If you've been online for a while you'll probably be familiar with ebooks. In our industry, ebooks generally cover 'How To' and 'Business Strategy' type subjects and vary in quality from downright poor (not even good enough to give away for free), to Pulitzer prize level, excellent (or at least helpful and informative enough to justify the price tag).
But now ebooks have come of age -
allowing YOU to cash in BIG TIME.
Make no mistake, when ebooks were introduced around the end of the last century, (Wow that makes me feel old), they were a revolution... Hundreds of early adopters began to sell their information without high costs or traditional publishing distribution channels - And even established authors, like Stephen King, dipped their toes into the ebook waters.
But the 'pioneers' faced BIG PROBLEMS
Because - whilst there were great advantages for the authors of these downloadable digital books... such as: no need to print vast numbers of books before starting to sell... no need for a warehouse to hold the books... no packing and shipping costs etc. - it wasn't ideal for the customer.
True, they could avoid a trip to a bookstore or a wait for the mailman to deliver their books. Instead, they could see a book online, buy it and read it minutes later - Instant Gratification!
But it wasn't all fine and dandy... Because you either had to read the book on the computer at home or in the office, or you had to print the book out yourself (okay for a short 'How To' book, but ridiculously expensive for a whole novel).
But NOW - not only
have all the barriers been
blown away it gets even better...
Because a quantum leap in ebook publishing has been brought about by Amazon.com - the world's largest online retailer and online bookstore, with their revolutionary book-sized Kindle reader.
At a stroke, this gives massive benefits to both customer and author.
The customer benefits from the convenience of being able to read ebooks anywhere and without ever having to worry about printing and binding up countless sheets of paper.
And the author benefits even more:
The sheer convenience a Kindle customer enjoys encourages them to buy more and more ebooks (ebook sales overtook Amazon's conventional book sales back in June 2010).
The convenience of Kindle means that all types of books ranging from 'How To' books to full novels are now in high demand.
Amazon's world wide reach that instantly provides a multi-billion potential readership that, previously, ebook authors could only dream of.
And there's another key advantage for any budding ebook author...
There's no need to jump through
to become an international author
With the ever-rising costs of book printing and distribution, traditional publishers have increasingly played it safe and only published books from either established authors or by people already well known to the public. That way, their famous name on the cover of a (often ghost-written) book would guarantee a safe level of sales.
As a result it's almost impossible for an unknown author to be accepted by a traditional publisher. But now the tables have been turned and it's...
Time for traditional publishers to eat crow
Amanda Hocking is that $2,000,000 author I mentioned at the top of this page... And she wasted years trying to get a traditional publisher to take her seriously.
They're taking her VERY seriously now...
Because between April 2010 and March 2011, she made TWO MILLION DOLLARS in Kindle book sales via Amazon.com.
By early 2011, she was selling an
average of 9,000 books A DAY.
What's more, with Amazon paying up to 70% in royalties (compared with the miserly royalties paid by traditional publishers) - Amanda has enjoyed a far larger share of the riches than if she had been published the 'old fashioned' way!
Apart from avoiding the obvious negatives of traditional publishing, Kindle publishing also offers:
Lightening fast publication and rock bottom costs (even a child could use their system).
A HUGE range of apps allowing books to be viewed on virtually any mobile device.
Amazon's battle-hardened, seamless distribution system.
Amazon's web site, which is a masterclass in marketing perfection.
Amazon's reputation as one of the most trusted brands (you benefit by association)
So just imagine if you too knew how to find your way around Amazon's instant publishing arm. What would you do with a couple of million dollars amassed in one short year?
... or even a million?
... or even 'just' $500,000?
Just imagine being able to finally kiss goodbye for good to your financial worries. Never again having to wince when you fill up your car with gas or open that bill from the utility company.
And, imagine being able to buy the car of your dreams. What will it be? A Hummer? A Porsche? Or, perhaps, you'd prefer to be cosseted in the unashamed luxury of a S Class Mercedes Benz? Either way, you'll be guaranteed to turn heads as you glide by.
But, what ever you choose you can do more than just imagine...
Because I have the full inside track for you on publishing your very own book on Amazon Kindle.
The complete insiders guide to
stress-free Kindle publishing...