Pathway To Opportunity
Self-publishing on Amazon is a great place to start your career as a published author. As a published author you access a pathway to opportunity, advancement, and success.
The thing about published authors is that they exude a magnetic attraction. In our culture the author of a book is someone special; they have standing, and they enjoy the elevated status of being an author. They are branded with distinction.
Haven’t you ever noticed the adulation, the respect and the admiration that is heaped on authors?
As a non-fiction author you are recognised as an expert in some form of knowledge; and, as a fiction author you are perceived as gifted and talented – someone who can draw a reader into your web.
Publishing a non-fiction book boosts your credibility and authority. This in turn can improve your business. You are set apart as the authority in your field.
Celebrity and influencer
Once you are a self-published author not only are you able to share your story with the world, you’re also in a position to gain speaking opportunities and influence others. Opportunity presents itself and you can become a celebrity and influencer.
As a creative entrepreneur this may mean speaking engagements, being part of an international speakers circuit, becoming a media personality, distinguishing yourself as a podcaster, or gaining recognition with a YouTube channel.
What may start as a hobby on Amazon has the potential to escalate into a scalable business, a long term business, or even a publishing empire.
Multiple streams of income
A side hustle started on Amazon can grow into multiple streams of income.
Authors can move beyond the Amazon ecosystem with traditional publishers noticing them and even offering a publishing deal.
There are massive opportunities for additional passive income as you embrace global markets, produce books in multiple formats, create branded series, expand the publishing of your books to other platforms (IngramSpark, Kobo, iBooks), and publishing in multiple genres.
Ebooks and audiobooks continue to grow in popularity. With just one click a Kindle eBook is delivered immediately to a free Kindle app on your computer, your iPad or smartphone.
An audiobook is popular because it allows you to enjoy a book while being engaged in some other activity such as commuting or exercising.
Promote your expertise
As you expand, develop and promote your expertise there is opportunity to become a coach, or a creator of courses.
A how-to book, for instance, might qualify you to be a coach with prospects wanting to sign up to learn from you.
As a book author others quickly acknowledge that you are the expert.
Savvy authors can grow a strong base of online followers that allows them to directly engage with their readers and drive sales via their websites and social media channels.
DIY ecommerce platforms make it easy for authors to create online stores that let readers browse their titles, add to a shopping cart, and pay for their purchases with just a few clicks.
If becoming a published author interests you then do your apprenticeship on the Amazon platform. This is your starting point. From here your can explore other opportunities and who knows where this journey will take you.
How To Become a Self-Published Author
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