Once you've decided to self-publish your next book, your next decision involves choosing a platform or publishing software. We'll go into more detail on that decision later, but at the beginning, I suggest you look at the various free sites available on the web to help you turn your manuscript into a readable format. Here are some options. Take time now to visit their pages and compare their packages and free options. When it comes to releasing your product into the world of readers, there's no such thing as being too well informed.
Kindle Store’s self-publishing dashboard. Your book will be offered in the largest e-book catalog, available on many devices for users in over 100 countries.
A true multi-channel digital publishing solution. Publish a book at Smashwords and it will be available at Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Sony eBookstore, Diesel and iBookstore. More than 40,000 books have been published so far.
This site produces a widget for your book, which you then add to your website, Facebook page, or other social networking sites, You can include part or all of the manuscript -- whatever you are willing to offer for free. Clicking on a thumbnail of your book brings up a surprisingly realistic book, complete with turning pages.
Self-publishing platform of Barnes&Noble.
Use this extended procedure to get published exclusively in Apple’s iBookstore.
An easier, more friendly alternative to get published in iBookstore.
Although you can only offer free books at Feedbooks, you can use it to check great stats feature as well as the easiest possible way to have a book published. No file is required for upload. You just copy&paste a text into an HTML editor.
The popular online community of readers lets authors also upload e-book files, so they can be read right after they are discovered.
Also called “YouTube for documents” – the largest reading social network lets you share book files in .pdf or .txt formats and send to many mobile devices.
I have borrowed this list from Piotr Kowalczyk and the blog posts on his website. I can only vouch for the first three of them, but they come with recommendations from many other bloggers, including:
The Bubble Cow, Marketing Tips for Authors, The Creative Penn, The Book Designer, Publetariat, Authors Tools Blog, Author Tech Tips, Inkygirl, and The Bookwright.