Can You Make It As A
have purchased this ebook to learn more about how to sell your own
ebook. There are two kinds of books: fiction and non-fiction. You
either write about that which has never happened or about things
that happen to us everyday. You are either a poet or novelist or a
journalist and subject matter expert.
In both mainstream print publishing and electronic online
publishing, the books or ebooks that sell the most are not the
world’s greatest stories but ebooks that share knowledge and
experience in fresh, compelling ways.
That may be a big disappointment for those of you who are creative
writers. Sorry, but it’s best to state these truths in the
This does not mean there isn’t a place for creative writing or
that creative writing does not have a market – far from it –
consider the huge commercial successes of fiction writers like
Stephen King or John Clancy or even the classic authors of the
last 100 years. However, those authors who write informational
ebooks frequently outsell the ebooks of creative writers.
I am telling you this to better manage your expectations. You may
believe that you have written the world’s greatest novel.
Perhaps you have, but the harsh truth is it will most likely
remain unread by the masses. Neither editor, nor publisher, not
reader will embrace it. It will not rise to the top of the
bestseller list. And you will not become famous or wealthy from
There are exceptions. I went to school with someone who eventually
became a published, best-selling novelist. His first and second
books have done well in both hard and soft cover, and he is now at
work on his third and fourth novels. His name is Alan Jacobson and
you’ll read more about his thoughts on book marketing later on.
I know other authors who have done quite well, too. Their
successes are but a fraction of the total number of authors out
there seeking fame and fortune through publication.
The vast majority of author’s works remain unread, and that’s
partially why I created EbookoMatic – so unknown authors could
have a vehicle to showcase and sell their works electronically.
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