# Enable Publishing Features on your PubShare account

By default, whenever you create a PubShare account, it is an account created for customers. This allows you to change your settings, update your credit card, and view past purchases to download ebooks you've bought.

But if you're an author or publisher and wish to open up all the publishing features of PubShare, you must enable these features. This will give you the ability to:

  • Participate in collaborative projects
  • Upload your ebooks to be bundled
  • Upload your books to sell at dozens of sites
  • Curate your own ebook bundles
  • Allow multiple logins to your account
  • Create and sell ebook subscriptions
  • Create your own bookstore

From the main Launchpad screen, choose the View/Update Account option.

Launchpad

Then choose the Become a Publisher option.

Launchpad

This will take you to the Enable Publishing section of your General Settings .

# Enable Publishing

The Enable Publishing section of your General Settings screen allows you to enter the name of your account and enable publishing features. It is located at the very bottom of the General Settings screen. It is only visible if publishing features have not yet been enabled on your account.

Enable Publishing

From there enter an Account Name and agree to the PubShare Author/Publisher Agreement. Then click the [Enable Publishing] button.

About your Account Name

Your Account Name will usually be your business name. It can be your personal name (like your Login Name is) but should not be a pen name. You can set up pen names for any books you upload to PubShare.

When you click the [Enable Publishing] button, PubShare will confirm you want to enable publishing features. Once confirmed, publishing features will be enable.

You should shortly receive an email confirmation that your account has been updated.

Enable Publishing Email

# Other Areas To Explore

Once you have enabled publishing features, you may want to review some of the other areas of PubShare listed below: