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Use Calibre to Create EPUB & MOBI Versions of Your Book #repost

Carla King is the author of adventure travel books like American Borders

It’s difficult to pack a library on a motorcycle, even with a sidecar.

Though I love print books I’m so often on the road that it’s more efficient to use my Kindle Paperwhite as a personal portable library for work and for pleasure. Authors send me advance reader copies (ARCs) for blurbs or review and books for possible publication with Misadventures Media. I wish they’d send me a MOBI file but, though it’s easy enough to do, they don’t even know where to start. So I ask for a Word doc and create it myself in about 15 minutes. Sometimes I put it off, though, and forget. So, no blurb. Sorry!

Please don’t put your potential reviewers in that position. It’s actually pretty easy to make your own EPUB and MOBI files using the free Calibre eBook conversion and management tool. It should take you about an h

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Creating Your Own eBooks Can Be Simple! #ampublishing

Bookworks has a great tutorialcovering all aspects of using Calibre to create EPUB and MOBI e-books out of properly-formatted Word documents. It’s a bit much to summarize here, but it really is quite thorough. It begins with the process of importing your book, adding metadata and cover, converting the book, and saving and sending.

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How to Sell Digital Books at Physical Events #HowToEbook

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Expert Author Amy Harrop

Digital books are a great way to get your content quickly into the hands of millions of readers. But what about selling digital books at physical events? You can tell people about your book and how great it is, but they can’t actually buy the book unless you have a kiosk set up for it or a mobile card reader to make them buy then and there. If you want a better approach to selling your digital books at physical events, then you’ll be happy to know that there is something you can do to improve your marketing.

The Sell

What are you selling? Digital books, of course. However, that’s information in a digital space and people can’t touch it (unlike physical books). So, how do you sell a digital product at a physical event that people can actually touch? It comes down to coupon codes. Some companies, such as Enthrill, are selling coupon codes at cheap prices that you can use however you want.

Here’s how it works. First, you buy the coupon codes. The prices are currently set $1.50 per code with a minimum purchase of 100 coupons. You can then upload your book to their servers and whoever inputs the code will get your book. You can also do this by making your own coupon codes and uploading books to your own website or server, which will cut down the price, but this approach requires some technical knowledge and a website under your complete control (so no free websites).

Regardless, you’ll see that even paying the $1.50 per coupon code can still yield some lucrative results.

Making a Product

Now that you have the coupon codes, what do you do with them? Do you write them down on notebook paper and hand them out? Do you write them on business cards? The best thing you can do is print them on small items that you can sell. This allows you to make your product more valuable while improving your selling ability.

For example, let’s say that you have a cookbook. You can sell a small bag of ingredients and place a tag on the bag with the coupon code. Or, you could sell spatulas, spoons or other kitchen tools and print the coupon code on them. Or, let’s say that your book is about weight loss. You can print the coupon code on pedometers, portion control plates, resistance bands or various other items. Just sell the item for $10 and you have a nice profit and a new reader. Even with the extra promotional item, you should be able to double your investment.

Simpler Approach

If getting a promotional item and printing codes on it is too hard, then don’t worry. There’s a much simpler approach that, while not as effective, can still make you a lot of money. Enthrill is willing to print the codes out on gift cards so that you can hand them out during your event. If you would prefer printing the codes yourself to save a little money, then you can buy some business cards paper from your local office supply store, get a business cards template in Word or whatever word processing program you use and print them for a few pennies a sheet.

While people would prefer an actual item they can use, and the item will be more enticing than a gift card, you can still make them an effective tool with enough marketing. You’ll just have to work more on selling your product. This approach is best if you’re worried about spending too much money and it’s your first event, or if you have a more conservative audience that would prefer a simple gift card over a promotional item.

Conclusion

Physical events present a great opportunity for you to sell your book. However, you’re at a slight disadvantage because you’re book isn’t printed and it can’t be touched. While this seems like a problem, you can still sell your product without much effort. A good coupon code provider paired with some promotional items can help you launch a successful event where you make money and gain readers simultaneously.

Check out my blog for more publishing tips. Amy Harrop Blog

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5 E-Book Selling Tips for beginners | Don’t know where to start? Read here! #HowToEbook

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E-book selling requires that you are knowledgeable about the common ways of internet marketing. Experience is very important here. If you have an idea as to how products move in the internet, then you will have an easier time generating sales for your e-book. If you are merely a content creator and not a marketer, it’s probably best that you seek the help of someone who has experience in the field. Make no mistake about it, e-book selling shouldn’t be that hard. But if you are inexperienced marketing-wise, things can get very complicated. To help you get started, below are a few tips on how you should sell your e-book online. Implement these tips and you will surely see a substantial increase in your sales.

1. Create an attractive and eye-catching cover for your e-book. The adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t apply much in online marketing. The more eye-catching your e-book cover is, the more people will be interested in purchasing it. It really is as simple as that. The cover is the very first thing that your customers will see on your product. If it’s poorly made, people will easily assumes that it has poor content as well. That said, invest your efforts in creating a really attractive e-book cover.

2. Gather testimonials before you offer your book to the public. This is one of the most common tricks of e-book selling. Testimonials are proof that your e-book is indeed valuable and people will benefit from it. To get these testimonials, have your e-book reviewed by several individuals first before you offer it to the buying public. If possible, you should get these testimonials from webmasters or bloggers that belong to the same niche as your book. Show your potential customers that the testimonials are real and that you did not make them up.

3. Set up a blog and website for your book. In fact, you should set up the website long before you offer the e-book for sale. In essence, the blog and the website are marketing platforms. You use them to drum up interest towards your e-book. You can set up a blog which is separate from the main website or you can put them together in a single domain. It’s up to you. What really matters is that you should have a website which acts a resource site for people planning to purchase your e-book.

4. Offer a few chapters for free to give your readers an overview of what to expect from your book. This technique works very well. You simply allow people to download sample chapters from your e-book. If you are confident about the quality of your product, this should not be a problem at all. If people like what they read from the sample chapters, they’ll likely buy the whole book.

5. Promote your e-book in every conceivable online platform. Make use of social media sites, forums, and article directories to build hype for your e-book.

These e-book selling tips should get the ball rolling. If you apply them often enough, you can easily double or even triple your sales.

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