Published: May 3rd, 2011
This one is easy - your novel, in e-book format, of course. In order to sell successfully online you need a product, something that you can sell, which is in demand. As an author, you don't have to worry about the market, your readers are already there. You just need to let them know your e-book is out there, ready for downloading and devouring. So how do you convert your novel into e-book format? Well, this is fairly simple really. I find converting the Word document to PDF usually does the trick. Obviously you can't have any fancy formatting in the Word document that e-readers may not like, but essentially authors are there to write, not make a Word doc look pretty. So a simple Title page, Contents (if you're writing non-fiction) and a Copyright like you'd find in any traditional novel is all you need. Then start with Chapter 1. Once you've done, simple Save As a PDF document and you're ready for business.