Im Thinking Of Writing An Ebook

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  1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    I look and look and look.

    I buy and buy and buy.

    Many of you know I love to promote with articles.  The thing is I look all over to find a good ebook to promote when writing about articles.

    It seems though all I ever find is garbage.

    I am thinking of writing an ebook on article writing and article marketing.

    I am kind of hoping to use the good people here as a gauge to see if I should move forward with it or just forget it.

    I know I could write a much better book then most already out there.

    Anyways looking for feed back to help me make a decision.



    1. pooja0908 profile image61
      pooja0908posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      nice idea.
      do it dude

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sure, why not. good luck smile

    3. mr williams profile image58
      mr williamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You should definitely pursue this goal. It's funny because I just wrote a hub about creating eBooks just seconds ago lol. Talk about destiny lol

      Creating your own eBook puts you ahead of a lot of people. Most people are downloading and selling content they received from other people, lowering the value of the product. Creating your own product means you can sell it for as much as you want. Go for it man smile … eBook-free

  2. waynet profile image66
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    You should certainly do it, I've got 12 50 page ebooks in development right now!

    I say do it and don't look back, once it's done, you'll know you have a quality product that will blow the garbage out of the good luck with it, I think it's a great idea, to have products built around experience and a brand.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Waynet

      The more and more I think about it the more I want to do it.

      I dont honestly have a lot of experience getting an ebook online but I can cross that bridge when I get to it.


      1. waynet profile image66
        waynetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I've been looking at E-junkie to put my ebooks on there, it costs $5 a month I think to put some ebooks up there depending on the PDF file sizes and such and they have a built in affiliate program too which sounds good.

        And of course Clickbank too is the obvious choice, it all depends if it's a free ebook or one people can buy.

        1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
          Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          i am really considering giving it away as a free book in exchange for joining my list on an article website I am considering building as well.

          Will be full of tips, ponters and the occasional product that I deem worthy of putting up there.

          However, even being free I sure as hell know it will be better than anything I have paid for


          1. waynet profile image66
            waynetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Yep good idea, I'm compiling a how to draw stuff type free ebook, that I'll give away for free to build a list for a new site that hopefully will be live sometime this year, although it's like a game of chess arranging all the pieces of everything that I've mapped out for different things, it's about making sure to get on with it or I'll get lost in the thought of doing it!

          2. livewithrichard profile image75
            livewithrichardposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            It's a good idea Dale. An e-book can be viral and will grow your list faster if it's given away. Plus it's a good platform to promote some related affiliate links and also as a means to build backlinks for your site. You can do some up-selling with e-books too.  There was a great article a few months ago in Wired magazine about the benefits of giving away stuff with the ultimate goal of selling stuff.  I think it was called Freeconomics.

  3. N. Ramius profile image73
    N. Ramiusposted 13 years ago

    I'm thinking on writing an E-book that says up front it's filled with garbage and only about making myself money. Then I'll see if people will buy it anyway even though they know they won't get anything out of it.

    Personally I'd never buy an e-book.

  4. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Call me old-fashioned. Write a quality e-book and charge throught the nose for it. Then upsell from there.

    Dale you've gathered a ton of experience and know what a great product is. So create one and start making money from the getgo.

    Honestly I've never trusted free stuff, because most of it is a crappy lead in trying to get me to sign up for something. I wouldn't even bother reading a free e-book, whoever wrote it.

  5. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years ago

    Despite trying, I can not agree with Nelle, I believe you should build a list which will be helpful in promoting products you launch in future.

    After going through some of your hubs on article marketing, I have no doubt you will write a good ebook. So, if you think you can write an eBook which will be helpful for others, go for it.

  6. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    I have a different approach. Learn adwords, give away "snippets" that are really helpful off an adwords ad that leads them to a squeeze page with nothing on it but the sign up. Offer a monthly or fortnightly newsletter for free as well. Then hit the list with your paid ebook. smile
    I can tell you from experience that you will have to give away your snippets at least 6 or 7 times before you will establish enough trust for them to buy.

  7. Dale Nelson profile image36
    Dale Nelsonposted 13 years ago

    Hi Dale,

    I have written an ebook which you may want to get some ideas from.I'm happy to do some sort of joint venture if you like. My thoughts when I wrote it was the lack of direction for newbies to get a broad spectrum on how to approach internet marketing. I sent it to a few people for free locally and dont have time to market it due to my day job. You can get a copy from my autoresponder by mailing to or by going to the site page at … -guide.pdf

    I think its on my profile page if the powers at hubpages remove the link.

  8. Mieka profile image62
    Miekaposted 13 years ago

    Personally, I never spend money on ebooks at all. But I am signed up for several rss feeds and newsletters in order to get my hands on free ebooks. Not all of them are worth it, but some are very good. And if a writer can offer me something useful, I tend to use his links in the ebook to sign up for stuff (like hubpages, and other money making writing sites), so they do profit a little off of me.

    I'm curious about your book, let us know what you are going to do and how!

  9. Jen's Solitude profile image88
    Jen's Solitudeposted 13 years ago

    Dale, I would be very interested in your e-book, for what it is worth. I think you should do it because of your knowledge and great way of sharing it in the written form.

  10. Missi Darnell profile image60
    Missi Darnellposted 13 years ago

    I say go for it! You have the knowledge, you said you cant find anything out there "good enough", you can do it better. Then seems to me you've already made your decision! I'm sure you could throw ideas around here and many will offer advice, opinions or kudos. Good Luck with your e-book!

  11. vicky_prince profile image54
    vicky_princeposted 13 years ago

    what your name

  12. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Go for it Dale!

  13. valbond profile image60
    valbondposted 13 years ago

    I think giving it away to build your list is a good idea. but put a limit on it - eg only 100 available now etc, then in two weeks do it again etc.

    Also if you restrict its availability, yo will be able to sell it in between the free giveaways.

  14. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    Good luck with it!
    It has been suggested that I do this too!

  15. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    Go for it Dale, I'm sure that you will do a really good job and that your e-book will be really successful.  Have confidence in yourself and go for it.

  16. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    "E"-xcellent Idea...Isay "Go For it, too!" Best of fortune in your writings.

  17. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Thanks everyone, the overwelming response has me thinking its going to happen.

    I know it wont happen overnight but article marketing isnt going away anytime soon either.

    Thanks everyone



  18. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 13 years ago

    Don't turn into Mohit if it gets good rankings.

    Then you may start believing you are a prophet.


  19. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    Dale do a "how to" eBook, then turn around and do the "same" book at the ultra novice level.  Or less breadth, more depth.  You know, for people who can barely use word processing and know only the basics of their operating system. The people who are most fearful, and least knowledgeable about the marketing options.  Maybe do screen shots on things like how to sign up for HubPages, how to sign up for AdSense, how to sign up for SheToldMe, etc.  Show one article posted to multiple bookmarking sites with original description.  Does this make sense?

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It absolutely makes sense.  I should write the exact book I was looking for when I got started.

      No techie
      No selling
      No hype

      Just plain old ABC and so on and so on.

      I am working on it but it is definatly going to take time.


  20. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 13 years ago

    "It absolutely makes sense.  I should write the exact book I was looking for when I got started.

    No techie
    No selling
    No hype

    Just plain old ABC and so on and so on."

    It is a good idea. Go for it Dale. Good luck.

  21. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    This does sound like a book worth reading.

    The first E-Book I paid for showed me how to write and publish an E-Book. There are good products out there already, so I do know there is a market for them.
    I happily paid $150 for mine, as the advice was spot on and worked exactly as stated.
    There are a lot of rubbish books and E-books out there, but some gems as well!

  22. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    earnest and waynet, I bookmarked your "how to" eBook hubs for my long list of future tasks to do.  Next I am doing my "sunforged" homework and doing the backlink campaign, maybe a couple small blogs etc to boost my hub traffic and get my AdSense on autopilot.  Then my next big undertaking may be an eBook.  big_smile

  23. Jersey Jess profile image59
    Jersey Jessposted 13 years ago

    Sure, why not!! big_smile Good luck!


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