-By Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel
The ebook revolution is here! The Internet now makes it possible to come up with an idea, turn it into an ebook, distribute it over Internet, and start making money - all in 30 days or less. In offline world, 30 days wouldn't typically even be long enough to start getting rejection letters back from publishers. We say this with confidence because we have both gone from book idea to book sales in a matter of weeks - not once, but many times. Between us, we have 10 ebooks currently selling on Net. Several of our books have brought us five figures in income. Jim holds record between us with one release that made an astounding $43,000 in 30 days.
Here are two discouraging myths you should be aware of:
Myth #1 - It takes a lot of money to promote an ebook. Fact: It doesn't. Despite what anyone says to contrary, online information publishing is still fastest, cheapest and easiest way for "little" guy to earn a nice living online with virtually no risk and very little money (less than $100).
Myth #2: You have to be a writer to make money with ebooks. Fact: You don't have to be a "writer" in order to create a best selling ebook - and it often helps if you're not!
Maybe you've heard that ebooks don't sell. That's not entirely a myth; in a way, that's true. What sells in bookstores will generally not sell well on Internet. Although author J.K. Rowling has sold more than 100 million copies of her "Harry Potter" books worldwide, it's unlikely she would do well selling her stories in ebook form.
But ebooks sell like hotcakes when they contain PRACTICAL information in ready-to-use form. Not pages of pages of long, flowing prose like you find at Borders and Barnes and Noble. On Net, people buy step-by-step, cut-to-the-chase information they can use to solve problems in their everyday lives.
eBooks on how to negotiate best price on a car, how to sell your home without paying a real estate agent, how to build muscle mass quickly, and other narrowly focused topics that solve a problem, are selling VERY well - at this very moment!
Why is this so? Because main reason people are online in first place is to find information - 9 times out of 10, according to a landmark survey.
So if you can interest people in extending their search past looking for free information into purchasing an information-rich, well-organized, ready-made SOLUTION to a pressing problem, you can sell ebooks... You can sell a LOT of them.
Jim has sold more than 5,000 ebooks in last 10 months. David's publishers have asked him not to reveal how many ebooks he's sold, but just type his first and last name into Google and you'll find more than 20,000 Web pages where his name appears. The vast majority of those pages have something to do with one of his ebooks.