It’s never been easier to write a book and get it published. Once your book is written, you can upload it to Amazon so that it’s available for millions of people to buy.
A research study suggested that 10 per cent of the adult population of the US wants to write a book. If you would like to, it’s no longer a dream. You can act on your inspiration with confidence.
You may be wondering how much this will cost you. Amazon Kindle publication is free. There’s no charge for publishing your book, although of course Amazon keeps a portion of sales. Nevertheless, Amazon will give you a healthy share of the profits. All that’s required is for you to write.
Can’t write? If you’d like to have a book published under your name, but don’t want to write it, you can hire a ghostwriter.
Ghostwriters have always written a good percentage of published books, especially bestselling books. Celebrities, business leaders, and others don’t have time to write, so they hire writers.
Although many people want to publish a book for the satisfaction of having done it, many more want to make money from their efforts.
You can certainly treat writing books as a profitable business.
The first step is to decide what you will write — or what you’ll hire someone to write for you. Published books may be either fiction, or nonfiction. Fiction means novels and short stories. Nonfiction works are factual, and include biographies, how-to books, recipe books and many different kinds of reference books.
If your goal is income, rather than creative satisfaction, you should probably decide to write nonfiction. For nonfiction, writing ability is less critical. On the other hand, fiction is entertainment — you need to manipulate the reader’s emotions. This takes skill.
When choosing a topic, think about your own life experiences. If you can teach a skill, then you already have the topic for your book. Alternatively you can research a topic, in order to write a book based on the experiences of others.
Of course, you won’t be able to publish your book alone. As Kindle publication becomes more competitive, authors are hiring editors and proofreaders as well as cover illustrators to give their books a professional appearance. They want to get as high a reader feedback rating on Amazon as they can; this leads to more sales.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to write a book and get published, start today.
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