How to Write, Compile, and publish eBooks, then Market them on Thousands of Websites!
Learn How to Create eBooks, Reports, and White-Papers for Profit...
In mid-2011, 60-year old John Locke astounded writers when he came the first self-publishing author to sell more than one-million eBooks on the Internet. His novels may never win any literary prizes, but they are tremendously popular with his fans. Kindle sells one of his eBooks every 8-seconds!
This an equivalent world-shattering event to Roger Banister's sub 4-minute mile in 1954 that opened the doors for other athletes to follow. John Locke has opened self-publishing floodgates and thousands of other new authors are now going to benefit. Read the information on these pages to learn how to follow his success with your eBooks.
What Is An eBook?
An eBook is simply an digital version of a book, which can be read with an electronic device such as a computer, iPad, Kindle and many more hand-held readers. The number of tablets and eBook readers is growing fast, and on the eBook Compile page we provide the latest list.
A writer creates a document or series of documents using ordinary word processing software like Word 2010. These documents are wrapped with a compiler into an electronic book - an eBook.
The HTML compiler was popular a decade ago and was ideal for the smaller eBook, which is often a mini, self-contained Website that has been compiled into a small executable (EXE) file. This file can be readily downloaded from the Internet, or published on a floppy disk, DVD, or CD-ROM.
Authors who have written a large number of pages in a word processor prefer to use a PDF compiler, which wraps the document into an eBook with a PDF extension. This format can be opened by almost any Web browser and can be downloaded and read on any type of operating system (OS).
The Purpose Of An eBook
The primary purpose of an eBook is to provide a digital version of a printed book. Books provides the reader with either entertainment or information, and the two main genres are fiction and non-fiction.
You can create an eBook version of your novel and market it on the Internet, in addition to publishing hard copy versions. Visit the online bookstores, and you will see many book are now offered in an electronic version at a greatly reduced price.
Business people create eBooks for a variety of reasons, including:
- Marketing: You can compile a complete presentation of your product or service into an eBook, which can contain images, sound, and multi-media interaction
- Promotion: You can create and supply free of charge an eBook with specific information that is of great interest to your target market. The eBook will also contain a special offer for a product or service that you're selling
- Catalogues: You can prepare a catalogue of your products, complete with pictures, prices, and an order form. This can be distributed online or CD-ROM etc. Manuals: You can write your company manual and compile it into an eBook with hyper-links to make navigation simple for your employees
- How To Books: You can create a series of eBooks on how to complete various tasks. They can be either sold or provided free as an incentive
- White Paper: An informative document on a serious topic, which can be on any subject like politics, business, trade, IT processes.
- ...and much more!
The subjects and possibilities of eBooks are endless - just take a look around any large books store or reference library, and you'll be swamped by ideas for eBooks.
Because It's So Easy
It is easy to write and publish an eBook for very little cost, which is why you can find thousands of poor quality publications on the Internet. These are normally provided by people who may have a great deal of knowledge or expertise on their subject, but cannot write and create a good eBook.
The problem with the bad eBook is that the reader deletes it from their hard drive after one quick scan, and all the author's efforts are in vain. You can even find eBooks from large companies that fall into this category, because they simply do not have the expertise for publishing successful eBooks.
Make sure that your eBooks are successful publications.
It Can Be Free And Good!
Many people have the impression that because an eBook is given free, or offered as a free download that it will not be of good quality. They are firmly convinced that you only get what you pay for, and they often pay hundreds of dollars for a heavily promoted eBook that frequently fails to live up to it's promise.
Some of the best books in my personal eBook collection are free downloads, and they're packed with valuable information. This has often encouraged me to follow-up on the special offer provided in these free eBooks, and purchase more products from the same source.
On our DeckingBuilder.com Website, we provide people the opportunity to download a free eBook on garden decking. This not only gives them a lot of valuable information on the topic, but encourages them to purchase other decking manuals.
Don't Rush Into Print
There are authors who can churn out a novelette inside a couple of weeks, but most authors agree that serious writing can take considerably longer. They are amused by those manuals and books that offer to show you how to write and publish your first book in just a few days.
If you are an experienced writer, and have a great deal of researched work completed and edited, then it may well be ready for publication in a few weeks. People who are relatively new to writing, and have never been published, are advised to tread carefully and proceed steadily one step at a time. This is the only road to success in writing.
Another advantage of the eBook for the new writer, is that where hard copy publishers prefer large, thick paperback books of 300 — 400 pages, or up to 140,000 words, you may need to write only 60,000 to 80,000 words. Shorter novels can create a good eBook and are becoming popular.
What This eBook Section Offers
You are freely given a basic understanding of each process involved in successful eBook publishing. This includes:
- Finding a good subject
- Researching on the Internet, or in libraries
- Writing your first draft
- Editing it, and re-writing; again and again
- Proof-reading the final copy
- Creating with compiling software
- Publishing the final edition on the Internet
- Marketing your eBook across the World Wide Web
- Promoting your publications to increase public awareness
- Selling copies of your eBooks and banking your profits
- ...and much more!
You can select an eBook from our Library, and you can even offer your own eBook for inclusion in the Library.