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Four Strategies that Best-Selling Authors Use to Successfully Sell eBooks Online

Whether you are writing an eBook that will serve as a premium product, or you are simply writing one to use as an incentive, there is no doubt that it can be a great step forward when it comes to building great online income. Whether you are looking to leave your regular 9 to 5 job, or you simply want to follow your passion for writing a book, this process is one that is time consuming and complicated and not to be taken lightly. To help make your writing process easier, here are four strategies and tips that you can use when you want to sell eBooks online.

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Set your goal

Before you start any kind of project, one of the most important things that you need to figure out is what your goal is for the eBook and how it will be able to fit into your overall business plan, if you have one. As we said, eBooks can be used for a variety of different purposes so you need to know if your goal is to gain a larger following, get extra income or if you simply need a way to express yourself creatively. Setting and knowing your goal is important because then it will be much easier to work on your eBook in a way that will be help you get closer to your goal, and ultimately reach it.

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Make sure to put your writing in your schedule

When the task is a difficult as writing and selling an eBook can be, procrastination is one of your worst enemies and you need to do everything that you can to battle it. One of the best things that you can do for yourself when you want to sell eBooks online is to make the effort to write as regularly as you can and actually make that task a part of your day by putting it in your daily schedule. Figure out if you prefer to write in the morning with a cup of coffee or in the evenings with a cup of tea and take the time that feels most productive to you, put it in your schedule and make sure to stick to it. Deciding on a certain amount of words that you want to stick to on a daily bases is also a great idea, because once you get the hang of it, you will also know how long you’ll approximately need for the daily word count you have set for yourself.

Focus on marketing

One thing that you cannot forget about is marketing and this is something that you need to work on from the moment that you start writing your eBook. Talking about it and what it’s going to be like before its even published is a great way for you to get the readers excited about what is coming. However, the work won’t stop once you publish the eBook and start selling, in fact that’s when you’ll have to work the hardest on it so as to keep the momentum going. Use your email list that you have and send promo codes or simply reminders to your customers, use social media platforms for creating promotion campaigns, work with different influencers and so on. Every little thing helps, so do your best.

Make sure the books can be red on different devices

Unlike a traditional book, an eBook is not something that is considered “one-size-fits-all”. Because there are so many different devices out there that people use in order to read their eBooks, one of the things that you need to make sure of is that the eBook comes in different formats that will fit everything from an iPad, smartphone, Kindle and more. Even though the most common format for an eBook is a PDF file, if you want your users to be able to get the book on multiple different devices, formats like MOBI and EPUB are also necessary.

These strategies are just a few of many that you can use, but they are none the less very helpful, as we hope you find them helpful as well. We did mention that the process of writing and selling eBooks can be extremely complicated, so why not make the next time you want to write and sell eBooks online much simpler by simply keeping this article in mind.

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