posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:51 PM
Originally posted by pityocamptes
Anyone else, just say bye-bye one day, and not give a crap?
Most people probably feel that way.
About a month ago there was a thread here on ATS about making some extra money at home, and one of those ideas was to write ebooks. Of course I'd
heard of the "kindle" reader from Amazon and similar things from other companies, but I'd never really looked into it until now.
Its big, and getting bigger. ebook sales already outstrip paper versions at Amazon.
And the overwhelming vast majority of writers simply dont know it, and are still focussed on getting deals with the old fashioned publishers that dont
provide anything like a proper return for the investment. So, I'm getting into that.
The advantage of ebook writing seems to be...
* that once you've written the book its always on the shelf.
* the size of your audience is continually growing as more people buy readers.
* you get new sales from old books you've written as people finish your new one and wonder what else you wrote
* you can, but dont have to, do anything at all once your book is up for sale. No promotion work.
* your percentage cut of sales is way way higher than traditional publishing.
So... half way through my first non fiction book now, should be on Amazon within 2 or three weeks, and I have another 2 or three ideas ready to go
after that. In the blink of an eye I'll be able to retire with truckloads of money coming in.
One idea I missed out on was the "Boston bombings conspiracy diary", where I write a diary following what conspiracy theorists were saying on the
net as news filtered in about who was behind the bombings. That would have been a jolly good read.