Book Report On The Book ' Problem Of Crime Thriller Books ' By Mark Dawson
In April, Forbes reported on self-made author Mark Dawson. Dawson writes crime thriller books. But, that isn 't the real story here. He makes about $450,000 a year from those books.
There are many other authors making anywhere from a few dollars a month to a few thousand dollars a month as well. With the ease of publishing an electronic book on Amazon, it is definitely an area that those looking to monetize their blogs should look at.
Streams of Income
While you might not be able to always predict how much you 'll make in royalties, one of the keys to monetizing your blog is to create multiple streams of revenue from different sources.
Books are a somewhat residual income. You write the book once, format it, upload it and it makes you money as long as it is for sale. While there is a bit more to it (you 'll need to at least occasionally promote the book), that is the basic premise.
You Don 't Have to Write a Book
One of the beautiful things about running a blog is that you will start to collect a lot of material over time. You can easily start to sort that content into categories and bundle it together into guides and books.
Choose a topic. For example, if I wanted to bundle some of my posts on Crabby Housewife, I might choose the topic "Gluten Free Desserts". I could then search through titles in that category, see what went together, perhaps add a…