|1. Publish Free of Charge|
|2. Your own detailed Download Page|
|3. Receive Feedback & Star Ratings|
|4. Monitor your eBook downloads|
|5. Free ePub and Kindle conversions|
Obscurity or Recognition?
Online publishing on obooko is for both new and established writers who want their work to be READ; it's for those who appreciate self publishing and how rewarding it is when thousands of people around the world get to enjoy their work and appreciate their efforts.
Contrary to what you may imagine, publishing an ebook and giving it away free is a sound strategy that will not only ensure it will be read, it will also help promote your book and your name. This increases the amount of people likely to be interested in your future digital or printed works. And by giving people, especially those who can't afford to buy printed books, a free read, you are doing a great social service too! We accept novels, novellas, novelettes, anthologies and short stories. And non-fiction books too. But we don't accept anything that looks like a sales vehicle or contains advertising links.
Getting started ...
If you are a new writer you may be interested in downloading a free word processing package, a free template to help you format your first ebook, and free creative writing software too. We also have a list of books on writing in different genres and writing services including free online editing, free photo libraries, Independent publishers, and ebook cover designers.
All Categories and Genres
Publishing an ebook on obooko is easy, just submit your book details then upload the files and you're done! We process everything manually to ensure your files are formatted correctly and will publish your book as soon as we can. You can upload your original as a PDF file and/or ePub and .mobi (Kindle) files if you have them. If not, we will be happy to create them for you free of charge. If your files contain edition imprints attributable to Feedbooks, Smashwords or similar websites, please upload your original book document in .doc format with the imprints removed or replaced with obooko details.
Testing, testing ...
obooko is the ideal platform to test your work. Many of our new writers treat their free ebook as a 'work in progress,' adapting and amending it to reflect feedback. Once satisfied with its performance, you may continue to allow free downloads and/or try publishing a printed edition with reputable independent publishers or retail sites like Amazon, confident that it has performed well on obooko.
The publishing services we offer include tips, suggestions, comments and praise obtained from feedback messages via your download page. Your email address is hidden on the feedback form but you can reply to messages if you wish. Although you may not agree with everything you read, it can be useful, especially when recurring comments may indicate a need to change something. obooko members can be extremely helpful so please try to answer their email messages whenever possible.
Members may award your book between one and five stars. The votes on your download page will show an average star-rating. The more stars and votes your book receives the more popular it will become.