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How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies

How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies
Who will be the JK Rowling of self-publishing? Better still: who will be the legions who make an extra $1,000-$1,000,000 per year? (Photo: The Telegraph, UK) This is a guest post by Ryan Buckley and the team at Scripted. I have added my own tools and recommendations after “TIM” throughout the piece. Enter Ryan Buckley and Team Barry Eisler writes thrillers about a half-Japanese, half-American freelance assassin named John Rain. Having conquered all that needs to be conquered in the world of commercial publishing, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Eisler’s publisher offered him $500,000 deal for a new two-book deal. The surprise was that Eisler turned down the deal and decided to tackle self-publishing instead. “I know it’ll seem crazy to a lot of people, but based on what’s happening in the industry, and based on the kind of experience writers like you are having in self-publishing, I think I can do better in the long term on my own.” Why eBooks, Why Now? – Don’t go niche-hopping. 1. 2.

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