Making Money with Your Knowledge and Expertise as a writer
Making Money with Your Knowledge and Expertise as a Writer
The Art of Self-Publishing and Its Benefits
However, the point of this section of our book is that you must ensure that you sell
your book via a site that uses strict security measures. Amazon fits the criteria
perfectly, because it is not just a site that an internet junkie hosts using some cheap
network gear and technology. In fact, it is actually a multimillion-dollar corporation
that works around the clock, ensuring that there are no successful cyber break- ins.
We are not saying that people will not try to steal your book if you host it on Amazon.
Instead, this will assure you that since Amazon is such a large corporation, it will
undoubtedly have the resources required to keep out such threats. This works in your
favor, because then anyone willing to read your book will have to buy it from
Amazon. This way, you will stand a chance of actually getting the money you
On the contrary, it is not all about the money. Aspiring and new authors like you have
to build and maintain a reputation so that
you can progress in this profession.
The number of copies of your book that
you manage to sell affects your reputation.
Hence, if due to continuous theft of your
eBook, the official records suggest that
you have not sold as many copies as you
had targeted to sell, it would be suicidal
for your reputation, and you will have
difficulty securing deals for any future projects.
However, if you are using Amazon for this purpose then there will be a record of
everyone that buys your book. Moreover, the statistics will be available to you
whenever you want them. The system that manages these statistics is one that is very
complex and impossible to hack. Hence, you will be sure that every sale is accounted
for and if you manage to cause a landslide of sales (which you will if you follow all
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