By having a print, ebook, and audio version of your book, you can potentially triple your sales by making your book available to the widest possible readership. With each format, the financial investment can be as little as nothing (if you can do it all yourself) to a few thousand dollars (using professional actors to narrate your book, professional designers, etc.).
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Not all books should be made available in all difference formats.
Start with ebook since it is the easiest and least expensive publishing option. If your ebook sells well, then consider print and audio.
Ebooks, print, and audio have do-it-yourself options as well as professional options. Each of the options takes many different skills and resources including: writing, formatting, graphic design, narration, recording, and many technical skills.
Heavy illustrated books do not work well in audio.
All audio files do not work for audiobooks—they must meet certain criteria. It is important to know the specifications of the audio files before you create them.
Do-it-yourself options have a large learning curve, which is why there are so many services that can put your book in the different formats for you.
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