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How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

Knowing how to sell ebooks is crucial to earning a living as a writer. Here are seven tips that make selling ebooks seem easy — but it still takes time and effort. These marketing tips aren’t just about selling more books – they’re about figuring out who you are as a writer (your brand) and sharing the news!

Before the tips, a quip:

“Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.”  ~ Will Rogers.

The first and most important way to sell your ebook is ensure it’s the best product you can produce in terms of content, writing, editing, format, and layout. And the best way to write the best ebooks is to learn as much as you can about creating stellar content. It’s not just about writing well, it’s about writing web content that attracts and engages readers. Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business is one of Amazon’s bestselling books on writing web content — it’s worth a read!

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How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips

Question from a blogger: “How do I write an ebook?” These writing and self-publishing tips are based on my experience – I wrote four Quips and Tips ebooks in six months.

It’s easy for me to write, format, and self-publish ebooks. Marketing is the hard part! I know how to market them and I’m not afraid of self-promotion, but I’d rather be blogging. (Time to hire a publicist, you say?).

“I need to hear that [ebook writing] is doable,” says this blogger, who self-published a book and CD. “I tend to procrastinate when I don’t know how to do something. But, when I hear firsthand another person’s experience, it makes it easier for me to take my next step.”

Reminds me of Sir Isaac Newton’s quip: “If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” If you want to your writing career to succeed, fellow scribes, you need to learn from those who have gone before. You don’t necessarily need to seek out the most successful, famous, wealthy, or productive writers. You can learn from little writers like me – or books like Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, 16th Edition: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book.

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How Do I Write a Book? Fiction Writing Tips From a Bestselling Author

Asking “How do I write a book?” is the first step to getting published! These fiction writing tips are from bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford. She’s written dozens of books, and her advice applies to writers of all genres — including freelance writers, bloggers, and web writers.

Here’s what Bradford says about getting published:

“Basic writing ability is not enough. A would-be novelist must also observe what I call the five ‘D’s.'”

Below, I describe Bradford’s “D’s” in more detail. Remember that writing a book requires technical skill — it’s not just freewriting what your characters are doing and saying! Read Plot & Structure: Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish for writing help — it’s a bestselling book for novelists and short story writers.

And, here are Bradford’s tips for fiction writers…

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