Make Money Writing eBooks
There are at least two ways
to make money with ebooks
I stumbled into the eBook
writing business when I self-published Powerfully Recovered! and an eBook came
with the package. Much to my surprise, the eBook makes up about 20% of my sales
and seems to lead maybe 3% of the eBook buyers into buying the hard cover
I Was Wrong About eBooks
But I really didn't expect the ebook business to take off until there was a
decent reader. And I thought we'd have that long before now-you know, something
I could take to the beach and even into the bathtub to read. That hasn't
happened. It will, but we're not there yet.
I was wrong.
My next effort was How to Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal through an ebook publisher, and I made some more money.
In other words, in spite of my skepticism, folks have decided ebooks are a
tremendous value, even if they have to read them on less than desirable computer
screens, even tinier Pocket PC screens or print out bulky copies.
2 Ways Writing eBooks
Can Make You Money
There are now two ways I make money with eBooks, and as a freelance writer you
can do the same:
1 - offer your own eBooks
2 - write eBooks for others
Either way you'll have to know some things, including:
+ How to get a book written, although eBooks can be much shorter than hard copy
+ How to convert your files into .pdf and/or html.
+ How to set up the eBook for sale on the web.
Of course, if you simply ghost an eBook you may not need to know about
conversion and sales, but you're more likely to get eBook ghosting contracts if
you do. And being able to convert a ghosted book into eBook format is a nice
addition to your skills.
You can find everything you need with searches on Google, or you can buy the
eBook I wrote - You CAN Make Money With eBooks - and save yourself some time and
Almost Any Subject Can Work for an eBook
It's amazing what sorts of subjects can be produced and sold as eBooks. I
recently completed the first go 'round of an ebook for a client. He has a
captive audience which he will sell to first and then, based on that experience,
we will recreate the book for a more general audience. (It's Understanding
Appliance Installation if you're curious.)
Let your mind soar. What do you love? What are you curious about? There is at
least one eBook you can write in there somewhere.
Write well and often,