For the new or novice writer, self publishing ebooks can be a viable option which can help to expand their audience and increase their visibility in the literary world. Publishing, releasing and selling an ebook is a lot more simple than most would expect and it also holds a lot of benefits for the writer.
Why Ebook over Print?
It’s easy to see, we are living in a world of advancing technology. With the emergence of new types of media viewers, like the Kindle reader, making your content available in an electronic format is always a smart move. While some books do sell in print, there will be many cases where your book gets overlooked simply because people aren’t out in the book stores looking for it. Ebooks have become the go-to option for literary media and making it both digital and downloadable puts it right at people’s fingertips.
Are There Benefits to Self Publishing?
Multitudes of authors, both novice and expert, have begun favoring the practice of self publishing ebooks rather than traditional print publishing. This is because it ensures the author that there are minimal parties (besides themselves) that are publishing from their product. In the literary world, it’s not just the author making a profit from his book there are several middlemen and companies in between the customer’s dollar and the authors hand and with everyone wanting their fair share, there’s not always much left for the author except their name on a book. Choosing to self publish online gives the author the ability to control exactly what he’s making on the sale of his book and to see more of the money in his pocket.
How Do You Self Publish?
The easiest and least expensive way to self publish an ebook is to write the material and design the cover art yourself. Once you have done that, a quick search online can help you find a number of reputable self publishing sites to help you get started. For publishing sites like Smashwords, a few clicks can have your content and design uploaded, converted to book form and displayed for sale on one or several sites.
Self publishing ebooks gives the authors the opportunity to broaden their audience and customer base almost instantly. Despite the fact that ebooks are cheaper than print books, the lower cost and the ease of online browsing and shopping will almost always dramatically increase the number of sales your book will receive and in turn cause an increase in profits for the author.