As we wrap up our exploration of fiction eBook alternatives, one non-fiction eBook that can have you published in a relatively short period of time is the anthology eBook. Whether you obtain the rights to a collection of interviews that were conducted with your favorite musical artist, or collect a number of essays you previously wrote on related topics and tie them together, you can create and publish an anthology eBook rather quickly.
Collaborating on an Anthology eBook
Making an anthology can be even easier if you invite friends, colleagues, or fellow authors to contribute. Before you begin, however, you should determine how you will invite authors to contribute, how you will determine which contributions will make the final edit, and if you want an editorial partner to help you put the anthology together.
If you do want an editorial partner to help you, the two of you should decide together the genre and subgenres. You both should also discuss and put in writing how you will share the costs and profits from your endeavor, and clearly delineate who will be responsible for what tasks throughout the project.
Before You Publish Your Anthology eBook
Getting people to contribute, whether it’s for an anthology of political poetry or essays on motherhood, won’t be difficult, but you should be clear with contributors that submissions aren’t guaranteed to be included and that their only compensation is the visibility of being included. This will prevent you from having issues later when a contributor decides that he or she should earn money off the sales of your anthology. Be sure to have each accepted contributor sign a written contract releasing the rights to you for the appearance of their contribution. You may wish to consult an attorney to obtain the proper guidance.
As you can see from our series, there are a number of non-fiction eBook options to choose from that will have you published in no time. From How-To and Recipe eBooks to Travelogues and Memoirs, there is no limit to what you can write in the non-fiction arena.
What other non-fiction eBook genres would you suggest?