Wednesday, October 27, 2010
To e or not to e...
So we all know the e-book market is exploding. The Kindle, The Nook, and other e-book readers will top thousands of Christmas lists this year. There's no denying that e-publishing is here to stay.
Personally, I have been toying with putting together a couple of tutorial-style e-books. I have an idea for a series that I would love to develop (in all that spare time I have. Ha). But really, this may be the time to do it. The consignment shop where I currently work two days per week is closing in December and I'm looking for something to replace that income. I do OK freelancing, but hey, let's face it. I'm used to that extra cash every week.
So I have an idea, and I have the skill (at least, I like to think so). My problem is that I have no clue where to start. When it comes to anything technical or computer-ish, my brain turns to mush.
The good news is, I've heard that lots of smart people hang out on my blog. I would so appreciate any and all input-slash-advice you guys can offer.
Have you published anything electronically? If so, what type of content? Was it simple or complicated? Any tips or suggestions??
Also, I'm curious how many of you read e-books. Do you have a Kindle? Do you love it? Do you ever purchase tutorials or e-guides online? If so, what types?
My agent's blog post on Monday was titled, Agents and eBooks. Interesting stuff, especially if it's proving difficult to sell a manuscript the traditional way. If you have time, I encourage you to check it out: FROM THE HEART: AGENTS AND EBOOKS