Powerful, Profitable Topics for Your eBook - Current Events

Written by Jeff Smith

Powerful, Profitable Topics for Your eBook - Current Events

You have thought about writing your own eBook for months now, but you just can't seem to decide on an idea that will get you started?

Don't be discouraged, you are notrepparttar only one to facerepparttar 108461 daunting task of choosing a profitable topic for your information product.

As information product developers, we are always seeking opportunity triggers. Always looking for clues as to what problems we can solve or desires we can tap into.

Sometimes we try too hard. We spend weeks researching, discussing, testing and pulling our hair out over that next blockbuster topic for our products.

As usual,repparttar 108462 obvious escapes us as we make things too complex. Current events satisfyrepparttar 108463 requirements for providing a terrific source of high-profit potential (HPP) ideas. Unless you live in a cave, onrepparttar 108464 international space station or work in a university orrepparttar 108465 government (sorry couldn't resist!) you can't help being exposed to hundreds of potential product ideas each and every day.

Here are some excellent sources of current events that you can easily spin into your own infoproduct ideas:

1) Daily newspapers and weekly magazines 2) Listen to local radio stations and local cable networks 3) Tune into special interest groups in specific areas related to your interests (ie. business, economics, health, education, sports, etc...) 4) Observerrepparttar 108466 "Water Cooler" discussions - they are excellent clues as to whatrepparttar 108467 "hot" topics are in people's minds. 5) Monitor online discussion groups for topics that bring in information normally outsiderepparttar 108468 narrow scope of board content.

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.

------------------------------ STEP 1: Writing Your E-Book ------------------------------

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.

------------------------------ STEP 2: Creating Your E-Book ------------------------------

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: http://www.jansfreeware.com/jftools.htm#sbookbuilder

- eBookIt: http://www.cottagemicro.com/ebooks/

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: http://www.ebookcompiler.com

- Document Publisher: http://www.fuguesoftware.com

- EBook Pro Compiler: http://www.ebookpro.com

- E-Book Publishing Wizard: http://www.successarsenal.com/

- EbookPaper: http://www.ebookpaper.com

- E-Publisher Gold: http://www.ebook-software.com

- ePublish Now: http://www.ebookgraphics.com

- FlipBrowser V. 1.0: http://www.flipbrowser.com

- ExeBook: http://www.exebook.com

- HTML2EXE: http://www.html2exe.com

- HyperMaker HTML 2000: http://www.bersoft.com

- Illuminatus v4.51: http://www.digitalworkshop.co.uk

- Infinite Ink: http://www.infiniteink.com

- NeoBook V. 4.0: http://www.neosoftware.com

- WebCompiler: http://www.webcompiler.com

- WebExe 1.3: http://www.aw-soft.com/webexe.html

- WinEbook: http://superwin.com/

------------------------------ STEP 3: Formatting Your E-Book ------------------------------

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