Hi, (I have already started my journey, as I have $16 waiting on my F***** account. I don't want to divulge the niche I'm in (it's a bad one anyway, will change it up soon). Basically, I've done social networking promotion in order to get clients on F*******and that's it. I got $16 worth of orders in about a week, and only 5-star ratings so far. However, it took me a long time to fulfill some of the orders as my gig is too personalized. I'll go for an easier, more automated gig next time.) I'm tempted to write e-books for Azn, and yes I've done my research, but a few things are bothering me, and I'd love to get some advice. Since my gig on F***** is also related to creating content, I thought that I might be able to write an e-book myself. I have a couple of questions: 1. Do I need some kind of speech recognition software to make writing e-books worth my while? English is not my native language (though I have started a Master's degree in English). I don't live in the U.S., so I kind of have to write for my native country's market. Otherwise, I'll get taxed on my sales like crazy. There's no "free" (or dled) quality speech recognition software for my language. 2. Is a 30-page e-book (~200 words per page) a good start? I'm not sure what to write about yet. Given my situation, I could write a book (or even a series of books) on how to learn languages, but it's been overdone to the point where I feel I'd run into copyright issues whatever I write. How many pages do you recommend for a first book? Is there a way to find stock images that are guaranteed to be TRUE stock images? Because I hear that can be an issue, especially if you download from torrents or random websites. And even with more reputable ones, it's sometimes hard to tell whether there's a license on a picture or not... 3. Copying PLR articles are out of the question, but *not* getting inspiration from them, right? That's how I made my blog about language-learning (it's not earning me money, but that wasn't the goal actually). I gave up on that blog over a year ago. 4. How legal is it to find recipes, try them out yourself (RL cooking haha), then make a book out of them? I thought that (maybe) adding my own recipe picture and tweaking the proportions of the ingredients somewhat would be enough. 5. Is there any way I could learn to make my own quality e-book cover/book formatting on my own? Not to complain, but I'm too broke to shell out around $10 per book attempt to get a cover or something else. P.S.: I'm currently studying in order to become a secretary, as my plans with my partly-completed Master's degree in English didn't pan out. I've been looking for a job like crazy (currently spending the summer studying to get more qualifications) and when I pass my exam thingy next year, I WILL have a job, believe you me. Thing is, for now I can't really buy anything, as I'm mostly dependent on my parents. So, would writing K***** e-books in my spare time be a reliable long-term investment? I won't have a minute to myself when I go back to school, and even now I'm typing this at 4 a.m. and will get up tomorrow to work more.