# 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
# Navigate with the Launchpad
From the main Launchpad screen, choose the
View/Update Account option.
Then choose the
Become a Publisher option.
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.
From there enter an
Account Name and agree to the PubShare Author/Publisher
Agreement. Then click the [Enable Publishing] button.
About your Account Name
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.
# Other Areas To Explore
Once you have enabled publishing features, you may want to review some of the other areas of PubShare listed below: