Friday, June 21, 2013

E-Publishing and You

Did you know that even established authors are e-publishing? They blog. They publish e-books. They vlog. They are smart to do so. I wanted to share a few observations about e-publishing and how it can impact your writing.

* E-Publishing puts the decision to read what you write into the hands of the public. 

No longer do writers have to depend on a publisher to get their writing out there. The public gets to decide. Famed author Amanda Hocking is a good example of this. She sat in my writing class and showed us her countless rejection letters. No one would publish her writings. So, she took to e-publishing and more than 2 million people said yes to her writings by downloading her e-books! THEN the publishing houses started paying attention to Amanda Hocking and now she has both book and movie deals. The public decided.

* E-Publishing lets an author earn credibility while giving their name more exposure.

Ree Drummand, The Pioneer Woman, started her blog to share a drastic change in her life: going from city living to be the wife of a rancher. Her blog became so popular that she ended up with a cooking show on The Food Network! She has cookbooks, an active blog and has even gained some credibility as a photographer. All through her original blogging efforts.

*E-Publishing increases earning potential.

You can earn money writing blogs for yourself, ghost writing for others, writing and publishing "how-to" books. You can channel those earnings into public speaking about what you've done, earning more. You can earn more through guest blogging, blog partying, affiliate advertising and many more avenues. 

E-Publishing is for you.
E-Publishing is for every writer.

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