Why Write an EBook Vs A Published Book?
This is a common question-and a necessary one-as you educate yourself on the merits of both.
For starters, neither is necessarily better than the other. There is no right option. Choosing one depends on what you're trying to accomplish by becoming published, your current skill set, and your allocated funds for this project. Inevitably, though, you must choose one for your first effort toward becoming a published author.
After careful analysis, only you can decide which option is best-suited for you, but I recommend eBooks for the following reasons:
- eBooks are ecologically-responsible
- eBooks are instantly accessible
- eBooks can be created, marketed and sold within a very short time period
- eBooks can be created, marketed and sold based on your own time table
- eBooks can be created, marketed and sold without extensive knowledge of the complex book publishing industry
- eBooks can be marketed in places where you wouldn't normally be able to market yourself, such as online bookstores
- eBooks easily and quickly establish you as an expert within your field
- eBooks allow you to more fully explore and share your passion for a subject than you can with articles or your Web site
- Short eBooks can be used for free giveaways, incentives or as bonus items (the most common way they are used is to build your subscriber list)
If you're uncertain about any aspect of the book-writing process, writing an eBook is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the practical aspects of developing a system that works for you. Start small with a special report or mini-eBook. Although this doesn't officially qualify as authorship, the exercise builds clarity and confidence.
With the ability to publish an eBook at zero monetary cost, it's an excellent way to launch your writing career.
Source by Charlon Bobo