The idea is to create an ebook that lists all the casinos in Las Vegas and provide all the info possible for each casino without having to scour the internet; plus provide detailed information about surrounding hotels and attractions as well.
And I'm thinking of including a coupon section in the ebook as well or at least a list of resources where the reader can get free coupons to offset the cost of a trip to Las Vegas.
Basically I want to create an ebook similar to the 'American Casino Guide' series---a book series that's published a book every year since 1992.
The most recent book can be found on Amazon here (not an affiliate link):
Amazon.com: American Casino Guide 2011 Edition...
I just wanted to know if:
1. This is a viable idea? Or is there too much free information online for it to be viable?
2. If it is a viable idea, once it's finished what should I price it at? I'm thinking no more than $17 even though the guide would turn out to be 300+ pages (and $17 only if I make it extremely useful and comprehensive).
But I still want to price it where I can make money even if I JV with people who have travel-related lists and/or if I have affiliates promoting it for me.
3. Since I'm on a very low budget and wouldn't be able to afford a copywriter to create a sales page that converts, how would I go about creating a sales page for this ebook (that is if it's a viable idea to begin with)?
I was thinking of using an idea that I got from the WF not too long ago about giving away the free version of the ebook but promoting a premium (paid) version of the ebook that would be better/have more info inside the free ebook.
If I do this I think that I wouldn't necessarily need a "professional" sales letter since my prospect would get a chance to kind of preview the ebook and would already kind of be pre-sold on the upgraded version of the ebook.
What do you guys think?
For the most part I want this to be my intro product for other casino guides I create. I intend to create a large authority site about traveling to casinos throughout the U.S. and I intend to build a list of buyers as opposed to freebie seekers using this ebook idea if it's viable.
My main concerns are would people spend money on an ebook like this, could I compete with competitors like the author of the 'American Casino Guide' series, and would it be profitable enough for me and potential JV partners/affiliates?
There are people that buy the American Casino Guide every year that it comes out but based on the reviews they're mainly buying for the coupons inside the book it seems; although they do like the information on the casinos that are provided.
I want to for now focus on Las Vegas and providing very detailed information about the casinos and hotels there plus restaurants and dining. My concern is that this information is available on websites all over the internet.
And this thought just occurred to me...maybe if I focus more on the coupon aspect I would be better off?
All thoughts, opinions, and advice would be very much appreciated. And I apologize for the rambling quality of this post...I basically just typed my thoughts on this subject as it came to me .