With so many options for conversion and distribution of e-books, figuring out what everyone is talking about can be difficult. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about e-books.
How can I make my e-book available to the widest readership?
To make sure the widest number of people on the widest number of devices can read your e-book, we convert your book to ePub and .mobi file formats. The .mobi format is used by the Amazon Kindle; ePub is used by almost everyone else, including the Barnes and Noble NOOK, the iPad, and the Sony eReader.
How much does it cost to publish an e-book?
Costs vary based upon the length and complexity (whether you have pictures, tables, endnotes, etc.) of your book. The Write Place will provide an individual quote for each e-book project.
How does the price for my e-book get set?
That’s one of the great things about self-publishing—the author sets the price. You want to make the price high enough so that you still make money after the retailer discounts, but low enough to not be cost-prohibitive to customers. We can help you find this balance.
Will my e-book look like the printed book?
The design options for e-books are more limited, so in most cases an e-book will look much different. In general, the e-book will have a much simpler and more streamlined design.
Where can readers buy my e-book?
The e-book version of your book will be distributed and available through Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (NOOK), Apple’s iBookstore (iPad, iPod, and iPhone), and many other smaller retailers. It will also be available on The Write Place’s Web site.
How do I get started?
All we need is your manuscript in a simple format like Word. From there, we can work through editing if you desire, cover design, and the conversion process. Call 641-628-8398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or schedule a free initial consultation.