How to Publish with Draft2Digital

Draft2Digital gives you a fast, easy way to self-publish.

We’ll handle the formatting. You set the price of your books, get monthly payments, and see daily reports of your book sales. We make it all work with 24-hour support and dedicated customer service. We keep 10% of the sales price, and our authors keep 100% of their rights.


What’s the catch? There isn’t one.


If you’ve already published your book through another distributor, you can still use Draft2Digital to expand your reach and simplify your project maintenance for all other sales channels.

STEP 1: SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT

There’s no upfront cost and no risk to you. When you sign up for an account, we’ll need a couple of basic pieces of information:

Our interface is easy to use, so getting set up only takes a couple of minutes. Forget trying to learn the quirks of each sales outlet and duplicating your effort across multiple channels. We give you one simple place where you can get it all done and make changes at any time, free of charge.

STEP 2: UPLOAD YOUR MANUSCRIPT

All you need to get started is a Word document (.doc or .docx format), RTF, or any other file type Word can read. We don’t have a style guide or any special formatting requirements.

That’s it! From there, we’ll make sure your book gets a working Table of Contents and page breaks between chapters. We also generate custom endmatter like About the Author and Teaser pages. We guarantee that anything we produce will pass Epubcheck, meaning it meets the technical standards for all of our digital stores.

Our conversion process creates a beautiful epub and you’ll be able to download a mobi file for Kindle reading too.

Your ebook may look a little different from the original document you uploaded. Our goal is to make your story look as good as possible on the devices readers use.

If you have an expertly-formatted epub of your own, that’s cool too. We won’t make any changes, but we’ll gladly distribute it to all our digital stores for you.

The process really is this easy, and our Customer Support team is here to help if you have questions at any time.

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR VENDORS

Draft2Digital will get your book listed just as fast as going direct, and we support some of the largest sales channels:

Instead of maintaining author profiles, sales descriptions, book versions, and series titles on all of those different accounts, we give you one easy place to maintain the information and make updates. Turning any of the sales channels on or off is as easy as clicking a checkbox. If you’d like to see support for a sales channel not mentioned above, let us know at feature-requests@draft2digital.com.

We’ll automatically assign an ISBN to any book published through our system unless you provide one of your own. It’s a free service we provide because ISBNs allow us to distribute your book to more channels, and you don’t have to forfeit any of your rights. That’s good for you and good for us!

If you already have the sales details ready for your next release (most importantly a firm release date), you can even set up preorders through Draft2Digital for all of our most popular sales channels. It’s a great way to build interest and boost your sales rank on release day.

We can also create paperbacks for any books generated through our conversion service (that is, everything except pre-formatted epub uploads). Simply choose CreateSpace as one of your sales channels at the publishing stage, and we'll begin the process.

STEP 4: SET YOUR LIST PRICE

When you publish a book, you'll enter a Digital Book Price (in US dollars). The list price is up to you!

We will direct our digital stores to sell your book at the list price you provided.

Want to list your book for free? No problem. Choose a list price of $0.00 on the publishing page, and we'll make it happen.

If you decide to change your book’s price at any time (either temporarily or for good), just go back into our portal and make your adjustment. We’ll ensure that information gets updated with all of your vendors.

STEP 5: MANAGE AND TRACK

Our goal is to take the headache out of publishing your book and managing it once it’s out there. We give you one easy place to take care of business and track your success.