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The underlying drive behind the Internet is the speed at which information can be retrieved — especially at little or no cost. People can literally find out pretty much anything about anything at the simple click of a mouse. They are more informed, more educated and certainly more sophisticated than ever before.
There’s nothing difficult about setting up an ebook (or any other kind of file) for download on your website. Just follow this simple 5-step procedure…
When I first decided to publish an eBook I wanted to test the market, so I produced a free eBook just to work through the process. My aim was to do this as inexpensively as possible. This giveaway, titled “How To Sell Your Competitor’s Book Online,” is downloaded approximately 100 times a month from various locations.
One of the great things about the net is all the free things you can find and use. Uh-oh, there’s that word again, “free’. It’s got to be one of the most over used words ever, especially on the net! Still, it never fails to thrill, or set the pulse racing! We love the idea of freebies, of getting something useful, cool, beautiful, profitable, functional and a whole list of other things without spending with any money.
In part 2 of this series, we focused on ebooks formatted in PDF. We will now continue with HTML compiled ebooks.
Hypertext Markup Language Format (HTML)
When designing an HTML compiled ebook, you must create an HTML document (web page) for each page within your ebook. These pages should include all of the following:
With today’s advanced technology, it has never been any easier for anyone to self-publish their own ebook. What’s more, you can create and market your own ebook (electronic book) for an unbelievably low price. Once you purchase an ebook compiler and create your ebook, you’ll automatically have an entire stock of inventory on hand continuously. In addition, when you begin selling your ebook, you’ll pocket nearly 100% of your profits for each sale.
Once you’ve created your ebook, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to protect your work. Although many ebook compilers will enable you to password protect your ebook, none can offer complete security.
Once you’ve completed your ebook and have taken the necessary steps to protect your work, your next step will be to set up an online payment system.
The most popular ebook formats used on the Internet are the Portable Document Format, better known as PDF, and the Hypertext Markup Language, better known as HTML.
Once you have decided upon the best format for your ebook, your next step will be the design process. No matter which format you choose, one of the most important factors in determining your ebook’s overall success is your presentation.
Your ebook should not only look professional in design, but should also be well organized and easily navigated. In addition, your ebook should include images that will enhance its appearance and compliment your subject matter.
Writing and designing a great ebook is an essential part of your success. However, it is only a small part of your overall strategy. In order to be successful, you must develop and implement a strategic plan that includes all of the following:
Ebooks are considered to be the “perfect” online marketing tool. Not only do they provide your visitors with something of value, but they also enable you to promote your products and services. With just one quality ebook development, you can produce an on going promotional tool that will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years to come. Your ebook can literally be viewed by millions simply by giving it away and allowing it to be freely distributed.
Here are 5 alternatives to eBooks that will put more money in your pockets.
1. Audio Interviews
One of the key disadvantages of eBooks, newsletters, special reports, etc… is that they are non-interactive. Many people learn better by hearing examples, discovering information in an interactive setting. Get someone to interview you about your topic and record it. You can record the interview over the phone, in person or by using a third-party conference service. Once again, you can offer your information via recorded interview for a premium over what you would charge in eBook format.
It’s a valid question: Can I print your ebook offline and read it at my leisure? This is the #1 question from eBook buyers and more and more they are disappointed with eBooks that don’t allow this simple feature. The number one complaint with eBooks are those with very wide rules and dark backgrounds that gulp the printers ink cartridges. Wide rules, unconventional background colors, large fonts and skimpy content are signs of a poorly designed eBook. These pitfalls can be easily avoided with careful planning and attention to detail.
I recently received an email from a hockey coach with a Web site. He was searching for a way to create an ebook to sell on his site. But since he just wanted to create just one ebook, he didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a program to do the job. His question – is it possible to create ebooks for free?
Before I start waxing lyrical about these three books, I must state for the record that this is my opinion only. I have bought maybe 15 or 20 ebooks this year (yes, I truly believe in investing in my own education), and these three stand out in my mind. Another reader, with other passions may choose differently.
One of the best ways to build your online income is by writing & distributing ebooks. Ebooks can be a very effective tool for marketing your business and they can also be big money makers. Ebooks are also a useful resource for whatever information you are looking for.
Everybody’s doin’ it! eBooks, eBooklets, eReports, eGads! The problem with all of this e-information scattered about the web on so many far-flung sites is that it’s impossible to find them all. That’s only a problem if you’re an information junkie like me! The guy who subscribes to 53 eZines and downloads every eBook he can get his hands on about web marketing and strategy.