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Devices like Kindles have proved to be game changers in the publishing world.
Amazon announced last week that for every 100 print-and-paper books it sold, it's also sold 105 e-books.
Today writers have more power than ever to get their work seen and distributed at a low cost. “Whether you're writing for family, clients, or the general public, your work can be noticed and distributed online around the world,” says Stephanie Edwards, local author and instructor with the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s (TCL) Life Enrichment division. Ms. Edwards will teach a Making Money with EBooks class at the college’s Beaufort campus this summer to shed light on the process to publish electronically.
Originally eBookstores were tied to devices like the iPad, Kindle, or Nook, but now the device is less important than who sells the book. As each company creates its own platform for selling books authors simply need to publish them and to make them available in a wide variety of stores. Accessibility via a direct link to the consumer defines the convenience and instantaneous nature of EBooks as well as its profound success.
Making Money with EBooks is a half day offering on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TCL’s Beaufort campus. The cost is $69 per person. Participants will learn about Smashwords, Amazon-Kindle, Nook-Pub-It, Scribd, and several other viable eBook options. eBook services are free to use, at-will, and non-exclusive. The author has the final say and a minimum of technical expertise is required to utilize the medium for publication.
- To register for any Life Enrichment offering call (843) 525-8205.