For people of faith with a penchant for writing, now is a very exciting time to be a wordsmith. The publishing world has seen radical changes recently, none more so than the arrival of the E-Reader. Technological advances in the capabilities of E-Readers combined with the ease of self-publishing have opened up an entirely new world for Christian writers.
Whereas once upon a time a writer would have to solicit their manuscript to numerous publishing houses in an effort to receive a book publishing deal, with the advent of self-publishing that onerous task changed drastically. With the arrival of E-Readers and the ability for consumers to instantly download their books of choice, the publishing world has forever been changed.
This brave new world in publishing has created a brand new opportunity for writers of faith. Christian writers can now create, edit, and upload their own E-Books on sites like Kindle, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Whether readers are downloading faith based E-books to a Kindle, an iPad, or a Nook, the opportunities for Christian writers to get their message out have never been more prevalent. Secular writers are flocking to this new format in publishing; the opportunity for Christian writers to do the same is definitely an option worth exploring.
The ability for Christian writers to network and cross promote each others’ E-books is just one option worth considering. From a book signing party where Christian writers gather to promote their latest offerings, to online book clubs for readers of faith, the opportunities that E-books offer are just to inviting to ignore. Depending upon the success of their manuscript, writers have the ability to significantly impact their incomes in a very positive way. The income that is earned can be used in any number of ways, from living expenses to tithing to charitable contributions. An E-book by a Christian writer can even be used as a fundraising opportunity, with all profits from downloaded sales going to the cause of choice.
The technological advances to E-Readers are expected to continue with enhanced E-Readers already hitting the marketplace. This is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With more and more consumers embracing the world of mobile technology, the opportunities for reading on the go definitely do look promising. Whether a reader is nestled under a beach umbrella reading their iPad or hunkered down in a rain soaked tent with their Kindle, they are taking their digital books of choice with them wherever they go. Faith based writers are well advised to be aware of this growing trend and the opportunities that it allows to get their message across. Sharing the gospel has never been easier. E-books allow Christian writers to truly follow the words of Mark 16:15 “And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
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