Publishing Your First eBook

Connie Ragen Green
12 min readJul 21, 2022

Publishing Your First eBook Is Easier Than You Think

Connie Ragen Green — Publishing Your First eBook

I first knew about eBooks when I started online in 2006. Joe Vitale and Jim Edwards were teaching about how anyone could write a short book and sell it online. That led to my writing and publishing my first eBook, on the topic of real estate farming. Publishing your first eBook could be just a week or so away…

The popularity of eBooks has grown rapidly in recent years as technology has advanced. More and more people are reading books electronically, whether on their computers, tablets, or smartphones. This trend has resulted in a boom in eBook publishing.

If you’re a writer, then you may be wondering how to get your work published as an eBook. The process is actually quite simple and doesn’t require a lot of upfront investment. In fact, you can publish your first eBook for free if you’re willing to do a little legwork.

Here’s a brief overview of the steps involved in eBook publishing:

1. Write your book. This is the obvious first step! Make sure it’s the best it can be before you move on.

2. Convert your book to a digital format. You can do this yourself using a program like Calibre, or you can hire someone to do it for you.

3. Create a cover. This is optional, but a nice cover can help your book stand out. You can find free eBook cover templates online, or hire a designer to create one for you.

4. Upload your book to a retailer. The most popular eBook retailers are Amazon’s Kindle store and Apple’s iBooks store. There are also a number of smaller retailers, such as Smashwords and Draft2Digital.

5. Promote your book. Once your book is published, you’ll need to let people know about it! There are a number of ways to do this, including social media, online advertising, and good old-fashioned word of mouth.

eBook publishing is a great way to take advantage of your WOW! factor, get your work out there, and it’s easier than ever to do. With a little effort, you can be a published author in no time.

Keep Your eBook Short for More Readers and Sales

Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.