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Would being a published author help you makes sales on your ebooks? I would think that would increase sales for IM'ers. Also do you think there is a big market for Internet Marketing books on Barnes and Nobel, Amazon, so forth?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Being a published author would definitely give you credibility.
    As far as there being a market for IM books, there is always a market but it depends on the quality of your material and how many other books with the same information exist.
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    • Profile picture of the author codyash
      Oh I see. Well I appreciate your input. I wondered what all the warrior's thought. Any other input from anyone else?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by codyash View Post

        Oh I see. Well I appreciate your input. I wondered what all the warrior's thought. Any other input from anyone else?
        There are several members of this forum that already have books published (physical copies) in book stores.

        Some are IM and some are not.

        I don't have any numbers in front of me on how sales or presence of those books in the book stores have affected their ebook sales, but would speculate for the most part it didn't hurt.

        Links to websites are given in those books, so it is a way to funnel traffic back to ones list.
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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    I agree that it helps with credibility, but people just want useful info that they can actually succeed with. If you have strong copy and quality content that everyone here has not seen in some form over and over again than yes, there is a market for you. How big? It depends on if your ebook creates a buzz and has people talking about it. Marketing is a huge key to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author chinadave
    To be brutally honest, you want to make sure you don't regurgitate crap you read and make sure that you are in integrity with the content you are sharing. To many people think their books flop because it's bad marketing, misinformation or some other reason but in reality it's just really bad quality and they are just sharing things the hear work not that know work.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElaineBrown
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      Being a published author definitely helps and I also agree with other Warriors saying that the quality of the content and informative value are more important.
      I also think there is definitely a market for materials about IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyash
    Wow, Thank you guys on all of your input! I'm trying to get an idea on how many warriors want to be published. Is there any of you out there that has material that you would like to see published ,and on big markets like those? If so, is the reason why you haven't done it yet, is because it's so expensive? I'd like to keep this thread going! I really want to hear everyone's input.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi,

    I don't think it makes any difference for IMers in most situations.

    Apart from people wanting to stoke up their ego.

    In my experience it made no difference to my sales of IM stuff that I had published a physical book - what matters is your content, your reputation and your perspective.

    If people trust you and know that you put out useful information that is not rehashed from other people's stuff, and you're writing about something they care about - they'll buy.

    Whether you have published a book or not is irrelevant to most IMers.

    Take that into a different scenario and go offline and it's different. I've had a lot of people offline comment on how they were impressed that I had published a book. I think for 'normal' people it's a sign that you're a "doer" and not just a talker or thinker. For IMers - they get so much hype thrown at them to sell a $7 ebook that they're not easily impressed by such things.

    That's just my experience others may have different.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyash
    AndyHenry, do you think the cost of getting published effects that at all? How much have you heard it costs to get published? I'm seeing just over a thousand to 6k on the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by codyash View Post

      AndyHenry, do you think the cost of getting published effects that at all? How much have you heard it costs to get published? I'm seeing just over a thousand to 6k on the internet.
      I can't imagine why cost would be a barrier - you can do it for virtually nothing using Amazon Createspace and similar and get your physical book in physical stores and online REALLY cheap.
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      • Profile picture of the author codyash
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        I can't imagine why cost would be a barrier - you can do it for virtually nothing using Amazon Createspace and similar and get your physical book in physical stores and online REALLY cheap.
        I agree, but see where we come in, is we have had established contracts with Amazon, Sony Entertainment, and Barnes and Nobel since 2001. And we've negotiated terms that give the published author a discount that they couldn't get on their own. Amazon will charge you 65% of sale, and we have it to where you get a 10% discount through them alone. Not to mention Sony Entertainment, (for sony readers) is a protected market. You have to be a publisher to get books on there. We do that for people. Again, I wanted to see where everybody stood, as far as wanting to get published.
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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Originally Posted by codyash View Post

          I agree, but see where we come in, is we have had established contracts with Amazon, Sony Entertainment, and Barnes and Nobel since 2001. And we've negotiated terms that give the published author a discount that they couldn't get on their own. Amazon will charge you 65% of sale, and we have it to where you get a 10% discount through them alone. Not to mention Sony Entertainment, (for sony readers) is a protected market. You have to be a publisher to get books on there. We do that for people. Again, I wanted to see where everybody stood, as far as wanting to get published.
          Aah sorry.

          I didn't realise you were offering a service so I was just answering your original question.

          Yes, I'm sure there are people who would appreciate the service you are offering.
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          • Profile picture of the author codyash
            Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

            Aah sorry.

            I didn't realise you were offering a service so I was just answering your original question.

            Yes, I'm sure there are people who would appreciate the service you are offering.
            Well don't get me wrong, my goal of this post wasn't to self promote here. It was to see where the demand was in the market. We are all thinking about starting a WSO with our services. I just wanted some input as to what people thought, and what if any barriers there were for people. Again, I'll save the details for the WSO, I'm just trying to figure out if we should start it or not based on your input. Thank you very much for your replies guys.
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        [Edited by moderator: Please stop the self-promotional posts and threads, and stop bumping your own threads. Please read the forum rules.]
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  • Profile picture of the author Daus
    I think it would really help people to increase their sales. As you can see, most of the published author tend to state that they have already published few books before selling another one in their sales letter. Even most of the warriors do the same when releasing WSO. That would probably increase customers' trust.

    But IMHO, it really depends on the quality of your contents.
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    • Profile picture of the author codyash
      Originally Posted by Daus View Post

      I think it would really help people to increase their sales. As you can see, most of the published author tend to state that they have already published few books before selling another one in their sales letter. Even most of the warriors do the same when releasing WSO. That would probably increase customers' trust.

      But IMHO, it really depends on the quality of your contents.
      I thought so too. The reason why I started this thread is because I'm part owner of a publishing company, and we have the best prices, best service, and best product I believe that's out there. I'm just wondering what the demand is like. Know of people yourself that want to be published?
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  • The meaning and value of being a "published" author has in my opinion somewhat diminished over the years Thanks to the internet and introduction of many services that make this easily possible. I see the term "published author" being thrown around loosely by marketers who use lulu.com or bookbaby.com, or other, in order to print hard copy books and distribute them to online and offline stores. Several years ago this would have been considered somewhat of an accomplishment, but today it's pretty easy to get your books published and distributed into major online offline stores by going through the proper channels such as independent and major book distributors. Same goes for being a recording artist. Even my 6 year old daughter has music selling in all major stores worldwide. and publishing a book for her is probably just around the corner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    With Ezine Articles, you can claim your Expert Author status to gain some credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    That is some positivity about you that others would like, so focusing on your content quality will make everything perfect for you, you can make big sales if you have a good credibility.
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