I'm new to this forum and to internet marketing beyond basic SEO.
I've been a web developer for over 17 years. I've got all the technical ability anyone could want.
I've been waiting for the perfect product to market, and then it dawned on me - Duh, I'm a published author. I have written a book. I can promote the book. That's my own unique product, and there is a definite demand.
It's a self-help book for people suffering with panic attacks and anxiety disorder. I lived through hell and wrote a book about it so that others won't have to endure the same hell.
I went through a publisher. It's on amazon and barnes and noble, basically any book seller that's in the Ingram distribution network.
The book currently sells on amazon as a paperback for $13.49 and the kindle version is $8.99. It sells around 25 copies per month with no marketing efforts outside of amazon.
There is definitely a demand. My book is virtually invisible outside of amazon.com. I'm hoping to put some of these warrior techniques to work.
I want to sell an ebook version of my paperback. I'm also looking into becoming a vender at clickbank so others can sell it too.
My concerns are:
- Price. I can't really sell an ebook for more than the kindle or paperback price. Can I? Maybe if I bundle it with something else (suggestions?)
- Intellectual property protection. If I roll this out through clickbank, is it likely someone will rip me off and claim the book as their own? It is copyrighted.
- Appeal to affiliates. If it's only $8.99, will affiliates get excited about promoting it for a mere $4 per sale?
I'm thinking the real value is in getting the email address of the buyers so I can promote related products that have decent commissions. Should I look past the initial purchase of $8.99 and be thinking back end sales?
Feedback is appreciated.