You’re a writer. Write a book — books sell forever. You can get paid for your writing over and over again.
Want to increase your ebook sales?
This week’s special offering will help:
(Watch the video.)
Essentially, here’s all you need to do – offer your book in more formats.
More Formats Mean More Sales
Let’s say you’ve written an ebook about how to buy your first home. The ebook’s based on your own experiences. You’ve also drawn on the expertise of several family members, one of whom is a financial advisor.
You’ve decided to offer the material as a Kindle ebook. You upload it to Amazon, do some light marketing, and you start to make sales.
Yes, it is. With a little luck and some marketing, your sales will gradually increase.
However, Amazon is just one market. You could offer your ebook via other online bookstores too: Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBook Store, Smashwords, etc.
What about offering a print version, via Amazons print on demand (POD) service, CreateSpace?
But there’s more…
Why not offer a version of your ebook directly to readers, via the Web? When you sell your ebook directly, just by adding a little more material (a checklist, a collection of resources, an audio interview) you can charge more. Rather than charging $9.99 on Amazon, you can sell the material for $97 or $197.
You could create a book proposal, and send it off to publishers and agents. Books sell on proposals, rather than complete manuscripts. If you get a nibble, you could be offered a contract with $20,000 as an advance against royalties.
Make the Most of What You Have
Once you’ve written an ebook, make the most of your creation. There are endless ways you can sell. We haven’t even mentioned creating “lite”, advanced, and premium versions of your material.
If you’re wondering whether the “more formats” tip works for fiction… YES, it does.
Sell three short stories on Amazon and on the Web;
Expand a story into a novel;
Sell the novel pretty much the same way you’d sell a nonfiction book – more formats always mean more sales, because you’re reaching different audiences. With millions of people online, you’ll NEVER run out of potential readers.
Few writers go all-out when selling an ebook, and it’s a shame.
Make plans to deliver your content in several formats as soon as you get an idea for a new ebook.
Some readers will buy your material in a several formats – the Kindle version, the POD version, as well as the PDF version. They like convenience.
It doesn’t take long to offer material in different formats. Try it.
Please let me know of your successes with this strategy. 🙂
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