With the publishing industry undergoing revolutionary change from a highly controlled, closed, proprietary model to an open, available and dynamic shared revenue model there is little wonder that many are acting on the dream to one day, write their own book or ebook.
Along with this new excitement and curiosity comes a host of new questions around the goals one should have in writing their book, how likely they are to succeed, understanding the process of book writing and multitude of options they have for delivering content to their marketplace.
Never before in history has there been such a belief and true possibility of taking desire, passion and the beginnings of an idea and turning these into your own book, eBook or information-based product that you can market via many channels to market.
Marketing your eBook online is now made simpler by existing distribution channels including eBook directories such as Amazon, Apple, Clickbank or many other directories via either PDF or EPUB standard formats.
Yes, the money is pretty good too. Whereas an author working through a traditional publishing channel could rarely hope to keep even 10% of their book selling price, today's sel-publishing options allow for 40-50% returns with some channels (including selling your eBook directly from your own website) resulting in profits as substantial as 80-90%.
Yet, there are important questions that tend to stand in the way of moving from dream to reality when planning your eBook writing project, here are 3 of the most common.
What Should I Use To Write My Ebook?
When it comes time to begin the writing process, keep it simple...use Microsoft Word or Open Office (no license required) to help set some basic formatting including margins, chapter pages and table of contents. These days, the less fancy formatting you use the better, especially when it comes to converting your MS Word files into multiple formats for reading on Amazon Kindle or Apple's iPad.
What Kind Of Money Can I Expect To Earn From My Ebook?
While there is no standard answer to this question, we have launched ebooks that range from $7 right up to $97, the good news is that you can expect to keep at least 50% of your selling price, and in many cases even more.
You need only do the match to understand that selling even a few dozen ebooks each month priced from $27-$47 can mean a very substantial income which can then be leveraged by adding additional ebooks, books, reports or back-end information products such as related seminars, membership sites or coaching/consulting services.
Given the opportunities that exist today for quickly producing, packaging, marketing and distributing information today, making a living writing ebooks or books is a very realistic expectation.
What Is The Best Way To Market My Ebook?
One of the most important factors in how well your eBook or book sells, how successful you are in your info product publishing business and how much money you put into your pocket comes down to marketing.
Fortunately there are dozens of ways to reach your market these days including video sites such as YouTube, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Blogs where search engines such as Google will reward quality content by sending you floods of highly targeted traffic and numerous directories where you can tap into existing demand for your ebooks and infoproducts.
In addition, perhaps the single most important benefit you have in owning your own eBook is that you can partner with very influential website owners, blog publishers, forum moderators and list managers to share profits as they promote your products to their buyers leveraging your market effort many times bringing in massive book sales.
Will My eBook Topic Sell?
One of the most important questions baffling those who seek to write their own eBook is if or why someone would buy their product.
As can be seen in this simple, yet powerful example of an information product publishing case study there are thousands of topics where information seekers are happy to pay for answers to their questions from someone they trust instead of wasting hours or days trying to find the answers themselves.
Keep your topics in the areas of health, emotional well being, finance/career/business, or relationships and you will have a great chance of success.
There has never been a better time to start your own eBook writing project, whether your goal is to share your knowledge with the world, to see your name on your own book or ebook, to help elevate your status in your market or to make a full-time living from your effort...writing your book may just be the best decision you have ever made in your life.
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