Sell ebooks online

Share your words with the world

Get all the training and tools you need to start your ebook business.

How to sell ebooks online in just 5 steps

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Build your literary legacy

Sincere support

Learn all about ecommerce on the Shopify blog and chat with other ebook business owners on the Shopify Community forums. Reach out to Shopify Support whenever you have a question about setting up or managing your business.

Simplified setup

Build your custom ebook store without needing any coding or design skills. Take your pick of over 70 responsive themes, and set up mobile shopping so your fans can order and download your books on the go.

Reach your readers

Build an audience by sharing blog posts and articles, and drive traffic to your online store using built-in SEO tools. Integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and more to share and sell your ebooks.

Reports and insights

Use Shopify’s unified dashboard to review customer order history and target marketing campaigns. With Google Analytics, you can your track sales, website visits, and referrals to test for success.

Explore your options

Apps that help you sell ebooks

Some popular apps other merchants use

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Learn more about selling ebooks

  • Yes, you can sell ebooks as long as you legally own the rights to the ebook(s) you’re selling. You might either create the ebook yourself or outsource some or all of it.

  • Sell your ebook online by choosing an ecommerce platform or marketplace. Create your ebook, add it as a product to your store, and make it available for purchase. You can leverage automation to deliver the ebook to customers.

  • You can sell your ebooks online via your own store built with a platform like Shopify. You can also promote and sell it on social media, as well as third-party marketplaces. Amazon is a popular place to sell ebooks, as well as places like Google Play, and Gumroad.

  • Yes, you can sell ebooks on Shopify. Shopify is an excellent ecommerce platform for selling ebooks and other digital products.

Grow your audience

Ingenious apps

Increase your ebook store’s functionality with over 6,000 custom Shopify apps. Simplify digital downloads and gain traction with reader reviews, all through powerful apps designed specifically for Shopify stores.

Sell everywhere

Make it easy for your readers to browse and buy your ebooks from wherever they are. The Shopify POS app helps you sell your ebooks online and in-person while keeping your sales and order data synchronized at all times.

Scalable pricing plans

For ebook businesses at every stage and size

  • Basic

    Best for new ecommerce businesses with occasional in-person sales

    $38CAD/mo

  • Shopify

    Best for growing businesses selling online or in-store

    $99CAD/mo

  • Advanced

    Best for scaling businesses that require advanced reporting

    $389CAD/mo

Start your ebook business with Shopify today

Try Shopify free for 14 days, and explore all the tools and services you need to start, run, and grow your business.