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Old 01-18-2014, 04:44 PM
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Writing an ebook.

I plan to write an ebook around the topic of internet marketing for beginners. Can anyone offer any help, tips or advice please?
 

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:13 AM
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I don't have any experience writing an ebook but I remember Pat put up a page with some useful information to get anyone started.

http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ho...lish-an-ebook/
 
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no any idea about writing ebook but planning for to write a ebook in future.
 
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I guess the hardest part is the beginning.

http://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/...t%20Drafts.pdf

That might help you get the draft started.
 
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I don't have any experience with writing and publishing an ebook my self, but you should search for it and you will find a lot of helpful resources.
 
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I guess the hardest part is the beginning.

http://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/...t%20Drafts.pdf

That might help you get the draft started.
URL wrong. What's the correct one so we can edit the URL for you?
 
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Be certain to do proper research....
Publishing bad information can destroy your reputation...
 
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I don't have any experience writing an ebook but I remember Pat put up a page with some useful information to get anyone started.

http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ho...lish-an-ebook/
Thanks. Good stuff.

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I have a client that wrote an ebook. His best advice was to seek out the audience for the book through social media and other forums. Then price it at a point that is a "no-brainer" for them to buy it. Make it so affordable that are willing to take a chance on it. He is already on his third book, so it must be working for him. Best of luck!
 
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I have a client that wrote an ebook. His best advice was to seek out the audience for the book through social media and other forums. Then price it at a point that is a "no-brainer" for them to buy it. Make it so affordable that are willing to take a chance on it. He is already on his third book, so it must be working for him. Best of luck!
I've had more encouragement than put-downs so that helps. And thanks for your great advice
 
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Ron,

Begin with the end in mind.

I'd start by writing the marketing/ad pitch/back cover first. What is the book about? Who is it for? What exactly will the reader be able to do after reading it?

After that I would create a beginner profile, defining the person you are selling your first copy to. What do they need to know? What skills do they have (probably none)? What obstacles will they encounter?

From that point I would outline the process of internet marketing from the beginning step to the last. Model it on a mock campaign that you start from scratch. Pick a niche, buy a cheap domain, and document the process. Write and revise.

Another great beginning strategy is writing down everything you already know in one column and everything you don't know in another column. It helps identify exactly what you need to research.

Good luck; it sounds like fun.
 
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Ron,

Begin with the end in mind.

I'd start by writing the marketing/ad pitch/back cover first. What is the book about? Who is it for? What exactly will the reader be able to do after reading it?

After that I would create a beginner profile, defining the person you are selling your first copy to. What do they need to know? What skills do they have (probably none)? What obstacles will they encounter?

From that point I would outline the process of internet marketing from the beginning step to the last. Model it on a mock campaign that you start from scratch. Pick a niche, buy a cheap domain, and document the process. Write and revise.

Another great beginning strategy is writing down everything you already know in one column and everything you don't know in another column. It helps identify exactly what you need to research.

Good luck; it sounds like fun.
Thanks Blogwriter, that sounds like an excellent plan. It may sound like the blind leading the blind (my ebook), but I think newbies need someone to identify with in the early stages.
 
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I wrote my first ebook on the one thing that I know inside and out -- web hosting. It was on how to open a hosting business.
 
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I wrote my first ebook on the one thing that I know inside and out -- web hosting. It was on how to open a hosting business.
Good on you Alan. How's it selling, and did you write any more ebooks?
 
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It took me about 3 weeks to write (every day, I would sit down and add a little bit). Turned out to be about 30 pages long. It was a freebie eBook and it only required users to give their email address. I used it mainly as a conversion tool for my business. I stopped using it as a marketing tactic (although I should probably start back up!). Unfortunately I haven't had time to add to it or to write another ebook.
 
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It took me about 3 weeks to write (every day, I would sit down and add a little bit). Turned out to be about 30 pages long. It was a freebie eBook and it only required users to give their email address. I used it mainly as a conversion tool for my business. I stopped using it as a marketing tactic (although I should probably start back up!). Unfortunately I haven't had time to add to it or to write another ebook.
Yes, I think a freebie may be the best way to go to grab email addresses. I was thinking of about 15 pages, like an intro to IM with my personal struggle story at the beginning.
 
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I plan to write an ebook around the topic of internet marketing for beginners. Can anyone offer any help, tips or advice please?
Only one tip for you. RESEARCH, AGAIN AND THEN SOME MORE.

Rehashed eBooks are abound. You need to stand out, remember.
 
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Only one tip for you. RESEARCH, AGAIN AND THEN SOME MORE.

Rehashed eBooks are abound. You need to stand out, remember.
Thanks for your wise words.
 
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Your ebook will be free or paid?
 
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Your ebook will be free or paid?
Does it matter?

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