Today, more and more authors are presented with publication opportunities which were never present before. This is not to understand the hard work that the writers have to go through to get accreditation, write great books and make full time with the passion of their expression. However, it is to say that due to the advancement in communication technology today, the authors can now distribute their books much easier than a decade ago. A very popular way is that the authors are distributing their work digitally through eBooks. Digital books are gaining such popularity that some of the world’s most popular authors have also used it to distribute their books. For example, Stephen King “Riding the Bullet” was specially published in eBook format. When this e-book started distributing on Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.com, then there was so much demand for downloads that the servers of these two book veterans were almost slow. Those who wanted to download eBooks were placed in a large queue with hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded eBooks.
It is not only the author of the big names that are finding success in e-books. We are helping the writers in Ebook Architect, with great success, now for years to make, sell and sell their ebook online. Many of these are first time writers and are often amazed by the success of their ebook sales. Below are some of their ebook writing tips.
Do not underestimate the ebook’s power
Ebook is still seen as unpopular by many authors who have not yet taken the time to learn about success within the industry. For example, while the traditional publishing industry is growing at a slow rate of 5%, while the digital publishing industry is growing at rates between 30% -50%. This means that the opportunities within the publishing industry are increasing at a fraction of the rate that the opportunities are increasing within the digital publishing industry.
You do not have to be a technical wizard to install eBook
Setting up your ebook from the concept of concept to a state of selling can not be completed overnight, but it is definitely something that can be done by anyone, regardless of your technical background. If you can use a word processor, you can create and sell an ebook online. While it is recommended that you install your own website, it is not necessary. Only some sites have outlets like amazon.com, eBay and Lulu.com which allow you to post your eBook on your server.
Installing eBook site is really expensive and you keep 100% of the profit
With traditional publishers you will be lucky to see the 10% benefit of your book. However with eBooks, you reduce the 100% of the profits required to install that site, which is the minimum. There is a disincentive for ebooks vs traditional books
Ebook vs book cost
Ebook = Free to create copies of unlimited numbers
Book = 200 pages for 200 pages of soft cover book of about 200 pages
Rights and benefits
EBook = You have 100% profit and rights from your eBooks
Book = You get 10-40% royalties (usually $ 2- $ 5 / book)
With the above examples, it is easy to see that eBooks are very important for writers for the first time. The risk associated with publishing an eBook is very small compared to distributing the soft or hard cover book. Similarly, as an ebook writer you will keep almost all of your own benefits.
If there is nothing else, it is worth considering. Ebooks can not replace traditional paperback books, but they are certainly gaining popularity at a rate, so that all writers should stop to think how they can use ebooks for their benefit.