Self-Publish Books: Which platform to use? Amazon vs iTunes vs Barnes & Noble

You’ve written or you’re planning to write your first book; you just need some guidance in choosing which platform to publish it on.

You know you can purchase books on Amazon/Kindle, iTunes and Barnes & Noble but which should you choose?

– Amazon / Kindle –


After putting together my first book, I decided to self-publish through this amazing website CreateSpace: “CreateSpace provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, DVDs, CDs, and video downloads on-demand on

CreateSpace gives you templates to help format the word document of the book you’re intending to publish, and provides an incredible cover art editing program so you don’t have to go through the trouble of learning graphic design or hiring one.

CreateSpace makes it very easy to get your book up on Amazon in print, and on Kindle in downloadable digital eBook format.

– iTunes –


First off, it is near impossible to get your book on the iOS platform store if you do not own a mac or apple product. You have to use their specific programs called Connect, Producer and/or Author if you intend on getting your book up on there.

Only choose apple if you are very dedicated to working around the problem, or own a mac or apple produce capable of downloading their software.

They give near zero help over at their support page for publishing on their platform via Author.

– Barnes & Nobles –


Barnes & Noble is the second place you should look if looking to self-publish. They, like CreateSpace, have a very user-friendly environment; they make it so easy to get your book out there on the market.

Through Nook Press, publish your book in eBook and/or print. 

They don’t make you jump through all these hoops and obstacles like Apple does with iTunes Connect, Producer, Author.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Siedah Quiia says:

    Very helpful. Thank you for the review. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Of course! Just passing on some knowledge I’ve come to gather over the years of self-publishing!


  2. Myra says:

    oh didn’t know about nook press?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sorry i’m a little late to respond, but it’s incredibly easy to use and I highly recommend it if youre trying to put out an ebook (youll make more money this way as well because it doesn’t cost money to print).


      1. Myra says:

        Oh I shall check this out. Is it the same format as PDF? I am referencing createspace.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. createspace and kdp both accept pdf, I am rather sure about this,


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