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Publish Your Own Ebook

Aug 17, 2007
Why on earth would anyone want to do that? There are only 3 possible reasons:
1) Money
2) Fame/Fortune
3) Self Fulfilment

In my case, I publish ebooks for money - the number 1 motivation behind all ebooks on the internet today.

But do you even know how to start?
Do you have any idea about the topic you want to write about?
How about the actual compilation of the ebook?
What about marketing the ebook once you've compiled it?

All of these factors need to be addressed before you start work on your project.

First of all, you'll need to get the logistics right. Will you be writing your ebook in MS Word or will you be typing it directly into some sort of ebook publishing software?
Most authors start their work in MS Word and then transfer it to an ebook compiler software program when they have finished.

Which topic will you write about? Many experienced authors suggest that you write about a topic you are passionate about. This is common sense and works well if you know a lot about one particular topic.

Most people don't have in-depth knowledge in one particular area which limits their chances of writing a concise ebook.
However, there are ways around this and you can pick up more information about writing for money from http://www.ebook-publishing-software.com

For example, you can visit www.elance.com and hire "ghost writers" to write an ebook for you which you can then sell online.

Next, you need to decide which format you'd like your ebook available in. PDF ebooks are quite common and can be read by anyone who has Adobe Reader installed on their computer.
Unfortunately, PDF ebooks are not as secure as EXE ebooks. EXE ebooks are made using specific ebook publishing software programs.

Some Ebook Software titles include:
Ebook Pro
Ebook Edit Pro
Activ Ebook Compiler
Easy Ebook pro
Ebook Starter
and much more...

Read reviews about these ebook generators at

The disadvantage of using EXE ebook makers to compile and distribute your work is the fact that they can't be used on Macintosh computers. If you want to cater for 90% of computer users, then an EXE ebook will be fine. If you wish to compile for absolutely everyone, you'll need the less secure PDF method of compiling.

Once compiled, use the in-built password/security features of the ebook software to protect your ebook if you need to.

What do you do once you have you're ebook ready for distribution to the World Wide Web?
Now, you need to start thinking about marketing. There are many ways to market your ebook but the most common method is to build a website explaining the benefits of your ebook. Explain what problems it can solve for the reader.

To drive traffic to your website, you can do several things , each of which take time and hard work.
1) Optimize your website for visits from the Search Engines so you may rank higher than your competitors.
2) Pay for visits to your website by advertising on Google Adwords or any other Pay-Per-Click advertising method.
3) Pay a company a set fee to deliver thousands of visitors to your site

In addition to the above, there are many ways to bring visitors to your site. For example, you can buy pop-under traffic, expired domain traffic, newspaper advertising, ezine advertising and joint ventures.

Once you start to get a steady stream of visitors to your site, you'll start to see your ebook sales rise.
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