In past eBay tutorials, we talked about how people on eBay are willing to pay to learn what you already know – and the best way to convey (and sell!) That information to them is through an electronically delivered book, or "ebook". When a customer buys your ebook, you just email it to them, and you're done!
We talked about using Microsoft Word and Adobe Professional to create ebooks, and the pros and cons of each. I've been writing ebooks for almost three years, and while these two products are good, they have their limits. The best program I've come across yet to write your own ebooks is a product called eBook Pro.
For those who are concerned that an ebook program will be too complicated for them to learn, fear not! eBook Pro is about as simple a program as there is. All you have to do is click on a button or two, name your ebook, and start writing!
eBook Pro also allows easy insertion of images, charts, and just about anything else you want to put into your ebook. And whether you're writing about soup or nuts, you'll want to put some simple illustrations into your ebook to make it more interesting to your readers.
The best feature of eBook Pro, even better than its simplicity, is the username and password feature. You simply have to have some kind of password protection on your ebooks, or they're going to be heavily pirated – that is, someone will take your ebook and post it on a site where others can post it for free. That takes money out of your pocket!
While some ebook programs will allow only a single password to be assigned to your ebook, eBook Pro will create different username and passwords for every single purchaser of your ebook! It just does not get any better than that. And once your ebook really takes off, eBook Pro will even help you automate the distribution of your ebooks. It's a great product to get started with and grows with you as your business grows.
eBook Pro is also quite affordable, as it's less than half the price of Adobe Professional. Having used MS Word, Adobe Pro, and eBook Pro to create and sell ebooks on eBay, I can say that I've been using eBook Pro since the first day I bought it and have never gone back to the other programs. I know you'll be just as happy as I am with my copy.
Regardless of which program you choose to create your ebooks with, the important part is to get started! In future eBay tutorials, I'll share some tips and tricks I've learned along the way that will help put more money in your pocket. Until then, get to writing, and give yourself a raise by selling your ebooks on eBay!