How to create and sell eBooks online?

Compared to paper books, modern people spend more time on e-books because they can be read anytime and anywhere. The internet allows more people to promote and sell their eBooks.

Besides content, what other aspects will make your eBook more popular? The eBook format. 1stFlip eBook Maker allows you to publish interactive eBooks with rich media. Deliver the best reading experience to readers and engage them on all devices.

1stflip produces eBooks with realistic page turning effects that readers can read on the browser of any device. With beautiful background music, relevant videos, the eBook reading becomes more interesting.

Part 1 How to start an Ebook Business?

You can set up your own website and sell your eBooks directly online. For example, you can make the PDF available to your readers. A simple shopping cart or PayPal link and you're all set. The readers visit your site, place orders, and they get a download link to get your book. It's almost all automated, you just need to keep an eye on a few things to make sure the site runs smoothly.

Part 2 How to convert PDF to eBooks?

1stFlip allows you to convert PDF into interactive eBooks with realistic page flipping effect. Besides, it also enables you to add video, music, button, link, etc. to enrich the eBook content.

Step 1 Import PDF

Download, install and run 1stFlip eBook Creator on your Mac or Windows.

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Click the import button to import PDF. As you can see from the below screenshot, there are multiple import options:

Page range: Import all pages or select certain pages to import. The Preview window on the right side allows you to preview any page conveniently.
Page quality: Higher, high, medium, low, lower.
Page format: Vector or Raster
Import bookmarks, links, support searching.

import PDF Files

Step 2 Customize your eBook.

Now you can see the eBook on the main interface. Choose from the pre-designed templates and customize the settings from the right part. 1stFlip allows you to add logo, background music, use your own background image, change toolbar color, button color, enable or disable buttons, etc.

import PDF Files

You might also offer a free chapter of your ebook. That will get readers hooked so that they want more and will buy the rest of the ebook.

Step 3 Open Page Editor

1stFlip allows you to publish interactive eBooks with rich media. Click Edit Pages button to open Page Editor. Here you can embed local video, YouTube video, Vimeo video, music, icon, etc. to create interactive eBook. Add new PDF or pages, or adjust page order.

ebook editor

Step 4 Publish eBook online

When you are satisfied with your eBook, click Upload Online to publish it on 1stFlip cloud hosting, after that you will get a unique url.

Add title and description to your digital eBook for seo.

upload ebook online

Or upload the digital eBook to your own website with the built-in FTP. You can also publish it offline, and then upload to your website with your FTP tool.

publish ebook

Now you can sell your digital eBooks on your website/blog, social media or via email. Readers are sure to be captivated by the rich reading experience.

Part 3 How to Promote Your eBook Online?

1. Embed eBook on your website/blog

Most bloggers only create and use a single landing page for their eBook. However, you can attract readers by embedding the ebook to your website or blog. 1stFlip offers embed code for you to quickly embed the ebook with adjustable size, allowing readers to preview the ebook directly.

2. Social Media Promotion

Share ebook to Facebook, Twitter, etc. to  promote your ebook.