It's not true that everything that has been said has already been written. Since that unfortunate axiom came into use, whole universe has changed. Technology has changed, ideas have changed, and mindsets of entire nations have changed.
The fact is that this is perfect time to write an ebook. What publishing industry needs are people who can tap into world as it is today – innovative and figure out how to solve old problems in a new way. Ebooks are a new and powerful tool for original thinkers with fresh ideas to disseminate information to millions of people who are struggling to figure out how to do a plethora of different things.
And you can take advantage of this fact and profit from it.
Let's say you already have a brilliant idea, and knowledge to back it up that will enable you to write an exceptional ebook. You may be sitting at your computer staring at a blank screen wondering, "Why? Why should I go through all trouble of writing my ebook when it's so impossible to get anything published these days?
Well, let me assure you that publishing an ebook is entirely different than publishing a book in print. Let's look at specifics of how print and cyber publishing industry differ, and many reasons why you should take plunge and get your fingers tapping across those keyboards!
Submitting a print book to conventional publishing houses or to agents is similar to wearing a hair shirt 24/7. No matter how good your book actually is, or how many critique services and mentor writers have told you that "you've got what it takes," your submitted manuscript keeps coming back to you as if it is a boomerang instead of a valuable mine of information.
Perhaps, in desperation, you've checked out self-publishing and found out just how expensive a venture it can be. Most "vanity presses" require minimal print runs of at least 500 copies, and even that amount will cost you thousands of dollars. Some presses' minimal run starts at 1,000 to 2,000 copies. And that's just for printing and binding. Add in distribution, shipping, and promotional costs and well, you do math. Even if you wanted to go this route, you may not have that kind of money to risk.
Let's say you already have an Internet business with a quality website and a quality product. An ebook is one of most powerful ways to promote your business while educating people with knowledge you already possess as a business owner of a specific product or service.
For example, let's say that you've spent last twenty-five years growing and training bonsai trees, and now you're ready to share your knowledge and experience. An ebook is perfect way to reach largest audience of bonsai enthusiasts.
Ebooks will not only promote your business - they will help you make a name for yourself and your company, and establish you as an expert in your field. You may even find that you have enough to say to warrant a series of ebooks. Specific businesses are complicated and often require different aspects to be divided in order for reader to get full story.
Perhaps your goals are more finely tuned in terms ofthe ebook scene. You may want to build a whole business around writing and publishing ebooks. Essentially, you want to start an e-business. You are thinking of setting up a website to promote and market your ebooks. Maybe you're even thinking of producing an ezine.