How to Sell Ebooks Online

Do you have an information product you want to sell online? Do you have an ebooks you want to sell online? Do you want to learn how to sell ebooks online? Do you want to learn how to create and sell ebooks online? If your answer is yes, then continue reading because in this post I am going to guide you on how to create and sell ebooks online and make huge profit from it.

Everybody has interest, expertise, experience and passions in different areas of subjects, whether it is business coaching, public speaking, digital art, writing, music, nutrition or fitness. The most important thing is to know that there are people out there who value your knowledge and would want to learn more from you.

However, one of the simplest and most effective ways to turn your passions into a business venture is to monetize your skills by selling ebooks. Creating and selling your own ebooks is very simple and you will be surprise on how profitable it can be. However, in this article I will be guiding you on several steps on how to sell ebooks online. If you follow the steps very well, then you will be able to create your own ebooks and sell them online.

You can sell your ebooks on a marketplace like Amazon or Clickbank, but there are more benefits of selling your ebooks directly from your own website or blog. Selling eBooks directly from your own website or blog gives you the greatest control, independence and percentage of sales. Selling eBooks directly from your own website or blog also helps to build your authority and engagement with your audience and create that all-important email list of people who want to hear more from you.

Creating and publishing an ebooks can be stressful, rewarding and exciting. So going through this article you will see that we have put together a simple guide and steps to help you in creating and selling an ebook on your website or blog successfully.

If you research online you will discover that many people have made huge income from selling ebooks online. You too can start selling your own ebooks and start making money online once you read all the steps I will be stipulating in this article and digest it very well. So not to waste much of your time, the steps you need to take in order to create and sell your own ebooks online and make huge profits is as follows;

Create your ebook

The first step to take is to create your ebook. If you are new to digital marketing, this will definitely be the most challenging and most rewarding part of your journey. What you need to do here is to decide on the topic you wish to write about. Think of what you are passionate about and what kind of content you believe would help target audience. You also need an original edge. After so many researches, I have come to realize that most successful ebooks share a personal story or experiences. Some people may ask why do you need a personal story? Well, to answer that question, a personal story is engaging; it builds authority and also creates empathy with the reader.

A great way to know what your audience responds to is to look at which of your blog posts and social media updates currently get the most comments or shares. Before you finalize your topic, you are advised to do some research on the existing market. Try as much as possible to look at potential competitors who are already selling ebooks in similar categories on Amazon or on their own website. You need to get creative and consider ways in which your story and unique perspective can help you to stand out.

To become successful with your ebooks, you need to have the determination and patience to become an expert in your subject matter. Another important thing you need to do when creating your ebooks is to come up with a killer title. You tilted if written in an attractive and persuasive manner will attract visitors to want to click on your ebooks to know what it is all about. When selling your ebooks, the title can be a game changer. Be specific and learn how to tweak the title of your ebooks to something that people are interested in. In practical terms, check this two titles and tell me which one is more attractive; “How to Make Money” and “How I Made $10,000 in a Month”. You will see that the second title (How I Made $10,000 in a Month) is more attractive, because people will want to see what you did to make $10,000 in a month.

The next thing to do after coming up with an attractive title is to write the ebook. The key to successful selling of your ebooks lies in your ability to write a simple, clear and easy to understand ebook. People will buy your ebook because they want to learn how to do something. But if your write-up is difficult to comprehend, people will not buy your ebook. To write your ebook, you are required to write something that people search online which may involve teaching an idea, skill or process. Set yourself deadlines and focus on one chapter at a time, after which you move to another chapter.

Format your ebooks

The second step to take is to format your ebooks. One important key point to selling your ebooks and making huge profits lies on readability. If people can read and understand what you have written, they will want to buy again from you. Make it easy for your prospective customers to digest the information you are putting forward to them by keeping your formatting consistent and using a simple font like Ariel or Verdana at size 11 or 12.

So it is advisable not to go overboard on your formatting. Stick to a simple color scheme. Try to maintain two or three types of headers and use lots of short paragraphs and lists in your ebooks. You are also required to use great images in your ebooks to make the information you share very relevant. Image helps for retentive memory. With great images in your ebooks, your audience will easily remember and digest the information you have given to them.

Proof read your ebooks

The third step to take is to proof read your ebooks. After writing your ebooks it is very important to proof read it thoroughly. While proof reading your ebooks your goal is to check for spelling errors and grammatical errors. You are required to do a round of editing on your own and fix minor errors that can distract your readers from understanding what they are reading. Reading aloud is one of the fantastic ways to catch things that you might otherwise miss as you proof read and edit your content.

So, to have a good ebook that people can rely on, you have to put in the effort in editing the content and have a wonderful finished draft. Don’t make the mistake of giving it to your romantic partner to edit it for you. This may be funny but it is important. It is advisable to find an expert to proof read and edit your content for you. Don’t be offended if they suggest deleting some paragraphs of your ebook. Remember, simplicity and clarity is what matter here. So, expert advice is highly recommended at this stage.

Get a cover that will sell your ebook

The fourth step to take is to get a cover that will sell your ebook. It is very important to get an attractive cover to sell your ebook because prospective buyers will judge your ebook by its cover. A good and attractive ebook cover suggests professionalism and gives your customers a sense that serious work has been done in your ebook. It is advisable to look at ebook covers in a similar niche to yours to get some ideas from it.

To make your ebook cover look good and attractive. It is advisable to make the title a different color than the background, it is advisable to set your title in a large and easy to read font. The visual elements of your ebook cover should be 300 dpi. Most importantly, it is advisable to beware of copyright. Don’t use images or design elements that you don’t have permission to use. Always use good images and avoid cheap standard stock photograph unless you are proficient in graphic design. To get a good and attractive cover that will sell your ebook, I suggest you find an expert to create the ebook cover for you.

Convert your ebook

The fifth step to take is to convert your ebook. After getting a good cover for your ebook, the next thing to do is to convert your ebook. Correctly formatting your digital product is vital for selling ebooks online. However, if you which to sell your ebooks in Amazon Kindle, the file format should be Mobi. For other readers, the universal ebook format should be Epub, which is accepted by Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore and Kobo. Converting your ebook to Epub is also a good option for selling it directly from your own store or website.

If the format is inconvenient for your readers, you can also convert and sell your ebook in PDF format. If you are selling from your own store or website you can easily have all the three formats available for the customer to choose from. If you can’t do the formatting by yourself, you can alternatively pay someone on Fiverr to do the formatting for you

Add your ebook to a website

The sixth step to take is to add your ebook to a website. After converting and formatting your ebooks, the next thing to do is to create a website and add your ebook to your website. To add an ebook to your website, you can use Selz easy-to-use store builder. Simply upload your ebook with an image of the front cover, add a description, set the price, and then add the product to your new store.

You can search for “Selz” on Google and sign up for a free 14 days trial and see how easy it is to start selling ebooks from your website. Selz provides a lot of useful features for selling ebooks from your website which include;

Quick and easy set up.

Instant and automatic delivery.

Secure and expiring download links.

Upload ePub, Mobi and PDF files.

Customizable buy button, widgets, and the ability to embed an online store.

Securely processes credit card and PayPal payments without any changes to your site.

A simple and quick checkout for your customers to use without having to leave your site.

PDF stamping to personalize each copy with your buyer’s name.

Download to Kindle or Dropbox option for customers.

Customers receive an automated order confirmation with link to the ebook.

Integrates with AWeber and MailChimp, making building a customer email list easy.

Selz easy-to-use store builder is very important if you want to sell your ebook on your online store or website. So it is advisable to search for “Selz” on the internet and sign up for the program.

Promote your ebook

The seventh step to take is to promote your ebook. After adding your ebook to your website or store front, the next thing to do is to promote your ebook online. This is the time to tell the whole world about your new ebook. Create a powerful review about your ebook on one of your blog post and build a buzz within your audience and use that to drive sales. The subject of the post should relate to the subject of your ebook. The aim is to get someone interested enough to land on your website and then consider buying your book.

Another way to promote your ebook is through pay per click. You can advertise and promote your ebook using Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and email marketing. You can also consider giving away some copies of your ebook to bloggers in your niche and request that they share it with their network and audience if they enjoy it. Don’t bombard people with requests for reviews or shares without getting to know them first. You can also promote your ebook on YouTube by creating a video where you talk about your ebook.

You can also use visual content channels like Instagram and Pinterest to promote your ebook to your audience and don’t forget your email list which is very important if you want your prospective customer to come back for more of your products.

Keep track of your sales

The eighth and final step to take is to keep track of your sales. After promoting your ebook online and making sales from it, the next thing to do is to keep track of your sales. This step is very simple and doesn’t call for alarm. If you are using Selz to sell your ebook, you can log into your account and see how many sales you have made and where they are coming from on your Analytics Dashboard. It is important to know that creating your own ebook takes enough stress, time, hard work and creativity, but it is also a really rewarding way to explore your passions and share your expertise and skills with your audience, which will help you to increase your passive income.

Wow guys! We are done with the various steps on how to create and sell ebooks online. With this information I sincerely believe that you have learnt how to sell ebooks online. If you know of any other steps that will help people to sell ebooks online, your comment is highly appreciated. If you love this post please take few minutes and share it to your social media accounts.

Austine Ikeru
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