Ebook Writing – Choosing Your Topics And Selling Your Ebooks

There is no doubt that the success of your ebooks will largely depend on your chosen topics. Your chances of making your ebooks best-sellers will dramatically increase if you write about topics that are popular, in-demand, and extremely interesting to your target audience.

Here’s how you can properly choose your ebook topics:

1. Keyword research. This is by far the easiest and fastest way to get the pulse of your target market. Using a keyword suggestion tool, you can easily identify the terms they usually use on search engines. This will give you an idea about the exact information that they are looking for. If they are constantly searching for “article marketing software” for example, you can write about the best article marketing software that are available in the online arena today to help these people make well-informed decision when they are about to make a purchase.

2. Conduct a survey. If you already have a huge following, you may just opt to send your questionnaires to your opt-in list with the help of your autoresponders to know what topics they find interesting. To boost the number of your participants, consider giving out freebies to those people who answer your questionnaires. Offer them with free newsletters and reports.

3. Forums and discussion boards. Another great way to identify the topics that will sell like hotcakes online is by invading forums and discussion boards where you can usually find your target audience. In here, they’ll surely talk about their problems, their goals in life, and the things that they would like to learn about. Convert these to great ebook topic ideas.

• Compelling Reasons to Write and Sell Your Ebooks

I know how it feels to work more than 40 hours a week and still have not enough money to pay monthly bills. I also know the feeling of being paid a little while the company I worked for was generating millions of dollars. Not too long ago, I wished that I can have my own business and have control of my earnings. If you were on the same boat, you should take the same path I took that can lead to financial freedom. Write your ebooks and be one of the top information marketers in the World Wide Web.

Aside from earning fatter paychecks, there are so many other reasons why you should consider writing and selling your own ebooks. This will let you work at the comforts of your own home which means more time for your family, not having to drive to and from an office, and even working on your pajamas. This will also let you control your working hours. Do you have to attend your son’s baseball game? Then, schedule your writing hours during bed time or do it first thing in the morning. You can do so much more as nobody will dictate when and where you should write your ebooks.

Another benefit that you can enjoy is you can actually run your own ebusiness without spending a fortune on renting an office space or paying overhead costs. In addition, you can have yourself as your own boss. You can also control your earnings. If you want to multiply the numbers on your pay checks, you can just go ahead and multiply the number of your ebooks. It’s that easy!

Should You Self Publish Your Own Books or Not?

With the rise in the number of self published authors, there is much debate as to whether it’s better to self publish your own books or whether to still follow the traditional route of trying to find a publisher. There are many people who say that self published books won’t sell or that no one trusts self published books, but the people saying this are not publishers or published authors. They are simply people who want to be published authors, but their not, so they spend their time trying to discredit the work of self published authors. But when it comes to selling books, the only opinions that matter are those of the readers. And readers don’t care who has published the book, as long as it’s a good book. So the only decision you should be making is which type of publishing is best for you and your personality type? Traditional publishing means that the author has to relinquish all the rights to their own work and some authors don’t want tot do this. A publisher will control the cost of the book, the interior layout, the cover design, the editing, any changes to the finished manuscript and the publishing date. If you’re a first-time author a publisher may delay publishing your book for quite a while. So the time between you signing the publishing contract and the time your book is published, can be several years. It also may take several years before you find a publisher which can mean a lot of writing time lost in sending out query letters and proposals. Even the first “Chick Soup for the Soul” book, which has now sol millions of copies, was originally turned down by over 140 publishers. A publishing contract is also something that needs to be taken into consideration. A contract will be dozen of pages long and is best looked over by a lawyer who deals with intellectual property law to make sure that all the clauses are fair to the author. And even when you’ve found a publisher and negotiated a contract, you will still be responsible for marketing your won work because publishers prefer to use their marketing department to work on their best selling books or celebrity biographies. And after all that, if your book fails to sell at least a few thousand copies quickly, it can be withdrawn in only a few months. But if you prefer to have a large publishing company publish your book then this is the way for you to go. On the other hand you may want to retain complete control of your work and this is where self publishing can help you. Everything about the publishing process is left in your complete control and with the use of modern technology, publishing a book, or a thousand books, can be done from home with only a computer and internet connection. You can easily set out your book, create a cover of your own choosing and have your book selling internationally within only a week or two. And you don’t have to worry about the low sales or your book being withdrawn because while a sale of only a couple of thousand copies after publication is bad for a large publishing company, it’s great for a self published author, who, instead of receiving a small royalty from book sales, is making $15 or more per sale. And you can keep your book “in print” for as long as you want. With the ease of modern publishing methods, you can now write as many books as you want to, as often as you want to and you can relax in the knowledge that they will all be published. And once you become a regularly self published author, even if you only sell a few thousand copies a year of each book, you can still achieve a 6-figure income. And if you want to increase your income all you have to do is write and publish more books. Now isn’t that the kind of life you’ve always dreamed of? Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=318589&ca=Writing

E-books: The New Discovery!

Few years ago, people were touting e-books as the future of the publishing industry. Through these portable electronic devices, individuals could read entire books without amassing a large collection of tattered paperbacks. Despite all the hoopla, e-books never actually took off. Now, one company is hoping to take the technology to the next level. Discovery Communications (the company behind the Discovery Channel and TLC) was awarded a US patent for a new e-book invention. Though Discovery has been mum on the details, the patent application describes the device as “a new way to distribute books and other textual information to bookstores, libraries and consumers”. The patent is not just for the book-shaped electronic reader itself, but also for an entire electronic library system. Discovery notes in the patent information: ‘‘Not since the introduction of Gutenberg’s movable typeset printing has the world stood on the brink of such a revolution in the distribution of text material. The definition of the word ‘book’ will change drastically in the near future.” The news of Discovery’s patent certainly perked the ears of Amazon, the maker of the Kindle, a portable electronic device that enables users to get book, magazine and newspaper content instantly. The device was released this past fall after three years in development, and it features a display that resembles real paper. It also offers a large selection of books, giving users access to about 80 percent of current New York Times bestsellers (which cost $9.99 each to download). A keyboard allows users to make notes, highlight text and bookmark pages. Of course, the downside of the Kindle is its price tag of $399 – not exactly attractive to readers used to buying books for around $10 or borrowing them from the library. The other major difficulties faced by e-books are the question of whether people really want to let go of books. So far, the question remains unanswered. While e-books haven’t thus far lit the industry on fire, they have seen their sales figures increase exponentially in the past few years. But books still have several benefits e-books haven’t been able to match. For one thing, they’re durable. A paperback can get buried in the sand and simply be brushed off, while a $400 electronic device filled with sand could be catastrophic. Secondly, books remain a reflection of personality. Personal libraries remind people of books they’ve read and may want to return to – just like record or movie collections. Still, e-books do offer intriguing possibilities all their own. For one thing, they give people the ability to get new books in minutes while lying in bed or riding the bus. Secondly, they save space and paper. For the frequent traveler the e-book is much more convenient than lugging around a dozen paperbacks or stopping at each airport book store to add another couple pounds to a carry-on. With e-books, content is instant, bulk is minimal and travel is simple. Ultimately, the widespread acceptance of e-books comes down to whether the benefits of the new technology will outweigh the old. Certainly, e-books must become more affordable and the content available must become limitless. But perhaps Discovery will be the company to make that happen. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=298922&ca=Internet

Using E-books For Marketing

So you’ve created your own ebook, or have otherwise caused the preparation of the same. Or maybe you have purchased an already existing ebook with its master resale rights or private label right. Now, you’re contemplating on how much you’re going to sell it to recover your investments. You’re already thinking about hiring a copywriter to create a sales page, or maybe, you’re even studying the basics of copywriting to write your own sales copy. But is selling the ebook the best step to take? Indeed, you may gain some sales, either through your efforts, or through the efforts of your affiliates, but this will be short term profit. The earnings will only be good for a number of transactions. Here’s an alternative you may decide to take: give away your ebook for free and make it viral. At first glance, you may think of this tactic as dismissible. After all, where’s the money in giving something away for free, right? Well, such an ebook can serve as the seed for a viral marketing campaign, and in the long run, it can provide for you a continuous source of prospects that will be willing to purchase your future offers. How is this possible? How is this done? Do consider the strategies below: 1. Populate the pages of your ebook with your affiliate links. These affiliate links should be properly invoked, meaning, they will be mentioned in accordance with relevant portions of your information product. If you’re discussing email marketing in one chapter, recommend an autoresponder service through your affiliate link. If you’re discussing web hosting, recommend a web hosting service through your affiliate link, or perhaps, even your reseller account. Since the ebook will most likely be passed around (since it’s free), you’d be able to expose your products and affiliate links to more people in the long run 2 populate the pages of your ebook with links to your URL. This URL should point to a landing page where you can capture the contact details of your visitors. Veteran online marketers will tell you that capturing leads is just as important as bagging some sales. Once your visitors subscribe to your mailing list, you can employ your email marketing strategies to warm them up for future sales. 3. Reserve it for use as a bonus for your future offers. This will increase the value of your future offers, and such can justify a higher selling price. Additionally, your future offers will sell faster because of the ebook you’ll be packing in for free. 4. Use your ebook as leverage for joint ventures. Some JV setups will require you to contribute a product to the pool which will be sold as one solid package. Often, these setups will require you to throw in the private label rights or the master resale rights of the same. If you wish to preserve the exclusivity of your other products, use your new ebook instead. 5. Give away your ebook to the members of your mailing list. Such a gesture will surely make them happy. And when they’re kept happy, they’d get warmed up to your future offers. As you can see, there are many, many other applications for your ebook other than selling it. And the fact that you will give it away free of charge would add a viral exponent to the equation. People love free things, and people love sharing free things with their family and friends. It’s human nature! Your ebook will be distributed in many, many channels, and if you will play your cards right, you’d generate a lot of leads from these situations. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=292385&ca=Internet

Why You Need to Write Your Own E-Books

The majority of eBook sellers found on eBay focus completely on selling eBooks and material written by other authors, and while they may well be making a nice sum of money, you’ll find that it’s the original authors that are generating the really impressive profitsThe majority of eBook sellers found on eBay focus completely on selling eBooks and material written by other authors, and while they may well be making a nice sum of money, you’ll find that it’s the original authors that are generating the really impressive profits. Creating your own eBook can not only be profitable, but also be an exciting and fun task if you find you are stuck knowing how to take your business to the next level. Here are several reasons why I would strongly recommend you look into creating your own products. 1. Increase Profits & Multiple Income When selling eBooks written by other authors you are only making money on the actual sale of the item, however by creating your own products there are ways in which you can still be making money months and even years down the line, after the initial sale has been made. How’s that possible? Well, that’s when having complete control over the content of the eBook pays off in a big way. By writing your own material you are able to add in the occasional affiliate link to your eBook whenever you feel the opportunity arises. For example, if you write an eBook on How to Play the Guitar, you might get to a section where you can include an affiliate link to an online music store. If the reader follows the link and proceeds to purchase an item from that site on your recommendation then you will receive a commission fee. Depending on the products you are promoting within your eBook you could earn hundreds in commissions at a time. Now, take into consideration that you will be making money from the initial sale of the eBook as well as any on going affiliate commissions and you should begin to see why having your own products in so important. 2. Generate Traffic Another plus point of having your own eBook is the amount of traffic (visitors) you will be able to generate to your other products or websites. Again, by including a few links inside your eBook back to your website or eBay store you’d be surprised at how much additional interest this will create. 3. Granting Resell Rights If you’ve been selling eBooks for a while you are probably aware of something called “Resell Rights”. This basically means that the author is granting permission to resell to this book to anyone who bought it from them. The reason people grant these types of resell rights is to get their product “out there” and to ultimately have their eBook spread all over the Internet. So eventually, it would be others selling their eBooks for them. But how is it they can still be making money? Well, think back what we discussed about affiliate sales. Just imagine if you had filled that eBook with useful affiliate links promoting relevant products to your readers, and now imagine if it was your eBook that everyone was selling all over eBay. Hopefully you see where I’m going with this, and how you can take this approach as far as you want. By creating your own eBook, adding subtle affiliate links, and granting “resell rights” to anyone that purchases your eBook you should begin to see a boost in your profits in no time. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=288830&ca=Internet

Are E-books All They Are Made Out To Be

E-books and other information products have taken the Internet by storm. This is not a new phenomenon, rather an ongoing wonder. It has been round for years, but due to a lot of exposure, this has grown over the last few years. According to certain statistics, the biggest selling item on the Internet is e-books. More then anything else, it appears to be books that concentrate on the How to aspect of things. But, the question in my mind has always been, are they worth their money, and these so called Gurus who write them, are they real Gurus? According to the Collins Dictionary a Guru is a leader or advisor of a person or a group of people. So does this make these e-book authors Gurus? Well, I suppose it does, if we turn to them for advice assuming they know more then us on the subject, then, yes, they are Gurus. So, can they be trusted or are they just self proclaimed Gurus looking to make a killing off the innocent people out there looking for advice and guidance? In most cases, they are honest people wanting to share their knowledge with the ordinary folk, to help them progress and realise their dreams. Some, on the other hand are not so honest, have no idea what they are talking about and are out there to rip you off. The good news is that these bad Gurus don’t last very long. As you know bad news travels faster then good news. So the rip off artists soon loose all credibility on the internet. They may have done well when they first launched their rubbish, but it is short lived. So, how do you know if the e-book you have bought is worth its money? Personally, I think this varies from person to person. I might buy an e-book that I think is brilliant, but you may think it’s absolute rubbish once you’ve read it. However, before you buy any e-book it would pay you to do your research. There are many sites on the Internet that do reviews on e-books. These sites are generally unbiased. The reviews are written by individuals who have no loyalty to the author, so they have no reason to lie. They tend to pull no punches and tell it as it is. I have over 200 e-books, I suppose I’m an e-book junkie and if I followed my own advice, I probably would have less, but worth a lot more. Don’t get me wrong, the majority of the e-books I have are worth the money, however, I have a few that are absolute rubbish. Pie in the sky ideas on how to make money, supposedly proven and tested, yeah right, maybe on a different planet. But you live and learn. Now a day I don’t buy any information product unless I have done my research, it doesn’t take long. But it can make the difference between spending your hard earned money on something that will gather dust or something that will make you dreams come true. So the bottom line is, yes, e-books can be what they are made out to be, but only if you buy the right book. Do your research first and ask questions. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=120721&ca=Advice