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I have made several stories, not short, but not long. They might make a small book.

But im new and dont know anything,

Where should i publish it, i mean, safely , as they could rip off the idea or just throw the work away. Any advice will be appriciated too

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Amazon CreateSpace? – CLockeWork Jun 25 '14 at 8:17
An unrelated word of advice: find an editor to look over your work before you publish. – Lauren Ipsum Jun 25 '14 at 14:29

You can publish them yourself. If you do that, you retain all of the rights to the stories and the book. That way, nobody can get the rights to the book and throw them away.

To publish an ebook, you can make an epub file and distribute it through Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, and other places. They won't steal it. They want to sell it for you, so they can take their 30%.

To publish a paperback, you can design the cover and the interior, make PDFs of those, and use CreateSpace (print-on-demand) to print and ship it. CreateSpace sells through their own online store, and through Amazon. Depending on how you price the book, they can also distribute it more widely for you (so that it could end up in brick-and-mortar stores).

I do all of the above. There are likely many other options, especially for ebooks.

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There are other on-demand publishers besides CreateSpace, so they're not your only option in that direction. I have one (paper) book published with Lulu and another with CreateSpace. Both of these are also available as ebooks. There are a bunch of POD publishers out there. If you want or are willing to do pretty much all the work yourself, I think CreateSpace and Lulu are the clear choices. If you want to just write the text and let someone else handle the technical parts, there are a number of other publishers, but they are, of course, going to charge for their services. – Jay Jun 25 '14 at 13:26
I think you can also hire out the services. Editing. Book cover design. Interior design. Ebook conversion. – Dale Hartley Emery Jun 25 '14 at 18:27

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