Why Write an eBook?
eBooks are one of the fastest growing items sold online. In 2010, 7% of British adults got a dedicated eReader for Christmas, and it looks like it will be an even bigger figure this year. Just looking at Amazon’s Kindle, 3.6 million e-readers were sold in 2009, around 6.6 million devices in 2010, and this looks likely to jump 68% to 11 million devices in 2011. Add in the number of people reading eBooks on iPads or even on their pc, and you’ll see how eBooks can give you a massive reach. EBook sales are growing exponentially as this chart of US trade sales from the International Digital Publishing Forum shows:
So, lots of people are reading eBooks: this makes them an ideal way to start showcasing your expertise. Whether you are a blogger looking to bring together some of your posts to make an eBook on your favourite topic, or a business owner looking to showcase your expertise, eBooks are reaching more and more people. Make sure that you have an eBook to offer: don’t miss out.