eBooks: A Great Alterative to Print Publishing
Are you a writer who has tried and tried and tried again to get your book published?
If you have and if you have only been met with rejection letter after rejection letter, your first impulse may be to give up. The decision to do so is yours to make, but if you do believe that you have a good book on your hands, you may want to consider transforming your book into an eBook instead.
A nice as it is to hear that you can take your book, transform it into an eBook, and sell it, you may be curious as to why you should do so, as well as how.
The good news is that creating an eBook is a lot easier than many imagine. In fact, the hardest part of about creating an eBook is writing one and you should already have this step accomplished.
As for the benefits of creating an eBook, it is first important to know what they are. eBooks are defined as electronic or digital books. The materials and stories covered in eBooks are just like printed books; however, the overall format is different.
As for who reads eBooks and how they are read, you will find that it all depends. There are a number of small handheld machines that are used to read eBooks.
These components upload an eBook, often through a small connecting cable that is connected through the computer. As popular as this approach is, many eBook reading machines can be costly; therefore, many readers choose to simply just read eBooks from their computer or print them.
The most avid readers of eBooks are those who are internet and computer savvy.
The main benefit of transforming your book into an eBook is that the process is easy. In fact, many first time authors are surprised just how easy it is to create an eBook. Although you do have a number of different formatting options, many choose the popular PDF format, as most computers already have free reader programs installed.
This means that your buyers will be able to read your eBook right away.
Since all publishers require book manuscripts to be in printed, computer format. There is a good chance that your book is already saved on your computer. What you will want to do is use a program, like Adobe Create a PDF Online. Simply follow the directions and your book will automatically be transformed into a PDF file.
As for creating an eBook, this is really the only step that you need to take.
As easy as it is to create an eBook, selling it can be more difficult. The good news, however, is that you do have a number of different options. One of those options to sell your eBook on a third party website. These are websites where a large collection of eBooks are listed for sale and written by different authors.
The only downside to this approach is the fact that most third party websites take a small percentage of each sale or they charge a monthly fee.
In keeping with selling an eBook, you also have the option of creating your own website. What you will want to do is create a webpage that offers detailed information about your eBook, such as its title, the basis of your storyline, or what readers will learn if your eBook is a how-to book. This approach is the most cost effective; however, it is important to remember that internet users will not just be able to find your website; you also need to market it as well.
As for accepting payment, many eBook authors use programs like PayPal. If you do choose to create your own website, you can also purchase your own shopping cart software. This should allow you to not only accept payments from PayPal members, but major credit card holders as well.
As a recap, transforming your book into an eBook and selling it online is a nice alternative to print publishing and self-publishing.
If you are unable to get your eBook published by a well-known publisher, it is an approach that you will want to examine.