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Old 08-13-2011, 08:21 PM
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I have written and epub a book and im thinking of giving it away for free,actualy its a 3k word short story but im calling it a manifesto. Has anyone ever done this? Do people really download them? Is it better to do a free one first then charge like $.99 for other ebooks? Is there a way to make a profit from the book besides adsense?
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:59 AM
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I have written and epub a book and im thinking of giving it away for free,actualy its a 3k word short story but im calling it a manifesto. Has anyone ever done this? Do people really download them? Is it better to do a free one first then charge like $.99 for other ebooks? Is there a way to make a profit from the book besides adsense?

I do believe that giving an ebook or atleast a small ebook of some kind definately helps promote your other products and website. It gives your readers an opportunity to get a taste of what you have to offer and everyone likes free stuff. So you are more likely to get more people to start looking and bringing traffic to your site for the free ebook, once they are there then they can take a look around.

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:55 AM
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Did you ever think about selling in online through amazon's kindle store or Google's book store?
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i uploaded and published my free ebook article (its like 3200 words) late saturday night. i have a whopping 20 downloads. hubby says it hasnt been 2 days i need to be patient and get the word out and let it spread. is there a time frame, like 2 weeks or 30 days? how do i get the word out to more people. ack im so frustrated! any advce is appreciated! bernadette The Desperate American a modern manifesto
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:40 PM
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I agree with your hubby (OMG did I just say that LOL!) Be patient! Wishing you much success ~Amy
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:07 PM
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Hi!

I read a page of your manifesto and I'm intrigued. So I downloaded it to finish reading later. I like it!
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:08 PM
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You can break your ebook up into several articles to post to article sites like ezinearticles.com and many others. People who read your articles will click through to your download site and hopefully purchase the ebook. If you have an eBay account, you can sell the ebook there for $.99 or whatever.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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wow it never occured to me to break the whole article itself up. it's already divided into 5 sections and the whole thing is 3200 words. Im just so afraid if I slap a$.99 price tag on it no one will download it. i considered submitting the whole thing to places that buy articles but i just didnt want to lose control over it. how/where would i post just sections with a link? any recommendations?
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I do believe that giving an ebook or atleast a small ebook of some kind definately helps promote your other products and website. It gives your readers an opportunity to get a taste of what you have to offer and everyone likes free stuff. So you are more likely to get more people to start looking and bringing traffic to your site for the free ebook, once they are there then they can take a look around.

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well, i want to promote the site but i have nothing to sell except the free ebook lol. and i cant seem to get any ads on the page because i suck at web design/wordpress so i have a bunch of nice emails from google adsense and several affiliates with their codes that I cannot insert and therefore the only thing I am generating is a headache. what do you sell when you have nothing to sell? bernadette
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:15 AM
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if your ebook is very similar to other ebooks, then better give it for free. Anyway, ebook is a powerful Internet marketing tool.
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