Everything you need to know about how to write an e-book – and then make money with that same product.
The Internet has completely changed in revolutionized much of our modern life, but in no more obvious way and then by turning the entire publishing industry on top of its head. While traditional publishers, authors, and book agents are scrambling to try and right the ship in any way that they can the playing field is wide open – allowing for folks just like you and I to learn how to write an ebook and then make money from that same product.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a world-class author – or just want to boost the credibility of your business – there is no better way than learning how to write an e-book.
For whatever reason, people inherently trust and bestow tremendous expertise and credibility to anyone who has written a book on a specific topic – regardless of whether or not they’ve even read the thing in the first place. There’s just something about having your book on the cover of a comprehensive text that makes people feel so much more comfortable with you in regards to this specific industry, giving you the chance to really influence people so much more effectively.
Of course, you’ll also want to make money with that same book, and there isn’t a better platform anywhere in the world then doing so digitally with a e-book of your own.
E-books revolutionize and level the playing field for everyone – eliminating overhead and giving you the opportunity to increase your profits dramatically
The problem with the traditional publishing industry is simply that you have to carry so much overhead without ever knowing if your book is a smash hit ahead of time or if it’s going to be a complete and total flop. When we’re talking about learning how to write an e-book on the other hand, you can quickly release a digital version of your book, get instant feedback from the marketplace, quickly go back to make edits and tighten things up, and then pump out iteration after iteration until everything is perfect.
This would be prohibitively expensive in the traditional publishing world – but in the digital world you can really clean up.
The first step is doing proper market research
Before you can even consider figuring out how you’re going to make money with an e-book you have to first create that people are actually interested in reading. Most people do this step backwards, pumping out content and then trying to find ways to sell it. But just as you wouldn’t actually want to try and sell ice to Eskimos, the best way to have a smash hit and bestseller is to find out what people want and then give them exactly that.
One of the best ways to discover exactly what folks are looking for is to calm the Amazon bestseller lists, paying close attention to what kind of titles are red hot sellers – as well as the 3 to 4 star comments that give feedback on areas they would like him proved. All you have to do is to fill in the gaps, create a powerful title, and then you have a built-in audience that you know are eagerly anticipating your new e-book.
Don’t shoot for perfection, rather focus on a prototype and then rapid iteration
Now that you know how important it is to have your market dictate your content, the next step is to eliminate any kind of allusions about reaching perfection before you publish – simply because the e-book model allows you to go back, fix any issues, and then deploy an updated version at no extra cost to you or your customers.
Abandon shooting for perfection right out of the gate while at the same time publishing truly valuable information, always looking to improve that specific e-book as often as you can but only when your marketplace has made suggestions to do so.
This will create real affinity with your customers, drive up word-of-mouth advertising, and actually give people exactly what they’re looking for – something only e-books allow it
Push and promote your new e-book as often as you can
Now that you’ve learned how to write an e-book, you need to focus on marketing it in an effort to make money with the that same product. And while there are a number of different vehicles that you can use to boost your sales dramatically, the major tip that I can give you is to push and promote your new e-book as often and as frequently as you possibly can prove whatever avenues you can find. “If you build it, they will come” only works with cornfields that have been turned into baseball diamonds in Iowa – the best way to get a best-selling e-book is to promote it and market it as aggressively as you can.