What to do with an old ebook?

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So far I've taken my old ebook I wrote in college and made it into a Kindle book and am currently making it into an iPhone app - does anyone have any other good ideas or methods for repurposing content like this? Looking for some clever ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author nichecloner
    Break it out into articles or auto responder emails to build your list. You can break it apart and send out an email every day while putting a subtle link or advert to an affiliate product.

    Also, you can break it down and create several articles or blog posts.. Just make sure to monetize everyone with either Adsense, or some affiliate product.

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Espino
      Put the thoughts from the eBook into a powerpoint presentation and record a screen cam video - this allows you to elaborate on the thoughts and the end product (video training) has a higher perceived value. (I use Screencast-o-matic.com)

      Sell access to the video via Clickbank or PayPal.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Maybe make your electronic book into a physical book that others can buy. Maybe use CreateSpace!
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    • Profile picture of the author LillySage
      I second CreateSpace.com

      It doesn't cost a thing, ever...and adds huge perceived value.
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  • Profile picture of the author lordspace
    Create a 2nd edition or bundle it with new e-products (courses, e-books)
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    How about re-title it, modernize it, add some new graphics and launch it again (if it's still current)
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  • Profile picture of the author john01a
    Assuming the information in the eBook is still relevant today, you could try selling Private Label Rights to it. That way, others will be able to make use of the content contained within the eBook as well.

    Selling Private Label Rights
    If you don't like the idea of a lot of people using your eBook for profit, you could still sell it as PLR, but just as limited edition PLR. In other words, you only grant a few people Private Label Rights to the eBook.

    Selling Other Rights
    If you don't want to sell it as PLR, you could try selling other rights over the eBook, that could benefit marketers or online business owners, like re-branding rights. Or, grant a few people the right to use the eBook as a bonus for a product they're selling
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    • Profile picture of the author playerrich33
      Very good advice guys, You can apply to ACX an turn it into a audio book. I have two so far. good luck.
      Cheers

      Originally Posted by john01a View Post

      Assuming the information in the eBook is still relevant today, you could try selling Private Label Rights to it. That way, others will be able to make use of the content contained within the eBook as well.

      Selling Private Label Rights
      If you don't like the idea of a lot of people using your eBook for profit, you could still sell it as PLR, but just as limited edition PLR. In other words, you only grant a few people Private Label Rights to the eBook.

      Selling Other Rights
      If you don't want to sell it as PLR, you could try selling other rights over the eBook, that could benefit marketers or online business owners, like re-branding rights. Or, grant a few people the right to use the eBook as a bonus for a product they're selling
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  • Profile picture of the author jachu2
    Depending on what its about you could do a number of things with it. I would first use SEO tactics to improve your kindle ranking so that you will get more sales.
    You can look at making it into a WSO if it has valuable information, you could sell it on LuLu.com and other eBook publishers. Heck you could even convert that information into a video series!
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