Mark O'Neill

Spy thriller author, creative entrepreneur, daydreamer

“So how I download and read this eBook file?”

ebook reader

When you have multiple eBook formats you want to publish with, how do you ensure everybody is able to download and read your file without any technical snafus?

I’m not talking about sales in online stores – they handle all the downloading and transferring to eBook devices. You never need to concern yourself with that. What I’m talking about is if you want to give people a free eBook outside of their preferred eBook platform store.

This has been an issue for a long time. Currently, you have PDF and EPUB (the vanilla version, along with the slightly different versions for Kobo and Google Play.) For a long time, Kindle had their own file format (MOBI) but they recently switched to their own version of EPUB too.

The problem with this hotch-potch of file formats is that not everyone is a tech expert, especially the older generations. So, handing them various file formats and leaving them to figure things out is not going to end well.

It’s not just the file format that can cause chaos. Different eBook readers have their own way of getting files onto their devices. This can be confusing for those not used to putting eBooks onto their reader from outside Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, whatever.

So rather than deal with a multitude of tech support emails, what’s the solution?


Self-published authors can use Bookfunnel. You can upload your complimentary eBooks and audiobooks, create landing pages in minutes, and people can download the file, along with instructions. Bookfunnel’s customer support will even step in and help your reader if there are any other problems.

The decent plan, with the most features, costs $150 a year. But be honest – isn’t that a bargain, considering what they give you? The number of extra features they give is unbelievably good. Take a look at the page and let me know what you think. Also, check out an article I wrote a couple of years back on the Bookfunnel service.

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