Business Expansion with Ebooks

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Businesses of all sizes are expanding with ebooks. An ebook is a paperless book in digital format that you can download to your computer, handheld or other reader device. It can be read by using a software program like Adobe (for .pdf formats) or Microsoft Word.

Here are several ways to expand your own business operations with ebooks.

Marketing – An ebook offers an inexpensive means of producing full-color marketing materials complete with graphics and audio components. Find good software or hire someone to help create your ebooks. Grab a digital camera and start snapping shots of your products, people using your products and services, your workers, etc. Then show off your shots, your products and describe your services with awesome power-packed presentations; web pages with interactive links for sound, visual presentations, communications (emails or forum posts) and more.

Education – When your products or services need explained, educate your prospects and clients with ebooks. Have sample or short versions available for trial offers or free downloads. Then include full-fledged detailed editions with product / service purchases. Educate with visual, sound and interactive point-and-click methods. Invite questions and feedback from recipients for improvements on future product and service development.

Communications – How many times do you get an email you with a question – the same question over and over gain it seems – that requires a book-length answer? Maybe questions like, “How do you create a basic website?” or “How can you market on a tight budget?” inspire lengthy replies. Well, now you can write one long reply, turn it into an ebook and send it out – over and over again and free up more time for other things. AND include your own marketing information inside so that readers can look you up on the Internet, pass your information along and give others the opportunity to find you, too.

New Product – Use surveys and take polls for new product creation. Include a link to a web page with a questionnaire and free download for recipients upon completion.

Sales Reps – Arm your sales representatives with professional, top-notch full-color media / product / service information kits presented via your ebooks to share with local newspaper, radio, television and other media reps, visitors and potential clients at trade shows and other events. Set up an introductory page in your ebook, then an index where people can click and quickly find your History, Mission Statement, product and service descriptions and images, Contact information, Testimonials, etc. Then copy the ebooks to disks and CDs to distribute at events. This gives people the opportunity to learn much more about you when they have more time afterwards.

So grab your cyber-pencil or keypad and start writing! Ebooks can definitely enlarge your operations.

Explore The Emerging World of Ebooks

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As we all know, the Internet changed everything. The Net and the Web have brought the world closer together. Many older means of communication have either been replaced or changed so as to co-exist with, and complement, electronic communication. Email, for example, has replaced almost all business and a lot of personal letter writing, though our mailboxes remain filled with lots of mail, most unwanted. A lot of printed newspapers and magazines still exist, but their content is now also available on websites, and the websites are timelier and often offer more detailed information. Printed media is not dead by any means, as millions of people still prefer to curl up with a good book or grab a paper on their way to work. There have been many efforts to popularize ebooks, downloadable books in digital form, but their acceptance remains in its infancy.

But that won’t stay that way. Ebooks make eminent sense. Since books are almost all text, an ebook download is very fast and hundreds of ebooks can fit onto a small storage card. Ebooks do not contribute to cutting down forests, they do not need to be trucked across the country, they do not produce waste, and they are usually a lot less expensive than printed books. Ebooks also have many other advantages. Depending on your ebook reader software, an ebook can be annotated, bookmarked and searched. The latter is especially useful; I often want to go back to a certain quote or paragraph in a book, and electronic search is so much easier than leafing through a printed book.

One of the problems ebooks face is that people do not know how to use them. They are confused by the many different ebook formats or think they need a particular piece of hardware to read them. In fact, the formats are not really a problem. Most computers can read popular ebook formats and ebook reader software is freely available. Hardware is a bit more of an issue. Hardcovers and paperbacks are awfully convenient and they don’t need batteries, so a lot of people shy away from reading on a computer screen or spending the money for a dedicated ebook reader.

This is really too bad as ebooks are clearly the way of the future. They just make too much sense. Those who dismiss ebooks are missing out on a great and increasingly attractive alternative to the printed page. Those who are willing to give ebooks a chance are rewarded with lower costs and the ability to carry an entire library on a device of their choice, be that a notebook computer, a Tablet PC, a dedicated ebook reader, a PDA or even a smartphone. And they have access to a potentially much larger variety of books. That’s because ebooks make self-publishing easy and lots of authors who don’t have a chance of getting picked up by traditional print publishing houses can distribute their books electronically. Best of all, there is no waste and there will never be unsold books that end up on a bargain table or in a landfill.

My advice is to give ebooks a chance. Download a free ebook. Look for sites dedicated to ebooks, especially those with a website design that is appealing. See what format you prefer, and what device you like to read on. But be warned: you may get hooked. Once you get into them, downloading and reading ebooks can become a passion.

How To Stage A Viral Marketing Campaign That Works


There are all sorts of ways to initiate a viral marketing campaign that brings targeted traffic straight to you, but one of the best is through the use of free ebooks.

A viral marketing ebook is something that can be distributed to numerous people with relative ease. With each new person that receives one of your free ebooks, you gain an opportunity to make a profit from your products and services or from an affiliate’s products or services.

There are three major components that are necessary to creating a viral marketing campaign that works:

Wide Distribution
There are many ebook writers who charge for their creation. It’s common practice. But the fact is, charging for ebooks is not the best way to achieve wide distribution. People love items that are free or discounted. By offering free ebooks, you ensure a wide distribution for your campaign. If you allow the books to be redistributed or rebranded, you practically guarantee more targeted traffic, and in turn, more profit for you.

Quality Content
The quality of your free ebooks is important. Readers aren’t impressed with spelling and grammar errors. In fact, such problems may cause the reader to stop reading altogether, or worse, create distrust in the products and services that are mentioned. If the ebook isn’t professional, your targeted traffic won’t take you seriously.

In addition to avoiding content errors, you will also want to make sure that any affiliate links that are featured within the free ebooks are somehow relevant to the content and title of the ebooks. For example, you don’t want to be discussing a subject like dog walking and then thrown in a random link for a domain registration services. It is much better to weave the affiliate link into your writing so that its appearance seems natural. Readers will respond to this much faster than they would to a high pressured and sloppy sales technique.

Maximum Return
If you want to make sure that you get the maximum return possible on your viral marketing campaign, you will need to get the rebranding balance just right in your free ebooks. The best way to do this is by making sure that the links are for your own products or for products that you have resale rights to. You can also use links that are for 2-tier affiliate programs, ensuring that you collect the second tier commission when a rebrander makes a sale.

When done properly, using a viral marketing campaign that centers around free ebooks can bring you the targeted traffic you need. You will make profit time and time again, with very little effort on your part.

Forex Trading eBooks

Beginners in the Forex market need all the help they can get. You can’t possibly make it big in the Forex market if you don’t know much about Forex trading. There are lots of online tools that you can make use in order to learn more about this fast-changing market. You can find software programs, trading systems, trend indicators, signal generators, trading courses, and even Forex trading eBooks. Perhaps you’ve already tried all the other online tools expect eBook; the reason may be because you’re not very much interested in reading. You’re probably unaware that you can learn a lot of things from reading. Did you know that there are effective Forex eBooks online which you can get for free? When reading eBooks, you should also understand the things that you’re reading and that is called comprehension.

The problem with most traders is that they tend to read blindly; they lack comprehension. The Forex market has lots of unforgiving paths where you can lose huge investments. If you don’t want to end up with the 90% unsuccessful Forex traders in the world, you need to read good trading eBooks now.

Trading eBooks are usually written by experienced and knowledgeable Forex traders who are willing to share their secrets to beginners. New traders tend to have lots of questions like how much should they invest, where they should start investing, when they should get out of the trade, etc. Some online Forex trading tools charge fees but why should you even pay fees when you can get free trading eBooks?

Investing in the Forex market involves a lot of risks. If you want to be prepared for this kind of situation, you will need a trading eBook. Through these eBooks, you can handle various kinds of situations suitably. By getting the right eBook, you will be given an opportunity to understand everything you need to know about the Forex market.

What are the things that you can learn from these trading eBooks? Well, there are so many things to learn like Forex quotes, currency pairs, pips, execution, bids, dealing desk, and many other things.

Once you’ve read and understood the trading eBook, you will know that the trading sessions start after an order is placed. Basic orders can include market order, limit entry, stop entry, etc. These orders are used in various applications and you need to learn when to use them. eBooks can provide you with simple introductions about these orders so that you won’t have any difficulty in trading.

Aside from the Forex trading info mentioned earlier, you will also learn about trading types. These are the strategies being used by traders such as short and long positions. You will also learn about carry trading, scalping, swing and trend trading, and many others. These types of trading can be used depending on the conditions in the Forex market.

So you see, you can learn lots of things from reading trading eBooks. Take your time in reading a good eBook. Search the internet for helpful eBooks written by expert reputable Forex traders. You can even check reviews and ratings of various trading eBooks so that you can pick the best one. Reading may take some time especially if you try to understand the contents of the eBook but its really worthy. Get your free Forex trading eBooks now.

Free Ebooks For Children

Ebooks are very popular all over the Internet. They are used to promote products, in marketing, and often are distributed for free by the author.

Many aspiring novelists who have been rejected time and time again turn to the world of ebooks to distribute their material. Its not rejected due to low quality but sometimes publishers just avoid a certain genre if it isnt popular.

Many up and coming childrens book writers have discovered that by distributing a free ebook or two, their name recognition may improve and sometimes publishers will just contact them first.

There are all kinds of places to get free ebooks for children. Just using any of your favorite search engines should get you a lot of results.

Some sites that have these free ebooks are religious in nature, educational, or privately developed. Sometimes if you join a kids club online, you will receive free childrens ebooks in your e-mail on a weekly or monthly basis.

Many sites will have you register with them before you can download any free childrens ebooks. This is usually pretty safe but before you do, make sure to read the fine print.

You dont want to have your inbox filled with garbage forever. There is rarely a subscription fee for these free ebook sites because the authors usually give everything away.

Before you sit your child down at the computer or with their personal ebook reader, make sure you flip through most of the pages. Odds are everything is how it should be, but as in any industry there are always one or two bad apples out there.

Also read an abstract of the story so you will know if any important characters are going to die as that can be hard on children.

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

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Kindle Fire is an e-reader/tablet hybrid but it’s a bit outdated now. Outdated or not, it has still its usage preference. As we all know, Kindle started out as an eBook reader device, but with the high demands of the consumer asking for more in a gadget, guess they release a pretty much what their audience demand. But with these additional features, they have invited themselves to much bigger competitors in the market. The question is would they compete well with the features they offer?
So, what can we get out of this product?
Appearance.
The device has a clean appearance with a minimalist view of design with 2 speakers, power button 3.5 mm headset jack micro USB port found on the bottom. The display is made of Gorilla Glass, which is a highly damage-resistant. It has rubberized back which particularly aids as cushion for fall impact of the device and for much easier to grip but it does not look or feel particularly stylish, but the entire assembly looks solid enough for me. It looks twice as big as I pad thus bigger in size, 7 inch display in high resolution, which precedes ease in reading and watching movies. Color reproduction is good and viewing angles are just as broad as you’d expect.
Performance and battery life. In terms of performance and battery life, it has dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP chip, but here paired with only 512MB of RAM and a mere 8GB of internal storage; meaning it can play movies, stream and download music fast and with ease but has occasional lags during interchanging phase of apps opened. The device supports 802.11b/g/n on 2.4GHz which renders no problem picking up and staying connected to wireless networks. The browser is quick and faster. The Battery life with multiple usage bringing mixed results. Like for rundown movie viewing led to around 5-6 hours of battery life while lighter reading or web browsing mixed with some video watching led to 10-11 hours overall, battery life varies and depends upon the apps that you use or play.
The same old core of purpose as I mention above with this device is the E-READING, the Kindle Fire though is difficult to read in bright day light or on the beach. The Kindle Fire can also handle magazines as well; however the display is just too small to be an enjoyable reading experience. To top it all, Fire also offers COMIC reading; Amazon has a wide variety of collection of comic books available for the Fire.
But what are the lacking features that most of us are looking for in a device? There is no SD slot card or expandable memory which means the data storage is restricted to what is available internally which gives us only 8Gb. But AMAZON provides you with additional storage through Amazon cloud Drive which gives you additional 5Gb free online storage to store anything you want. There are no cameras and no microphone meaning, no video calling available for this device. Moreover, Fire has no access to the Android Market, it lacks the core Google apps such as the Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube. Furthermore, it has no Bluetooth which is a little uncomfortable in transferring data wirelessly.
In conclusion, Kindle Fire makes up a pretty decent device for people who still prioritize reading the most than other features available in a tablet. For short, it is still generally an Ebook reader device added with a touch of tablet features such as movie/music streaming and downloading, social hub applications but with boundaries such as video calling. But to compare this to other device such as ipad and Samsung tablet, it still needs more to accomplish. It only has its edge on the eBook reading stuff. The lack in Google features really pulls the device further down, AMAZON wanted to monopolize their product to themselves serving only what’s available on their store directly to their user device which pretty much restrict the users freedom to choose which is best for him/her.

Ebooks – Residual Prosperity

Ebooks – Residual Prosperity


The use of ebooks as an affiliate revenue stream can be a solid business platform especially for a virtually hands-free business providing residual income.

Many businesses utilize some form of affiliate revenue source for products they either don’t want to carry on items that have a solid track record.

There are two primary types of ebook affiliate revenue programs.

Flat Rate/Commission

The first is a traceable link that provides an accounting for all sales derived through your specific web link. The residual income is derived through a percentage or flat rate on each ebook sale. The ultimate sale is conducted through a third party site with a check or electronic transfer made when sales reach a certain threshold or they can be made monthly (depending on the ebook company). This scenario may not require any upfront costs.

Reseller

This program allows you to pick ebooks that you feel most comfortable with. You can purchase as many, or few, as you want. You can place these ebooks on your site and keep all the income derived from the sale of the ebooks. This scenario requires full payment for the resell rights to the ebook, however the return on the investment can be substantial in a well marketed website.

In either case, an investment of a website, design and placement of ebook sale and download information may be the primary elements needed to engage in ebook sales with residual income. The sales can be made through a portal site (in the flat rate/commission scenario) or through a dedicated business site (in the reseller scenario).

The strong desire for knowledge-based material combined with the phenomenal growth of ebooks makes this affiliate program a strong contender for positive residual income.

Sell Your Own Ebook

You could develop your own ebooks for sale using your individual expertise. This can provide the greatest return because you are not simply receiving royalties you get to keep all the funds that are derived from the sale of the ebook. Many business owners use their own ebooks as well as those they have purchased for resale on their business site. Others use their ebook along with an affiliation with a third party site to allow visitors to access the greatest number of ebook purchases.

No matter how you develop it, an ebook business can provide significant residual income. The fact that ebook sales are hands-free make product fulfillment something you don’t have to worry about. The customer downloads the ebook once payment has been made – you simply reap the benefit.

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Kindle

If you are a type of person who reads a lot but would resolve in lesser hazardous effects and hassle-free to your health and lifestyle, you might think of getting an e-book reader for that. But you would ask what gadgets best suit your style? There’s this one bestselling brand in the market I’ve come across with, Kindle, a wireless reading device. It’s so handy and portable that fits in your bag whenever you are on the go. Plus it has a longer battery life that can last up to two months with single charge.
Once you get your hands on it, you’ll get used to it in just a matter of time. It is user- friendly due to its simple and minimal keys of functions and display. It turns the page easier and faster. The price is reasonable as well, Kindle has a competitive value in terms of its usage, most eBook readers would cost you around $100-$250, but Kindle is only worth 69$ in Amazon. The Design just fits right in your hand, where you can take it anywhere and use it at anytime.
Speaking of eyes strain and headaches you get from reading over a long period of time – worry no more! Kindle has the sharp display and the real paper like view which lessen the bad effects in your eyes and head while reading. With readable text during the day since the display reflects no glare and even suitable reading at night due to its high contrast display. And if you get tired of reading, you can switch to its “Text to speech option”, wherein Kindle can read for you.
In terms of storage, the capacity to store 1500 titles has its advantage of bringing with you a wide array of collections of books, magazines, references and others that assist you in your daily tasks that is accessible and available whenever and wherever you are. And if you want something more, as most of us do, you can directly connect through internet via built-in wifi which gives you a massive selection of titles with at the lowest of price, searching of data necessary in your reading like easy access to blogs, delivers fresh newspapers and magazines in an instant through wireless download.
But for every good side of the gadget available, remain the cons to the other side. The display is only viewed in black and white; most of us might get bored viewing only 16 shades of gray all throughout the reading process. Another thing is if you are a multi-tasking kind of guy, wanting to do more with your gadget other done just reading, then this is not for you. The unit is only intended for reading articles, books, magazines and etc with a little feature connecting to social interface (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). The idea is to keep things in order for easier access to it, unlike other gadgets like tablets, iphones and etc which serves you more applications other than reading and storing books at the same time. One last thing, Kindle is breakable compare to an actual book; you must place extra caution and care in storing and in handling it.
In general, Kindle is the best choice if you want to keep an organize file for your books, magazines, newspapers and other reading material where you can have easy access to it at any time and any given place. The display and designs suit well for the reader since it’s almost the same appearance in terms of font and color as the actual books and newspaper.
Despite of how optimistic I see Kindle, it has its own flaws as well. There are still some user interface bugs that need to be fixed like when you flip the power switch to turn wake it from sleep mode, it delays and takes longer before it’s fully responsive; until then it can take more than a second for pages to refresh. Moreover, with a reasonable price, what more can you ask for. It simply does what is asking to be done.

Ebay Ebook Success Tips: Get Free Ebooks to Resell on eBay!!!

With the spiraling eBay fees and competitive pricing, the last thing eBay ebook sellers want to worry about is buying new resellable content. However, there are many sources that you may not have thought about which provide you with free resellable ebooks that you can successfully add to your inventory. This article details just a few of them.

1) Ebay:- That’s right eBay is a great source to pick up free ebooks (OK they’re not quite free but very cheap). Many ebook sellers run auctions that start at 1p to attract customers. If nobody bids on these auctions you can pick up a very cheap resellable ebook.

Furthermore, some sellers run 1p ebook listings in their eBay store. That means that you can actually purchase the item as a Buy It Now for 1p and in some cases receive it instantly. Again another way to pick up a very cheap resellable ebook, courtesy of eBay. Do a search on eBay for “ebooks, resell” or something similar, and then list them lowest priced first to see what you find.

2) Newsletters:- When you signed up for this newsletter I gave you two free ebooks. Some newsletters that I am currently a member of give me 5 free ebooks every week. I would recommend joining ebook related newsletters as not only do you receive valuable tips from that ebook seller, you also get free products to add to your eBay store. Have a browse through eBay for the top ebook sellers. If they have a newsletter join it. It costs nothing and you are likely to benefit greatly.

3) Ebooks:- Usually when you buy a new ebook it contains links to many bonus ebooks with resell rights. Although you may have to pay for the first ebook, this is another way to get a plentiful collection of free resellable ebooks.

4) Online Forums:- Many users at online forums will give away free resellable ebooks or give away links that allow you to access free ebooks with resell rights. Just have a browse through the posts and see what you can find.

5) Ebook Websites:- Many websites that sell ebooks have a free download page. From this you can download free ebooks which quite often come with resell rights. Type “resell ebooks” into Google or any other major search engines, and have a browse through these websites. I am sure you will find more than enough ebooks to keep you going for a while.

Although free ebooks with resell rights are likely to be outdated in relation to the ones you pay for they are still a good way to bulk up your inventory at relatively little cost. The larger your store inventory is as an ebook seller, the more chance that you will get a sale. If you bulk up your inventory with free resellable ebooks which you then sell alongside the more expensive, up to date, resellable ebooks you are sure to enjoy increased success. Good Luck with your Ebook Sales!!!

dle Publishing – Things you need to know about Self-Publishing

Kindle Publishing – Things you need to know about Self-Publishing

Before the advent of Kindle and other eBook reading devices, authors relied on nothing but talented agents to find people to publish their work. Of course, success wasn’t always guaranteed because of how expensive it was to publish a book back then. Like gambling, you need to invest a lot of money and hope that every penny you spent is returned to you and more. Successful authors like John Grisham, Dale Brown, and JK Rowling all started out of nothing: Grisham got rejected lots of times by publishers while Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book on a caf