Archive for June, 2011

Think You Can’t Write An eBook? Think Again!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Anyone can write an ebook. But many people think they can’t. And if you’re one of them, it’s hurting your business BIG TIME! But it doesn’t have to! There are several reasons why people think they can’t write an ebook and here’s what they are and what to do about them.

1. You don’t think you’re an expert at anything. But the truth if you’ve been on the planet for any length of time, chances are that you’re an expert at something. It’s just that since you know what you know, you might think it’s not worth writing about. Or, you might think everybody else already knows what you know. Let me assure you, that’s simply not true. We all have strengths and talents. You just have to figure out what yours are that people who would pay to learn.

2. You don’t think you have enough to say. What I generally find in my workshops is that people think that they don’t have enough to say because they try to bite off more than they can chew; they think about it and 100 or 150 pages seems like an ENORMOUS task. But when you write an ebook , you write it one chapter at a time, one sentence at a time. Once you understand how to approach it, that fear goes away. Also, there are tricks to making an ebook longer, like adding short interveiws, summaries etc. So, I tell people not to worry about it. Just take it one step at a time! There’s always a way to make it longer.

3. You have too much to say so, you can’t image how you are going to get it all into an ebook. A lot of times it might be that you have more than one ebook. The key is creating an outline and then seeing if it’s really one ebook or a series of ebooks. If it’s a series, only focus on what you want to use in this ebook and put the rest aside for later.

4. You don’t know how to get started. The best way to get started (once you know what the best topic is for you) is to organize your thoughts on paper, so you can see what you have to work with. Then write a strong title, lay out your chapters and write it.

5. You’re trying to edit while writing. This is the number one thing that slows people down or stops them from ever finishing an ebook. You use two different sides of the brain for these two functins , so you can’t do both at the same time. But that doesn’t stop people from trying! But the key is to do a brain dump first, then go back and edit later.

6. You get stuck the minute you try to write it down. Some people simply have writers block. Maybe a teacher told you that you couldn’t write, or you got a bad grade on a paper and the thought stuck. Now you think you can’t write. In these cases, I suggest talking your ebook. I guarantee the thoughts will come pouring out and before you know it, your ebook is finished!

To get started, pick up your FREE eBook Cash Starter Pack at: www.3dayebookworkshop.com and learn about the upcoming Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authroing (Virtual) Workshop starting June 21st, 2011. Registration will remain open through Thursday, June 23rd 4 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. EDT

Ellen is a leading authority on ebooks and ebook/Internet marketing. She teaches people how to find their nnique message and communicate it, using ebooks as a primary marketing tool. She’s the creator of several innovative programs including The Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop, eBooks For Sale In 4 Days Or Less, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint and many more.

She’s also the author of the 1 eBook Solution: The 12 secrets to turning a single ebook into a 6-figure income online, The eBook Journal For Authoring Success, The Moving Cure How To Organize Your Move To Save Time, Money & Your Sanity, Co-Author of Sell More eBooks, Low & No Cost Tactics To EXPLODE Your eBook Sales And Downloads with Jim Edwards, and a co-author in the best-selling book Wake Up Live The Life You Love, Finding Freedom.

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How Do Authors Think Like A Guerrilla Marketer? ( From An Interview With David Hancock, Morgan James Publishing)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

David: There are six ways that I was tried to teach people to start thinking like a guerilla. I think it will make sense to you and which kind of expand this more during the (Virtual eBook Expo 3) of course

I want you to think new. Always try to come up with fresh ideas that haven’t been done before. People like to try new things and new ideas can excite people more than ideas that have been done before. Even if they were successful, if you and your net groups can’t dream of something new, use your creativity to give your own ideas new twist…..

Next I want you to think inclusively. Create ways to bring people together in a way that it is so enjoyable that they want to tell their friends about it before and after they read your book(or ebook) or come to your event or download your products.

I also want you to think big. Look at the promotional opportunity that your books (or ebooks) create with the same breath of vision you use that you look to the books in the largest way and the way that you wrote them.

Then pair your ideas down to what you can accomplish, promotions just like politics is the art of the possible.

Next, I want you to think your ideas through and I want you to balance that time and energy that you need to execute the ideas against the potential gain in the sales and or also the publicity.

And then I want you to think of a way out. I want you to set benchmarks in time and energy to see if you are making the progress that you need to make an idea worth implementing, or of course in the case of trying to follow through on (an) idea, if you become convinced that the payoff for one (won’t be worth the) effort don’t be hesitant to let it go and move on to the next idea.

And that is the beauty of the ebooks. The ebook is not a whole lot of money invested, (there is) not a whole lot of inventory, you don’t have to print thousands of thousands of books for bookstores, it is something you can focus on really easily, really quickly, trying out an idea (and) if it doesn’t quite give you what you are looking for, you can move on to the next effort without having spent much time or effort.

This blog post is excerpted from a Preview Call with David Hancock of Morgan James Publishing for Virtual eBook Expo 3. You can get all 4 FREE preview calls by going to www.virtualebookexpo.com/3/previewoptin.htm By listening to these calls, you’ll discover valuable cutting-edge information that will help you profit with ebooks NOW!

Ellen Violette is the creator of The Virtual eBook Expo Series www.virtualebookexpo.com. She’s also a successful author and CEO of Create A Splash, LLC, a full-service ebook coaching, conversion and online-marketing company.

Ellen teaches people how to get clear on what their message is, how to communicate it in an ebook (in 72 hours or less) , and get creative and financial control, opening doors to unlimited possibilites while growing a successful ebook and/or coaching business.