What do you think of selling e-books?

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abinternational
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28 Jul 08 03:16:53 am
Hi,

I just received the newsletter about selling e-books recommended by Sale Hoo. Iam interested in the concept, has anyone here had a look and/or used
'John Thornbill's eBay power sellers package'?

If you have what are your thoughts on it? :idea:

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28 Jul 08 10:44:30 pm
I personally haven't, as I haven't ever sold any ebooks, however there are members here on the forum that seem to do quite nicely out of selling e books, so I can only suggest that you take a good look at the option to see if it suits your requirements.


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3 Jan 09 06:55:25 pm
does anyone know a software developer who is cheap and does a good job. i am thinking of a product that i can offer resell rights for later, cheers

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3 Jan 09 10:35:38 pm
does anyone know a software developer who is cheap and does a good job. i am thinking of a product that i can offer resell rights for later, cheers


I use a company in India, and have done for about 4 years now. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. PM me some details if you like and I'll see if I can put you in touch to further you idea.


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20 Feb 09 04:15:48 am
I love selling e-books. But through clickbank, not at the usual places.

Selling e-books on your own is just another great part of ecommerce. If you have great sales pages and the traffic you can sell them on auto pilot. Granted I hold no illusions at the challenge that is.

When I say you need to generate alot of traffic I'm talking tens of thousands so its best to put your ebooks out front of your store. Front of your website is where mine get the results.

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7 Jul 09 12:53:57 am
Where would you get the ebooks?

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12 Oct 09 02:43:23 am
Hi Guys!

Still interested in selling e-books, but not sure how to? I read this blog from the ebaysellingcoach.com and I though this might be helpful, please check it out:

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Cheers :)


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24 Oct 09 02:54:40 pm
Yes. I have used the Powerseller package from John.

My advice would be to stay away. You have to put in a heck of alot of work to for very very little money. I just couldn't get it working.
Someone is always selling cheaper.


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25 Oct 09 05:16:10 am
Interesting philosophy many of these eBooks and the like. Amazes me how many fall for them.

Think about it properly for a second. If you had found something that actually made you real money, would you sell it off for a few bucks or guard it with your life?

Like someone is actually going to say 'here you go Al, here's all the answers to make you a million a year, just give me $5 for it' uummm

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26 Oct 09 05:25:37 am
I have always related ebooks to scams.

Ebooks always seem to revolve around making money and how to make more of it and I have always been under the impression that if someone had a great way to make money they would be doing it not selling the idea.

If I were making a million per year would I sell an ebook to tell someone how? No I wouldnt tell a soul. I would milk it until it didn't make me a million anymore.

Or how about ebooks on how to make money on Google or with clickbank. Another ebook scam.

The only good thing ebooks did was get a lot of FB on eBay before they stopped digital delivery.

So if you want to make money with ebooks, sell get rich quick ideas. You will have to do a lot of deceiving but you might make a buck or two.

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2 Nov 09 11:22:21 am
Hello Abinternational,

I too am also considering selling e-books. I checked out the subject and found various websites on the subject. Do know that 'How to Make Money' is far from being the only ebooks out there. E-books cover many many subjects including romance novels. I myself have no interest in 'How to make money' ebooks, I feel, like the other posters on here, they are just scams. I cannot recommend any particular website to trust, but if you want to check out the ones I have looked at, let me know.

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3 Nov 09 12:00:44 am
Hi lee19m,

I'd have to agree with you, e-books are not just the how to get rich stuff we so often see on the net. There are so many categories or kinds from which you can still make a decent source of income with.

I've read through a few e-books, but never purchased any especially anything that promises wealth, stuff like these are kind of hard to believe in. :)

All the best to you!


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3 Nov 09 03:54:23 am
Maybe I am just naive on this whole subject of e-books.

The only other ones people buy are novels to read on their hand held devices.

The problem I find with them is most of the info can be had for free on the internet.

What other e-books are there that people will buy?

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3 Nov 09 04:37:15 am
I'm a very long way from being an expert on e-books, but if I were going to move into that market I think I would look at special interests. Areas where there is always a lot of interest in sourcing information.

Something like birthing, or caring for newly born bubs and that type of thing. It's an area that always has a lot of interest, and is a huge market!


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4 Nov 09 05:03:22 am
Well I just thought of one too. How about an ebook on specialized gaming codes.

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4 Nov 09 07:18:31 am
I think craft work might also be an interesting area to explore with ebooks. Was at a market on the weekend and they were stacked 5 deep around a bead stand of all things lol.


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20 Nov 09 11:01:20 pm
Well, it's about value... if you provide something of value then people will pay for it, if there is no value then you'll never make money from it. If you're going to sell ebooks then you'll need:

1. Specialised subject knowledge
2. A strong personal interest in the subject
3. Good writing skills
4. Knowledge of internet marketing

The second point is important... writing about something you have no interest in would be boring, if you're passionate about it then people respond to that. The first point gives what you're writing genuine value to the reader.

I've seen a lot of these 'make an ebook with our program, get rich with no work' sites around the place and they don't take into account any of the 4 points above. The forums for these sites are filled with desperate people who have lost their jobs and are hoping in vain for a better life. It's all about value, not everyone has the skills to write ebooks, and a lot of people would be better off asking themselves what they're passionate about, what value they can contribute to the market and then make money from there...

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