Think ebook publishing is hard? Have no idea how or where to start?
Want to write an ebook but can never seem to make time to finish (or start)?
You can! And by next week this time, you could have finished your first ebook and be well on your way to getting your first sale.
I know, I’ve published over 50 ebooks to date and since 2009/2010, have made over half my annual income from e-products I write and promote (I’m a freelance writer and do ebook writing and publishing as a secondary (almost primary) stream of income). You can do the same thing.
It’s not difficult at all. But, don’t take my word for it. In October 2010, my company sponsored an ebook writing and publishing tournament (10 days) for those who said they wanted to write a book, but could just never find the time.
It was a lot of work, but well worth it. Proof? On day 7, one participant got 2 sales. Another participant rang up 12 sales in 12 hours! It proved to many of the over 30 participants that it IS possible to make money writing ebooks -- if you prioritize it, just like anything else you want in life.
Just think, 10 days from now, you could be a “published author.” This ebook tells you everthing you need to know. Following is a selection from the Table of Contents.
CHAPTER 1: EBOOK SELLING — HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR EBOOK WILLL SELL BEFORE YOU WRITE IT
How to Tell If an Audience is Big Enough to Write For
CHAPTER 2: WRITE AN OUTLINE
How to Write an Outline for Your Ebook in 15 Minutes or Less
CHAPTER 3: WRITE YOUR EBOOK
The Value of Writing from Personal Experience
How Long Should Your Ebook Chapters Be
Writing Ebook Chapters: The Formula I Use to Whisk Through Them Quickly
How to Determine How Long Your Ebook Should Be
Tips on Editing and Proofreading Your Ebook to Get Done – Fast!:
CHAPTER 4: HOW TO PRICE YOUR EBOOK TO SELL
How I Price My Ebooks
How I Quadrupled the Price of One of My Ebooks – And Sold More Copies
Factors Customers Consider When Buying Ebooks
How to Price to Appeal to the Masses & Create Lifetime Customers
Want to Start an Ebook Publishing Empire? Use This Pricing Strategy for Success
Pricing Tips to Help You Sell More Ebooks
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO MARKET YOUR EBOOK TO START GETTING SALES QUICKLY
Where to Get a Professional Ebook Cover for Very Cheap (Less than $20!)
Should You Use Free Blogging and/or Website Platforms
Where to Quickly, Easily and Cheaply Get a Website
THE IMPORTANCE OF LIST BUILDING
Working Just a Few Minutes a Day & Bringing in Hundreds or Thousands of $$
How to Build a Subscriber List – Fast! From 2,000 to 60,000 in Only 6 Weeks
The Exact Marketing Plan I Use to Average $100-$200/Day in E-Book Sales
CHAPTER 7: HOW TO PREPARE YOUR EBOOK TO BE DELIVERED VIA AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD:
How to Avoid Ebook Theft
CHAPTER 8: 10-DAY EBOOK WRITING SCHEDULE
The 10-Day Writing & Marketing Schedule That Ensures Your Publishing Success
Why You’re Practically Guaranteed a Sale in 7 Days
CHAPTER 9: EBOOK WRITING AND PUBLISHING CONCLUSION
The Main Thing That Keeps Most Writers from Starting and/or Finishing an Ebook
MAKE YOUR LIVING AS A SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Imagine being able to write for home. You’ll be able to walk your kids to the bus stop; shop when the stores aren’t crowded; and attend more family functions because you don’t have to request days off. As a writer, you can work wherever you can take your laptop.
I work from home (or wherever there’s an internet connection); travel at will; and live part time in Jamaica (I’m American) — all because I have the portable lifestyle of being an ebook publisher.
This is the lifestyle self-publishing allows you to have.
My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, author and web entrepreneur.
I've been a freelance writer since 1993, and an ebook writer/publisher since 2002.
TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER
My primary residence is in Atlanta, but I live part time in Jamaica (Negril). I visited for the first time in 2009 and started going back on a regular basis. After so many trips (and so many expensive hotels) I thought, "It's cheaper to rent!"
So I did -- a studio with views of the ocean.
But, after living in it for about a year, I rented a cute little house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a yard and access to an infinity pool (which overlooks the ocean; it's beyond gorgeous!). I did this because friends and family kept wanting to come visit. And, everyone's your friend when you live in Jamaica, no?
THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER
The thing I love the most about being a writer is that it allows me to live and work where I please. As long as I have an internet connection, I'm good to go.
I've worked everywhere from a hotel room in Barcelona, Spain; to a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden; to a farm house in Cordoba, Argentina. As far as work, I feel like the luckiest girl alive most days.
THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING AN EBOOK WRITER/SELF PUBLISHER
In a phrase, "income stability." As long as I can write (ie, produce new products), I can make a living. How much I earn is entirely up to me. Thanks to places like Barnes and Noble, you don't have to be famous to make a living as a writer.
RUNNING, RUNNING, RUNNING!
I'm also a marathon runner. I've completed one full and 4 half marathons as of May 2011. I'm always training for the next one. Next up: Reggae Marathon, Negril, Jamaica, December 2011.
Just do it! (As a runner, of course Nike's philosophy fits who I am :-)).
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
You can learn more about me at http://InkwellEditorial.com/about. Inkwell Editorial is my freelance writing website. It's been live since 1999 (for better or worse, especially design wise) and has hundreds of articles on how to start a successfuL freelance writing career.
You'll also find info on ebook writing/publishing, blogging, social media, article marketing and more.