A Beginner’s Guide to eBooks
What are eBooks, and how can you self-publish with Rowanvale?
For authors in the modern era, eBooks have become an essential, mainstream component of the self-publishing process. But while this may be the case, some authors are perplexed by eBooks, neglecting to include them in their self-publishing journey and oftentimes missing out on a growing market. Considering this, our team has created A Beginner’s Guide to eBooks to help authors understand the whats, whys and hows of eBooks and the process of self-publishing them with Rowanvale.
What are eBooks?
Noun (also e-book)
1. An electronic book which can be read on a small personal computer.
Put simply, eBooks are just that: electronic books. Like much of modern technology, eBooks have advanced with the times to provide people with an easier means of accessing their much-loved books from e-readers (think an Amazon Kindle or Kobo), tablets and even mobile phones. Thanks to eBooks, customers have a quick, effective way of purchasing and downloading your book straight to their device. In fact, during the global pandemic, sales of eBooks have soared.
Rising to prominence at the turn of the 21st century, eBooks have continued to gain traction in the publishing industry, with many independent and self-published authors earning much of their revenue from eBook sales. This isn’t the only benefit of eBooks, though. From their convenience and profitability to their environmentally friendly composition, eBooks are an incredible option for self-publishing authors looking to expand their audience reach.
How to Self-Publish with Rowanvale
Rowanvale’s eBook Publication Package and eBook & Paperback/Hardback Publication Package assist our authors every step of the way on their journey to self-publishing. Working with specialists in the field, a personally assigned Account Manager can ensure your eBook is of the highest quality, appealing to some of the biggest retailers in the industry such as Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. If you’re familiar with self-publishing paperbacks and hardbacks, you might have been led to believe that the process of self-publishing eBooks is much the same. While this may be true in part, eBooks come with their own challenges.
For amateur eBook publishers, one of the most prominent and problematic of these challenges is in the coding. Poor coding and internal formatting is one of the greatest downfalls of many eBooks and often contributes to rejection from retailers. Our services (which include Internal Formatting, Conversion, Electronic Proof Production and many more!) will ensure your eBook is perfectly structured in ePub format to read flawlessly across e-readers and other devices.
Once you, as the author, have approved the finalised version, as part of our eBook packages, our team will legally register your work and prepare for global online retail distribution. Using leading industry software and extensive keyword analysis and category research, Rowanvale can target the best ways to market your book, increase sales and boost category rankings on Amazon. With our expert advice and guidance, we will make sure your book reaches as many readers as possible.
As a great way of increasing the profitability of your book and expanding your readership, eBooks have largely become a necessity for self-published authors. Given the benefits of self-publishing eBooks with the team at Rowanvale, we hope any authors, new and old, will strongly consider the process on their next writing journey.
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