I’m sure you’ve heard stories of the success of writers who write for the Amazon Kindle platform. Amanda Hocking made four million dollars in a year, after all.
And I’m also sure that you’re wondering how that relates to YOU. Can YOU make any money?
Here’s one writer’s story of six months’ of sales. From Rags to Riches on the Kindle: Monthly sales and earnings breakdown from June 2010-January 2011. | Write On The Water. He says:
“If you’re curious I’ve sold 70 copies of SK and 118 copies of KLB already in February plus 2 SK and 1 KLB in paperback. So if you’re wondering if self-publishing on the Kindle works, I’m here to tell you it does, and not just for me. There are dozens of authors out there who are selling five or ten times as many books as I’m selling right now.”
I’m currently working on a couple of novels for the Kindle too. It’s been a slow start. I was shocked to realize that it’s been a couple of decades since I wrote novels. I’m a little rusty — my mind’s stopped thinking in terms of “what if”. 🙂 But developing characters and ideas for scenes is huge fun, so I’m enjoying the journey, and am getting excited about writing all over again.
Since I launched “Words into Cash: Write and Sell Your Ebook in Just 8 Hours” a few days ago, I’ve also had messages from many writers who are jumping into Kindle publishing with both feet. Many writers are getting Kindle fever.
Kindle publishing’s definitely the big story of 2011 for writers. I spoke with an editor at a small independent publishing house last week. He says their Kindle sales have increased by an order of magnitude every month in 2011. It seems as if all the stars have aligned, and people are discovering the fun and ease of reading ebooks on e-readers.
Happy days for writers. 🙂
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