Become a Published Author –
Publishing Yourself on Kindle and the Nook
Advancing your business by becoming a published author has become simpler than ever now that you can self-publish eBooks on the Kindle and the Nook almost effortlessly.
You can do so without a middle man, without a publisher, and essentially free — as neither Amazon or Barnes and Noble charge for publishing on their systems.
They do take a cut, of course, of your sales, but in the end, you still end up with far more of your money than you would if you published the traditional route.
It will take you some time to format your books properly for each system but both make it very easy to do so. Create your book with a word-processing software, then save as an .html file then simply upload the .html file with your cover art to both Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, and you’re done. Wait for approval, and start promoting your book. Both Kindle’s Direct Publishing and the Nook’s Pubit system allow .html uploads so there is no reason to create the files in any other way than this because you can “kill two birds with one stone” by using this method.
The important part of the advent of publishing eBooks is that once you’re on Amazon or Barnes & Noble you’re a legitimate author and can promote yourself as such. Being a published author has been a tried and true method of marketing for many types of businesses long before the arrival of eBooks. In some circles, your published book is your calling card. Additionally, many online marketers published eBooks and promoted them on their websites, and via places like Clickbank before the ability to publish so easily on these venues arose, and will continue to do so, but eBook publishing on Amazon and Barnes & Noble is an exciting addition to your publishing options.
It is very important not to take the ease at which you can publish, lightly.
Create publications you’re proud of showing off and promoting, and you can’t go wrong. While you will have to charge less per book using these venues than when you sell and promote an eBook via Clickbank and sales pages, you will have a larger audience in which to promote your book and more eyes will see it.
Use each system to their fullest advantage to promote your book, and use your book to promote your business, in this way, you will have the best of both worlds.
Consider hiring an editor to help you edit the book. Even if you’ve previously sold it on your own, via other means, ensure that mistakes are taken out, and information is updated.
Next, don’t skimp on your cover art. If you have a cover now that is not high quality, it is important to change the cover by creating or outsourcing the creation of a killer cover. People do buy books based on their cover, and the information provided about what’s inside, so do all in your power to have not only good inside content, but also professionally created art and outside content.
~ Kim ~
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