There are many reasons to write an e-book, including selling it for a profit, as a creativity project, to share your knowledge with others, to increase traffic to your blog or web site, or to establish your expertise in a given area.
Today, one of the best businesses in the world is information publishing, and you can take advantage of this trend by publishing an e-book.
E-books are the perfect information product because there's no inventory, near-zero overhead, high profit margins, no printing costs, no shipping costs-- e-books are delivered as an electronic .PDF or .EXE file over the internet--, and they're quick and inexpensive to produce.
In addition, if you have your own information product you're immediately recognized as more of an expert in your field. Writing an e-book can also help you to build your brand and make your ideas spread.
You can even create an e-book simply to express yourself; for example, you can publish your poetry or a short story you've been working on as an e-book.
Although this lens is mostly directed toward bloggers who want to sell an e--book, whatever your purpose for writing an e-book may be, below you'll find lots of information, tools, and resources you can use to get started creating your e-book right away.
Contents at a Glance
- Write Your E-book - The Basic Formula
- Writing Your E-book - Some Initial Things to Consider
- Step One: How to Choose a Topic For Your E-book
- "How-To" Sites: Get Ideas On A Topic For Your E-book
- Desperate Buyers Only
- How to Pick a Topic for Your E-book
Contents at a Glance
- Write Your Ebook - The Basic Formula
- Writing Your Ebook - Some Initial Things to Consider
- Step One: How to Choose a Topic For Your Ebook
- "How-To" Sites: Get Ideas On A Topic For Your Ebook
- Desperate Buyers Only
- How to Pick a Topic for Your Ebook
- Step Two: Conduct Market Research
- Conduct Market Research on Your Readers
- Step Three: Write Your Ebook
Create A Structure For Your Ebook - Develop A
Table of Contents
- How to Brainstorm a Table of Contents For Your Ebook
- The Alphabet Method
- B. Do the Research For Your Ebook.
- C. Write Your Ebook
- Don't Make Your Subject Too Broad
- More Writing Tips
- D. Edit Your Ebook
- Step Four: Choose Your Ebook's Title
- Select the Keywords For Your Title
- Interview with "Super Crunchers" Author Ian Ayres
- Step Five: Design Your Ebook Cover
- The Four "P's" of Marketing
- Tips for Designing Your Ebook Cover
- Fabulous Resources For Getting It Right With Your Ebook
- Step Six: Compile Your Ebook
- Free PDF Makers
- Ebook Compilers
- Here's a Couple of Useful YouTube Videos On "How to Write an Ebook"
- Step Seven: Choose Between Creative Commons or Copyright
- Step Eight: Set Up A Paypal Account
- Step Nine: Get Your Shopping Cart at Ejunkie
- More Shopping Carts
- Step Ten: Market/Promote Your Ebook
- Sixteen Ways to Market Your Ebook
- Launching Your Ebook
- Darren Rowse Writes of His Ebook Experience
- Don't have a blog or web site?
- Turning Your Ebook Into a Print Book
- Publish Your Own Book
- Writing Coach: Hire Me
- The Ten Most Popular Posts on My Blog
- Fabulous Creativity Resource
Write Your E-book - The Basic Formula
1. Brainstorm different topics you could write about based on
your experience, interests, and knowledge. Keep in mind that you're
looking to solve a problem for others.
2. Conduct market research to make sure that there's a market for your topic, and that the market is not overly saturated.
3. Once you've chosen a topic, write your e-book.
4. Publish your e-book.
5. Market your e-book to your target audience.
Writing Your Ebook - Some Initial Things to Consider
1. What should you write about?
2. Who will be your target audience? Is there a market for your e-book? Is that market overly saturated?
3. What will your e-book's title be? How about the subtitle?
4. How long will it be?
5. Will it contain graphics, pictures, and charts?
6. What about e-book design? Will you do it yourself or hire someone?
7. What will the cover look like?
8. How will you turn it into a .PDF, .EXE, or other type of file which you an easily distribute to others; that is, how will you compile your e-book?
9. Will you offer it for free?
10. If you're going to sell it, how much will it cost?
11. Will you offer a money-back guarantee?
12. How will you deliver your e-book to buyers and get paid?
13. How will you launch it?
14. How will you promote/market it?
15. Will you also publish a hard copy version?
Step One: How to Choose a Topic For Your E-book
Many people get stuck at this stage: they can't decide what their e-book should be about.
In general, people buy e-books to:
- Make money.
- Save money.
- Save time.
- Learn how to do something with the least amount of effort.
- Attain fuller health (diet, exercise, and so on).
- To learn more about their hobbies.
- To have better relationships.
Internet Marketing Advice Which Can Be Applied to Writing An E-book
By Derek Gehl
Pick a topic that you're passionate about. You'll be spending lots of time researching and writing about your topic; you'll also have to spend a lot of time promoting your ebook. The entire process takes a lot of work, and if you're not passionate about your topic,you're much more likely to give up.
Desperate Buyers Only
Write an e-book that contains information that people are desperate for.
She argues that instead of selling basic how-to information-such as an e-book filled with scrapbooking tips or one on how to take a great picture with a digital camera-you should sell to desperate people. That is, people with pressing issues they need to solve right now; people with problems that are clear, bothersome (hemorrhoids), and maybe even embarrassing (excessive perspiration).
These people are going to be running after you for a relief to their problem instead of you having to run after them to try and get them to purchase your e-book.
How to Pick a Topic for Your E-book
You'll find all the information you need to pick your topic here.
- Selecting a Topic for Your E-book
You can write an e-book on romantic travel destinations, starting your lawn-mowing business (for teenagers), how to increase self-confidence, how to grow tomatoes, crocheting tea cosies, how to use the tarot as a creativity prompt, how to plan a low...
Once you have a long list of ideas you've brainstormed, go through them one by one with a critical eye. Evaluate their merit as possible subjects for your e-book. Consider related ideas or concepts. Develop three or four ideas that hold potential as book topics.
"This may seem simple, but you need to give customers what they want, not what you think they want."
Step Two: Conduct Market Research
Is there a market for your e-book? Is the market overly saturated?
- 1. Is there adequate demand for the subject you want to write about?
2. Is there too much competition?
Naomi Dunford from the blog "Itty Biz" offers some excellent advice on how to conduct market research in this blog post: Finding and Wooing the Market for your E-book.
Some Tips To Apply When Assessing Your Competition
Your objective is not to find a niche where there's no competition. A lack of competition probably means that there are no profits to be made in that niche or, even if it could be a profitable niche, you'll to have to work very hard to educate the market as to why they need your information.
When looking at your competition ask yourself questions such as the following:
- Do the books available cover your subject matter well? Is there a gap in these books?
- Are the books directed at the same market you'll be targeting?
- Do you have a Unique Selling Proposition that would make your e-book standout from the books that are already available? Why would a book buyer prefer your e-book over what is already out there?
Conduct Market Research on Your Readers
If you have a blog, you can test the waters by writing a few blog
posts on the topic you're planning to write your e-book on and see how
your readers respond.
Did you get a lukewarm response? Did your readers seem interested in learning more about the topic? Did you get lots of questions in the comments section?
You can even come right out and ask your readers to let you know if they would be interested in purchasing an e-book on the topic you've selected.
Set up a poll or survey on your blog.
"A book is a living engine of marketing and idea spreading . . . You should write one."
Seth Godin's Advice
Here's one of the things he advices, which is very relevant to e-books:
"Don't try to sell your book to everyone. First, consider this: " 58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school." Then, consider the fact that among people even willing to buy a book, yours is just a tiny little needle in a very big haystack. Far better to obsess about a little subset of the market--that subset that you have permission to talk with, that subset where you have credibility, and most important, that subset where people just can't live without your book."
Step Three: Write Your E-book
The process is basically as follows:
A. Create a structure for your e-book.
B. Conduct research.
C. Write your e-book.
D. Edit your work.
Each of these steps is explained in detail below.
A. Create A Structure For Your E--book - Develop A Table of Contents
This will help you to focus on what your e-book needs to include to appeal to its target readership. Once you have your sales page--which is basically a list of the benefits that your e-book will provide to your readers--it's going to be the basis for your table of contents.
The next step is to create an outline from your table of contents, with chapter headings and the points you want to make listed under each heading. Some people prefer to create a mind map instead of an outline.
A mind map is a graphic technique for representing ideas, using words, images, symbols and color. Basically, you write down your e-book's topic at the center of a piece of paper. You draw branches leading out from the central issue, and smaller branches leading out from these. The branches are organic and free flowing, instead of being structured and rigid. The first level of branches represents the main benefits your e-book will provide to your readers and each will correspond with an individual chapter. Add only a few words per branch.
Then, from each main benefit you're going to branch out into supporting facts, anecdotes, resources, and so on. It's important to use color and images when creating mind maps to further stimulate both memory and imagination.
How to Brainstorm a Table of Contents For Your E-book
"You can write the table of contents as a list of questions that your audience wants answered."
Each chapter in your e-book should solve a particular problem
related to your topic.
For example, if this lens were an e-book the first chapter would show you different methods for coming up with a list of potential topics; the second chapter would you how to conduct market research; the third chapter would give you tips on how to write your e--book, and so on.
Keep this in mind when creating a table of contents: every chapter should solve a particular problem or create a specific benefit.
The Alphabet Method
- A - Atmosphere
- B - Bath
- C - Consistent bedtime routine
- D - Diaper change
- E - Eating/Nursing
Eight Tips For Researching Your E-book
- The amount of research you'll have to do will depend on your level of expertise in your subject matter.
- If you already have a lot of knowledge in your subject area, write down everything you know-under each chapter heading-and then do supplemental research to fill-in the blanks and to make sure that your information is up-to-date.
- If you don't know much about your subject matter, then you'll have lots of research to do in order to provide value for future buyers of your e-book. The key is to be well organized. You can use a three-ring binder and begin collecting and organizing your information. Another option is provided in numeral 8 below.
- Make sure you carefully record where you found the information. You may want to go back to certain resources; in addition, you want to make sure that you give credit to others for their ideas.
- Your research can include online research, books, magazines, interviewing experts, conducting your own experiments and reporting on the results, and so on.
- Take each point in your outline/mind map and do the necessary research to be able to expand it until you've covered everything that is need in order to comprehensibly and clearly convey the information that your readers need.
- If you're doing your research and it looks like your book is going to be 500 pages long, then your topic is too broad. You need to narrow it down.
- I use Squidoo lenses to organize my research. Squidoo lenses provide modules which you can use in the same way as you would use index cards. Just insert a different idea in each module and link to the source of the information for easy reference.
"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
C. Write Your E-book
(The quote in the talk bubble above is by Toni Morrison.)
- In your introduction answer the following question: What is the e-book's purpose?
- Keep your readers in mind as you write. Are you giving them value? Envision your ideal reader and ask yourself what they would want to know about this topic. Are you making the reading experience easy and enjoyable for them? Make decisions about the content, form, and style of your e-book based on your understanding of your readers' expectations.
- Break up the length and structure of your sentences and paragraphs to make sure that your writing doesn't become monotonous.
- Give your readers' eyes a break by leaving sufficient white space.
- Indented quotes and examples, as well as section and sub-section headings, will help you keep your reader's alertness.
- Will images and/or diagrams help you get your point across?
- Make use of lists, both bulleted and numbered.
- Find a font that's easy to read and stick to that font family. You don't want to use too many fonts and get "the ransom note" look.
- Get a good dictionary and Roget's thesaurus.
- Judy Cullins explains in "Write Your Own E-book or Other Short Story Book - Fast" that you should open each chapter with a hook that grabs your reader's attention. You can do this with a few thought-provoking questions or shocking facts that relate to your readers' problems. In addition, each chapter's title should be clear, concise, and compelling.
- Cullins also advices that as you write you keep in mind "Essential Hot Selling Points for Each Chapter". This will help you write more focused, compelling copy, and it will help you get ready to market and promote your e-book even as you're writing it.
- Add quotes that are relevant to your subject.
- As William Zinsser advices: "The secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components. Every word that serves no function, every long word that could be a short word, every adverb that carries the same meaning that's already in the verb, every passive construction that leaves the reader unsure of who is doing what - these are the thousand and one adulterants that weaken the strength of a sentence."
Don't Make Your Subject Too Broad
Don't make your subject-matter too broad or general: give your
readers specifics they can apply right away. Here's a quote from Jack
Hart, author of "A Writer's Coach":
"Shrink your subject. Most of us are way too ambitious when we set out to write. So we end up with a Missouri Basin phenomenon-a flood that's a mile wide and an inch deep. Give your readers some depth so that they can enjoy the water. Pick the most interesting, unusual, or surprising aspect of your subject and dive in."
D. Edit Your E-book
- Check for grammatical, spelling, or stylistic errors. In addition, make sure that the e-book's organization makes sense, and that you transition well between sentences, paragraphs, and sections.
- Insert examples and explanations where the information is unclear or incomplete, and take out irrelevant information.
- It's ideal if you can give yourself a break between writing and editing-maybe even for a couple of days--so you can look at the document with fresh eyes.
- Try to get three people you know-who are well read and well educated-to go over your manuscript and get their input in terms of organization and content. Ask them to point out any spelling mistakes and/or grammatical errors. You might even consider hiring a professional editor to go over you work.
Make Sure Stylistic And
Grammatical Mistakes Don't Distract Your Readers
Step Four: Choose Your E-book's Title
Your title has to be catchy in order to capture your readers' attention, and it should contain the keywords that people use to search for information on your topic.
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (by Malcolm Gladwell)
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (by Timothy Ferriss)
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (by David Allen)
Also, make sure that you test both your title and subtitle. A great example is Tim Ferris' book, "The 4-Hour Work Week." He intended to call it "The Vagabond Millionaire." However, after testing the market online, he found that "The 4-Hour Work Week" is what his target market wanted.
Here's an interview Leo from "Zen Habits" did with Tim Ferris in which Tim talks about selecting the title for his book: "Publishing 2.0: Tim Ferriss on "Using a Viral Idea to Create a Best-seller". Notice that he emphasizes the importance of devoting a large chunk of your e-book creation time to choosing the right title.
Select the Keywords For Your Title
Interview with "Super Crunchers" Author Ian Ayres
Ayres shares in this video how he came up with the title for his book.
The Four "P's" of Marketing
You've probably heard of the four "P's" of marketing: Product,
Pricing, Promotion and Placement. However, there's actually a fifth "P":
No matter how well written your e-book may be, or how much valuable insight and useful information it may contain, it will be very difficult to get people to buy it if it comes wrapped in an ugly package. People do judge a book by its cover.
"Your cover matters. Way more than you think." -- Seth Godin"
Tips for Designing Your E-book Cover
2. Another option is to purchase an e-cover generator-such as E-cover Generator Software--with which you can create an unlimited amount of e-book covers.
I asked Launch Coach Dave Navarro for his opinion on the "E-cover Generator Software" and he answered that he uses it, but that he recommends that you get your first cover made by a professional. Then you can tweak the source Photoshop file for future e-covers using the "E-cover Generator Software". There are several other e-cover generator products on the market. If you choose to go down this route, pick the one that best fits your needs.
3. A third option is to consider hiring a graphic designer to design your cover. Ask around for referrals of good graphic designers. In addition, you can find graphic designers at freelance sites: the major online freelance sites are Elance.com, Guru.com, oDesk.com and RentACoder.com.
In fact, you can hire a graphic designer to design your entire e-book, not just the cover. Here's a great article by "The Men With Pens" titled "Does Your eBook Design Stand Up or Fall Flat?" which explains the many design possibilities for e-books.
Once you create a graphic for your e-book cover you can have the graphic converted to a three dimensional (3-D) image by using Photoshop or one of the various e-book cover software available.
4. I've created a couple of e-books, including the cover page, using MS Word 2007. To insert a cover page using Word you simply go to the Insert menu and select "Cover Page". You're presented with a series of pre-formatted templates. Choose one, click on it, and it's automatically inserted at the start of your document. Easy!
Step Six: Compile Your E-book
The advantage of .PDF books is that they can be read on any computer, including Macintosh computers. All you need to read a .PDF file is the free Acrobat Reader software.
E--books in .EXE format can only be read by Windows users. However, the software that creates these kinds of ebooks can be handy if you want to customize your ebook.
The most common format for ebooks is a PDF file.
In order to view and print a PDF file you will first need to download and install a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge.
E-books can be created as web pages using HTML. You can set up an e-book as a collection of web pages which a customer can view after receiving a password and login code. In effect, this method turns your e-book into a password protected web site. If you're looking for an e-book compiler here's an article that rates several of them: "Rating E-book Compilers".
Here's a Couple of Useful YouTube Videos On "How to Write an E-book"
Step Seven: Choose Between Creative Commons or Copyright
Copyright gives the author of an original work exclusive right to that work for a certain period of time, after which the work enters the public domain. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization which seeks to provide an alternative to the automatic "all rights reserved" copyright and allow more leeway for creative works to be shared and built upon. It's sometimes referred to as a "some rights reserved" copyright.
If you're offering your e-book for free consider getting a Creative Commons license. With a Creative Commons license you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit, and only under the conditions you specify. Seth Godin makes a good case of why you should go down the free e-book route in his blog post "You Should Write an E-book".
Here are some more reasons why you should consider going down the free e-book route:
- If you write something worthwhile that catches on and your e-book is free, it will be spread far and wide by others.
- With a free e-book you get your message out there. Think of a free e-book as a way to build a foundation.
- Let others get a sample of your work by offering a free e-book so they can decide if they're willing to buy the e-books you offer for purchase.
- Free e-books are a great way to increase subscribers to your blog.
- If relevant, you can include affiliate links within your e-book; if someone buys products through your affiliate link you get paid a commission (that is, there are ways to make money from an e-book even if you give it away for free).
- You can also write an e-book on a topic that's related to an affiliate product you sell on your site. For example, I sell the Silva Life System on my blog, which is the world's best-selling and most effective meditation program. I could write an e-book about meditation and all of its positive effects and give it away for free to encourage people to purchase the Silva Life System.
- You can use the last page of your e-book as a mini-catalog of the e-books that you have for sale and of affiliate products you sell on your site.
- One option is to offer a free ebook if people sign up for your newsletter. That way you're building a list of people whom you can email with future offers (which is what Seth Godin would call "permission marketing").
The rights typically attached to the holder of a copyright include the right of attribution, the right to reproduce the work, the right to distribute copies, the right to prepare derivative works based upon it, and the right to sell the work.
If you choose to copyright your e-book-and you're in the United States--you can visit the U.S. Copyright Office's Web Site for information on how to copyright your work. Basically, copyright exists from the moment the work is created. However, you have to register your work if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.
Step Eight: Set Up A Paypal Account
Creating a Paypal account is quick and easy. You don't have to pay anything upfront, although you will be charged a small fee for every book you sell. For example, my ebook "How to Be More Creative - A Handbook for Alchemists" costs $25.00 and Paypal keeps $1.03 each time I make a sale.
Don't wait until you're ready to sell your e-book to open your Paypal account. The reason you shouldn't wait is because Paypal needs a few days to verify your bank account information. People who purchase your e-book will not be able to download it until your Paypal account is verified. You don't want to get emails from purchasers complaining that they paid for your product but did not receive a link to download it.
Once money is deposited into your Paypal account you can transfer it to your bank account with a simple click (the money may take up to three days to be available in your bank account depending on your bank's policies).
Step Nine: Get Your Shopping Cart at Ejunkie
Once you register with Ejunkie you upload your ebook from the admin panel and you'll get BUY NOW and ADD TO CART / CHECKOUT buttons. All you need to do is to paste either of these button codes in your blog or web site.
When someone purchases your e-book using the Ejunkie buttons on your site the payment gets sent directly to your Paypal account-which you set up in Step Eight of this tutorial--and Ejunkie sends the purchaser a link so that they can download the e-book they just purchased. You can even prepare a customized message that will be sent to the purchaser along with the link to download your e-book.
E-junkie also provides you with a URL where your affiliates can sign-up. You get absolute control over the percentages you offer to your affiliates.
"To write books is easy, it requires only pen and ink and the
ever-patient paper . . . But the most difficult task of all that a
mortal man (or woman) can embark on is to sell a book."
-- Felix Dahn
Sixteen Ways to Market Your E-book
Here are fifteen ways to market/promote your e-book:
1. Pre-sell. Your marketing plan should include pre-launch promotional efforts to start building anticipation for your e-book. This can include writing blog posts related to your topic leading up to the launch, offering free video clips, posting a sample chapter of your e-book, and so on. By getting people excited about your e-book even before it's available for sale, you'll be way ahead of the game.
If you would like more information on how to effectively pre-sell your e-book, Dave Navarro and Naomi Dunford have an e-book titled "How to Launch the **** Out of Your E-book".
2. Create a compelling landing page for your e-book. Your landing page should clearly communicate the problem your e-book will solve, or the need it will fill. Make sure that you take the time to write a benefit-rich headline that speaks directly to the reader's self-interest.
In addition, your landing page should also direct your prospects to take action. That is, to purchase your e-book, opt-in to your newsletter, subscribe to your blog, and so on.
For a great series of tutorials on how to create killer landing pages, click here.
3. Get at least 3 to 5 testimonials. This tells visitors that someone other than you found the content of your e-book to be useful.
4. Give away free copies to bloggers in exchange for reviews of your e-book or interviews with you about your e-book. This will give your e-book more credibility, expose your e-book to other bloggers' audiences, and provide back-links to your e-book landing page. Jonathan Mead from "Illuminated Mind" did that here.
5. Create a squidoo lens about your e-book. My squidoo lens, "How to Be More Creative", was created to market my e-book.
6. Write guest posts on the topic of your e-book. This exposes you to a wider audiences and also builds back-links to your e-book landing page.
7. Include your e--book in your email signature box. My email signature now reads as follows: Marelisa Fábrega, author of "How to Be More Creative - A Handbook for Alchemists".
8. Use Twitter. Tweet about your topic frequently so that people identify you as an expert in that subject-matter. Remember that social networking is about helping others first, and then they'll want to help you. So make sure that you're providing value to others on Twitter and that you're not just broadcasting your e-book.
9. Create an affiliate program so that others market the e-book for you. Make sure that you offer affiliates a nice percentage of the commission and that you give them marketing tools to help them promote your product. Have at least a 125 x 125 banner to offer affiliates, and preferably give them a selection of banners to choose from. You can see the description of my affiliate program here.
10. Build a mailing list. On average, people need to see a marketing message seven times before they'll take action and buy your product. A newsletter is a great way to keep your message in front of your audience. At the same time, by giving them quality information on a continous basis you build your credibility and create trust.
11. Write articles about your topic and send them to article directories. Three of the best article directories are Ezine Articles, Go Articles, and Article Dashboard. In addition, here's a list of the top 21 article directories.
12. Publish excerpts from your e-book. Giving people excerpts of your e-book is the equivalent of Amazon's "Look Inside This Book" feature. Excerpts let people get a feel for your e-book, the quality of your writing, and the type of information they can expect to find inside. You can also create a "teaser" e-book and give it away for free. In your "teaser" e-book you should provide lots of value and leave people wanting more.
I published the introduction to my e-book in the landing page, and I also published an excerpt that did not make it into the e--book because of length considerations. You can also also offer tips related to your e-book's topic, offer a free e-course, or create a video.
13. Find a Joint Venture Partner. Joint venture partners are basically the big players in your niche who you can really leverage to boost your e-book sales. Your joint venture partners should get perks such as higher commissions than your affiliates, exclusive marketing tools, and so on.
14. Create scarcity or a limited-time offer. For example, you can offer your e-book for 20% off during the first 60 days after it's first launched in order give your offer some urgency and encourage people to act now rather than later.
15. Offer freebies. People like to feel that they're getting a lot of bang for their buck, so see if you can offer a bonus or something extra to anyone who buys your e-book. This can be a free report, a free consultation, and so on. Again, you can offer a free report to "the first 50 people who purchase" in order to encourage quick action.
Launching Your E-book
Here's a fabulous resource for launching your e-book the right
"How to Launch the **** Out of Your Ebook"
Study the websites of successful E-book authors - analyze their sales copy, break it down into its elements, find out what techniques they use.
Don't have a blog or web site?
If you don't have a blog or web site-or simply to give your
e-book more exposure--you can sell your e-book online using Smashwords or
Scribd. You can also sell your e-book on Clickbank, but be aware that
Clickbank charges an upfront $49.95 activation fee.
I have my e-book listed for sale at Lulu.com. You can see the listing here.
Turning Your E-book
Into a Print Book
What is Print-on-Demand and why is it so important for authors?
Print on demand means that books are printed as they are ordered, rather than in advance.
For example, you can use Lulu.com print-on-demand and sell your books on Amazon.com. When someone orders the book from Amazon, the order goes to Lulu and then they print the book and ship it to the customer.
Lulu has several packages available which include author support, ISBN (International Standard Book Number), Amazon Distribution, custom cover, formatting, and so on. You also have the option of purchasing editing services. Be advised that there are other "Print-On-Demand" services that also offer similar services.
You are now a published author. Now start thinking of your back-end products.
Writing Coach: Hire Me
Do you need someone to guide you through the process of writing your ebook?Are you interested in writing an ebook but would like someone to coach you during the writing process? Good news, I now have a coaching program.
The writing coach program is $250 per month--payable in advance through Paypal--for one to one and a half hours of coaching each week. This includes the following:
- During the first week of the coaching session we will set objectives and weekly goals.
- Proofreading of the material you've completed during the week.
- Response to your weekly updates offering support and advice on how to overcome any obstacles or hurdles you may be facing.