LuLu, Smashwords, PubIt, Amazon and more.
How do I choose which one? Are there advantages to one more than the other? Or do I pub to all?
See how conflicted I am?
Help me out here. Thanks
I'd recommend that you pub. in all eBooks formats.
Exactly, why alienate customers.
Publish in all of them. It will be a good learning experience. Each one is slightly different. Don't forget bookiejar.com
Absolutely, the more available your books are, the more people will pick them up. Definitely publish in every area possible.
I can only recommend Amazon at the moment because that is who I chose, and I haven't regretted it!
I put some little children's picture books on about three months ago. It was a fairly easy process and I'm now selling into the 100's each month. The royalty choices have to be looked into carefully, but it was great having the freedom and choice to have your book just how you wanted it.
The children's picture book genre is up and coming as more and more youngsters want a bit of the action, but I'm shortly putting on my first YA sci fi fantasy, which I'm really excited about!
Good luck with your writing and publishing, I'll look out for you.
I published with Amazon, Smashwords and Pubit (B&N). Smashwords actually sends it out to Pubit but only if your ms makes it into their premium catalog and if that takes a while, if you've published directly with Pubit, you don't have to wait to be approved for SW catalog, you can just start selling. But, you make more for each affilitate sale through Smashwords than you would simply straight through Pubit. Am I being confusing?
Basically, you'll learn as you go. But Smashwords does offer their manuel to publish by and if't sooo helpful! Really cleans up you ms before you submit it. Also, if you go through Amazon, I wouldn't use mobit pocket like they recommend. I could never get it to recognize my spacing between paragraphs, instead I uploaded my word document-no problem. If you have further questions, feel free to contact me.
Author of The Ozark Durham Series
I would avoid Lulu like the plague. I originally published my books with them, but quickly learned that it was impossible to get any kind of response whenever I had a problem. I switched over to Createspace (a division of Amazon) and I've never looked back. As for Ebooks, I use Kindle and Smashwords.com, with Kindle obviously having the better response because of its connection to Amazon.com. Smashwords is doing a great job, however, of sticking up for Indie authors, and its style guide is tremendously helpful in formatting your books.