Kindle Publishing– Six Figures a Month for an eBook Author
On September of 2012, Amazon launched information about the success of its new programs for authors who wish to get associated with self-publishing for Kindle. In the exact same month, Amazon likewise released information about a new age of e-readers and tablets at a conference in Southern California. According to Amazon, 27 of the leading 100 Kindle Books were developed making use of the Kindle Direct Publishing, a system that eliminates the need of standard publishers and lets authors handle Amazon directly. As a result, authors are able to get their book released in simple hours.
Exactly what does this mean for future authors?
Bernard Starr wrote for the Huffington Post, specifying that authors no longer need a publisher to sell their books. This trend of self-publishing has made authors recognize that if you’re not a big-time author, publishers can do little or none for you at all.
However who were the people who prospered in self-publishing?
First off, we have Hugh Howey, who confessed to earning 6 figures a month by selling his eBooks on Kindle. When he first stumbled across KDP, he didn’t envision that it would open up a brand-new world for him. Without digital publishing, his books wouldn’t even be released. His very first book, entitled “Wool”, was published in the year 2011 and he never promoted it. On October of 2011, he was surprised to see his sales go from lots to thousands. He needed to take screenshots and published it on his Facebook to prove to his friends that he was on Amazon’s Top 100 list. Before he was an author, Howey was a bookseller and a yacht captain. Now, reports are specifying that director Ridley Scott has actually optioned his story and New York publishers have approached him about book deals, however he said that he wanted to continue with self-publishing so he does not lose the rights to his works.
Another popular Cinderella story born out of KDP is Colleen Hoover, a mother of three kids, who had the ability to quit her job and purchase a new homeowner since of her bestselling books on Kindle. In January of 2012, she released her first unique entitled “Banged” and her 2nd book “Point of Retreat” was launched on February the very same year. By June 2012, both of her books made it to the top of Kindle’s bestseller list and today she has 5 titles to her name as an eBook author.
If you believe that KDP is something that doesn’t guarantee success, reconsider.