|eBooks - The Bloggers And Writers Ticket To Becoming A Millionaire|
|Monday, 28 February 2011 14:02|
Forrester expects ebook sales to reach $966 million in 2010, predicting that ebook sales will triple to nearly $3 billion by 2015. With ebook sales to exceed $1 billion in 2011, it seems inevitable that ebooks will outsell print books in the not to distant future.
Ebook readers tend to buy a LOT of ebooks: the average ebook reader – including people who don’t have an e-reading device or e-reader – already consumes 41 percent of books in the form of ebooks. Moreover, two out of three books (66 percent) read by someone with an e-reader is an ebook.
Thus adding another casualty to a traditional industry by way of digital and giving birth to new money making opportunity for "indie" writers.
Meet Amanda Hocking.
Amanda Hocking is 26* years old. She has 9 self-published books to her name, and sells 100,000+ copies of those ebooks per month. She has never been traditionally published. This is her blog. And it’s no stretch to say – at $3 per book*/70% per sale for the Kindle store – that she makes a lot of money from her monthly book sales. (Perhaps more importantly: a publisher on the private Reading2.0 mailing list has said, to effect: there is no traditional publisher in the world right now that can offer Amanda Hocking terms that are better than what she’s currently getting, right now on the Kindle store, all on her own.)
The beauty is, you don’t have to be traditionally published to sell a lot of ebooks. Take this monthly sales figures taken from the December 2010 listings on the Kindle store. Of this list, only six have had previous print deals with major publishers.
Crouch – 2500+
Writers and bloggers can now make a significant amount of money in this digital age thanks to ebooks. With that said, here's how to become a Kindle author:
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