Part of my strategy for building my livelihood is to first write books but put them out in ebook form, and this then paves the way for me to bring it out in print form.
Just that above topic is a separate essay to expand upon; However many folks are giving away ebooks for many reasons, one of which they feel they will not bring the same money as print, and who in the heck was the person who started that?
So, what is happening is that many folks are giving away some of their best stuff in ebook form . They use the reasoning that its a marketing and promo tool. Excuse me but its lost revenue that is available to you. It takes money from you that you could put in your pocket, and happily so, and no one will think less of you, and if they do, then its their issue, not yours.
What I have found is that when I download a free ebook, I hardly ever get back to it, to actually read it. It has nothing to do with it being an ebook. I read tons of stuff from my screen, every single day, and I print more stuff out and read it while Im driving or working out.
However, when I pay money for an ebook, I save it in a special place, and if I had not begun to read it that moment, I make a note to read it the next day.
In fact I purchased an ebook last night for $19.00. I was too sleepy to read it when I downloaded it but I moved some of it to word perfect, and made a note about it.
So this morning I printed out a chapter and took it to read with me to workout. I have never done that with a Free Ebook.
This told me that the author has valued his work. I value my money. Its a good exchange, and Worthiness is felt all around. That’s good energy going after good energy.
I have 3 ebooks, 2 of them also in print, eventually the 3rd will also go to print. But in the meantime look what this one ebook brings me:
The ebook sells for 14.95. I make about 10.50 per ebook, based on booklockers deal.
From that ebook , (which I first gave partially out as free as I was writing the chapters, and placing them on yahoo, but stopped as soon as the full contents of the material was on an ebook), first came a focus group with 20 folks at $100.00 each. That focus has been completed and folks already want in the next one which is not scheduled until January. (This is Oct as I write this) I am in the process of writing a self-study course based on that same ebook.
That self study course will be $89.00. Also from this one ebook I have had folks ask me to consult them on the information discussed in it, so I now have consulting related directly to the ebook.
So that’s a minimum of 4 income streams from that one ebook of which I do not give away for free. I value what I wrote, and I honor it all. That shows up in energy that is projected from me and then shows up in forms of monetary value.
So, What’s Writing An Ebook REALLY Worth? Tons of money and personal fulfillment which also adds up to fun, because I love this stuff !
What does it take to write an ebook? Time and in many cases it has taken life experience to write any book. That is worth an exchange of money. Period. Nothing to feel guilty about here. Money is A Joy and a Help to our lives, so its time we gladly ask and give of it to one another and the circle it goes *unbroken*.
Write your books, your ebooks and happily exchange them for other peoples energy in the form of money. You are worth that, don’t you know that?
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