While creating a home study course is far more lucrative than a book, sometimes the book can be a good first step for business owners. Let me give you a few details about how to publish an ebook as well as a printed paperback.
Creating an eBook
Nothing much is easier to produce than an ebook. Get all your content together and type it up. Choose a font, what size the chapter title is vs. your regular text and that’s it. Ebooks can have live links to your website and today I’ve seen ebooks with video embedded. But it’s not necessary.
Once that’s complete, you create a pdf by using Adobe Acrobat. If you don’t have this software, your virtual assistant might or check out pdf995.com for a free version.
What’s great about using the pdf format vs. a regular word document is that you can “lock it” so that it is readable only. That means no one can copy and paste directly from your document which helps to protect your intellectual property.
And that’s it – you now have a downloadable book to share with prospects as your Irresistible Free Offer or as a revenue generating product.
If you want to sell the ebook, there are additional resources where you can get affiliates to help sell your book. One very good resource is Clickbank.com. Publishers or other Internet marketers can find your ebook in their marketplace and simply pick up a unique code to be your affiliate. Clickbank does all the hard work of tracking who sold what, collecting the money, splitting the fees and sending out the checks. It’s that easy!
Printing Your Book
If you want to print a paperback, there is a little more to it. Two very good resources areLuLu.com and CreateSpace.com which is part of Amazon.com. Both companies print your books on demand – there is no minimum order. You upload your pdf file and they design your cover and the book interior. You’ll receive an actual paperback to proof or even a hard cover if you prefer.
One advantage to Create Space is that they will sell your book automatically on Amazon if you like and you don’t have to worry about shipping the books to them. As the book gets ordered, they print and ship them for you!
The Kindle Option
One additional option is to turn your ebook pdf into a Kindle book for Amazon.com. You will need to set up a separate account for that but as you know it’s very popular way to read books today, so worth looking into.
Your Client Attraction Assignment
Do you have a book in you? You can start from scratch or combine articles from you blog posts. It doesn’t need to be long. You might be surprised what you can quickly create when you put your mind to it.