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Draft2Digital: The One Website I Wish I Knew About Before Hitting Publish

Are you tired of losing hours of work on your newest bestseller when your computer crashes? Or selling your hard work for pennies to a big publishing house that doesn’t care about the author? Draft2Digital helps authors skip the middleman and sell eBooks from their own website.


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Let’s face it; self-publishing is appealing to a lot of authors. Gone are the days of hoping an agent will pick you and your book, but sadly in its place, a new world of headaches has taken over.

You can upload your book through company after company and get nothing but rejections saying that your manuscript doesn’t meet their standards. Then you get to sit and watch as someone else who has the same genre as you get “published” by a big publishing house that uses your story to make money, leaving you with nothing.

Draft2Digital is different. This company doesn’t own any of your content. You don’t have to worry about them taking your hard work and selling it off to someone else because they are not in the business of publishing books. They help you publish your book yourself.


Draft2Digital is a free Ingramspark for eBooks.

I’ve self-published two books so far, and I’m proud to say they are both selling on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBook lists, and more. Let me share a secret with you – I wish it was easier.

Where many authors spend hours, days, even months toiling away on their manuscript, I simply hit publish. At first, I knew that Ingramspark was the way to get widely distributed, and so I published both books there and on Amazon KDP.

But aren’t you tired of losing hours of work on your newest bestseller when your computer crashes? Or selling your hard work for pennies to a big publishing house that doesn’t care about the author? Draft2Digital helps authors skip the middleman and sell eBooks from their own website.


I spent HOURS publishing on both websites.

Granted, they each provide the ability to publish hardcover and paperback books, so you want them to be up to par. And Draft2Digital does not (or not yet) offer that capability. But I spent ~10 hours total publishing two books on both sites vs. <1 hour for each on D2D.

So I would still suggest publishing on both KDP and Ingramspark, but neither of them can do it as easily as Draft2Digital. It gets you everywhere online. Because online is where it’s at! And the time saved is mind-blowing.

With Draft2Digital, I was on Kobo, Apple, B&N, and Overdrive so fast it wasn’t even funny. BUT, Overdrive is the key (for me).


What is Overdrive?

I’m still surprised when people I know that are avid readers don’t know Overdrive. It’s the library on your phone!

Honestly, I didn’t know about it either until my grandmother told me about it. My grandmother! Granted, my uncle was the one that told her and set it up for her, but I couldn’t keep spending money on books like I was or reading free ebooks that didn’t always satisfy me.

As an Indie author, though? You need as many eyeballs on your books as possible! So to be able to very quickly and easily upload my books, set my prices, AND get my books into the library!? YES PLEASE!


Figure out what you want from your books first.

I would love to be J.K. Rowling and never have to work again but do anyway because I love it. I mean, who wouldn’t?

Personally, I want my physical book to be on a bookshelf in B&N and other retailers. The reason is that I love being in bookstores myself, and if I had all the time in the world, I would spend a good chunk in them. So to see mine, there would be amazing.

If you only want to sell your books digitally to increase your profit margin, then only use Draft2Digital! Skip the headache of formatting your book on Ingramspark and/or KDP. You can set your prices and get paid from so many places at once. Or set your first for free if you’re writing a series!


I hope you enjoyed my post! If you did, leave a comment below. I just started using different websites to write more and faster, can you tell?

Don’t forget to grab my books before you go!

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8 thoughts on “Draft2Digital: The One Website I Wish I Knew About Before Hitting Publish”

  1. Great Post! I’m going to be going down the self-publishing route soon, so this information is definitely appreciated. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This was very informative. Thanks for sharing the overdrive link. I check it briefly and seems like a good site for reading free e-books. It’s amazing how writers now have the opportunity to self-publish their own books. Thanks for sharing shea.

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