I wrote an article today about how to start writing and selling your own ebooks online. It was inspired by an email I received from a wannabe ebook author who emailed me, writing:
I live in Finland and have been out of work for a while. I am a fitness instructor, nutritionist and parent. I have written articles for newspapers [about nutrition] before . . . but nothing I got paid for. I love writing and I want to really focus on writing ebooks but don’t know where to start. You have a lot of books/courses on your website, the one I was particularly interested in was the inter-active 4 day course – how to write an e-book in 3 days, market it and start getting sales within a week.
Any help would be appreciated.
Editor Note: Some identifying details were changed.
Inkwell Ebook Writing E-Course Announcement: I wanted to take this opportunity to make an announcement about the ebook writing and marketing courses on the site. Both have been discontinued, for three reasons:
(i) I simply don’t have time to offer them: Between my ebook writing and handling client projects, my hands are always full and I have to cut back somewhere.
(ii) The current ebook writing courses are not hands-on: The biggest benefit that many who took the courses said they got from them was the inspiration; the “push” they needed to get going. And, this is all I wanted them to be. But, many seem to want/need much more hands-on guidance than I can give. I could put together a more detailed (expensive) course to offer, but again, my schedule is packed for the foreseeable future, but there is some good news, which is . . .
(iii) New self-publishing course is coming soon! I will be writing up a review on an ebook writing / self-publishing ecourse by a fellow self-publisher. This course has everything I would put into one if I had time to develop it. Stay tuned!
I’ve never “partnered” with another professional in this manner, so I’m psyched to be able to do so. Sometimes, you don’t have to invent your own wheel, but be smart enough to ride on those others have created! As I said, I will be reviewing all the material over the next week or so, and then write up a detailed review. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
So, stay tuned for this!
Update 5/16/2012: The new ebook writing course is now available. Learn How to Write and Self-Publish an Outrageously Profitable EBook in 3 Days or Less.
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FYI, I dispense as much info as I can in the articles I write – here on this site under the Ebook Writing/Publishing link, and in the free articles I write to distribute on Yuwanda Black.com, eg, Ebook Marketing: 3 High-Traffic Places to Advertise Your Ebook Online — for Free.
Of course, you can always email me (see contact link on every page on this site) any questions you have about how to write, self-publish and sell ebooks online. I will usually answer right here on this site, so that everyone can benefit from your question (I’ll forward you an email letting you know when your question has been answered).
As I’ve said many times before, if you have a question about something – whether it be selling ebooks, or freelance writing, or SEO or any of the other niches we cover here, then 9 times out of 10, others do as well.
Have a great weekend, and oh, here’s the article I wrote today: Self-Publishing Success: How to Start Writing and Selling Your Own Ebooks Online.
Have a great weekend!
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