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Anyone written an ebook?

  1. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    I'm thinking about it, but have no idea where to begin (besides the writing of it, of course), or whether it would even be worthwhile. 

    Just wondering if anyone here has any experience with this and can possibly offer any advice...

    1. prosmentor profile image60
      prosmentorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've done it before. It is very simple.

    2. adamareangere profile image73
      adamareangereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've written some eBooks, they're going on the market in 2010. But it really depends on what genre you're aiming for and then deciding what eBook publishing company you're going to go through

    3. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep.  Wanna buy it?

      Just kidding.  I have written several but haven't posted them anywhere yet.  I've got some good directions somewhere on the hows and what people are looking for.  I'll shoot it to you if I can find it again.

    4. Paul Thomas profile image57
      Paul Thomasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For what purpose are you looking to create one? To make money or for simple act of creating one?

  2. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Yes, my daughter has written a very successful Ebook.
    The marketing is everything!
    If you read this hub it will show you how she did it. smile
    I hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions. smile

  3. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Earnest!  I'll check it out now...nice to hear from you!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are most welcome Lily! If you decide to have a go, it will help if you read a couple of my other hubs on some of the tricks in the trade, like buying bandwidth and setting up auto responders and shopping carts. smile I do not want to list them here, but they are all in the one category, so you should be able to find them.
      I believe that nothing will get an ebook off the ground except adwords by the way, and this is a real art form that you will need to learn while being careful with your advertising spend with google AdWords as you learn.
      The absolute Guru of AdWords on the Internet is Perry Marshal, someone I do not like much, but he is the man, and reading his stuff is a good start.
      I wish I could say it is easy. smile

  4. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the great information, Earnest.  I will start reading, but it sounds like it may be a slow process with a lot to learn before I take the plunge!  We'll see...

  5. Jenna May Swan profile image57
    Jenna May Swanposted 8 years ago

    Don't clickbank supply a lot of help setting up ebooks?

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes they do, but this form of marketing is better second level. You need to get the marketing system set up in house first with ads that get hits and get subscribers to a newsletter, blog or both.
      Then stage 2. promote to your list.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    Yes, and somehow it is now used a lot by an organization called NORML..
    It is a book about Medicinal Usage and Herbalism

    ...and this is all I will say about this

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I have written several eBooks on a variety of topics.

    1. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Any advice to go along with that?

      1. livewithrichard profile image83
        livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It really all depends on how fancy you want to get when you begin to market the ebook. If it's just an info type of ebook then I would suggest a couple hubs on the subject with links pointing to your own landing page where people can purchase and download a copy. Do a google search for "ebook marketing" and you'll find tons of help.

        Another great way to go is use Lulu.com you can upload and sell it right from their website.

      2. Randy Kadish profile image60
        Randy Kadishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I revised and then turned my book into an ebook. I was able to turn my MS Files RTF and then upload them to Kindle and Smashwords.

  8. Casper021 profile image58
    Casper021posted 8 years ago

    I have written a few eBooks. it’s quite simple

    Write one

    Save it as pdf

    Create a nice sales page and post it online

    Well that is the basics of it

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      where do you post it? does it cost anything? i have like 50 or so books and stories just milling around because i don't have the time or energy to manuscript-format them, research and write letters, etc.


      1. Casper021 profile image58
        Casper021posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There are a few options for you

        1 You can sell it on websites like payloadz.com its free to start off

        2 get a free or paid hosting create and upload your sales pages and product and promote it

        3) get other people to promote it for you via paydotcom.com clickbank.com or click2sell.eu(this one is free and I found it quite good)

        good luck

  9. Blogging Erika profile image79
    Blogging Erikaposted 8 years ago

    Writing it's the easiest part!  Marketing it is the hard part.  I've written a few, but not marketed them well - something to add to my "to do" list for 2010 I guess!

  10. Dao Hoa profile image59
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    Great information everyone. Thank you for sharing because I am been wondering about it too.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago


  12. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I like ejunkie for first tests of new ebooks

  13. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Two of my books are scheduled to be out in July 2010 I know someone who can assist you and get you going, I also have a contract with a publishing company because of him, you can e-mail me if you have any questions. smile

  14. markminer profile image60
    markminerposted 8 years ago

    I would love to talk with you about this.  I have a literary agent that is working a little harder now that I have been breathing down his throat...but it all seems to be moving slowly.