8 Crazy Facts About E-books
Mindy McHorse here, back to talk about e-books and the terrific writing opportunity they bring.
Yesterday, you learned that writing e-books is likely your fastest route to six figures as a writer.
It’s passive income from a virtually stress-free business opportunity.
Today, I want to explain why. So let me share a few brow-raising facts:
- E-books have a higher perceived value than printed books. Why? Simple: An e-book doesn’t look like a traditional book. It typically has a larger page size, covering your entire screen. Buyers tend to see it as a specialized report rather than a regular book. And e-books tend to be more up-to-date, since they can be updated electronically.
- E-books are super-easy to launch. You’ll have zero manufacturing costs—no printing, packaging, or postage fees to hassle with.
- There’s no inventory to worry about—unlike a self-published printed book that can take up an entire spare bedroom. Instead, an e-book is just a PDF you keep online.
- E-books are often seen as sophisticated, tech-based purchases, usually accessible from multiple platforms (like your computer, mobile screen, or tablet). Traditional books are just made from paper, which, though effective in getting a message across … is pretty hum-drum in comparison.
- People like to read current information, and, like I mentioned before, e-books are easy to update. You simply correct errors or add new information any time. No fee required, unlike the hassle of updating and reprinting paper books.
- Despite their higher value … and the fact they sell for two to three times more than printed books … e-books are usually half the length of regular books.
- You don’t even have to do the writing if you don’t want to, yet you can still profit tremendously. (Tomorrow, I’ll explain how.)
- Once your e-book is written, it keeps earning you money for years … with little to no additional effort on your part.
Yesterday, I asked you to pick and rank a few topics you might enjoy basing an e-book on.
Today, I want you to decide which topics will be the most profitable. To do that, you need to:
- Look at what’s selling in your top areas of interest. You can do this by searching on Amazon for topic-specific Kindle books, or by trolling the search engines for a phrase that includes your topic and “e-book” or “PDF.” For example: “E-book on xeriscaping” or “PDF on xeriscaping.”
- Look at keyword competition. I recommend using the Google AdWords Keyword tool. Use this link for instructions on how to sign up. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to set up a (free) Google account to access it. The best keywords and topics will be the ones with medium to low competition and roughly 10,000 to 50,000 average monthly searches.
- Match your key topics of interest to the search parameters that appear most marketable.
Doing this tells you which of your potential topics is most likely to earn you the most money.
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