Writing and selling e-books is one of the greatest ways of making money online. Since you do not even need to get to office to write an ebook, it can also be considered one of the many ways to make money from home. And once you write up the book (yes that is a task in itself), if it is any good, you can expected a steady stream of income. This also makes it one of the ways of making money passively.
There are many sites where you can sell ebooks that you write.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing They offer a royalty per sale of 35%-70%. The published books are available for purchase on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, PC, Blackberry, and Android powered devices. Obviously this is the largest marketplace and your book is most likely to get noticed here.
PubIt! This is a online publishing platform from Barnes and Noble. It automatically converts your digital file into those suitable for viewing on NOOK, mobile and computing devices. Barnes and Noble is big, and you can harness its reach to get your ebook to millions of potential buyers. They offer a royalty per sale of 40%-65%.]
Lulu They offer a very high royalty, about 90%. With their ePub converter you can easily convert your MS-Word or RTF format documents into those readable on iBookStore, or even NOOK by Barnes and Noble. You can also sell PDF formatted ebooks this way.
Smashwords is more like a meta-seller that makes it easy to publish your ebooks on variety of platforms, including the others listed on this site. There are no setup fees and no cost to update your ebooks, and the royalty is about 60%-85%.]
BookBaby They are the largest network for Indie authors and make them available to other retailers such as Apple iBookstore, Barnes&Noble, Sony's reader store, Amazon.com, Kobo, Copia and many more. Their royalty is listed as 100% but we are skeptical about how that works, for them at least. ]
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