My Rich Mum's ebook secrets

Written by SS.Jay

As usual, I walked intorepparttar Starbucks for my morning coffee. Enjoying my morning coffee in Starbucks has been a routine since a year back. Now, everything in that particular Starbucks seems so familiar. Evenrepparttar 108384 customers looked similar.

Just as I was walking to my favorite table with my warm coffee, I notice a lady meddling with her personal computer while sipping her drink. I took a glance and swore that face looked familiar. Anyway I thought my memory might not have fully awakened and so continued my walk towards my table. Now, I sat facing straight to this demure lady and suddenly it struck me, she was a well-known internet marketer, let’s call her My Rich Mum. I was planning to start my own e-book business and have been surfing for more information and her picture always seems to pop up in e-book sites.

I knew I needed a mentor like Rich Mum if I wanted to start a successful e-book business. I was usually a shy person but at that moment, some part of me told me to get my back offrepparttar 108385 seat and walk towards her. Well, I did just that. I approached Rich Mum and started a conversation. I introduced myself and told her I was planning to start an e-book business and asked if she had any tips or advice. All she did was to pull a card out of her purse and told me to only openrepparttar 108386 card when I reached home. The “namecard size” card was wrapped in a light blue wrapper. Rich Mum then wrote her personal contact number onrepparttar 108387 back ofrepparttar 108388 card and told me to read, adsorb and understandrepparttar 108389 contents ofrepparttar 108390 card. Her instructions were for me to understandrepparttar 108391 contents and to call herrepparttar 108392 day after. Not knowing what else to do, I thanked her and went back to my now cold coffee.

That day after work, I went home all excited, ready to unveilrepparttar 108393 contents ofrepparttar 108394 card. As I carefully removedrepparttar 108395 beautiful blue wrapper, I sawrepparttar 108396 contents ofrepparttar 108397 card:

My Personal Guide to an E-Book Business 1. Choose my topic 2. Write my E-book 3. Create my website 4. Accept payments 5. Promote my website

That was allrepparttar 108398 contents onrepparttar 108399 card, simple and logical and yet so divine. I started to break downrepparttar 108400 contents one by one and tried surfingrepparttar 108401 internet for more information and voila, that was it. The 5 steps are all I need for my e-book business.

I couldn’t wait untilrepparttar 108402 day after; I had to call Rich Mumrepparttar 108403 following day for a meet up. I wanted to know whatrepparttar 108404 contents meant to her. Rich Mum, beingrepparttar 108405 kind lady she was, agreed to meeting me for lunch. This time, I armed myself with a new pen and notepad.

Finally at 1.30pm, I got to meet Rich Mum again. This time, she started her speech with a serious tone: “Jay, if you wish to understand more aboutrepparttar 108406 contents onrepparttar 108407 card I gave you, you will have to pay me $1000.” I wrote Rich Mum a cheque onrepparttar 108408 spot. Hey, she was a famous internet guru and people would pay up torepparttar 108409 thousands for byrepparttar 108410 hour consultation.

Soon we were discussing about e-books and I was busy trying to jot down everything she said, word for word, sentence for sentence.

The moment came when she started to explainrepparttar 108411 contents onrepparttar 108412 card she had gave to me earlierrepparttar 108413 day before. This was it, I specifically told Rich Mum to speak slower. (My hands were tired by now!) The following was what Rich Mum said exactly:

“Choose my topic This is where most people would take tons of time during their creation of their e-book business. Trust me, people climb ontorepparttar 108414 e-book wagon with only one objective in mind, making as much money as possible. Your first priority should be adding as much value as possible, when you do that, people will automatically part their money with you. Before you plunge into choosing any topic, always ask yourselfrepparttar 108415 following questions: “What do I do for a living?” “What arerepparttar 108416 types of knowledge I have?” “What am I interested in?” “Are there secrets I have that people might be very interested in?” The above questions should lead you to adding value to a certain group of people and earning money atrepparttar 108417 same time.

Where To Buy Your e-Book Covers

Written by Dan J. Fry

Visual appeal isrepparttar first step toward making a sale online. People have a great ability to scan a web page quickly before reading anything about a site. Its important to capitalize on this aspect by providing a great visual stimulus. e-Book cover art has come a long way inrepparttar 108383 past 5 years. High density graphics can really make your product stand out, labeling it with a high degree of professionalism and credibility.

Throughoutrepparttar 108384 course of my research intorepparttar 108385 best design tools I have uncovered thatrepparttar 108386 saying "you get what you pay for" holds all too true with cover design. Here is a review of my results. It is broken down into two categories: (1)software, and; (2) design services.


If you perform a search on Google of e-book covers there really is only a few software products that dominaterepparttar 108387 first few pages of results.

(1) eCover Generator by Armand Morin The cost, $97, is aboutrepparttar 108388 price of some personally designed single covers. It isrepparttar 108389 first major player is eCover software. You can create 2d and 3d book and software boxes, and recent upgrades enable you to create cd and spiral notebook covers as well. No other software needed to use eCover Generator. Armand is giving away 6 other e-books with purchase. Very professional looking samples created with this software. Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP compatible.

(2) eBook Cover Central This is actually a mix between templates and design service, not software. They will design your cover starting at $39.95. This is not a bad price considering some charge upwards of $100. You also receive three different images sizes of your design. Template packages start at $9.95 for 25 pre-made templates. You only need to insert your text and any other pictures that you wish to have onrepparttar 108390 cover. For $49.95 you can purchase a lifetime Gallery membership, entitling you to over 540 images and templates.

(3) Cover Software Pro This software, priced at $97, is actually a plugin for Adobe Photoshop. So, you need to have it (~$200) in order to userepparttar 108391 software to create your cover. It also comes with a 40 minute instructional video on usingrepparttar 108392 software to design not only covers but entire web sites. The samples displayed atrepparttar 108393 site look quite nice. Apart from having to purchase Photoshop, this appears to be a good deal.

(4) Online Web Creations offering free covers without text. All images are fixed. There is a link through their site to a utility for adding text. Fairly limited but it is free. These are notrepparttar 108394 highest quality images, but I suppose you get what you pay for!

Design Services

There are more companies offering services to design and produce a one time cover than there are software products. I cannot tell one fromrepparttar 108395 other. All appear to produce quality products. I also am not sure what they use as graphical software, but I imagine it is something alongrepparttar 108396 lines of Adobe Photoshop, 3D Studio, Micrographix, or something similar.

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