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Q&A: how to sell your own ebooks

7:09 AM, Jan. 9, 2013
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Sell your own ebooks

Q. I'm a writer and I'm looking to sell digital copies of my work. How should I get started?

A. The best tool to add to your tool belt for this job is Calibre. It converts files to PDF, ePub and other file types that work well on ereaders. Just save a copy of your book to TXT or ODT and then convert in Calibre. Upload to it a site like ePubBud or UploadNSell if you want to go it alone, or post it right to Amazon if you want that exposure. Be careful, though -- Amazon takes a chunk of your sales. Set your price lower than you would a print copy -- probably as low as half or less. People are ...

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