eBook Reader Publishing &
Why You Should Do it Now
The time is here to get in as close to the ground floor as possible on the eBook publishing bandwagon.
Both Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, make it simple to publish your eBooks and eReports.
They take a very small cut of your sales with no charges up front. In the scheme of things, on the net this is an offer you can’t refuse. You will get to market your business via your book, and become a published author, all the while making money. What more could you want?
In the past, self-publishing was too expensive for most average people to do. It could cost thousands. Now, you can essentially do it free, aside from the cost of your time writing the book, which of course was a labor of love anyway, right? I’m kidding, I know writing is hard, and can be like pulling teeth unless you use a system like the 7 Day Ebook, but now publishing doesn’t have to be. You can publish free, on both Kindle and The Nook, rather easily.
You may not realize how publishing traditionally works, but suffice it to say, the “house” gets most of the money, because they take most of the risk. And guess what, you still have to market your book after it’s published. Huge advances, and large royalties, only exist for people who are already famous and already have made a name for themselves. At the most, you can hope to make 50 cents to a buck per book sold, when it’s all said and done.
Now on Kindle and The Nook, you can publish without any publishing costs. You may however still have some costs such as:
- Cover Art
Even if you don’t pay a writer to write for you, (which you can do, it’s called Ghostwriting) you should highly consider hiring an editor. Even if you don’t hire an editor, do edit your book thoroughly.
Edit the format of your book, with publishing on the Nook and Kindle in mind. You can follow the formatting rules for .html format on Kindle and use it for the Nook too, thus only using one method for both books. Word templates for kindle publishing can also help. If you’re unfamiliar with these methods, remember, time is money, and consider outsourcing to someone with experience.
Outside of the content of your eBook, the cover art is imperative to making sales. People do indeed buy books based on how the cover looks, and the information you provide about the contents of the book.
If you aren’t a graphic designer, consider hiring someone to design your cover art who has done so before, for publishing on Kindle or the Nook. Ask for examples to ensure that you’re getting great work for the cost.
Once you publish your book, your work is not done. Now you will need to market your book. Marketing a book that you’ve published on Kindle or the Nook is easier than marketing eBooks published by other means because people trust Amazon and Barnes & Noble and they will be your payment gateway. You can learn more about marketing your ebook in Kindle Revolutions. As you know, people buy from those they know, like and trust, so part of your marketing issue is solved via the place you’re published.
If you have eBooks already, you should convert them now, get in on the ground floor while it’s still free. There are people selling thousands of books per day, right now via these means, why not you?
~ Kim ~
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PS: If the answer to the last question was because you’re still choking on the writing phase, I suggest you pick up a copy of Tiffany Dow’s “Building An Ebook Empire” which includes her other ebook that I think will also really assist you called “How to Write a Great Product When You’re Not a Professional Writer”. Check it out.