Sometime last year, studies showed that the sales of eBooks had outpaced that of physical books that people were used to in the past. As with any other industry where there is such a paradigm shift occurring, the eBook industry provides several opportunities for those who are savvy enough to tap into it properly in order to make substantial profits for themselves.
The category of people that is most likely to be excited about the opportunities in the industry are those that are looking for a way to work for themselves, from their homes or any other location that they prefer, without having to answer to anyone as to the decisions they make in their business. The Kindle eBook business fits that bill perfectly, and will really give people the chance to truly be their own bosses.
The Kindle eBook business is so called because of the fact that that Amazon Kindle eBook market is the biggest market for eBooks at present. This is both in terms of the books that are available for sale and the volume of sales transactions that are conducted there on a daily basis. However, there are a number of other web eBook marketplaces where an author might be able to sell their books and also get substantial returns from them. These include the proprietary marketplaces of such book companies as Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
The reason for Amazon Kindle’s dominance of the market can be traced to the fact that apart from having an online marketplace for their books, they are also into the manufacture of physical eBook readers on which customers will be able to easily read the books they buy, without having to go through the hassle of any transfer process. Although some of the other companies also produce ereaders, Amazon Kindle ereaders got into the market very early and were able to secure a huge chunk of the market.
When writing books to be published on Kindle or any one of the other eBook marketplaces, one of the most important things that you will have to consider is the niche in which you will be writing. As an author, the idea behind writing any book is usually to write something that you are passionate about. However, with the immense amount of books on the Amazon Kindle marketplace and elsewhere on the internet, it is usually a better idea to write a book that satisfies a particular demand among the consumers.
The process of identifying niches that are likely to be profitable is somewhat complicated, but at its essence, it involves the usage of analytics and other metrics to track the eBook sales in a particular category in order to be able to predict what the demand for a new book in that category would be like. Using advanced analytics, one would be able to determine what the ideal length of the book should be, the amount of graphics it should contain, and a variety of other things that add up to determine the relative value of the book and its eventual success.