Writing and selling ebooks is an extremely
lucrative business right now. Whatever subject you are
interested in, however small, you can be sure that someone is
out there making some decent money from an ebook or information
product based on this subject. They are so beneficial for both
sellers and buyers.
Sellers benefit enormously because the
expenses are next to nothing. You don't need to buy products
from a wholesaler or supplier, you just need the one product
which can be sold repeatedly over and over again. There are no
delivery costs either, as the ebooks are usually
downloaded easily via an exe or pdf file (recommended)
from a download page or an email attachment.
The buyers benefit because most people
online are looking for information on any number of subjects,
howver big or small. They don't want to spend hours
trawling the search engines looking for all the information
they need. Instead they are quite prepared to spend good
money for an ebook which contains all the information they are
looking for all in one downloadable ebook. This ebook can then
be read on the buyer's computer, or in most cases can be
The most time-consuming part is obviously
writing the ebook to begin with. You can hire a writer to do
this for you (elance is a good place to look), but I
would recommend writing it yourself to make sure it's done
properly. Ideally you want to create an ebook on a subject
that you have a lot of knowledge in, but this isn't essential.
You could simply pick a popular subject that you know
absolutely nothing about, but you know from reading forums, and
looking at keyword research results, etc that you've found a
very hot topic.
In this case you could simply find as much
information as you possibly can from libraries,
bookshops, the internet, etc and include as much
information as you can and include it
in your ebook. Another good way of obtaining
good information is by interviewing experts in that
particular subject area. This will also add weight to your
ebook when it comes to promoting it.
Your ebook should not be too short, or
excessively long and filled with filler content. Most ebooks
range from 40-250 pages, so anything within this range is fine.
If you have written it in Word or any other word processing
package, then you will need to transfer it to a suitable pdf
file, so it can be downloaded, usually via Adobe, by your
customers. The best way I've found is to write the
ebook using OpenOffice, a free alternative to
Word. Once written, you can simply click on "export as
pdf" from the file menu, and you instantly have a professional
looking pdf format ebook.
Once you have finished compiling your ebook,
it's time to create your sales page or sales letter. Please
visit the sales
letter page for more information.