Ok, did you know that is it super simple to publish your ebooks on Apple iTunes? Yes, it’s pretty darn easy to do and very cost effective to do so.
I have been publishing my ebooks and online editorials for sometime on sites like Amazon.com and have had great success in doing so. Now, I want to tackle the iTunes market and see what I can achieve with it. I buy all my music on iTunes so why not see what that market can do for my ebook publishing. I have a feeling Apple.com is not going to let me down.
Take a minute and listen to what this guy has done so far with iTunes publishing. Sounds pretty sweet to me, and I am growing accustom to things sweet and simple these days.
One other thing you should consider once you have your ebooks ready to advertise with sites like Clickbank.com is your Facebook account and your followers on Twitter. This can be a huge market for your materials, so tell them about it!
On my on going journey from a traditional printed book publisher to an online ebook publisher.
Can you now see the power of online book publishing? I really hope I have encouraged a few of you to branch out from your thinking that getting “published” the old fashioned way is hurting your writing skills and creative thoughts.
Have you ever been told by a publisher to change something that you wrote? Have you ever been turned down by a publisher? Have you ever been told that you are a “nobody” and need to get some writing under your belt first before you can be a “published author” with their company? Heck ya, happens to all of us.
With online Ebook publishing you are the editor in chief, the production department, the publisher and distributor to your work…..all of it. You are in total control of what you write, what your content is about, all edits and corrections, the whole enchilada my friend.
Do you read books from a Kindle, or an Apple Ipad? Heck do you still take the morning paper…tell me you don’t please.
Things are moving (or have moved) to an online platform and now is the time for you do start thinking that way.
One website which I really think is a huge creative commons potential for ANY wanna be book publisher or author is Clickbank.com
Clickbank is really ahead of it’s time a little bit in my opinion. They allow just about anyone to become an online author almost instantly. You just need to open an account, costs about $50, upload your digitized material (can be in a very simple PDF format) and go through a short review process.
Once your works and website has been approved you will get a “hoplink” which will enable you to use their merchant account to sell your materials. You don’t need any form of money collection on your end, they handle all sales and refunds etc. Once an order has been placed, they will collect the funds from the visitor and re-direct them to the download page. You basically do nothing…wow. Clickbank will then send you a payment every 2 weeks.
Can it be any easier than that? So what are you waiting for? Get your ebooks up and on the web today! Be creative, think outside the box and remember you are in total control of your work.
Here is an easy to follow step by step guide to publishing on clickbank
OK, I hope you read the post I made about writing an Ebook rather than a traditional printed book…which costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time…and you are not in control of a printed version as much as you are with an online downloadable ebook.
Now, what I get asked more than anything else is “can I make a profit selling ebooks”? Yes, you sure can. Like I said, there are many advantages of turning your writing skills towards downloadable ebooks over traditional printed materials and here are just a few of the most popular.
1. Speed to publish. You can literally be up and running with your ebook in days.
2. Quick and easy to advertise your new ebook on many popular sites. Apple.com, Ebay.com, Craigslist.org, Kindle.com and Amazon.com are just a few of the big guys. Clickbank.com is a site just for downloadable materials like ebooks.
3. You do not need a publisher or editor …that is your job now.
4. Very low start up cost. I can create niche ebooks in a matter of days and have people buying and reading those ebooks almost immediately.
5. You can reach a world wide audience. This is super powerful. You can sell these ebooks to anyone with an internet connection 24 hours a day.
Here is a pretty good video talking about the profit motive and advertising potential of ebooks.
Are you a good writer, or just like to write like I do? Did you know that with the skills of a writer and the power of the Internet you can become a publisher or book author on Kindle or Amazon.com pretty quickly and inexpensively? Check this out.
I was trying very hard to get a book published about what I was most interested in….traveling. I contacted every book publisher in the holy grail publishers guide book at http://www.writersmarket.com/ but nothing happened. Many of the requests I sent were probably never read and a handful of my requests came back to me with a canned reply “Sorry but your niche does not fit our market”.
Discouraged, yes….definitely. Then a good friend of mine told me to make an ebook, which can be downloaded on the net instantly. An ebook does not really cost you anything to produce (except your time) and you can sell them online from multiple sources like Amazon.com or even Ebay.com to a worldwide market.
I tried it, wow…it was pretty darn easy to set up and I started getting sales within the first week of advertising on Ebay.
I found this helpful video about getting started with Ebook publishing and thought it would be helpful to you as well. Check it out.