Do you enjoy writing? Are you good at storytelling? Have you ever considered publishing an eBook online? If not, now might be just the right time!
Platforms like Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing provide self-publishers with the opportunity to reach millions of readers online and sell their digital books world-wide. It’s a great way for self-publishers to become recognised in an international market and sell their work online. It’s also a great way to make some extra cash.
There are a wide range of categories to choose from including fictional books for adults, romance, children’s books, comics, computers and technology, cookbooks, history, education and teaching, health, fitness and dieting, and more!
How does it work?
Amazon makes it so simple to get started and publishing takes less than 5 minutes. Your online book can go live internationally within 24 – 48 hours. You have the control to set your prices and you can earn up to 70% in royalty sales to customers in certain countries. You own the exclusive rights to your content (the content is not the public domain) and can change your books at any time.
Amazon has several resources available to guide you through their format requirements for different file types, such as Word and HTML. They also provide you with instructions on how to create your cover and a table of contents.
Of course, Amazon isn’t the only way you can publish your own digital books and sell them world-wide. For instance, you can publish your eBooks and sell them on your own website. This way all the money you earn will go straight into your pocket, and your pocket only!
I want to sell online, but I don’t want to write the content
If you are not a great writer or would like to publish a digital book online but don’t want to produce the content yourself, you can always seek freelance writers on websites like Fiverr to write the content for you. You create an account and then search for freelancers in your field of interest. There are freelancers that will produce the whole eBook for you, including the cover page, table of contents, content and pictures for reasonable prices.
It is recommended you communicate with at least three different freelancers to compare prices. Freelancers can come from different places around the world like the Philippines, Pakistan, Russia and China.
Have a plan ready and be specific when you tell them what you want, otherwise you will end up with a product you are not happy with. They will send you an offer with a price and you can either accept, reject or request amendments as needed.
In their offer they should include the timeframe for completion and give you full rights to the content. You can also request for unlimited revisions to be included in the final price. Be careful however, not to open any files in the chat tool to avoid opening potential virus threats, unless you are familiar with and confident about the freelancer.
Creating eBooks is a great way to express your creativity, practice your writing skills and get paid for it, all at the same time! It is a fun, gratifying and fulfilling experience.
So, be inspired, become a self-publisher and earn some money! The potential for success is limitless!!