EBW Knowledge Base

Ebook distribution

Ebooks can take a variety of forms, and each form can be distributed in particular ways.

Distribution mechanisms can include:

  • PDF and Epub ebook distribution through major aggregators (like Ingram Digital and Overdrive) to large and small ebook retailers around the world;
  • Ebook distribution to mobile phones, especially the iPhone;
  • Free or paid ebook downloads from your own website;
  • Distribution on free and paid web services like ScribdIssuuExact EditionsWattpadBookGluttonand Smashwords;
  • Mobipocket ebooks distributed through Mobipocket;
  • Distribution on the Amazon Kindle, Amazon’s popular ebook device (currently US-only);
  • HTML/web: book content repurposed as content for a website-version of a book, or added to your existing website;
  • and many others.

Publishers must carefully choose the methods that suit them best, from small, free services to large-scale commercial solutions. (EBW can help with that on a consulting basis.)


  1. Andre Calil says:

    I’d like to have more informations for ebook distibution platforms.

  2. Arthur says:

    Andre, we’ve got more here. It’s also good to read about DRM here, if you haven’t already.

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