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How to publish your own ebook

Your literary empire starts here.
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The internet makes it easy to publish your own ebook—and even put it into a physical, printed form.

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The internet has transformed just about every industry out there—including publishing. Anyone with a web connection can now post their thoughts for the world to see. And if you have literary aspirations, you can publish digital books on your own terms, rather than waiting for a nod from a publishing house or agent. In this guide, we'll show you the ropes of putting out your own ebooks.

If you're looking for help creating convincing characters, bleeding words onto the page, and editing your work, then you'll need a different set of instructions: We're not going to cover the whole process of writing a book from scratch. Instead, let's assume you've already written your masterpiece and put it in a digital text-based format like Microsoft Word. Once you've reached that point, here are the next steps you need to take to send your literary baby out into the world.

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