Thursday, 22 October 2015

How To Make Money By Writing An eBook in Nigeria



how to write an ebook
Regardless of what genre you are specialized in as a writer, fiction or non-fiction, spirituality, education, self-improvement and so on, you can undoubtedly make money writing your e-book. It really doesn’t matter if you are experienced or a newbie, you “can” earn or make money writing an e-book. 


Thanks to the popularity of the ipad, kindle and many other apps for smart phones, e-books are now popular. 

The advent of electronics self-publishing has made it possible for anyone, whether young or old, to publish an e-book to a global audience; a potential audience of billions of people. The emergence and popularity of e-readers has actually opened up a whole new world of opportunities for writers like us. Now your dream of getting a book published can become a reality because of advancement in technology.
Keep reading to discover how to publish your own e-book online, make money writing an eBook.

 Writing an eBook

Now, before you begin, it’s highly important that you figure out the type of book you want to write. You’ve got to ask yourself, “What type of book do I want to write? Is it a fiction or non-fiction book?” 

Having decided on whether you will be writing a fiction or non-fiction book, the next step is to decide what niche you will be writing for. Are you going to focus on health and fitness, religion and spirituality, self-improvement, motivational books etc.? You can even write how to guides or tutorials. 

You need not get discouraged if you don’t know how to write or what to write about. You can start with reading best-selling books in the genre you wish to major on. Reading best-selling titles in your chosen genre will help to expand your mind and get you prepped up for writing your best-selling ebook. You will notice a lot of improvement in your writing as you read other top best-selling books. 

Another thing to consider is the length of your ebook. Numerous of the top selling books I have are relatively short. They can be read quickly even as people commute to work. Once your book is written, make sure it is proof read for any mistakes. 

Your E-book is Judged by Its Cover

One of the mistakes newbies make is the cover design of their books. For your ebook to succeed in the marketplace, a good cover design for an ebook is paramount.
You can use a simple, striking image that tells the reader what your ebook is all about. It is advisable though to have a professional graphics designer design your book. However if you are low on budget, you can use online ebook cover design softwares. There are ebook cover creator softwares for free download online. recom


 How to Upload an Ebook

As you move to the next step which is to upload your ebook, you need to write your book’s description. According to Amazon, your book’s description can be anything between 30 to 4000 characters. Writing your book’s description gives you the chance to sell your book to your potential customers.

The next step is to upload your e-book online for people to read. Amazon has a great video and step-by-step guide to uploading your work, which is very simple. It’s also a good idea to check out smashwords.com, a platform that allows you to distribute your e-book to the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, the Sony Reader Store and the Diesel eBook store.

 

Pricing for Your eBook

There are two royalty rates offered by Amazon;
§  70% of the cover price if the book is priced between £1.49 and £6.99
§  35% for titles priced at 75p.
So, try to keep your price as low as possible! The cheaper the book is, the more it will sell. Amazon lets you sell for as little as $0.99 in the US and £0.75 in the UK. For a first time writer, that’s probably the best price to go for. It’s hard for a first time writer to sell a book for more than £1.

Creating A Brand

Once you’ve uploaded your book by clicking the Save and Publish button, you will have to wait around 24 hours before your book is listed in the online store. What takes considerably longer is getting your book noticed!

It’s a good idea to promote your book on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook & Google+, together with specialist sites like Kindleboards.com and Goodreads.com. If you haven’t done so already, create your own website and promote your ebook.

You need to define your target audience of niche readers, who are going to be the people most likely to buy your book. You could post a series of short blog posts for your target audience, helping to promote your book and raise your profile online. The idea is to attract readers to your website, where you can engage them on an individual level until they finally begin to correspond by Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Making Money With Your eBook

So, you have written a great ebook, it has a great cover design, you have priced it at the right level, and you have been marketing and publicising it online, but what are the chances of it making any money?
Well that depends on how well you have done the previous things. There are writers that have made hundreds of thousands in a matter of months, some even more! It all depends on the quality of your ebook. If people like it, they will tell others about it and things could spiral from there.

As the amount of Kindle, iPad & eReader owners increases, ebooks will continue to grow in popularity! Now, time to get working on that ebook…