I Want To Write an Ebook

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I want to put together and ebook on what I have learned. I am not going to try to sell it here mainly because most of the knowledge I have gained has come from here. I just want to make a small ebook on lets say keyword research and blogging.

How many pages should the book be in order to sell for lets say $10?

Also, do any of you have a suggestion for a program that I can use to write the ebook? I am not interested in hiring anyone, I want to do this all myself. I just do not want to invest in a $500 program to create pdf files. Is there an alternative?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
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  • Profile picture of the author PHPGator
    I don't think the size of the book really matters so long as you provide something unique and valuable. If you are putting good quality information into it and market it to the right person (probably someone just getting into marketing) then you can still sell it for $10.00 even if it is only 30 pages long. The only time that it would be disappointing to the consumer is if it was such basic information throughout that they never really learned anything. I rarely buy ebooks for this reason and it is hard to overcome the theory that ebooks were created to jip people who want to learn about a topic out of their money.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    If you want to write a decent ebook begin by organizing what you are going to write.

    Beginning, body, etc, end.

    Define your aim and write very interesting headlines and sub-headlines before writing the entire book. First of all prepare its chapters, and organize what you are going to present to the public.

    If you want to sell it for at least $9.80 (which is the price you must prefer, instead of a cold $10. Your readers will feel better and you’ll make more sales) you must write at least 50 pages giving real information.

    You should read other similar ebooks before writing your own. Be very clear and always very well organized. This is going to help your readers, and help you finish your work without forgetting your main purpose.

    Give real information and make your readers feel grateful for having learned so much thanks to your so interesting ebook. Keep their email addresses and sell them more ebooks in the future. Keep sending them email messages with articles about your topic. You must have an email list for your promotions. Always create an email list and maintain a contact with your subscribers.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    You can always just use word and convert it to pdf online from one of many free websites.

    I'd link to it, but seeing as how you're here, I think it's safe to assume you know how to use Google. Or at least you should.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by Cataclysm1987 View Post

      You can always just use word and convert it to pdf online from one of many free websites.

      I'd link to it, but seeing as how you're here, I think it's safe to assume you know how to use Google. Or at least you should.
      I also use Microsoft Word to create PDF's. I just save them as a PDF

      I would suggest a 30-40 page eBook for $10 with pictures, or screenshots included.

      I suggest you set up your own site to sell it and then place ads in signitures on forums, social media pages, and articles to draw in traffic.

      Hope this helps. Good luck.
      I would be happy to write a review for you once its complete.
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        • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
          I also use Microsoft Word. I write it, edit it, and then save it as a PDF. It is very simple.

          As for how many pages it should be, you should want to have enough so that your buyers fell as if they are getting something worth their money.

          But you don't want to put so many pages so your clients feel that it will be filled with fluff. "Here's my 2,000 page eBook now for only $10!" That approach will probably do more harm than good.

          The most important thing is that you put at least $10 worth of information.

          If you can do that, then your buyers will be very satisfied and might even be repeat customers if you decide to launch a new product.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt Abel
          cutepdf is a free pdf converter that I use. You can create your ebook in any program and then convert it to a pdf when you finish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    If you could add a couple of videos, it will sell better.

    You can get even free PLR articles or buy them and then make an eBook faster. Get 900+ PLR Articles free here
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    I want to offer information on keyword research and niche research. I use Market Samurai for this, but I want to give information on how to use the free tools that are available to everyone. Its just going to be a short ebook. I might even offer it for free for signing up on a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author daangertenaar
    Size doesn't matter, just put your information in the ebook and you'll see where it ends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Norton
    For a keyword research ebook you are better off doing either some screenshot captures of the process if your not comfortable doing videos or else go ahead and put some videos in there too. Makes it alot easier to understand overall!

    But yep all you need is openoffice or else you use a .doc to .pdf convertor online *(but make sure the formatting and links are active after conversion)

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  • Profile picture of the author ConnorMcCreesh
    Originally Posted by gvannorman View Post

    I want to put together and ebook on what I have learned. I am not going to try to sell it here mainly because most of the knowledge I have gained has come from here. I just want to make a small ebook on lets say keyword research and blogging.

    How many pages should the book be in order to sell for lets say $10?

    Also, do any of you have a suggestion for a program that I can use to write the ebook? I am not interested in hiring anyone, I want to do this all myself. I just do not want to invest in a $500 program to create pdf files. Is there an alternative?
    Hey there Buddy,

    Right well i would recommend that you get Open office (google it) and use that to create your eBook. It is very similar to Microsoft office and works great.

    Now make sure that you keep the crap cut out, that would be my top tip. When you have got the product layed out read through it three or four times over and just see what is unecessary and delete it.

    Also do not be afraid to sell it here, after all the warrior forum is a brilliant place to sell IM product. Just get the information you have, and try to put your own little spin on things, try to put a spin on your writing style. Try to connect with your readers and keep them interested.

    Also do not get hung up on price, it is all about getting the ball rolling, hell you may even want to consider selling it for $1 and saying it is for a limited time as review copies, leave it at this until you have some reviews and then move it to $7, and then when it picks up some more then move it to $17.
    The only thing you need to overdeliver on is quality vs cost. If you are unsure about your quality, lower the cost. It will make the testimonials better because people will be happy they got the information so cheap.

    There are so many great resources for selling on the warrior forum so it shoud not be overlooked.

    For example you may want to think about your product being PLR. There are about 300 forum members that have an alert setting that will go off any time a WSO is released with the word "PLR" in the title.
    Those 300 potential buyers would be a silly thing to miss out on wouldn't they!
    Also other keywords like "Free", "Video", "Wordpress", "Article" and some other all have 100-200 people with alerts ready for them. Google warrior plus and go to the warrior alerts section to find out more.

    Hope some of this helps!

    Kind Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    I know an amazing e-book that sells for 5 dollars. It taught me how to start making e-books fast and easily and how to make about $5000 a month with a $10 e-book.

    If you are interested PM.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie67
    Hi There

    You can download at primopdf.com for free.

    If your wanting more content you can always go to publicdomain.com and use information from there. You can even use it word for word.

    If you want some quality images for your ebook go to istockphoto.com you will have to buy some credits but it will only cost you a few pound.
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    • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
      There are some really helpful replies in this thread regarding the software to use and how to organize your topic to present your material well. Pay attention, and you'll have a quick education that'd cost you at least $10 in an ebook.

      Then there's the question of page count. Writing a book isn't really about number of pages. It's about the task you want to teach your reader how to do. Organize and explain everything clearly, and your pages will pretty much take care of themselves.

      As Clever7 said, "Define your aim and write very interesting headlines and sub-headlines before writing the entire book. First of all prepare its chapters, and organize what you are going to present to the public."

      This is an excellent way to create your outline. Once you have your outline built, you can figure that the actual writing will yield maybe 200-300 words per sub-topic. This gives you an estimate of total document size. If it looks like you've got too much information for a quick ebook, then either scale up your goals, or scale down the information you intend to cover. (And vice versa.)

      Good luck, and we all wish you great success with it.

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  • Profile picture of the author smartalex4
    I wrote a 10 page PDF that I created using MS Word that was full of screen-shots which I sold for $100.

    I think the subject matter of your ebook can go a long way to setting the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    Also consider that people have different learning styles. Jason Fladlien recommends having why, what, how, what if sections in your ebook to address these different learning styles - why should they read your ebook, what it is you are teaching them, how they are going to do it (action steps), and what they can expect if they take action on the information you've given them.
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