When considering the various on-line self-publishing platforms such as Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, iBook and others that have yet to be developed, an author may be wondering if there is any money to be made in this burgeoning field.
The answer is yes. However, despite the dramatic and true tales of million-dollar incomes from 99 cent books, the reality is that in most cases a modest income can be realized from publishing on-line.
There are a variety of aspects of e-book publication that are potentially attractive to an author who might be considering on-line self-publication. For instance, typing errors in the published book are readily corrected and awkward phrasing can be reworded with just a few clicks. Also, the author may enter the realm of self-publication without over-extending financially. It is entirely possible to upload a novel or a nonfiction work and see one’s work available for sale on the world’s e-book platform with a minimum of effort. It’s a heady and exciting experience.
Points To Remember
However, there are a few points to consider before actually publishing an e-book. If an author is not experienced in book layout and is not an artist, then it’s advised to engage the services of a creative agency. There are a veritable plethora of e-book formatting and book cover agencies that do an excellent and professional job of formatting books and producing truly stunning book covers for extremely reasonable fees.
It is up the the author to determine what the book budget is and how much to invest in its production. Browse the internet and find book covers that are to your liking, then ask the authors for the names of their artists. Anyone new to e-book self-publication will discover that authors are generous in sharing information. It is usual for authors to assist the creative agencies that produced their beautiful book by passing along contact information.
Marketing an E-Book
It is possible to spend a considerable sum on marketing, but it’s not necessary. There are numerous websites that publicize e-books for free or for an extremely nominal fee.
The look of your e-book is important when putting it together and offering it to the public. With the stiff competition of numerous e-books on the market, authors must give their work every opportunity to shine in order to capture the potential reader’s attention. Working with a creative agency is a great place to start.