Ebooks: Categorically Speaking

Ebooks: Categorically Speaking

The categories associated with ebooks are incredibly large. Trying to pinpoint the exact type of material best suited for ebook development is a bit like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.

What follows is a brief look at a few of the categories in which ebooks may fit.

Arts
Music
Biographies
General
Business
Management
Marketing
Education
Essays
Games
Sports
Health & Fitness
Inspiration
Medical
History
Military
Religion
Science
Home & Garden
Cooking
Gardening
News
Philosophy
Politics & Government
Economics
Government
Law
Politics
Reference
Social Issues
Child Development
Communication
Environmental Issues
Ethnic Studies
Family
Social Issues
Travel
Children
Classics
Fiction
History
Humor
Science Fiction
Seasonal
Drama
Fantasy

You will notice I said brief because in each category there are several sub-genres that may also contain ebooks for sale.

The growth of ebooks is actually serving to displace traditional publishers to a certain degree. You will still find significant titles available at brick and mortar bookstores, but the very nature of ebook development has allowed many authors to bypass traditional publishers – and still find success.

The next time you visit your favorite storefront bookstore be sure to look at the vast aisles filled with books on every conceivable topic. Now condense that to your PC screen and a few clicks. In the end you will likely find lower priced ebook downloads available that can be just as portable as a regular book. Perhaps the best news is the ebook download can be accomplished without leaving the comfort of home.

The realm of ebook publishing is growing and populated with a maverick group of writers who have taken publishing into their own hands. This is not to say that traditional publishers haven’t seen the benefit of ebooks. In fact, many mainstream publishers are also offering some of their titles as ebook downloads.

Most writers have a very vivid imagination so the use of that imagination is important to ebook development. The truth is there are no limitations to the topics that can be addressed in an ebook.

Several ‘ebook only’ publishers can assist you in developing your book or you can research the skills needed to develop your own ebook.

Incidentally, there are also a growing number of ebook publishers that will publish a full print edition of the book once a certain number of ebook downloads have been reached. In other words, for some writers the development of an ebook may be the means of breaking into traditional avenues of publishing.

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