14 Successful Ebook Authors Reveal How To Write Ebooks That Sell I’m excited to share with you the ideas and wisdom of 14 successful ebook authors. So excited in fact that I made an infographic to go along with it. Yes, the adivce you’ll find here is THAT good! When I started this ebook project, I was just going to write all the lessons on my own, but I realized that there are a ton of people who have successfully wrote and sold ebooks. These peoeple have gone through the research part of ebook creation. We have a lot to learn from them and, fortunately for us, they were kind enough to offer their advice. …and these people have gotten great results. 14 Invaluable Tips For Writing Ebooks That Sell 1. “Take the time to survey your core audience to ensure your book meets their needs. Prior to writing my eBook, I used my email list to survey my subscribers. 2. “Ask your audience what type of ebook they would like before writing one word of your ebook. Another thing is, make your ebook look fantastic. One last thing, get someone to proof read your ebook. 3.
Twinkie CEO Admits Company Took Employees Pensions and Put It Toward Executive Pay December 11, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Twinkie-maker Hostess continues to screw over its workers. The company is in the process of complete liquidation and 18,000 unionized workers are set to lose their jobs. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Hostess’ CEO, Gregory Rayburn, essentially admitted that his company stole employee pension money and put it toward CEO and senior executive pay (aka “operations”). If there's no way to recover the money for the Hostess pension plans for workers, then the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. will have to foot the bill to make sure workers get at least some of the retirement money they paid in. Hostess shows us clearly what Bain-style predatory capitalism is all about: big bucks for the very few rich executives, layoffs and poverty for the workers and their communities. Then came the Bain-style takedown.
How to Write Your First eBook (with Examples) User Reviewed Three Parts:eBook HelpWriting Your eBookPublishing Your eBookCommunity Q&A Whether you have useful advice to sell, or just want your voice to be heard, putting your words in an eBook (electronic book) and selling virtual copies of it online is an effective, low-cost way to self-publish. Read the steps in this guide to complete and successfully publish your first eBook. Ad Steps Part 1 Writing Your eBook <img alt="Image titled Write Your First eBook Step 1" src=" width="728" height="485" class="whcdn">1Come up with an idea. eBooks are no different from any other type of book except in their medium of publication, so the most important first step to writing one is to decide on, and develop, an idea for one. Part 2 Publishing Your eBook Tips Make backups of all your work. Article Info Categories: Web Writing and eBooks In other languages:
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6 Steps to Writing and Selling Your E-book E-books are a good way to earn extra money. The great thing is, as a designer or developer, you’ll also have your existing expertise and knowledge to look to in order to come up with a viable e-book topic, and many of the skills you already possess will make the e-book production process easier. You have to know (or learn) quite a lot about online marketing in order to successfully pull it off, though. In this short guide, I will outline a fundamental strategy for writing and selling an e-book, breaking it down in only 6 steps. But first, for inspiration, let’s look at a few examples of web designers and web developers who have produced income from e-books. Can You Generate Income by Writing E-books? You might already know that some web designers and web developers are making thousands of dollars online with their e-books. Examples: You can read more e-book success stories here: Web Designers Making Thousands of Dollars in Passive Income. Step 1: Pick a Problem to Solve Make an Outline Why?
Can We Solve Our Obesity Crisis By Transforming Fast Food? July 25, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Mexico is now more obese than the United States, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In the July issue of The Atlantic, David Freedman argues that the most efficient way to solve the obesity crisis, especially among the fast-food-eating poor, is to improve the quality of fast food. He casts the Pollanites as ineffective hypocrites, who enjoy food that's just as "obesogenic"--that is, obesity causing--as the average fast-food meal. "[The] science is, in fact, fairly straightforward," Freedman writes. This simplified view of fat makes Freedman's simple fix for obesity seem within reach. Freedman's fat science has been addressed in more detail by others, so I won't go further. The other obesogens Freedman frets over are sugars and refined carbohydrates, or "problem carbs," as he calls them.
Kindle: How you can make a million writing your own e-book By ANDREW WILSON (the author hoping to sell a million of his own) UPDATED: 21:37 GMT, 24 September 2011 Got a book in you? There are now an estimated 700,000 authors e-publishing worldwide 'We’re down, but we’re not out,’ my agent said. It was the lowest point of my professional life. When she first sent out the book – a fast-paced thriller featuring a former forensic artist living in Los Angeles – she had been full of enthusiasm. And some of the feedback, including the response from a top crime editor in New York, had been extremely positive – an ‘electrifying novel – pitch-perfect and brutal… a twisted gem’. But I could tell my agent didn’t hold out much hope. It wasn’t that I was inexperienced. Although I’ve written what could be seen as rather highbrow books, I’ve always been a fan of popular crime fiction, and I wanted to see whether I could emulate the success of Patricia Cornwell and Thomas Harris. The rejection knocked my confidence – but then I bought myself a Kindle. chapter 1 ‘No.
Speak Your Book into Being | Writers and Authors Writers are known for their way with words and through the years we have all seen them depicted hunched over typewriters in dusty rooms as their minds spun tales translated by their nimble fingers tapping onto the keys. I’ve often wondered how the process of creativity overlaps the necessary concentration needed to write. Is anything lost in the process of needing to slow down or pause to type out what we are thinking, seeing or feeling. Mihály Csíkszentmihályi tells us "Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Am I to assume then that writers are channeling their information? In my own process of writing, I can feel states of flow coming on but I could never capture what comes to me at the speed of light with my fingers. So I “cheat” at writing and I record myself. I suppose people would judge if they knew.
Writing-an-EBook.org | All about writing an E-Book How I Wrote a $30,000 eBook (And You Can Too) Everywhere I look it seems people are releasing eBooks and trying to cash in on their audience. There are quite a few success stories out there, but for the most part, people just aren’t making the sales they want. As I have had a lot of success with my own eBook, Cloud Living (no longer for sale, follow this instead, I thought it would be helpful to a lot of people if I wrote a guide about the whole process. For those of you who don’t know, Cloud Living is my eBook which teaches people how I make a living online. That being said, I want to make it clear that I don’t make a living by teaching people how to make a living online. My biggest successes are in personal services which offer an affiliate program and various sites I run in the health niche. When I had the idea to create Cloud Living, I had just finished giving away a free eBook on blogging. The product ended up being around 176 pages and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. The result? And, of course: to make money. Pricing