Self-Publishing Ebooks – Part Time Or Full Time – Add Computer, Knowledge, a Little Time and Stir

The self-publication of your original eBooks can become a profitable way to generate a lucrative income. An eBook is a book in which can be designed, written and purchased then downloaded by way of electronic equipment. Even if you have limited experience on the internet, you have probably noticed the popularity of eBooks written by many people trying to make money with their own knowledge.

These digital books have become so popular because they provide online readers the knowledgeable information they want through quick and immediate access. These are people who choose not to wait days or weeks on a book via the postal service or other snail mail sources. Their thing happens to be instant reward and these quench that need.

So, where exactly would you come in at?

You can still have success through becoming an author, even if your experience is limited or you simply have none. All that is needed is a topic and information or a guide that will walk you through each step. Each of us can share an area of expertize from our own experiences to those wanting to learn more on that particular subject. Your eBook may just have the answers to questions that others might want to know.

Some writers may choose to use a third party publisher to sell their own work. Of course this can be a viable enterprise, but you can run the risk that the third party publishers may actually reject your work. Even with acceptance, your work could still end up being watered down to the point that your message gets lost and ends up with no resemblance to the original work you created. One other problem is that only a percentage of the profits of your sales will make it’s way to you.

However, self-publishing can offer a more unique advantage.

Self-publishing your very own eBook gives you the freedom of self expression without the possibility of rejection from a third party editor or publisher. This enables you to remain in complete artistic control of your own work, including it’s price-setting, contents and design. You will also be able to retain all of the rights to your own eBook and have the ability to edit or change anything at your own responsible personal decision, without having to answer to anyone else. You get to keep all of your profits from your eBook sales. To put it plainly, you are completely independent.

It does sound perfectly empowering, right?

With that being said, the actual task accomplishment of publishing for your very own information product can at times seem overwhelming to put in place. Exactly what should you be writing about? Which tools are needed? Where do you find the resources? How to begin your marketing campaign?

These all need to be answered in order for you to thrive as a self-publisher and eBook writer.

You need to have knowledge of the basic “mechanics” that are involved in assembling together a well-organized eBook that pertains to a specific subject of interest for a targeted group you wish to reach. For instance, if you happen to be a dad or mom who works from home, you could make the focal point on topics, such as starting a home based business, tips to work from home more efficient, how to earn money writing from home and so much more that will appeal to others in your same situation. Once you have decided what topic you would like to pursue, you then should begin any additional research and start writing on the subject and learn how to assemble everything together in an orderly and appealing package.

Then you need to gain knowledge of the particulars involved in the self-publishing business. Learn what your eBook needs to grab attention from potential buyers, so you can thrive with a competitive edge over other similar eBooks in the cyber space market.

Publishing and writing your own eBooks will be simple, once you have learned how it all works.

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The Difference Between Digital Books and Ebooks

Most people today, don’t know the difference between a digital book and an ebook. In fact, many people think they are one and the same. They couldn’t be farther from the truth. They are entirely different species of the same animal.

Digital books

Digital books, sometimes also called electronic books or PDF books, are scanned, digital facsimiles of standard printed, published books. You can think of them as enhanced copies of the actual hard or paperback books we have come to know and love.

When we are talking about the digital version of newer publications, they are pretty much identical to the original. When talking about old or even ancient publication, they are much better than any original you would find on the shelf of your local library. Since they are facsimiles of the original printing, this really increases quality and helps overcome the problems of many older books, such as yellowed pages, stains, see-through or onion skin type paper, colored paper, brown inks, etc. These are scanned pages, not ‘copied’ pages, and the quality of print truly represents a better quality than the print of the original book.

The great majority of digital books come in PDF format, though Amazon offers a Kindle edition, Mobipocket offers the MOBI version, then there is the plain TEXT format, as well as many others.

Digital books are usually far less expensive than their hard or paperback counterparts, and there are hardly ever shipping costs, unless they are delivered on a CD (Compact Disk).


Ebooks are digital books too, but they were designed and written for the internet. Many, if not most ebooks were never officially “published” at all, unless you count posting something on the internet as publishing.

Most ebooks were meant to be written quickly, with little or no expenses except for possibly distribution. The majority are short, almost always less than 100 pages, usually under 50 pages. Some ebooks are literally slapped together in a matter of hours. Often they are little more than several short reports combined together.

Many ebooks are self-help books, or manuals of some kind, though there are some ebook works of history and fiction to be found if you look for them. More often than not, they have little or no literary value, their intentions being the distribution of facts, instructions and/or ideas.

Sometimes you may come across the ebook version of a hard or soft cover book. It will even be called the “ebook version” of whatever book. But if you look closer, you will find that this ebook version is almost always far fewer pages than the original. You may as well call the “ebook version” the “condensed version” of the book.

Though you will find many ebooks in PDF format, much like digital books, but many come as various generic interactive applications. But don’t let the initial attraction of interaction fool you. Even if this sounds like high tech education at first, you will find that there is not much to the promise of interaction. It just disguises the fact that these books are short, technically no more than a few pages, with little to no real practical, and even less academic value.

Last but not least, ebooks are often free or cheap, though you will occasionally find some specialty instruction “programs” costing hundred of dollars.


Technically, ebooks are digital books, though practically there is a big difference. Personally, I usually prefer a digital book to its ebook cousin.

By Thomas A. Retterbush

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