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If you enjoy writing and have some knowledge you think the world could benefit from, you should think about writing ebooks. Not only are ebooks a great way to express your imagination and wisdom, but they are a great way to make money as well. I am someone who after many years of school decided to write based on what I learned in my commercial finance courses and my ebook sold very well. There are various places you can advertise and sell your ebooks online. These places are definitely worth looking into if writing an ebook sounds like something you would like to do.

BarnesAndNobleSince Barnes and Noble is known as the world’s largest bookseller, they decided to follow suit and launch a publishing platform for writers of ebooks. Their self-publishing platform promises authors fast and easy service, with no hidden fees attached. One major plus to this site is the fast publishing time once titles are accepted, which is usually 24 to 72 hours.

PayLoadzThis online site provides support to authors in the areas of ebook advertisement, marketing, selling, and distribution. PayLoadz offers an easy-to-use selling platform that automatically delivers ebooks to customers after payment has been received. They accept payments through the PayPal network, making transactions a breeze.

BordersThe addition of ebooks to this popular book and media seller’s website is sure to please many readers that are on-the-go. They have partnered with Kobo to bring authors a simple publishing program that can convert ebooks to many formats. This allows readers to download ebooks to whatever device they may have, which is convenient.

AmazonIf writers have a piece of work they would like to publish as an ebook, this site provides a great opportunity to do so. Amazon offers a web platform for authors to easily upload and publish their ebooks. All someone needs to do is create a seller account, and their customers can purchase ebooks through a digital text platform. This site will pay writers up to 35 percent of the purchase price of their ebooks.

ClickBankThis site offers a step-by-step approach to selling ebooks. All prospective authors have to do is create their product, and this site will typically accept it soon after. After a one-time activation fee is paid, writers can place their ebook up for sale. Many different affiliate companies will market ebooks for a part of the commission. If advertisement is what you are after, this website may be good for you.

BookBabyThe nice thing about this site is that it helps authors get their ebooks distributed to all the major ebook sellers on the web. This means ebooks can be downloaded in all major formats, making them capable to be read on all ereaders. They offer a good pay-out rate and great customer support.

EbayThis hugely popular online marketplace makes it easy to sell ebooks through their website. Authors can add ebooks to their existing store or create a new store strictly for their media. Authors must own the selling rights of their ebooks in order to sell them on this site. They also must list their ebooks in the “Everything Else” category, and the ebooks must be delivered either through email or downloaded from a website.

All of these places will help get your ebooks sold online. You must be sure to read and follow all rules and instructions of these sites, because they can vary greatly from one place to the next. Hopefully your ebook will become popular among readers, and you will make some money in the process.


  1. ella says:

    These are great resources. Do u suggest listing on all at the same time? if not on how many at the same time?

  2. Richard
    Twitter: richescorner

    Nice list. I didn’t know about a couple of these resources. There’s also smashwords, which is a good place to publish to several mediums and if you want to self publish actual books, you can do that through amazon as well as lulu. Just a couple of other places to publish.

  3. Mr MakingUsmile
    Twitter: MrMakingUsmile

    I have two ebooks on Amazon. I’m glad I surfed by your site. Very good information. I didn’t think to research if I could place my ebooks other places. cool site.

    Mr MakingUsmile

  4. Allan Castro says:

    Those are really nice! We are working on 5 Ebooks and it is nearly be launched soon.

  5. Irfan@realtimetricks
    Twitter: realtimetricks

    Thanks for letting us know. It will help me in selling ebooks, who knows when i change my mind? 😛

  6. Allan Castro says:

    Irfan, You can make it. Who knows you can reached 10 Ebooks for just a month.

  7. ileane
    Twitter: Ileane

    Hi Valentine, thanks for the resources. Doing an ebook is on my to-do list but I’ll keep these in mind when the time comes. BookBaby sounds like a winner. I heard of the others but now I know more about them all.

  8. NIck says:

    You can also use a service like Instabuck ( http://instabuck.com/ )

    Besides product hosting and payment gateways it gives you landing page hosting and AB testing, so I guess it worth a try.

  9. kumanthong says:

    Thanks for letting us know. It will help me in selling ebooks good i like

  10. Nice list. I didn’t know about a couple of these resources Thanks for letting us know. It will help me in selling ebooks

  11. shashi says:

    Nice list but most of them having some activation fee , Thanks for Sharing

  12. Great info! This would be my first ebook, but I’m kind of hesitant to begin because you said that Amazon would pay up to 35%, which to me is a very small amount. Is this the standard? If I’m selling my book for $1, I’ll only make at most 35 cents. I’ll definitely look into it though, thanks!

  13. KGC says:

    AMAZOn shut down the general eBook listing portion of their site and now ALL eBooks must be listed under the Kindle section. – Very Misleading!

  14. Fatin says:

    Thank you Valentine for that post!

  15. Basha says:

    Hey valentine, thats great for sharing the sites these are really worth, i’m an author and engineer publish books on mechanical sciences i also found this site to be useful for other authors to get benefited by publishing their content, I also hope you update this list with some more so it will be helpful for authors like us, thanks a lot for sharing
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  16. E-junkie, Payloadz, Tradebit… I think I’ll put together a premium list at my website, sometime in the next week… I’m currently selling ebooks too and doing some new research on this topic and when I do research, I really do research (hours, days or weeks for just one topic) so, it would be a good idea for you to check out my site when you get the chance… These are all OK but I know they are not the best online so, I’ll do a premium list ASAP!

  17. dhruv says:

    i recently used http://www.easemysellcom to sell some of my publication , the basic thing i like was u can upload ur ebook and when ever any one buys ebook , he can make payment online and download the book

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    Has anyone tried BookTint.com yet – they look pretty nice but i would first like some input about them before i signup if anyone has tried them.

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  28. steviu hergi says:

    Hey maradith, I think Booktint seems like a nice marketplace for selling eBooks and Information Products and they are currently on the verge of growing. I have been using them since May (about 3 Months) and I’ve just receive my second payment from them… They seems very friendly and trustworthy, I am so happy that someone actually pays there publishers without having to earn $50 or $100 dollars minimum before getting paid.

    I hate that most marketplaces never pay me because i only sell a few files, every time they get to keep my money because i didn’t earn enough. Booktint actually says they have a $25 minimum payout but last month they paid me $18 since that’s what they owed me…. They seem like they care about there publishers more than other places i have used.

    I would also recommend trying Tradebit as they also payout there clients no matter how much you’ve earned. Tradebit has there pros and cons but overall they are a pretty nice marketplace for selling eBooks and other digital products.

  29. I did no know most of the links- So very nice work- Thanks to Valentine-great work

  30. Mary says:

    This is a great list of places to publish your ebook. I will be publishing my first ebook, so this list will be really helpful. You forgot to mention Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. However I have an issue with ebay. There are buyers could easily copy someone’s ebook and distribute it to others. One has to be extra careful where they post their books due to piracy.

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