Why eBooks Are The Most Overlooked Path To Online Prosperity
The ebook revolution is here! The Internet now makes it possible to come up with
an idea, turn it into an ebook, distribute it over the Internet, and start making
money - all in 30 days or less.
In the offline world, 30 days wouldn't typically even be long enough to start
getting rejection letters back from publishers.
We say this with confidence because we have both gone from book idea to book sales
in a matter of weeks - not once, but many times. Between us, we have ten ebooks
currently selling on the Net. Several of our books have brought us five figures
in income. Jim holds the record between us with one release that made an astounding
$43,000 in 30 days.
Here are two discouraging myths you should be aware of:
Myth #1 - It takes a lot of money to promote an ebook.
Fact: It doesn't. Despite what anyone says to the contrary, online information
publishing is still the fastest, cheapest and easiest way for the "little" guy to
earn a nice living online with virtually no risk and very little money (less than $100).
Myth #2: You have to be a writer to make money with ebooks.
Fact: You don't have to be a "writer" in order to create a best selling ebook
- and it often helps if you're not!
Maybe you've heard that ebooks don't sell. That's not entirely a myth; in a way,
that's true. What sells in bookstores will generally not sell well on the Internet.
Although author J.K. Rowling has sold more than 100 million copies of her
"Harry Potter" books worldwide, it's unlikely she would do well selling her stories
in ebook form.
But ebooks sell like hotcakes when they contain PRACTICAL information in ready-to-use
form. Not pages of pages of long, flowing prose like you find at Borders and Barnes
and Noble. On the Net, people buy step-by-step, cut-to-the-chase information they
can use to solve problems in their everyday lives.
eBooks on how to negotiate the best price on a car, how to sell your home without
paying a real estate agent, how to build muscle mass quickly, and other narrowly
focused topics that solve a problem, are selling VERY well - at this very moment!
Why is this so? Because the main reason people are online in the first place is
to find information - 9 times out of 10, according to a landmark survey.
So if you can interest people in extending their search past looking for free
information into purchasing an information-rich, well-organized, ready-made SOLUTION
to a pressing problem, you can sell ebooks... You can sell a LOT of them.
Jim has sold more than 5,000 ebooks in the last 10 months. David's publishers
have asked him not to reveal how many ebooks he's sold, but just type his first and
last name into Google and you'll find more than 20,000 Web pages where his name appears.
The vast majority of those pages have something to do with one of his ebooks.
One more thing: It doesn't need to take very long to write an ebook. Why? Because
many "book books" are like encyclopedias in prose form - they cover everything
imaginable about the topic.
eBooks aren't like that. They go right to the meat of what people need to know to
solve a problem. They have information about everything necessary to solve a
problem, but no "filler" information that takes so long to write - and takes
readers so long to sift through.