Options On Where To Sell Your Ebook Business

 

If you’re an ebook publisher, there are several choices available for where you can sell your ebooks. One is through your webpage by selling directly online. It can be in the form of a PFD. The important thing is not to forget to place a shopping cart button or a Paypal link for the readers to easily purchase when they feel like they want to read your ebook right away (perhaps they were enticed by the synopsis that you wrote!). So instead of just visiting, they ordered, and they get a link that you can press to download the ebook – you are all set! You only need to ensure that your site is running regularly and efficiently.

This is beneficial for you because you are in control of the process, and you get all the details on the customers. You can charge these buyers for a little more; you will soon realize that directly selling on an online website gives you the chance to make a markup of about twice the original price.

Selling On Amazon

One of the most convenient ways to sell your ebook is through Amazon. Perhaps you have tried ordering books and other products from Amazon, but it’s different in some ways it is different. With Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, your reach is so much further compared to other ways of expanding your potential readers. There are nearly 90 million active American Readers – that is how large your potential audience is because that is how many Americans visit sites like Amazon. Evidence revealed that about 40% of daily ebook purchases on the site are from self-published titles.

You may not be generating more income when you market on your website, but on the upside, you have a greater opportunity to reach a reading audience that you wouldn’t otherwise have contact with. Additionally, the process of marketing on Kindle is simple and concise. You need to register and then upload your works. Kindle is responsible for converting them to their corresponding propriety structure. With that, you are ready to market and grow your ebook writing business through Amazon.

Doing Both Options

First, release your ebooks on Amazon, thinking of it as simply a source of traffic and online publicity, so that people can find you. You generate income and make profits from the ebook. Once you have established a profile on Amazon, use this to bring readers back to your webpage and include them in your email list.

Also, a very effective way to entice people to visit your webpage is through free bonus offers. You can place them inside your ebook while it’s sold on Amazon, and then once they purchase, they can claim their offer on your webpage and give out their email addresses. Once they’re there on the list, you can do all the followups and additional marketing from your webpage and at a higher price. You’re using both options maximally!

Conclusion

If you’re about to sell or launch your ebook, read these options once or twice, and maybe learn a thing or two before going through the sale. You’ll find that these are words of wisdom that will help you succeed and get that sale!

 

 

 

Marketing Guidelines For A Successful Ebook Launching

 

In the conventional publishing world, the publishers don’t advertise or promote a large portion of the books that they make available in the market. That is an old secret that only seasoned and renowned authors have realized. However, if you’re an ebook publisher, you will appreciate having this same hold over your marketing plan and strategy. You have a lot of choices, and you wouldn’t have any problems looking for ways to introduce your titles out into the virtual and real world. You’ll be able to catch the attention of your reading audience in no time.

Most experts suggest using a multichannel strategy, which is marketing from various angles. One of the most powerful is social media, of course. Take advantage of your Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook page to get the ebook launch out and reach as many people as you can. When it’s published, share it on Facebook, along with the link to your webpage and some details on how to purchase. But this is not enough, though. You have to create a sensation around your ebook, something that would encourage your friends and their friends about it and will be excited to spread the news. Maybe post a small part of the blurb on your page or do a contest and give rewards or prizes. Be creative with your marketing.

Another tool for promoting your ebook is on your blog site and on forums that are associated with the topic of your ebook. Get into the conversations and inform the people about it. Also, don’t underestimate the power of your email list. It can reach hundreds, even thousands.

Finally, giving the first chapter of your ebook for free is a great promotion and it wouldn’t hurt your sales at all. In fact, this will get your readers bent on wanting more of it, which is why they will purchase the rest of the ebook. You just need to be proactive about your marketing plan and consistently create buzz for your book. And don’t forget the power of Amazon. If you’re selling there, you can pay for ads directly on the site to advertise your ebooks to a highly specific reading audience.

Ebook Dos And Don’ts

Before anything, do keep in mind that you won’t make money with ebooks overnight. You can’t just get them out there and expect to make a profit. It’s quite a hard endeavor, but if you are aware of some dos and don’ts, you might have an easier time promoting your book successfully and generating sales.

Don’t Stress Over It Too Much. Yes, you’re writing an ebook and launching it soon, but you don’t have to stress too much about it. If you have a structured plan ready and working, you can have it done and get it out on a sale. Just make sure that you outline, including a date for when you’re going to start writing and your list of marketing strategies and the dates of when you need to do them. It would also help to have a goal on the publication date. See to it that you spend some time each day for doing the tasks on your plan. Don’t work on it when you’re just ‘feeling the vibe.’ Follow your schedule.

Do Pick A Topic That You Have Knowledge On. You want to show the audience that you are confident and passionate about your ebook, which is why you have to write something that you know about, or else you won’t be believable. Don’t choose a best-selling topic, but you have no idea what it’s about because it won’t matter anyway.

Don’t Forget To Proofread – Always. Editing and proofreading are among the most sensitive and time-consuming tasks in the whole writing process. You are encouraged to be meticulous in your grammar, spelling, and sentence construction. It is wise to hire a professional editor that could go over your ebook just before you publish it. It would be devastating to release a book containing errors – even just one or two matters. When a reader sees mistakes in spelling and grammar, their confidence in you wanes, and they won’t be giving you good reviews, that’s for sure.

Do Make Your Best Layout And Cover Page. Don’t show your readers and the world that you’re a novice. Instead, make it look like you’re a pro by hiring a graphic designer who has created webpages of some popular companies. You can ask their opinion on a great-looking cover in a way that you wouldn’t have to pay a lot. Let him know that you appreciate his expert advice that you will owe him, especially if the ebook launching becomes a success.

 

Conclusion

The guidelines are just reminders so that you can avoid blunders that most starter writers commit when they get too excited and impulsive. Just take it slowly but surely. It’s a cliché, but it works almost always!

 

 

 

 

Ebook Writing Blunders That You Should Avoid

 

Once your marketing plan has kick-started, it’s time to write. But before anything, you better read and keep in mind these ebook writing blunders that you should avoid.

 

Delivering Content That Is Vague And Insufficient

There are a lot of writers competing against you – directly or indirectly – so writing insufficiently just wouldn’t work for you. What does insufficient mean here? Unclear content looks unoriginal and doesn’t give justice to the title of the ebook.

 

Great ebook content perks the interest of the readers right from the first few pages, encouraging them to share what they’re reading with others. When they share it, that’s when your ebook is generating success and becomes a lead magnet.

 

Giving Too Much Of It

Of course, this is the total opposite of the first problem, when the writer wants to answer all his readers’ questions in one ebook. Please don’t do it. Take the questions one ebook at a time, so you’re leaving your readers waiting for your continuation. They’ll want more because they’re realized that you answered one of their many questions descriptively and comprehensively.

 

Getting Ahead With The Introduction

Contrary to what most novice writers, it is not correct to write the introduction early in the process. You may think that because it’s the intro, you should write it first, but no, that’s not the way to do it. Why? It’s because the introduction must encapsulate or entices the reading audience on what’s in it for them when they read the book. And it would be difficult to look for the most exciting or climax of the book if you aren’t done writing it yet.

 

Not Knowing What Your Topic Is All About

You’ve found the niche that you want to write about – good. But what if you don’t have any idea what it’s about? Solution? Please don’t write about it! If you are interested in something but don’t have the expertise to write about it, then it’ll show, and the audience will sense it in the words that you choose to use – even in the tone of the content. It’ll only damage the reputation that you’re trying to build – and you haven’t built it up yet.

 

When you choose a niche, pick something that you have extensive knowledge of. If you like to write about a topic that you don’t know anything about, you might as well hire a ghostwriter. That way, you have higher chances of getting a good lead magnet. Then you can write your second ebook yourself.

 

Editing While Writing

This is a tempting thing to do as you are writing, but it is such a blunder in that it delays the writing process, and worse, it might even be the reason for not being able to finish the ebook. So the rule is: editing should not be done in conjunction with writing.

 

Assuming That One Draft Is Sufficient

You don’t have to worry if you’ve written your second or third draft. Even seasoned writers do a couple of drafts before they are finally satisfied with the content of their books. Despite having a strong outline, you will still feel the need to make some changes to make some lines clearer and the content even more meaningful and enticing. It would be wise to have your draft approved by your editors in the middle of the writing process.

 

Forgetting To Back It Up

This is one of the most crucial things you need to remember when writing your ebook. There is nothing more devastating than forgetting to make a backup of your draft and your final version in your drive. The regret about losing your project just because you have not saved it will be forever.

 

 

Conclusion

When you’ve taken these blunders by heart, you’re ready to write your first ebook. Good luck!