If you enjoy writing for fun or for pay, you may consider e-books. Electronic books are increasing in popularity, but there is still a limited market for them. Not everyone likes reading books from their computer. As the age old saying goes, most people still want to curl up in a corner with a good book. The good news is that they can do so with an e-book. This is due to the development and sale of the Amazon Kindle.
The Amazon Kindle is a lightweight e-book reader. It weighs just over 10 ounces. In terms of size, it is considered a cross between a paperback novel and a hardcover book. Although similar in size, the electronic device is much thinner. If that wasn’t enough, it is equipped with Whispernet. Through the use of cell phone networks, owners are able to wirelessly visit the Amazon Kindle Book Store to browse, purchase, and upload their favorite e-books, magazines, and newspapers. The wireless technology is included in the cost of the Kindle. Users just purchase additional e-books as wanted.
Right about now, you may be thinking “Yes, the Amazon Kindle sounds like a neat device, but how does it impact me?” As a writer, it is more than just an electronic book reader, but a moneymaking tool. Many writers are surprised to learn that Amazon.com has a self-publishing option for the Kindle. They do. Essentially, you write an e-book, create a free Amazon.com account, visit their digital text platform website, enter your product description, upload and preview your documents, and set your selling price. Within 24 hours, your e-book will be listed for sale on Amazon.com in the Kindle Store.
If you have experience writing e-books, you are at a good advantage. You already know how to write an e-book, the preferred length, and preferred formatting style. For you, it won’t be difficult at all to write an e-book for Amazon.com. In fact, you don’t even need to write a new e-book. If you wrote and have rights to an electronic book, you can sell it on the Amazon.com website. All you do is upload the file, as previously stated, and the website automatically converts the file to digital text. Since you own the rights to the book, you can list it in the Kindle Book store, as well as continue to sell the PDF version on your website or another third party marketplace.
If you are an author, but do not have experience writing e-books, you are still at an advantage. Unfortunately, some article writers avoid e-books like the plague. Many are worried about the formatting, the length of the book, and so forth. Yes, the task of writing an e-book can seem difficult and large, but it doesn’t have to be. Essentially, an e-book is a collection of articles compiled into one. First-time e-book writers are encouraged to stick with easy topics such as how-to books.
As previously stated, you should look at e-books as a collection of articles. For example, if you want to write an e-book on how to save money and live a happy live during these hard economic times, think of good articles to write. If you specialize in writing web content articles, this will be easier. The introduction of your article would introduce the purpose of your article, which is to save money. Instead of writing a two to three sentence introduction, make it two to three paragraphs.
In an article, each paragraph would highlight a new point, such as using coupons at the grocery store. Instead of highlighting each moneysaving step in four to five paragraphs, spend a whole page discussing the issue. As for coupons, you start by highlight their importance, how much money they can save the average shopper, how to find them, and tips for using. Once you start writing, the word count and page totals easily add up.
In short, if you are unfamiliar with e-books, it is best to look at the creation of one like article writing. This process will seem a lot easier and less overwhelming. Essentially, you create longer articles, arrange them in order of proper flow, and compile them to create an e-book. At the end, create a table of contents based on topics and page numbers. It really is that simple.
As for making money with Amazon.com, log into your account, visit their digital text publishing platform, enter in your product description, upload your HTML, word, text, or PDF file, start the conversion process, set your selling price, and wait for you e-book to appear for sale in the Kindle Store.