If the idea of becoming a writer is something the intrigues you then it is going to be important that you learn about all of the different ways to have your book published. Most people imagine the life of an author as one of heading off to a quiet place and writing for days on end until the book is done. If you are a go getter and you do not mind putting in the effort you can not only write, but publish your work. Self publishing cuts out a lot of middle men that eat up your profits.
You need to use a self publishing company to help you with your book. You will earn more money per copy than with a traditional publisher and you will have total control over the final product. While the route requires more upfront money, in the long run this is probably the best way to go about publishing your book. These companies will make sure that your book is available on Amazon, taking the distribution question out of the equation.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that because of computers, e readers, and iPads there are many formats you may want your book available in. Once you have your book done, all you need is a picture of the cover, and some free software that will translate your word file into an eBook and you are ready to go. The process is pretty quick; you can have your eBook ready in less than three hours. Then you submit it to Amazon and you will be making money. Keep in mind that each place to sell your e book will require that you used different software to translate into their format.
For example if you want to have your eBook in the Ibookstore, you have to go through a self publishing company like Lulu. The best part of this way is that for a small fee, your book can be available on all the eBook formats, and depending on how much of the work you want to do, this is very cost effective. So taking your book into the future has never been easier. You may want to go through one of these self publishing companies the first time around to learn the ropes, because they will walk you step by step through the process.
These self publishing companies also offer package deals for printed books as well as eBooks, so for one lump sum your book can be on the market. The key to remember with self publishing is that once this process is complete and your book is out there waiting to be bought, is that letting people know it is out there is up to you. No book can sell if no one knows that it exists so be prepared to market your book, if you want people to buy it.
So you wanted to learn how to be an eBook author? The answer to your dreams is right in the palms of your hands. You can do it all yourself, or you can partner with someone that can help you; either way converting your traditional books into an eBook is pretty straight forward and easy. Becoming an author was once a daunting task that required the ability to convince people that your book was good. Today that is no longer true, if you can write it, you can get it to the public where they can decide if your efforts were enough.
It only makes sense that you need your book in as many different formats as possible, so turning your hard work into an e book is the next step. You can also have your book turned into an audio book. You may even decide to do the reading yourself. The entire process of becoming an author is the perfect job for the type of people that love to write. If this is you sit down at your computer and start writing today. Someone’s ability to use their ereader to read your work is right around the corner. Writing is a great way to earn a living once you understand how the system works.