Thursday, March 03, 2011

Successful eBook Business Models

Author Amanda Hocking sold over 100,000 books last month, made vastly more doing "that writing thing" than most authors with major publishers, and did most of it by selling eBooks at a few dollars a pop. Here's her advice on how she did it. Here's Joe Konrath's blog on indie self publishing, which she recommends in her FAQ.

Clearly, it helps to be in the right place at the right time, but it also helps to just do it. Showing up isn't half the game, it's the only way there's a game at all. So get that book out of the drawer & pop it on the Interwebs, people.

Oh, yeah, and edit the heck out of your writing:
My biggest word of advice to any new/future writers thinking about diving into Kindle: Edit. I don't care what you think, you didn't edit enough. Some people won't care that there's errors, its true, but enough of them will. And they paid for it, so they have a right to. So edit more. And then again. Really.

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