Advertising in your E-book?

An eBook serves many purposes. And depending on its use you may have to address the question, do you include advertising in your eBook?

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Depending on the use of your eBook there are many forms of acceptable advertising that could be considered.  This could be advertising that you can take advantage of to create additional streams of income or to promote your own products.

Affiliate links, affected items, items related to the eBook niche and up sells are only a few forms of advertising.

One of the most common ways to add advertising to your eBook is to add an appendix of recommended resources and more. These resources are a valuable and viable advertising method.

These can be from your own products, from a matching niche or area of sale or from other select marketers. Just make sure whatever advertising or product you promote has value and is an asset to your eBook and the credibility you have built in your niche. And remember, never promote a product or program that you do not believe in

And also limit the amount of items you promote or your eBook and project will lose its perceived value.

Another strong advertising method is to add a promotion for a product right at the start.  This should be for one of your own projects. This will give a person a reason to sign up.

Mini eBooks are a good item to create as a promotion to your eBook. Many are free and give your audience a reason to want to purchase a product from you.

Everyone wants to receive a free item and most people want to give loyal customers or readers a deal but the reality of marketing is that the most important tools cost money.  So promoting a product in your eBook, whether its yours or someone else’s will help you with costs and make it possible for a few free items for your readers.

These mini eBooks are usually in support of your main ‘niche’ area, and make your product all the more valuable and attainable.

Whatever advertising or product you decide to promote should be one you’ve personally used and should match or add value to your overall theme of your niche.

Trust is an all-important goal you need in producing eBook that will attract readers and good advertising practices will add to your trust and value of your eBook if you choose wisely.

Mini E-Book Creation Tips

Mini eBooks are short eBooks that are 5 to 17 pages in length. They tend to be more informational and get to the heart of a topic.

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There is a new trend toward the mini ebook, particularly in the business world.

Here are a number of mini e-book creation tips that will help you when your first project or your next. These tips could save you hundreds of dollars in lost sales.

Tip #1 – Use a professional sales page and a professional format for your mini e-book. Your finished product is your selling point. If it looks poor, you will loose sales. If you cannot do a sales page or assemble the book, you really might want to consider hiring someone to do the job for you.

Simply having a clean, impressive sales page with good copy and a cleanly formatted mini e-book will do wonders for your credibility. You can find additional information on how to create a sales page on Google.

Tip #2 – Create high-quality information. There are way to many mini eBooks online that just recycle old information with a new title.

Tip #3 – Create your mini e-book in PDF format. You can create an executable file but they tend to have problems. They often will not open and can even crash your computer.

A PDF file is very easy to create with open office, which is a free program.

Tip #4 – Create a clear production creation timeline. This will allow you to have a rough idea when you will complete the steps needed to produce an eBook.

There are many steps in creating a book from start to finish. And when you are almost done you will need to create a buzz for your new product before you begin to sell it.

Tip #5 – Find joint venture partners to help you launch your product. This will take much of the burden off of you and give you more time for the little steps. And if you can find someone who will send your report out to his list you have built momentum. It will help get the word out about your product faster and you may avoid any advertisement costs.

With a well-written and designed mini eBook and a plan to promote it, you should find yourself getting sales. And more important people will read your work. 

Why you Should Create a Mini-eBook

Creating mini-eBooks, or small eBooks, is a great way to break into writing an eBook.

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There are many benefits to creating a mini eBook.

1.  It is relatively easy to start,
2.  There is not much up front cost
3.  You don’t have to have any special skills or training to start the project but you will learn a few skills along the way.

The following are some reasons why you should create a mini-eBook and some tips to help you along the way.

  • Mini-eBooks are a great way to store and share information. They can be very profitable if you choose to sell them. When you create an eBook, you create the product once and each customer downloads a copy of it. Using this method you do not have to pay printers’ fees, shipping fees, or any other repetitive production costs.
  • Mini-eBooks, as with all information products, allow you to create a product from home, around your schedule. If you have a day job or if you happen to be a stay-at-home parent, you can create these products at night or on the weekend.
  • And if you are creating a mini-eBook for income, you can earn money over and over again for the work you put into creating a mini-eBook. Many people who have assembled an eBook have generated income from the book for many years. You put the effort into it once, and can sell it over and over again.
  • You will have to do promote your eBook, of course. You can also have people from around the world coming to your website at all times of day to buy your eBook. This is one job where you can wake up in the morning to find that you made money while you were sleeping.

Unlike an e-book, a mini-eBook only needs to be around 10 or 15 pages. You can easily write that many pages within a few days. You can literally start writing an eBook on a Monday, have it written by Wednesday, and see a profit by Friday.

You do not need any prior writing experience. As long as you know how to type and have good grammar and language skills, you are all set. You also need to have someone else proof your writing. It’s a proven fact you cannot we your own typing errors.

If you do not like writing, you can hire a ghostwriter to create the eBook for you. This will add to you expenses though.

You will need to have a computer with word processing software in order to type the eBook. You will need converting your finished work into an EXC file or PDF file to ensure that your customers will be able to read it.

And to enhance the eBook you will want to add photos, graphics and a cover. It just gives an overall professional look to your work.

A Mini-eBook can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to create. It will depend on the time you have to spend on it, and learning any additional skills you need to finish the project.