Hello, my boss is trying to write an eBook and sent me, her lowly assistant, to gather information on the topic. I have read through 3.2 billion blogs on eBook publishing (and a few on hyperbole) and I still don't have a good grasp on the subject. So, I was hoping people who have published and eBook on here could provide me with a guide or tips. The biggest question I have right now is what best platform. From what I've read smashwords appears to be the best option, but is it the best option because it converts your Ebook into a readable document or because it has the sway to get your eBook in iBookstore, B&N, and etc. If it is the former, doesn't it make more sense to just host the books to all major eBook distributors yourself? I have also read the 99 cents is the price that all the cool kids are charging. Is that the most successful from your experiences? The book would be about the housing market and how to write certain documents from someone who has been in the field for 10+ years. Thank you all for your help!