I promised a while back to give an update of eBooks sold on SmashWords and Kindle. I now have 3 published books on Kindle and 2 on SmashWords. I’ve sold close to 20 on Kindle alone. Most are about the Sandy Hook school tragedy and at $.99, I plan to donate proceeds to Sandy Hook funds.
In the last week, Homepreneurs published step-by-step guides for using SmashWords and Kindle for creating eBooks. I used a previously written piece of fiction for both SmashWords and Kindle in order to record and document instructions. The same, unmodified work was used for both in an effort to view formatting and learn about results with one notable difference: the SmashWords version was initially offered for free – the first several days – then a price of $.99 was applied. Wish Kindle, a price of $.99 was immediately applied after the eBook was published.
This post covers publishing on Kindle, step-by-step. Between SmashWords and Kindle, a large portion of the digital publishing market is available.to you, the writer. Both services are free, so why not take a chance? You can always publish under a pseudonym to avoid potential complications or issues.
I had a networking lunch today with a friend – Nick – who is starting a home business: Branch Business Services. We discussed a range of topics including: business ideas, market research, market niches, and related. My first suggestion for business ideas is to ask one question: “What business problem are you trying to solve”? This question should be asked many times during the lifecycle of a product, process, or service. The end goal of any business offering is to solve an existing problem or improve on a current solution.