One of the biggest growth areas on the internet is in the area of ebooks. These “electronic books” are creating a revolution in publishing. For writers, there is no longer any cost of difficulty in getting works published; there is no need for publishing houses, agents or expensive printing costs. For the reader to the benefits are enormous; now any book is just a few clicks away and thousands can be carried around in a single digital-reader such as a Kindle.
As never before, virtually anyone has the opportunity to make some money by writing and publishing an ebook online. Thousands of writers are already jumping in to the space and places such as Amazon are welcoming them with open arms. And far from being saturated, it appears that there is actually a shortage of ebooks – it still represents a minor percentages of the number of book titles on sale.
So should you write your own ebook? The answer is most definitely “Yes”! There are many reasons why you should, and it is not at all difficult to do.
The first thing is to select a topic that you are both passionate and knowledgeable about. What do yo uknow that others would find of value? It may be a particular skill or something gained from your life experience, but many people might be helped by you sharing what you know.
Once you have selected your topic the next thing to do is to write the ebook. Again, this is not as difficult as it may sound. You do not need to be a literary genius towrite an ebook and it does not need to be hundreds of pages long either. This is where ebooks differ from traditional ‘paper’ books.They are generally a lot shorter and as long as you are providing value to the reader (which is usually in the form of advice or entertainment), the literary style is of secondary importance. An ebook can be as short as twenty pages and the average length is around sixty pages.
Once written, it’s an easy process to get your book published online. One of the best places is Amazon’sKindle marketplace. Amazon will do all of the marketing and promotion of your ebook and with millions of visitors daily there’s a good chance your ebook will get discovered – and you will make sales.
There are many people making excellent passive income from their ebooks online. It’s one of the easiest –and greatest – opportunities on the internet today. So go for it and have some fun as well as make some money.
Liam Naden is an About.com writer,Kindle ebook best-selling author and ebook coach. For a free course on creating your own best selling ebooks visit http://www.www.ebookwritingmastery.com
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