What are the benefits of self-publishing eBooks? Why should you choose to go that route? Would it really help you? Is it the best option for your book? For the past couple of years, the industry of self-publishing has blossomed increasingly, especially in the aspect of eBook publishing. As we often hear from authors, “Everyone has their story to tell”. And independent or self-publishing paved a way for these stories to be told.
As technology improves, there has been a huge gap between the interests of different generations. The older generations tend to appreciate the smell of paper books and the nostalgia of holding a book and flipping its pages. However, the younger generations, especially the millennials, would want to get everything in one place to save space and time. They want everything fast, easy and portable, thus, the creation of eBook publishing.
In this article, we’re going to share with you some of the benefits of self-publishing eBooks. Pay attention to these details as this may give you insightful information whether you should or should not go that eBook self-publishing route.
Do you know that you have the chance of getting the majority of your income through eBook self-publishing? Most authors get over 80 percent book sales come from eBook sales. That’s a huge amount right?
Why is this the case?
When publishing eBooks, you don’t have a lot of investment to make. You don’t need to invest in a local printer unlike a paperback and hardback copy of your book. That means less investment.
eBooks are also readily available. The readers don’t have to wait a couple of days just to be able to read the books that they’ve been dying to read. They can read it as soon as they’ve paid it online, while their interest is still at peak.
These are the reasons why eBook sales are generating higher compared to printed copies.
Digital technology transcends distance. So no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have access to the internet and a smartphone or a tab, chances are, you are capable of downloading and reading an eBook. This is something that traditional printing doesn’t allow.
You will be able to share your story not just for a certain group of people, but you can share it with anyone, anywhere, around the globe.
Time and Energy
It takes so little time and effort to publish an eBook compared to printed copies. With eBook, you just have to have a properly laid out PDF or EPUB copy of your book and you’re good to go.
This also means that you will be able to publish your book quickly in a matter of hours. As long as you’ve uploaded everything that is needed, you can have your eBook published within 4 to 24 hours. Imagine that?!
We all have to agree that when publishing a book, we are starting our business because we are investing in something that will potentially give us profits. This is why we have to calculate the risks.
With eBooks, there is a lower risk because of the lower investment that needs to be put into it. As mentioned in the first point, you don’t have to spend a fortune just to be able to publish an eBook.
Therefore, lower investment means lower risk. But the possibility of an income is high. So, you see, it is a good business move.
Also, there are eBook platforms where you can publish your eBook for free. All you have to do is have the properly laid out eBook with all the necessary requirements, like a cover design and the needed editing. Then upload it to the platform of your choice and voila, you now have published your first digital book.
Effective Marketing Strategy
Have you heard of a perma-free book? It means a permanently free book on Amazon. This is an eBook version of your book that you will upload and publish on Amazon, for free.
And why in the world would you do that?
Well, it’s because it’s one of the most effective marketing strategies if you are publishing multiple books. You are doing this for discoverability. What this does is, it allows readers to get a copy of your book for free and once they see how good your stories are, they will get to know you and trust you as an author. This will lead them to look more into your other books, and there, you’ve hooked them!
This is applicable to those who published series or authors who have written and published more than one book.
Will it Work for You?
There are many advantages to self-publishing eBooks. And if that’s the route that you think is best for your book, then go for it. Just always consider why you are writing that book and what the purpose of publishing it is.
If an eBook publishing will help you reach that purpose, then, by all means, do it, if it works for you.