Ebooks Save Family’s Home: “I’m like Amazon! Look at Amazon!”

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This week our theme has been writing and selling ebooks. You’ll find a list of our articles at the bottom of this post.

When I created the series, I intended to finish with an article on writing fiction. However, I’ve had so many questions about that that we’ve decided to devote next week to that theme. There’s far too much to cover in just one article.

Writing Kindle fiction is huge fun. It’s profitable, whether you write it for yourself, or write it for others. Over the past year, I’ve completed many ghostwriting commissions writing novels and short stories. I’ve decided to cut back on it, because it means that I miss out on long-term income for short-term gain. It hasn’t bothered me, because I enjoy ghostwriting, but going forward, I’m getting back to my own fiction.

“I’m like Amazon! Look at Amazon!”

This lovely quote appeared in a news story about Jack and Jasinda Wilder, who are doing very well with their Kindle fiction.

You can read the story here.

The gist of the story is that the Wilders were in danger of losing their home, so they wrote, wrote, and wrote some more. Within six months, they’d published 20 titles on Amazon.

Cut to a year later, and they’ve sold nearly a million copies. They’ve gone far beyond meeting their mortgage payment. I’ve no doubt that their home’s paid off, and they now have a comfortable lifestyle.

Enjoy this week’s articles. If you haven’t started writing ebooks yet, consider it.

Previous articles in this series you may have missed

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 1: A Brilliant Writing Career

In this article, we discussed how profitable ebooks are. Author Brenda Hiatt did a survey, and found: “The average 2012 earnings per TITLE came to $13,957”.

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 2: Build Your Ebook Step by Step

You need a process for writing which ensures you don’t get stuck. This article gives you a blueprint, and more.

* How to Self-Publish Online: 3 Easy Tips to Get Started

Three simple tips to help you to get started self-publishing your books.

* Writing and Selling Ebooks 3: Maximum-Profit Nonfiction

Writing nonfiction which sells — making the most of your material, by considering different formats and venues.

Bonanza: TWO offerings this week — CLOSING within 24 hours

Why TWO offerings? It’s a long story and concerns a group of writers I’m coaching, so I won’t share it. Julia suggested that since we were offering the two programs to writing students anyway, we should offer them to our loyal readers because you deserve it, and that’s so true. Thanks for reading — I truly appreciate YOU. Enjoy. :-)

Important: please be aware that every writing guide and class we offer is DIFFERENT – there’s no rehashed material. We need to make this plain because we always receive questions about programs which are on similar topics. Read the program descriptions, and if you’re not sure which is right for you, ask – we love to hear from you. :-)

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.