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Have You Considered The Pricing And Security Of Your New E-book?

Aug 17, 2007
First, let's talk about pricing your e-book. You've worked long and hard on it and you would like to price it so that everyone benefits. Frankly, a problem that most e-book authors encounter is the pricing scale of the material. When selling your e-book, sell it at a price that you think it deserves.

Make your topic precise up to the last details so that you will know who your audiences are, making it easier for you to come up with a price that you think they can afford. The price of your e-book should not exceed the financial capabilities of your buyers.

When a person thinks that your e-book is too expensive, it will not sell well. When doing your pricing research, always have your buyer's financial capabilities in mind.

Always keep in mind that the number of pages in your e-book does not affect your pricing quotes. I've always believed that the quantity of words does not make an e-book better or more reliable. It is the whole content that matters.

So no matter what size your e-book is, if you think that it has something good to offer, then mark it with a good price that you think you, and your buyers, can mutually profit from.

Now, let's put a security fence around your intellectual property.

We may say that the majority of people who uses the Internet are honest, but you must accept the fact that some people will try their best to steal your products.

For this particular reason, it is important that you take some measures to ensure that your product is not being illegally copied or distributed.

Copyright logos are not enough to keep your e-books secured; even signatures can easily be altered and erased.

So what is the best way to make my e-book secure? Simply have it registered; a registered copyright can get legal action if those e-books are ever stolen. If you haven't formally registered the work, then legally seeking compensation can be much more difficult.

If you are hesitant about paying fees or financially lack the ability to register your copyrighted e-books, then there are other ways to put a mark on your e-book materials.

One way is to include your copyright statement at the bottom of every page of your book, your website and every document that you write that has something to do with your e-book.

Including a copyright statement is no guarantee that your work will not be stolen. It's also no assurance that you'll be able to recover royalties or loss of earnings from someone who infringes on your copyright.

But the good thing about having copyright statements on your e-book is that it marks your documents with legal assurances that whatever happens or wherever your documents go, it will be known that it was made by you.

It is also a good idea to designate an early page in your e-book for the sole purpose of displaying your copyright terms and statement.

Another good thing to do is to make a copy of your e-book in three forms: printed; on a diskette; on a CD-ROM. Put these three materials inside an envelope and have it mailed bearing your name as the recipient, via registered mail.

Then keep the receipt for the mail and when the package arrives at your home, put it in a safe place with the receipt without opening it. This is proof that you had the document in your possession on the date stated on the mail receipt.

If you have done this strategy before your e-book has gone live, then nobody should have a copy of your work before that day.

Here are some other pointers on how to boost the sales of your e-books and make really good money.

Allow other publishers to have an excerpt of your e-book on their sites, allowing you more exposure. You can also make extra profits by making and selling monthly updates of your e-book.

You can also charge people a cheap price to read half of your e-book, and if they like it, you can just charge them the rest of the amount for the whole e-book. When doing this, make sure to have some of those important catchy sentences cut off and have a quote in there saying, "continued in the full version."

You can also offer freebies that are related to your e-books. Just remember to follow the information you have read in this article and you'll be on your way to a good e-book project that will really sell well in the Internet market.

Just believe in yourself and be patient; results in of industry are quite slow to come. But when the results arrive, they come by the lump-full.
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Don Resh is CEO of WebForce, Inc. A more detailed bio is available at:

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