Showing posts with label Ebooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ebooks. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 September 2018

How to Write an Ebook

If you want to write an ebook, you can write anything you want.

But if you want to sell your ebook, there are important things you need to consider, in particular, the one I'm going to tell you about.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Why I'm Unpublishing One of My Ebooks

I have several ebooks published for writers. But sadly I'm having to retire one of them and so I've "unpublished."it.

If you're an affiliate of mine then you need to remove any links to this ebook that you have on your website.

The ebook in queston is E-Publish and Be Damned!

I'm not retiring this book because it's not selling, but rather because the information it contains has now become somewhat outdated.

You see, recently Amazon changed it's layout for Kindle accounts AND they now also made it possible to publish print books through your Kindle account too.

So naturally, this renders all the information in my ebook about Kindle publishing as outdated.

There are also more changes to come with Kindle Print publishing because it's still in the beta stage so more options and services will be added in the not-to-distant future. So it's no good updating my ebook because the way Amazon operates these accounts keeps changing.

Also opening and using a Kindle Publishing account is now really easy with plenty of help and guidance along the way.

If you want to publish through an Amazon Kindle account (which now includes POD publishing too, all in the one account) then all you have to do is go to and sign up.

It's quick to do, simple and free.

Setting up an account with Amazon costs you nothing and your books and ebooks are made available worldwide. And in the US (currently the only country allowed) KIndle ebooks can be loaned through public libraries, although so far there is no mention of payment to the authors for this service which is understandably starting to get under a few people's skin.

So although my ebook has been withdrawn from sale, you can still quickly and easily sell all your books and ebooks through one Amazon account.

And it doesn't get any easier than that.

Kindling - Ignite The Fire Under Your Kindle Publishing Dreams

This is a free ebook all about working as a published Kindle author. 
If you've ever dreamed of writing and publishing books for a living, 
this ebook will show you how you can do it. 
Download it now and start living your dream as a published author.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

How to Write a Successful How-To Ebook

How To Write a Non-Fiction eBook in 21 Days That Readers Love!
So often I see writers think that to write a great how-to ebook, all they have to do is write about how to do something.


For a how-to ebook to be successful (and by that I mean it sells well and is popular) it must contain these three essential things.

Topic.         Your ebook topic must have a hungry market. It must be a problem that people are already trying to solve. So first find your market and see what problems they are having. Then let your ebook be the answer.

How-To.    The big mistake that most how-to ebook authors make is that they forget to explain the how-to. It’s no good just talking about how to do something, your ebook must explain the exact steps that the readers need to take.

Pitfalls.     Not only do your readers need to know how to do something but they also need to know what could go wrong and how to fix it when it does. Otherwise they’ll stop at the first pitfall and say that your method doesn’t work.

So before you write one word of your how-to ebook, make sure:

- that there is a market for the information that you’re providing

- that you are providing a step-by-step guide


- that you warn them of what could go wrong and how to fix it.

Just by including these 3 things will ensure that your how-to ebook is better than most.

Write & Publish an Ebook in Just 10 Days

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Discounted Ebooks For Writers

Discounted Ebooks for Writers.“Percent” image by renjith krishnan
A few weeks ago I decided to change the price of my ebooks which has resulted in discounted ebooks for writers for many people.

The decision to change my prices came about because all my ebooks (and books) were priced in US dollars.

So I made a management decision to change the currency in which I sell them, to Australian dollars.

The reason I priced them in US dollars in the first place was because most people understand the value of the US dollar and relatively few people (except those in Oz) understand the value of the Australian dollar.

But because I'm Australian and my publishing company is established in Australia, I decided to make all my books and ebooks available for sale in Australian dollars and this has resulted in discounted ebooks for those purchasing them from the US.

This is because our dollar is higher in value than a US dollar and so the comparative American price is now significantly lower for all my ebooks for writers.

I've also provided a currency converter on all my sales pages so that the price can be converted instantly to any currency, so you can see how it compares to the country that you live in and the currency that you use.

You can see all my new ebooks and book prices at

And for those of you living in the US, it means you can now buy my products at significantly discounted prices.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Proof That There is Money to Be Earned From Short Ebooks

Recently I was doing a Google search for writing markets to include in my latest newsletter for writers.

I came a cross jobs for ebooks writers so I clicked through to see what they were.

The jobs were advertised on freelancing job websites.

I didn't use these jobs in my list of markets because they weren't high-paying, but I was amazed by them all the same.

Nearly all were looking for someone to research and write a short ebook of around 5,000 words.

I thought "Only 5,000 words? That is really short! I've read article on people's blogs that are longer than that (take a look at Steve Pavlina's How to Make Money From Your Blog as an example). And it's only about a 25-page ebook, or 30 if you include cover pages, disclaimer pages, etc.

And for this they are willing to pay the writer several hundred dollars. Why so much? Because there seems to be a lot of money in ebook publishing. In my most recent newsletter I linked to an article about this called $2700/Month of Passive Income by Publishing Kindle eBooks, and No Writing.

So it became clear that if people will pay writers hundreds of dollars to write a short ebook, it's because they are making much, much more money from the writers hard work.

Most of theses ads offered plenty more ongoing work for the right person. Some said they would keep the writer busy for a year.

The downside to these jobs is that they wanted the ebooks completed in a week - or less, in just 5 days.

Is it even possible to research and write a short ebook this quickly? You bet it is. And it has all given me much food for thought. (Who is this guy called Thought and why do I keep feeding him?)

And hopefully it will feed your thoughts too.

Because I now have proof that there is a lot of money to be made from writing and publishing short ebooks.

But wouldn't it be better to write them for yourself and keep all the profit?

You can do it with my 7 Day Ebook Writing & Publishing System.

Friday, 23 January 2015

How I Work as an Online Writer And How I Get Such Great Ebook Covers

This week I began teaching a class at the local community college. I will also be teaching the class, twice a week for 6 weeks which will be starting soon.

They call the class Laptop Lifestyle.

I thought I wouldn't be any good at speaking in front of a class, but I didn't do so bad.

And I discovered that the old saying is true, that when one teaches, two learn, which means both the teacher and student gain insight.

Which is what happened to me because the question the people in the class kept asking me was how do I actually do these things myself. They wanted to know the exact ins and outs of how I work.

That made me realise that I rarely offer insights into how I work on a day-to-day basis, the software and apps I use, the websites I use, the equipment I use, or the ways I simplify the way I work so that I'm more productive.

I realised that many of the things I know aren't common knowledge, despite the way I always think that if I know something, everyone probably does.

So I've decided to change that and from now on I'll reveal much more than I usually do, to show you how I work and what I use so that, hopefully, it will help you too.

And because there's no time like the present, here is my first insight.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Goodbye Writer's Block

I've just published my latest ebook.

Goodbye Writer's Block:
How to Be a Creative Genius and Have an Abundance of Ideas Plus the Inspiration and Motivation to Write

It's available as a PDF download.

It's not a huge book but it's so full of everything you need so that you never get stuck for ideas of what to write about ever again.

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, this ebook will show you numerous ways to get ideas.

And not just one or two ideas, but so many that you'll never be stuck. Ever.

With this ebook, if you want to write a novel, even if you haven't a clue what you're going to write about, just follow the advice, and before you know it,  you'll have an abundance of ideas.

And it's the same if you want to write non-fiction. Just follow the advice and you'll have an avalanche of ideas of things you can write about.

Getting ideas isn't hard. You just need to know how to start looking and where to get ideas from.

This ebook makes it so easy to find ideas that you'll never suffer from "writer's block" ever again.

In fact, you'll "suffer" from idea overload.

Go to the website to read more.

Goodbye Writer's Block will spark your creative genius and give the motivation to keep on writing for years.

You don't have to know what you're going to write.  You just have to know that you want to, and let Goodbye Writer's Block do the rest.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Turning Articles Into Ebooks

image courtesy of stuart miles
Every writer wants to make money writing ebooks.


Because it's fast to do and can be quite lucrative.

And because of this, writing ebooks is something that can be done again and again.

But how can you write ebooks if you don't know what to write?

Friday, 30 May 2014

Find Free Kindle Ebooks Every Day

image courtesy of stuart miles
If you're looking for free ebooks to download to your Kindle then you won't find better than

This is a free website that is updated every hour with every free ebook offered from Kindle.

You can search the books by genre or subject or by latest added.

These are books that are only offered free for a short time or are always free.

And it's not just the latest ebooks that they list.

They also have all the old classics that are now in the public domain and will remain free forever.

You can also subscribe by email for all the latest updates.

So if you haven't visited before you might find it useful to give them a visit.

Today I downloaded a free ebook about budgeting and another about book marketing.

Friday, 9 May 2014

How to Sell More Books Than Ever Before

E-Publish and be Damned!
A question was asked a few days ago about the best price to sell a Kindle book.

The person had written a book and was selling it as a Kindle eBook for $2.99. The sales weren't great so after a few months they reduce the price to 99 cents and then sold even less.

They were questioning which is the best price to sell an ebook for in the Kindle store?

But the answer has nothing to do with price.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

2 Free Kindle Books I Downloaded Today

Today I found two great books on Kindle available for free download so I got them both.

I was originally only looking for one ebook called Rapid Wordpress Websites: Learn Wordpress on a need-to-know basis to build a website in hours, not days! 

But after I downloaded it there was a link to other free and cheap ebooks.

One of the free ebooks was written by an author that I'm a fan of so I downloaded that one too.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Using My Dictionary of Appropriate Adjectives

I’ve been doing quite a bit of freelance writing lately and one of the most useful reference books I’ve been using is The Cassell Dictionary of Appropriate Adjectives.

This is an old book and was origianally intended to be used by Foreigners whose first language was not English.

But I find it to be an extremely useful book for writers.