to write and sell an eBook on Amazon.
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 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 also a great place to get real valid feedback for your publications too.
Now again, I have had no experience with selling my eBooks on Feiyr.com. I’m adding it here as another option for you.
The company states that they’ve been around since 2006, and from what I’ve read through my 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 creating, 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. You can learn more about the site here.
7. Google Play
If you want to make your eBook 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 simple. You can signup here, upload your content, set your price and begin promoting your eBook to the whole world.
Lastly, we get to E-Junkie. This is where it all started for me as an eBook author many years ago now.
E-Junkie 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 and features, including PDF stamping of your eBooks, affiliate tools, sales reports, and more.
So peeps, 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.
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 on the list above, please click here to get in touch with me and let me know about it.