Successful Kindle Authors - Finding Success with eBooks
Writing on Kindle One Authors Experience
I began self-publishing a few books in print on my own before eBooks became popular through the use of Amazon Kindle and iPad readers. I researched copyright, how to get and ISBN number, printing options, formatting and more before publishing my first book.
That was a difficult journey because I had to promote my book, ship it to booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and use my own money before making a profit. Fortunately I did everything okay and was able to pick a subject (selling on eBay) back when there were no books about the topic and write a book about it.
The small booklet was featured in magazines, Newspapers and online content. Since it was one of the first books about the subject it sold fairly well. Although, I did not become a millionaire I at least made a profit and learned something.
I also tried selling my book in PDF format or as an eBook, but since there where no Kindles, Nooks or iPads yet there were not that many people buying eBooks. I took a break and focused on writing more articles and expanding my library.
Finally, one day I decided to take the plunge and publish my existing books on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. I read through all the details on the Amazon KDP Web site and Barnes and Noble PubIt site to learn how to upload my book the correct way.
I began publish more small booklets featuring crochet patterns, knitting patterns and other collections that I had put together. After a few months of writing and promoting my books I am happy to say that I have started to earn over $1000 per month with my eBooks and hope to become more successful as I progress.
It takes some patience and skills but as an author, writing and promoting your book through Amazon Kindle can open doors to other writing ventures. Read through some of the authors successes below and think about beginning your journey as an eBook author.
Successful Authors and Their Stories
A few authors have done well on Amazon. What is their secret? To begin with they are able to get followers to read their books and find a niche market. Here are a few stories.
Amanda Hocking - This author began publishing her young teen novels on her own and eventually began earning about 2 million a year. She now has a publisher and her books are available in print and bookstores.
Dick Babcock - After 20 years, former Chicago magazine editor found the perfect platform for his short stories.
Maria Murnane is one author who quit her job and wrote her novel that became a huge success after all of the rejections by main stream publishers she went on to Amazon to Self-publish her book.
Lee Child - Lee Child is the most successful British Kindle book author worldwide, followed by Stephen Leather and Ken Follett, according to Amazon UK
Secrets of Successful Writers- Interviews with forty-nine writers as they speak about writing, publishing and promoting their books in the digital age.
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Hubs about writing on Kindle to Help You Get Started
- How to Use Kindle Direct Publishing
How I used Kindle Direct Publishing to self-publish my novels and short stories.
- How to Write and Self-Publish a Cookbook on Kindle
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- Knitting and Crochet Patterns on Kindle and Nook Readers
Crochet and Knitting patterns can be downloaded easily with the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook e-Readers
- Step-by-Step Guides for Publishing on Kindle
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- Tips for Writing and Publishing a textbook or textbooks: how to write and publish a better book
- My KDP Select Short Story Kindle Publishing Experience
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- The Pros and Cons of Enrolling In the Kindle Select Program
Beyond choosing a format for your book- paperback or e-book you will have to make an important choice about the Kindle Select Program. The there many pros and cons to this program.
Where to Start with eBooks
Writing a book and publishing on Amazon or Barnes and Noble is not as difficult as it sounds. The best way to publish a book is to write it in Word and not be too fancy. By this I mean not to indent paragraphs, do not add tables, or make to many diagrams.
Photos work well if you size them correctly. Read through the Amazon KDP forums and find out what other authors are doing for formatting and other questions that you may have. Read through Amazon's Web site and find out what their suggestions are.
Keep it simple - most of us tend to over think things when it comes to becoming creative. It tends to be easier than what we make it out to be. There are great Hubs, Web site articles and forum dedicated to publishing and writing books. Start with your first books and continue on from there.