Should I write a Serial Killer e-book?

Canada
March 13, 2009 8:31pm CST
Hi there, I have been wondering wether or not I should write a book about serial killers, which I have been intrested in and have read many books about serial killers. I have been wanting to write a book about serial killers and put it on the web as an e-book or get it published. I was wondering what anyone else thought about this? thanks
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@irishidid (8315)
• United States
14 Mar 09
There are plenty of book about serial killers so you need to go from a different and unique perspective. What that would be is up to you. Just don't write a "how-to" book. I would do some research before doing anything. Write and get some feedback. Do you belong to a writing forum? I'm a moderator on one. If you're interested I'll give you the link. Our group is strictly adults so content is not censored. Let me know.
• United States
14 Mar 09
I was just curious why you said do not write a how to book? I have thought about writing a how to book and I want to know why you would think it is a bad idea?
@irishidid (8315)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Ten easy steps to a life of serial killing? Seriously.
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 09
hey momtrying2makeit, irishidid was saying not to make a "how-to" book for sellier killing :) What is your book about? I would love to read it one day :)
@AdalieM (1137)
• United States
12 Apr 11
I wonder why you wanted to write a serial killer e-book? If that's what you really want, go for it, is your book nobody needs to tell you what to do or what not to do. I am thinking about writing a book but not e-books. To my understanding, ebooks are about how to do things, say make money online, cook, etc. Not about stories, I could be wrong, as I don't know nothing about writing ebooks.
• United States
15 Mar 09
Serial killers are a good topic, but they've been done. I'm not sure, but I think they may be like vampires in the horror genre. They've been done and done and done. So, if you want to write your book, you might take that into consideration. However, far be it from me to EVER tell someone not to write what they feel passionate about. If you want to write a book about serial killers, than do it. You have to write what you're feeling and if that's what you're feeling, then go for it! My question would be why do you want to do it as an e-book? What is appealing about that to you? Are you thinking serializing it, like the Sherlock Holmes stories? If so, then that might be a good way to go, but start now on building a platform to find your market. E-books are an easy way to get yourself jump-started, but they're fraught with difficulties. If you do decide to do it yourself, please, please, make sure you copyright the work yourself. That means paying the government money and they issue a copyright in your name. If someone steals your work, (not likely, but possible), you'll have legal recourse. Even if you don't plan on making money off your piece, copyrighting is important to make sure you derive the credit for your work. In the end, being an author is about reputation. Write what you feel. If you're going to spend all that time staring at piece of paper, computer screen, whatever, then you might as well be having some fun.
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
You could do that but I don't think I would ever want to read it. I am not interested in serial killers. You could write a book about computers and computer languages and I might read it if I find it. There are so many books out there competing for attention. Cheers!!
• United States
14 Mar 09
I think ebooks are cool and I am sure it has been done before but hey I know some people that are into that kinda of stuff. Some people are fansicstied by killers. So hey if you think you would like to do it than go for it is what I would say! Take care and happy mylotting
• United Arab Emirates
14 Mar 09
Is it going to be your first book? I would really like to read the book when it's done. Don't forget to provide the link for your e-book ... I know all myLotters will support you. Good luck