Writing and promoting your novel on your Note II

Be warned though, sometimes on conversion there are formatting issues. Fortunately there are people like the Firsty Group and RayFowler.org who will do an error-free conversion for you for a small fee.

Create an epub cover

Much like with traditional books, people do still judge a book by its cover, so it's important you make sure yours stands out from the crowd.

A quick way to get an idea of how you want it to look is to scan current listings of ebooks on Google Play and Amazon and see what stands out. Once you have an idea, it's worth using a good picture editing tool like PicSay Pro (£2.99) or the free version to really make that cover look good.


There are also quick and simple ebook cover creators online like Instant Cover Creator, but remember to take your time over making it for maximum impact. A quick fun way to make a free yet effective cover is to use Wordle to create a word cloud from the main words used in your book for your cover.

Ebook publishing

Now comes the time to getting your book published. You can go direct to the source and submit your books to Google Play Books to make advantage of Google's reach.

Alternatively there is Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing for getting your work available on Kindles and the Kindle app. They offer an impressive 70% royalty, global distribution and can even make your book available in different languages to increase your possible market. Or you could try selling on Scribd or Feedbooks both of which have their own communities of readers.

If you don't feel like going it alone there are various places to consider. You can contact agencies who will publish you book for you, usually for a fee, such as Indie Publisher Smashwords or LuLu Feedbooks. There are many more out there, just make sure you read the small print and are clear what is on offer and what your returns are. Good luck!