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How to Self Publish a Book For Free

Ruth Barringham
 


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It's every writer's dream to be a published author; to sit and write books and have them published and selling all over the world. How great would it be to be able to write as many books as you want to and know that they will all be published?

Can you imagine that?

If you could write and publish books for a living you could work from anywhere in the world. You could sit by a swimming pool and write, or sit on a warm tropical beach or hide away in a snowy log cabin while you churn out one great book after another, knowing that every single one of them will be published.

How fantastic would that life be?

Well you can now stop dreaming and make your life as a successful author a reality. And if you think you can't afford to publish all your own books, you're wrong. Because it's now possible to write and publish all your books for free.

So if you've written a book, edited and proof read your manuscript, then it's time to turn it into a published book. And there are several different ways that you can go about it. The easiest way is to sell your book electronically (an eBook) as an instant download over the internet.

If you already have a web site you can sell your book from there by creating a sales page and a ‘thank-you’ page that includes the download instructions. You can then set up the payment process using an online payment company such as PayPal.

PayPal allows you to set up an account with them for free. Through this account you can set up a ‘buy now’ payment link that you can simply copy and paste onto your sales page. Once a customer has made a purchase they are then directed to your ‘thank-you’ page where they can download your book.

If you don't have a web site, you can sign up for a free blog and sell your book from there the same way. Or if you're really not that savvy at creating web pages, you don't have to have a web site or blog at all to sell your book.

You can use an online eBook company called MobiPocket who will supply you with free software so that you can upload your book file to their web site. You can then set your own price and book description, etc, and MobiPocket will sell your eBook for you and take a percentage of each sale.

MobiPocket is owned by Amazon.com and so if you sign a publisher's agreement with MobiPocket, your book will also be available as an instant download through the Amazon stores too, as well as through over 100 other online eBook stores.

And if you want your book to be available in print form too, you can use LuLu.com.

LuLu.com is a free online POD publisher who will sell a printed copy of your book On Demand from their web site, as well as help you design a free book cover. All they ask in return is a percentage of every book sale.

So if you want to publish your book for free, try these simple ways and you can publish your book easily in only one afternoon and have it available as an eBook and printed book. And then it's time to begin writing your next book, and the next, and the next. . .

Ruth Barringham is succesful writer, author and publisher and runs a web site full of helpful information for those who want to write and publish books. Self-Publish Worldwide is a website full of information on all areas of self publishing. So if your interested in writing or publishing, or both, visit this web site.

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