Litireso is an African platform that allows you to upload your eBooks for sale or for free. They also have a print distribution option. You can also purchase Print books and eBooks from Litireso Africa’s Shop. Discover new African Writers.
This post will share the process of uploading an eBook on Litireso Africa all the way until the book is live. I hope it gives you the courage to publish your own ebook. Let’s get Started!
- Create Account
- Upload My Ebook
- Book Description and Info
- Cover Size
- Ebook File Type
- Preview and Publishing
If you’re an author or publisher looking to publish your books on Litireso. Create an Account on Litireso Africa. Follow instructions as needed. It’s easy signup at no charge!
On the upper left corner of the site, once you sign up, you’ll see two prompts. Publish on Litireso or Print Distribution. Publish on Litireso will take you to the page where you’re able to upload your eBook. The Print Distribution page takes you to more information about how you can sell your printed books on Litireso’s Platform. We are uploading an ebook, so in this post, we shall choose the Publish on Litireso option. This gets you here:
Upload My Ebook
Choose Upload My Ebook. When you do, you end up on the dashboard where you will have access to Publications you upload, your Wallet, and Integrations, (which are marked as coming soon). For now, your biggest concern is the Publication section where you will upload your completed eBook.
Before you click on Add Publication, you need a PDF or Epub file of your Ebook, a Book Cover, and a Description of your Book.
If you already have these details, click on Add Publication and a prompt window will appear to get you started. Input your ebook’s Title and choose eBook and then Create.
Your Book Publishing Starts.
Book Description and Info
Once you hit Create, your book is titled and now you need to provide more information about your work. This is where you need the Book Description, the Year of Publication, the Genre of the book, and the Language used in the ebook. Litireso has a very diverse option when it comes to languages, from Igbo to Swahili, French, Ndebele, Yoruba, Italian, English, and more.
A note on ISBN, Publishers, and Release Dates – If you have purchased an ISBN for your book, use it here, and if you have a publisher or are the publishing company be sure to include these details in the publisher’s part. Litireso also allows you to schedule a release date to alert readers to the book’s upcoming release. When you have inputted this information, hit Save.
Once saved, move to the Media Tab where you will upload your Cover and your Ebook PDF File. Please note that Litireso’s Book Cover Requirements are a Width of 800 pixels x Height of 1200 Pixels. The size of the file should be up to 1MB. Any larger and you will not be able to upload the cover image. Once uploaded, hit Save.
Ebook File Type
Once you upload your cover, we move on to your eBook File. Litireso recommends PDF files for Magazines and Comics. Epub files for Stories (Novels) or other book formats to provide the best reading experience for your readers. In this case, I am uploading a novel or a short story, so I will upload an Epub file. Once it is uploaded, click on Save.
Once you hit save, you will get the following note from the platform.
Move to the next Tab written Collaborators. The Collaborators are the authors of the book, and if you have illustrators and artists, they should be added here. I assume they wrote collaborators to include editors and others who are not the author but contributed to the creation of the work. If you’re a one-person show, add your author credit here and submit.
We move on to Pricing. The book remains available for free until you add a Price. Litireso offers you different currency options. For example, you can use US Dollars, Kenyan Shillings, or the Nigerian Naira to price your book. Once you have decided on the price, click Submit and the price of the book will show up on the pricing tab.
The last Tab is all about Vouchers. If you want to have a Book Sale that will allow you to slash the retail price on your eBook, this is where to make those vouchers.
For example, If you’re selling your book at 500 Kenyan Shillings and want to offer a discount and sell it at 400 Kshs, this is where to make the voucher. Follow instructions, as provided by Litireso, when creating the voucher.
Read the Terms and Conditions carefully when it comes to pricing and handling your wallet on Litireso Africa. If you have questions, reach out to Litireso for support.
Preview and Publishing
Use the Preview button to check on your book and how it will look in the Litireso Shop. Make sure you have saved your content at each step to avoid losing any of your work. I open the preview on a different tab. Pay attention to the genres you choose as they classify your book. Also, remember that as long as you don’t put in the price, the book will be available to readers for Free as seen below.
Once you are satisfied with your Title’s information and you’re sure there are no mistakes, click on the Publish button. Your title will be available on the Litireso Shop right away.
To access your uploaded Publications to edit them or check on their performance, Click on My Account and you will find them under Publications.
For more information on how to upload eBooks on Litireso, or if you run into trouble while going through this process, reach out to Litireso Africa on their support platform. Or through their social media handles on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.