Publishing a Book Online

I recently received an email from a gentleman from Kyrgyzstan. He told me that he had published a book in his country and was receiving tremendous responses from people who had been touched by the message of the book.

This gentleman felt led by God to offer his book free of cost to people around the world. The reason he was writing me was to find out how to publish his book free on the Internet.

Publish a book for free on the Internet. Hmmm. Let me count the ways that you can do this.

  1. Scribd.com
  2. Yudu.com
  3. Booksie.com
  4. Obooko.com
  5. YankeeBook.com
  6. BookRix.com
  7. StoryWrite.com
  8. Issuu.com
  9. Wattpad.com
  10. Free-eBooks.net
  11. Smashwords.com

There you go. Eleven places where anyone can upload an ebook and allow people to download or read it online for free.

Of course, this does not include other websites that one can publish a full-length book on for anyone to read. Any blog platform such as WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or Typepad.com, could be used to publish a book for people to read on the Internet. Another option would be to build a page on Squidoo.com and post your book there. Then, again, anyone can create a free website using free website platforms such as Weebly.com, Webs.com, Wix.com, or Yola.com and put their book up on the website they create. Oh wait, there’s more. You can also upload the book to Amazon.com’s Direct to Kindle Publishing and offer it for free, and then head on over to BarnesandNoble.com and upload it to offer it on the Nook for free.

And I have just gotten started. But, in the interest of time and your reading attention span, I won’t belabor the point.

So, if you, like this gentleman from Kyrgyzstan, are looking to place a book on the Internet for anyone to read free of charge, you now have multiple options to do this.

If you are a publisher with books for sale, you can also use these free resources to market your books. Instead of putting your whole book online for free, put up one to three chapters to interest people in purchasing the complete book from you.

After all, many forms of entertainment release free chunks of content for promotion use. Don’t be afraid to put some of your content out there. Entice readers and leave them wanting more.

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