Ebook writing is an in-demand niche in freelance writing thanks to the explosion of self-publishing and e-readers like the Kindle and Nook. Many want to emulate the success of self-published authors like John Locke (who sold a million ebooks in just five months) and Amanda Hocking (the 20-something year old who sold hundreds of thousands of ebooks on Amazon before being offered a multi-million dollar deal with a big publisher). So if youíre an ebook writer (or a freelancer whoís interested in doing this type of writing), following is some insight on how to land these types of jobs.
2 Free Options for Locating Jobs Writing and Editing Ebooks
Job Boards: This is one of the easiest ways to land ebook writing jobs. Look under ghostwriting jobs and/or ads that ask directly for an ebook writer / editor. Also do a general search for the term ďebookĒ to see what pops up.
Iíve been writing ebooks since 2004. And until recently, you never saw ads like this on job boards. But, over the last year or so, Iíve seen plenty start to materialize. And, just like SEO writing jobs did over the last few years, these types of jobs will become more and more common.
Blog about Self-Publishing: This is a longer route to getting ghostwriting jobs, but starting a self-publishing blog can be extremely lucrative in the long run. Why? Because many aspiring ebook writers know little to nothing about the self-publishing process because itís still so new. How do I know?
I receive questions on an almost weekly basis asking things that are common knowledge to me. Even though I am by no means a guru, I forget how much more knowledge I have than most simply because I have been an ebook writer for so long (canít believe itís almost 10 years!).
My point in relaying this is if you start a self-publishing blog that caters to new/wannabe ebook writers, you can build an authority blog with a loyal following. And, just who do you think they will most likely turn to when itís time to get their ebook edited (or written in the first place)? Why you, of course!
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How Much Can You Earn as an Ebook Writer
Like most opportunities in freelance writing, the rates for ebook writing are all over the place. What I can tell you is this based on my personal experience.
The least amount Iíve earned has been around $300 (editing/proofreading an ebook for a friend). The most was right at $1,600 for a 10-page ebook for a corporate client on social media. They used it as a free giveaway at their seminar.
Iíve given estimates on ebook writing jobs that range from $3,000 to $5,000. Iíve seen prices of as low as $1/page to as high as $60,000 (not a typo) for an ebook of 200 pages or more. My gut feeling is, most ghostwriting jobs like this fall in the $2,000 to $5,000 range for ebooks of between 40-70 or so pages. But again, this is just my professional guess.
Good luck if you decide to pursue this lucrative freelance writing opportunity.
About the Author: Yuwanda Black is a successful ebook writer and self-publisher. Sheís the author of more than 50 titles, and has sold thousands of ebooks online since 2004 via outlets like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and her own freelance writing website, InkwellEditorial.com.
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