Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
The long lost dream of becoming a successful, full-time author has been resurrected by pioneers in the new field of digital publishing thanks to the mobile tablet war. Thanks to digital media giants like Apple, Barnes & Noble, and, most notably, Amazon, authors whose dreams of making income from their passion for writing are now coming back to life. Amazon and others have created phenomenal programs that allow authors to self-publish their own work, retaining all rights and keeping an unheard of 70% of royalties.
Julie Schoen, self-published author and Founder and CEO of Little Pearl Publishing, retired from teaching at the age of 24 when her income from publishing her books on Amazon began to exceed the salary she was receiving as a middle-school teacher. Now Schoen works full time from home, publishing her own books as well as the work of others through her own company.
“Self publishing,” says Schoen, “has changed my life. I am doing something that I love and helping others in the process, while actually making money. Not many people can say that.”
Little Pearl Publishing, run from Schoen’s home office in New Mexico, has published over twenty books in just a matter of months. And, according to Schoen, will release another thirty by the end of the year. “You no longer need to get your book picked up by a large publishing company. If you have a quality book that people care about, you can do it all on your own and make far more money than the average author” Schoen explains. She speaks from experience. On average, each one of Little Pearl’s books, some of which have been in Amazon’s Top 100 lists with over 30,000 downloads in one weekend, make twenty dollars per day. You do the math.