Start an E-Book Business 1
Lets go a step further, perhaps your goals are more finely tuned in terms of the
e-book scene. Maybe you want to build a whole business around writing and publishing e-books. Essentially, you want to start an e-business. So if you are thinking of setting up a website to promote and market your e-books, you could also be thinking of producing an ezine.
One of the most common reasons that people read an e-book, is to find information about how to turn their Internet businesses into a profit-making machine. And these people are looking to the writers of e-books to provide them with new ideas and strategies because, people that write e-books are usually people who understand the new cyberspace world we now live in.
E-book writers are experts in Internet marketing campaigns and the strategies of promoting and distributing e-books. The cyberspace community needs its
e-books to be successful so that more and more e-books will be written.
You may want to create affiliate programs that will also market your e-book. Affiliates can be people or businesses worldwide that will all be working to sell your e-books. Think about this? Do you see a formula for success here?
Figure out what your subject matter is, and then narrow it down. Your goal is to aim for specificity. Research what's out there already, and try to find a gap that your e-book might fill. Make yourself an expert. You could write an e-book about a wedding cake business? Or an e-book on caring for elderly pets?. Or you could write one about the fine points of collecting ancient pottery?
You don't have to have three master’s degrees to write about your subject. People need advice that is easy to read and easily understood. Parents need advice for dealing with their teenagers. College students need to learn good study skills - quickly. The possibilities are endless.
After you've written your e-book, getting your e book out is going to be your main focus once you've finished writing it, just as it is with print books. People will hesitate to buy any book from an author they've never heard of. Wouldn't you?
The answer is simple: give it away! You will see profits in the form of promoting your own business and getting your name out. You will find affiliates who will ask you to place their links within your e-book, and these affiliates will in turn go out and make your name known. Almost every single famous e-book author has started out this way.
Another powerful tool that will attract people to your e-book is to make it interactive. You could invent something for them to do within the book rather than just producing pages that contain static text. Let your readers fill out questionnaires, forms, or even crossword puzzles geared to testing their knowledge on a particular subject. Have your readers hit a link that will allow them to recommend your book to their friends and associates. You should include an actual order form so at the end of their reading journey, they can eagerly buy your product.
When people interact with books, they become a part of the world of that book. The fact is just as true for books in print as it is for e-books. That's why e-books are so essential, not only do they provide a forum for people to learn and make sense of their own thoughts, but they can also serve to promote your business at the same time.