With all the major changes in publishing, ebooks continue to rise in significance. Gone are the days when a self-publishing author needed a huge sum of cash to publish their book. Now, without moving from a desk chair, writers are able to share their books with the world, and enjoy monthly earnings.
However, along with the seeming ease of creating an ebook, quite a few issues have cropped up. Most of the complaints I see have to do with poor editing, shoddy formatting, and amateurish covers.
On Thursday, September 22nd, at 9pm Eastern Time, author and writing coach Terry Whalin will interview Ellen Violette on The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make Authoring an eBook, and How to Avoid Them. Violette runs The Ebook Coach website, and is the author of several books on writing ebooks.
Here's a few things from the description page:
* Why ebooks are a must-have for a successful internet business
* How to take the guesswork out of the process
* How to avoid the twin dragons of Perfectionism and Procrastination that stop so many people from becoming successful authors
* Why you are your worst critic and how to stop it
* Why people start ebooks and don't finish them, and how you can
* How to make maximum profits with minimal effort
Even if the timing doesn't work for you, sign up anyway. You'll receive a link to the recorded interview the day after it airs. Plus, there are several freebies offered to those who sign up.
Are you planning to try the ebook route, or will you go for traditional publishing first? Is your decision today different from what it would have been a year ago?