You do not need a Kindle or other make of e-reader device to read ebooks!
There are various free readers available for PC, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile Phones.
The Kindle will only read kindle format books, Calibre will read both Kindle and many other formats including PDF.
Information on all the books written by
Paul S. Medland.
Links to purchase the books via Amazon / Smashwords.
The Woo page has links to free readers for ebooks. Details of Library ebook & audiobook loans.
The portal to access ebooks and audiobooks from your local library.
Why not loan it to an elderly relative , neighbour or friend, and help them through these hard times of self-isolation and social distancing.
Writing and publishing a book has never been easier!
Gone are the old typewriters and wastebin full of failed efforts, these days most households have a computer that already has most of what you need. The rest is available free if you know where to look.
Publishing in hard format, eg making a paperback or hard back book is extremely expensive, and a big gamble against making enough sales to pay for it all. But publishing as an ebook can be free!
Microsoft Word although the leader when it comes to word-processing software is very expensive to purchase, but it is not the only suitable and compatible word-processor available.
Open-Office is a free online suite of Office Programs and is fully compatible with Microsoft version.
We would all like to become the latesttop-author and sell millionsof copies of our latest book, but you have to be realistic! Chances are you will not sell dozens never mind thousands, unless very lucky indeed you are not going to get up there with the top authors and make a fortune.
So don't give up your day job!
There are many thousands of budding authors, not all have the financial backup and expensive agents and promotion force to push their books and generate huge sales. So if you decide to write your book, make sure you do so for the right reasons, and with the right expectations.
Remember its not a quick process, what takes just minutes to read can take many hours to write!
Write because you enjoy it, because you have something you wish to share with others.
Do-not write to make money from it, you could put in many hundreds of hours of wotk and get zero financial return.
Do-not expect thousands of sales the moment it is published and available, you will be lucky if you sell one or two in the first week.
Get your reward from the comments of others who read your work, there is a great feeling of acheivement when you see your finished article, especially when it has been published and available for others to purchase and read.
It doesn't stop at finishing the book and publishing it. Then the work begins!
You have to advertise your book/s, promote them by word of mouth, by creating a sales website, and using social media. You will be competing with many thousands of others!
Your book will have to fit into the set categories for publishing, this depends on what the book contains and what 'age suitable' it is. Certain topics are restricted and not allowed, not even hinting towards them. All images used must be 100% suitable, no naughty bits showing!
this also applies to Erotica!.
Plaigarism is not allowed. Where quotes from others are included, they must be honoured.
Images must be non-copyright.
I am in no-way an expert, I have written and published around 30 ebooks so far in various Genres and I am still learning. I haven't made my fortune yet, but I still have hope.
Best I have done so far is to be one of Amazons 'Author of the month in the US'.
But if I can offer any advice or help, email me and I will try to help you.