Ebooks on Ebooks

August 2, 2011

Several weeks ago, I was looking through the Amazon site looking for information on how to create ebooks properly. For some reason, it hadn't occurred to me that all the books on the subject would likely be ebooks. It made me laugh when I figured it out – but I was laughing at myself.

I bought five of them, for a grand total of around twelve bucks. Yay! My mom is getting ready to head back home after her month in beautiful Sydney, so now I can get down to business. Time to start reading and making notes. The books I bought are:

  • Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters
  • How to Publish an Ebook on a Budget by Stephanie Zia
  • How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks, All for FREE by Jason Matthews
  • Format Your Ebook For Kindle in One Hour, a Step-by-Step Guide by Derek J. Canyon
  • The Newbie's Guide to Publishing by J.A. Konrath

I'll probably start reading on the bus ride back from the airport. I'm excited to try this new venture! I've got ideas about free stories I'll give away to get my name known, inexpensive books I'll sell as an incentive to try me out, and series books where the first book is less expensive and the rest of the series is reasonably priced.

My idea of reasonably priced is lower than the $9.99 Kindle bestsellers. I'm thinking – what would I be willing to pay without having to take it out of the grocery budget – and that number is much closer to $5. How much would you be willing to pay to try out a new author without worrying about the money?

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