Monthly Archives: November 2013

How To Sell Your Ebook

How to sell your eBookHow To Sell Your Ebook for Long Term Profits

eBooks are a quick way to get content out there in front of your target audience. They help build your credibility and show your expertise. If you’re interested in writing and publishing an eBook but not sure where to start, this post will definitely help. It’s an excellent marketing tactic and not only does it build your credibility, it also simultaneously builds your brand and increases awareness for your business. So where do you start when you want to write and publish an eBook?

Self-Published or Traditionally Published?

In most instances, business owners choose to self-publish. When you self-publish, you control every aspect of your book, from getting the ISBN number and creating the book cover to creating and editing the material inside. Traditionally published books mean that you convince a publisher, like Random House for example, that your book will sell and has a unique topic and approach.

They sign a contract with you to publish your book. You get an advance, generally, and a percentage of sales. They control the editing process as well as the book’s outward appearance. Yes, to answer your question, many traditional publishers are now publishing eBooks. They also facilitate distribution to stores and in some cases they may help promote your book. Choose the self-publish option and you manage the distribution to stores and you keep a majority of the profits.

I have my own small publishing company, Hunter’s Moon Publishing, with Geoff Hoff. We refer to our company as a ’boutique’ publishing house that takes care of everything you need. Contact us if you are ready to move forward.

Distribution

If you go the self-publishing route, you may worry about the distribution of your book. How do you get your eBook into online book stores? It really isn’t anything to worry about. The solution is actually not nearly as daunting as you might imagine.

For example, you can create a seller account with Amazon’s Kindle and upload a book today. Your book will show up in Amazon’s Kindle store within a day or two and you can start selling. The same is true for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other online book stores. Each store has its own steps to follow to format and upload your book. In general, the process is easy and you can have a book uploaded and ready for sale within a day or two.

Smashwords

Smashwords is an eBook service that distributes your book to a variety of book stores, book distributors, and libraries including iBooks and Barnes & Noble. They also facilitate presales so you can build buzz for your book before it’s released.

Because they distribute to such a wide variety of book stores and libraries, their formatting requirements are a bit more difficult than uploading your book to one book store. However, they offer a free formatting guide and they can send you a list of book formatters who are familiar with the requirements and can manage the task for you for a reasonable fee.

Marketing, Promoting, and Making Sales

The most important aspect of writing, in terms of long-term profits, is how to sell your ebook once it is completed. Whether you publish your book traditionally or you self-publish, and whether you sell your book only on your site or you make it available in stores, the responsibility for marketing it and promoting it is yours and yours alone. Leverage your resources and use what you know about marketing to promote your book. The hard part has already been accomplished – writing it.

 

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Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur

entrepreneurship 300x225 Finding Your Inner EntrepreneurAre you releasing your inner entrepreneur as you build your online business? Entrepreneurship is different from most anything else you will ever go after in your life. There are no rules, no bosses, no schedule, and no direction. You must find your way intuitively and forge ahead using everything you have.

The ‘up’ side to finding and nurturing your inner entrepreneur is that you will be free forever; free from a life that includes confinement, structure, and consistency. This can also be the downside of this lifestyle, yet truly engaged entrepreneurs will tell you that they wouldn’t have it any other way.

As for me, I have never been so fulfilled in all my life. Each day I wake up alive with ideas on what I will be doing to grow my business. It’s as though I am seeing the world and everything in it with fresh, new eyes and that’s a dream come true. I’m excited, happy, and productive and the outcome is extremely profitable. I truly believe it’s because I’m passionate about what I do. Successful entrepreneurs are always passionate about what they do and how they serve others. And here’s why that matters…

When you’re passionate about something you will do it well no matter what that might be. When you do something well you become successful at it far more easily. When you’re successful at something, you enjoy it even more and that enjoyment makes you even more passionate.

And so the circle continues because the passion for what you’re doing grows and grows and grows. And you grow too.

Your life changes. New things are more important and you become more passionate about stuff that you might never have had the time to think about before you found your first passion.

I get emails from people who say they’re unsure of which niche to choose, are having difficulty coming up with ideas for products, and have very little confidence when it comes to reaching out to other entrepreneurs. It is because they are not passionate about what they are doing.

Find your passion by finding your inner entrepreneur and the success and income will find you.

 

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Affiliate Marketing Tips – Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Affiliate Marketing Tips – Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Marketing Tips Connie Ragen GreenAre you incorporating affiliate marketing into your online business as an additional income stream? Do you believe in the concept of ‘recommending what you love’? In this episode of the Online Marketing Tips Podcast With Connie Ragen Green, my newest podcast series for new online entrepreneurs, I discuss these questions and more with solid affiliate marketing tips you can use right away.

During this call I responded candidly to questions from my students who share their concerns and accomplishments with their online business in regards to attending live marketing events, seminars, and workshops. This time we discussed affiliate marketing as an additional income stream for your online business, the Three Affiliate Models that are working today, 10 steps to getting it all set up in the next ten days, how to know when it’s time to set up an autoresponder sequence, tips on marketing your online business, creating and pricing a new information product, using press releases for your marketing, and much more.

This podcast on affiliate marketing tips and these online marketing tips are intended to teach you how you can take your business to the next level quickly and effectively, and as a way for me to share my very Case Studies, secrets, and advice on creating a profitable and lucrative online business using the ‘multiple income streams’ approach. Each session is first recorded live as a teleseminar, and then repurposed into a podcast to extend my reach to the world. Please join my list to be included on these calls, and be sure to introduce yourself and share your site for optimal exposure for years to come!

Also, you can now pick up my popular training on winning affiliate contests and other online marketing tips for only seven dollars at Affiliate Contest Secrets. Use the discount code CONTEST to bring the price down to $7. This training has been updated for 2013 with the latest information, strategies, and Case Studies for you to use in your own business.

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