How to create and sell eBooks directly from your website

Selling eBooks on your own website has a lot of advantages, like greatest control, independence, and 100% of sales. It also helps build your authority and engagement with your audience and creates that all important email list of people who want to hear more from you. Publishing an eBook has become super easy with 1stFlip eBook creator. We’ve put together a guide on how to create and sell eBooks on your site.

Below are examples of how ebooks look like on youe website or blog.

Part 1 Create your eBook

1stFlip eBook Creator allows you to convert PDF to html5 eBooks. After that, you can distribute the ebook via a link or embed to your website or blog, share on social media, etc. Follow below steps to create your eBook first.

Step 1 Download, install and run 1stFlip eBook Creator on your Mac or Windows.


Click Import and choose your PDF eBook.

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Step 2 Customize your eBook.

Now you can preview your eBook with page flip effect from the preview window. Customize the appearance of your eBook with the professionally-designed, customizable templates amd scenes. Add logo, background music, Google Analytics ID, change button color, etc.

Customize eBook 

Step 3 Enrich eBook Content.

1stFlip eBook creator allows you to add link, shape, button, local video, YouTube video, Vimeo video, audio, etc. to your ebook.

Enrich eBook Content 

Step 4 Publish eBook online.

When you're done editing the eBook, click Upload Online to publish your eBook to 1stFlip cloud hosting, or click FTP to upload eBook to your own website. After that, you will get the unique url of your eBook.

Publish eBook 

Step 2 Add and Sell eBook on your website

Now display the eBook cover on your website or blog, add a description, set the price and add the eBook link. Readers can view the eBook with any browser on any device.


You can also embed eBook to your webpage or blog. Below is an example.


embed eBook

If you want visitors preview a few pages of your ebook, add password to the ebook and leave first several pages public.

Publish eBook

Track your eBook with Google Analytics 

Add Google Analytics ID in Settings. After publishing ebook online you can log into your Google Analytics account. From the Home page, you can see a summary of what’s interesting about your eBook:

  • Overall traffic and conversions (Users, Revenue, Conversion Rate, Sessions).
  • User volume by day and hour.
  • The number of users on your site right now, and which pages they’re viewing.
  • and more.


track eBook


Promote your eBook on social media  

Share your ebook on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. or send the ebook link via email.

Promote Your E-Book