BookBaby Offering Free Guy Kawasaki Book on How to Publish an eBook

eBook distributor partners with self-publishing pioneer in free giveaway of "APE"

Jun 16, 2014, 04:00 ET from BookBaby

PORTLAND, Ore., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BookBaby, the leading distributor of eBooks through Amazon, iBooks and other retailers, announced an exclusive free giveaway of Guy Kawasaki's landmark self-publishing book -- APE: How to Publish a Book.  APE, which stands for Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, is the twelfth book from the New York Times bestselling business author. BookBaby is offering free downloads of the  eBook through the end of July.

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APE, co-written by Shawn Welch, is the most complete guide yet available for authors looking to self-publish their book. It offers detailed information for converting, publishing, and selling eBooks.

"If you are planning on publishing an eBook, this is an absolute must-read," said Steven Spatz, Chief Marketing Officer of BookBaby. "And BookBaby is proud to be able to give away copies of this amazing book for free."

This eBook normally sells for $10, but the authors are letting BookBaby offer downloads for free through July 31st. Readers can choose between ePub, .mobi, or PDF format.

"We wrote APE to empower readers to self-publish," said Guy Kawaski, co-author of APE:How to Publish a Book. "Partnering with BookBaby in this promo was a no-brainer. They simplify a lot of hurdles artisanal publishers face."

Guy Kawasaki is the author of eleven previous books, including What the Plus!, Enchantment, and The Art of the Start. He is also the cofounder of and the former chief evangelist of Apple. 

Shawn Welch is the author of two previous books, including From Idea to App, and iOS 5 Core Frameworks. He is also the developer of several iOS applications.

Readers can get a free copy of the book on how to self-publish by visiting

About BookBaby

Distributing eBooks in over 196 countries through 11 online retail stores, including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and more, BookBaby offers a full array of services including eBook formatting, cover design and distribution, as well as short run book printing. The company also gives each of their authors access to BookPromo™, a suite of promotional book services, and BookShop, a webpage with an ecommerce option for authors to sell direct to readers. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, BookBaby was launched in early 2011 and applies the same services and powerful resources as sister company CD Baby to the digital publishing world, to help independent authors and publishers accomplish their goals.

Media Contact: Steven Spatz, BookBaby, 215-519-4570,

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