How To Create and Market Your own E-Book

Written by Michael Southon

The Internet presents an amazing opportunity for anyone who knows how to research and write.

There's masses of free information onrepparttar Web - all you have to do is gather it together and package it, and you have an E-Book that people will pay for.

"But if there's so much free information onrepparttar 108460 Web, why would anyone pay for my E-Book?", you may be wondering.

The answer? Convenience!

They'd rather buy your E-Book and save themselvesrepparttar 108461 hours, days and weeks that you spent researching it and putting it all together.

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Pick a Topic. It could be 'How to accept Credit Cards onrepparttar 108462 Web without having a Merchant Account'. Or it could be '25 Free Resources For Getting More Traffic', or it could be about Cooking, Gardening, Dog Breeding, etc.

Write downrepparttar 108463 Title of your E-Book inrepparttar 108464 center of a blank page and circle it. If you can't think of a title yet, just write downrepparttar 108465 subject that your E-Book will be about (e.g. Dog Breeding).

Then jot down 8 or 10 Basic Ordering Ideas (BOIs) in a radius around your E-Book title or concept.

If you're having trouble coming up with BOIs, hold in your mindrepparttar 108466 title or concept of your E-Book and then ask yourself these questions: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW and WHEN.

Now connectrepparttar 108467 Basic Ordering Ideas torepparttar 108468 E-Book title with outward-pointing arrows, likerepparttar 108469 spokes of a wheel.

Under each BOI, draw a vertical line and against that line, jot downrepparttar 108470 sub-ideas that belong under that Basic Ordering Idea.

Now turn your Mind Map into an outline. Takerepparttar 108471 Basic Ordering Ideas from your Mind Map and order them, 1 to 10 (or 1 to 8, 1 to 12 etc); These are your Chapter headings. Now takerepparttar 108472 sub-ideas and write them down under each BOI; these are your Chapter sections.

I recommend you writerepparttar 108473 text of your E-Book as a single Microsoft Word document. This allows you to get a feel forrepparttar 108474 overall structure of your E-Book, and it also makes spell-checking much easier.

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Now divide your Word document into single pages; these will becomerepparttar 108475 HTML pages of your E-Book.

There are well over a dozen different E-Book compilers onrepparttar 108476 market.

Here are two compilers that are free:

- SbookBuilder:

- eBookIt:

However, if you want to make a good impression with your customers, I highly recommend that you use a commercial E-Book compiler.

Here is a list of commercial E-Book compilers:

- Activ EBook Compiler:

- Document Publisher:

- EBook Pro Compiler:

- E-Book Publishing Wizard:

- EbookPaper:

- E-Publisher Gold:

- ePublish Now:

- FlipBrowser V. 1.0:

- ExeBook:


- HyperMaker HTML 2000:

- Illuminatus v4.51:

- Infinite Ink:

- NeoBook V. 4.0:

- WebCompiler:

- WebExe 1.3:

- WinEbook:

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How To Write and Publish Your Own eBook in 7 Days

Written by Michael Southon

I was intrigued byrepparttar title of this book - writing an eBook in 7 days? But that's exactly what Jim Edwards and Joe Vitale show you how to do.

However, your eBook doesn't have to be 100 pages. In fact, Joe Vitale's best selling eBook 'Turbo Charge Your Writing' is only 22 pages (and 2 of those pages are order forms). Andrepparttar 108459 authors giverepparttar 108460 example of someone who wrote a book just 7 pages long that sells for between $30 and $50. The fact is that people are swamped with information. Sorepparttar 108461 shorter your book,repparttar 108462 better.

Vitale and Edwards both have impressive track records in online publishing. Joe Vitale (also known as 'Mr. Fire') is something of a legend inrepparttar 108463 world of marketing. He has written over 12 successful books and has helped more than 200 authors to write, publish and promote their books.

Jim Edwards writes a syndicated newspaper column called '' and is a frequent guest speaker at national conferences on topics such as search engine traffic generation and 'shoestring' online marketing. He's alsorepparttar 108464 author of '33 Days To Online Profits' and 'The Lazy Man's Guide To Online Business'.

If you're like many aspiring authors, you may haverepparttar 108465 urge to write your book first and then find out if there's a market for it. But as Edwards and Vitale point out, that's a formula for eBook failure.

In chapter 2 ('Setting Yourself Up for Success')repparttar 108466 authors show you how to identify your niche market, how to analyze their wants, needs and problems, and how to write a book that satisfies those wants, needs and problems.

Don't skip this chapter - it provides very detailed techniques for using keyword research to find out exactly who your target audience is and where you will find them onrepparttar 108467 Internet.

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