Can You Find Success with a Self-Published eBook?

Written by Melissa Brewer


As a full-time freelance writer, I spend a lot of time trying new publishing ideas and learning how to market my services. Most of my work is web-centered, so I loverepparttar challenge of innovation in content creation. I also loverepparttar 108472 fact that when you're a writer onrepparttar 108473 web, you are more in control of your marketing efforts than you will ever be offline.

When I maderepparttar 108474 decision to write an eBook, it really didn't occur to me to NOT self-publish. I already had a website and a newsletter, I've taught classes online, and I am completely comfortable withrepparttar 108475 online environment. I also was naive enough to look at a self-published eBook as a less-than-daunting task.

I self-published forrepparttar 108476 reason most people do; I can retain full control overrepparttar 108477 production, marketing, and distribution of my eBook. I can make updates and changes without a publisher's permission. I can also keep control ofrepparttar 108478 costs of promotion and marketing.

What I've Learned as a Self-Published eBook Author

1. Networking is essential. There are a lot of people, inrepparttar 108479 same boat, willing to help you in your journey.

2. Self-promotion can take a lot of time and effort -- butrepparttar 108480 satisfaction of a polished, professional product andrepparttar 108481 prospect of profit (rather than a percentage of royalties) can be worth it.

3. You're never done! The web is an infinite space -- if you sell your own book, you will never be "finished", there is always work to do! New eBook websites and distribution centers launch every day. New websites accept eBook submissions for review every day.

4. Ebooks are still a relatively new medium -- which, of course, leaves many people skeptical. They have a lot of unrecognized potential, and, forrepparttar 108482 most part, have been quite underrated. I believe that this is partially attributed torepparttar 108483 fact that there are literally thousands of people out there that buy "resale packages" of "reports" that have been converted to Adobe Acrobat format. These "reports" are usually short, poorly written, and out-of-date --repparttar 108484 exact opposite of what an eBook should aspire to. These "eBooks" are not written byrepparttar 108485 people who market them (A few I have seen don't even carry a byline) and tend to be promoted heavily by MLM and "Get Rich Quick" people.

5. That being said - ebooks are more difficult to sell -- it's difficult to establish credibility as a self-published eBook writer. You'll have to have tremendous faith -- and gusto -- in your writing and your finished product. I've had several people discuss my eBook on writing lists withrepparttar 108486 primary question: "Is it worthrepparttar 108487 money?" (And this is at a promotional price of four dollars and after several 'gloat-worthy" reviews! I've never seen anybody walk into Starbucks and askrepparttar 108488 coffee makers if their Grande Mocha Latte was worthrepparttar 108489 money -- oh, well!) Be prepared for skepticism and craft your responses carefully.

"Why Market Online With eBooks?"

Written by Ken Hill

Everydayrepparttar internet is used as a source of information. You can find information about hobbies, careers, gardening, art, computers, health, and just about anything else you can think of by simply searching for it online. The net is also booming withrepparttar 108471 promise of being a great way of making money from home. If you've decided to try to make an income online, though, you've found that you needed to takerepparttar 108472 time to learn how to effectively market your products or services and you probably ended up downloading or buying at least a few eBooks to show you how to successfully promote your business, affiliate programs or opportunities.

It's no wonder then that one ofrepparttar 108473 most popular products on repparttar 108474 net right now both to buy and sell is information, and that creating and publishing your own eBooks can be a great way for you to earn a good living online while providing your customers with valuable information to increase thier income and effectively promote their businesses.

What Are The Advantages Of Starting A Business Selling eBooks?

* You can start your business at a very low cost.

* You have very little overhead costs once you get your business started. Whatever you sell is practically all profit.

* Your cost of production is very small. Your customers can download your eBook right from your website.

* Your eBook is delivered instantly to all your customers makingrepparttar 108475 sales process automatic. You don't have to worry about or spend money stocking or shipping your product.

* You can add as many eBooks to your product line as you want once you get started and increase your profits.

* You haverepparttar 108476 freedom that comes from running your own business -- you can even further increase your profits by running an affiliate program.

Plus you can:

* Gain satisfaction from helping your customers successfully promote their businesses.

* Gain recognition and respect as an expert in your field.

* Gain a sense of accomplishment as a successfull business owner.

* Gain more time and freedom to do other things you've always wanted to.

Andrepparttar 108477 great thing about marketing online with eBooks is that even if you create ebooks that you give away for free, you can still easily generate more traffic to your website and more profits for your business.

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