Copyright (c) 2013 A Mikhiel
Are you a writer who would like to make money? If so, you have many options.
You can start your own website or blog and monetize it with paid advertisements, submit articles to content websites for pay, work for hire, and more.
All of these options are nice, but you should consider writing Amazon Kindle books. If you play your cards right, this is a good moneymaking opportunity.
The Amazon Kindle is a small electronic book reader, also known as an e-book reader. It is handheld, uses wireless technology, and weighs just about 10 ounces.
Users can automatically connect to Amazon’s Kindle Store, no matter where they are located. It is there where they can order newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, and books.
By becoming a Kindle author, your book is uploaded to the website and sold.
Yes, writing and selling Amazon Kindle books is a good moneymaking opportunity. However, like any other moneymaking opportunity, it has its pros and cons. So, what are they?
The entire process does take time. Uploading your e-book to the website and converting into digital text is a very simple process. In fact, it won’t take long at all.
What you should consider is the entire process. You need to write a book, proofread it, and then list it for sale. Unless you are a skilled writer who can quickly process your thoughts and type, it may take you months to write an e-book.
How you are paid. Unlike many other third-party websites, Amazon does not technically take a percentage of your sale. Instead, they give you a percentage. According to their Terms and Conditions, you are paid a 35% royalty fee for each book sold.
The upside is that you are paid and that Amazon is one of the most popular online marketplaces. So, your book should get a lot of views and hopefully sales.
You aren’t guaranteed a sale. Just because you list an Amazon Kindle book for sale online, it does not mean it will sell. The upside is that you aren’t charged anything to list.
As previously stated, you get paid 35% in royalties. In short, even though you aren’t guaranteed a sale, you have nothing to lose by trying.
You can breathe new life into an old book. If you are the author of an e-book or a self-published book, you have rights to it. This means you can upload it for sale on Amazon.com.
You can continue to sell a print book or an e-book online, as well as sell it in the Amazon Kindle format. Since you already wrote the book, there are no risks. Essentially, you just increase your earnings potential.
It is easy to covert your documents into digital text. Digital text is the platform the Amazon Kindle uses. This platform makes it easy to read the books on the handheld device.
In fact, it has better quality than a computer screen! Amazon.com does the converting for you. You upload your document, which can be an HTML file, PDF file, text file, or word document. The system automatically coverts it for you.
You set your own selling price. When uploading your e-book to the Amazon website, you will be prompted to enter a selling price. You can choose whatever you want. If you have self-published the book before,
Amazon wants you to set a fair market value. If not, you have complete control over the price. Keep in mind, however, that a book priced too low will not generate a lot of profit, but a book priced to high may not generate any sales.
You can market your book to get more sales. As previously stated, Amazon.com is a popular online marketplace. Millions of people visit the website to shop. For that reason, your book should get a lot of traffic and views.
Still, there are steps you can take to promote it yourself. You can post on message boards, write a press release for your book, and ask people to review it.
In conclusion, writing and selling Amazon Kindle books is a moneymaking opportunity that has its pros and cons. Since there are no risks involved, except for your time, why not see how much this opportunity can make you?