The eBook Revolution

After much consideration, I recently decided to self publish a book for the Kindle. I know, self publishing, right? That’s for goofs with big egos, or at least that is what I thought.

Not any more.

I purchased a Kindle about a year ago, not sure if I would use it or not. But to my absolute surprise, it became my right hand. I used it all the time! My 8 year old daughter even downloaded a few books to read and far prefers it to reading actual books.

I thought about it for a few months, read a couple of eBooks on my Kindle from authors who had published their own works, and decided to give it a go. Since I published a work of non-fiction, I think it was probably easier than those of you who decided to go for it with a work of fiction, but I have to say, it was really easy and people have been downloading the book on Amazon!

The whole thing has me really excited, especially for my fellow Fan Fiction writers. The jump to writing orginal fiction has just become a whole lot shorter–and with NaNo on the horizon, just think of the possibilities. Fan Fic writers are some of the most prolific around, we know how to tell a story, and I see great things in the future.

What do you think about the idea of self-publishing? Would you do it?