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Make Money Online-Write and Sell EBooks Guide: A Work from Home Internet Business Writing, Selling EBooks Online Paperback – May 1, 2009

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"You really did it.

You covered most if not all aspects of making a living writing ebooks, from idea conception to writing, editing, compiling and marketing the finished product.

You don't stop with the marketing techniques that everyone else talks about you include a LOT of different ways to market, but you forgot one thing, the fluff.

Thanks for all the hard work I know that went into your eCyclopedia on ebook writing and marketing."
George Wright

"Scott has done what I didn't think was possible! ...the most complete guide I've ever seen, it also covers all of the questions, challenges, and sticking points you'll experience in creating an ebook.

No stone has been left unturned in this "Ebook Publishing Bible", it literally condenses years of trial and error, experience, and killer tips into a single reference.

Not only is this a step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to create their first Ebook, it's also a perfect desk reference for the seasoned veteran."
John Koen

This is without a doubt the most comprehensive guide I've read. I was up half the night reading; it's that good.

As someone who is in the process of creating my own ebook, I can tell you I'll be referring back to this on a daily basis. ...literally walks someone through step by step, and unlike so many others I've seen, explains in great detail each step, as well as highlighting pitfalls to avoid.

The amount of quality information in this ebook is astonishing, and I have no doubt that even if a person had absolutely no experience in writing ebooks (or even where to start) they will be a pro by the time they finish yours. With the amount of information and insight you provide, maybe you should call this an e-cyclopedia.

Keep up the good work, I'm off to start writing!"
Andy Robinson

"Wow, I've never seen a book provide as much value as this one. Scott covers every single aspect of the ebook authoring game, including at LEAST 5-10 things I hadn't even considered until I read it. He even tells you how to format your word processor, how to choose the right text for your book, and so much more...he's really gone above and beyond. ... I cannot tell you how valuable this manual is. If you can't use this book to recover the cost of its purchase, then you are in the wrong business!"
Nathan Hangen

"Scott Boyd has written a fantastic and thorough guide to writing and publishing eBooks. It is comfortably laid out for the reader, and offers advice that I have not seen in other publications. I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about their own writing ventures."
Andrea Riffle

"Writes with an informal, friendly, easily-understood style that is direct and compelling.

For example, just his "Hot-Tips-File" idea is huge, relating to any topic you could write an article or ebook on.

Well-written, well-presented, well-thought-out. ...well worth the time and effort to read and study."
Dot Pecson

"To sum up Scott's book about all I can say is WOW! If you have ever thought about writing your own ebook then this is a must have. Not only does Scott cover ever little detail you can imagine, he almost holds your hand as he gives you a step by step guide for you to follow along with. This is hands down the most informative book that I have come across that deals with writing ebooks."
Bryan Zimmerman

"Scott's guide is by far the best guide I've ever read on how to write ebooks. He takes you step by step and leaves no stone unturned. If you want to know how to successfully write and publish your ebook pick up a copy today."
Jason Bracht

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Globotic Media Publishing; 1st edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981265308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981265308
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,130,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joshua A. Mccune on June 9, 2010
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One look at the table of contents would make a person think that this book is a course in writing ebooks. This is not the case. While the author does include information on a number of topics, the information is general and wrapped up in just a few sentences. Each topic in a chapter is pretty much summed up by the topic header. For instance, a header of "Adding security to your sales sight" will just say that it is a good idea to add security to your sales sight because hackers try to get your information. Then there will be two or three filler sentences to seemingly beef up the paragraph. This does not happen in all sections, but it happens in most.

My other complaint is that the book talks a lot about editing and professional appearance, yet the book I received has many editing errors in it. Within just the first few pages there are spelling and grammar mistakes, as well as sentences that are oddly and extremely spaced out throughout the book. The print is also big, adding to the count of pages, but not to the quality of content.

This is definitely not a comprehensive book and the video tutorials DO NOT EXIST ! I typed in the web page exactly as it is in the book and it does not exist. I tried multiple browsers and still, it does not exist. I do not know if he changed the web address or if he simply does not sell enough ebooks to keep his site afloat.

The only good thing this book has going for it, is that the individual headers did make me think of topics that I otherwise would not have thought of. However, learning anything of specific value about those topics is going to take further independent research.

I want my money back.
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The best and shortest word to describe this books is Wow! What a lot of information and hands-on how-to's. I've marked so much of the book with little yellow sticky notes it looks more like a porcupine than a book. Thanks, Scott -- we needed this.
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I bought this book back in March and read it through, although I didn't do any great amount of writing. That was due to specific circumstances regarding the book I am writing. After reading the book a second time, I was duly impressed with the information. For me, it's a great motivational tool, a technical manual, and the artistic part, how to write to an audience of one. I have two other similar books and they do not really compare to Scott Boyd's Write and Sell Ebook Guide.

If you get this book, I recommend that you get the 30 day action plan. This gives you a workable structure and timetable to get the job done. You can get this by email at: [...] You might be pleasantly surprised as I was, and get a little more than you asked for. For being a great guide and for Scott having an impeccable attitude of service, this book rates a solid 5 stars.
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It was a good attempt at sharing knowledge; however, it was too basic to be beneficial. I am donating it to the Sacramento Society for the Prevention to Animals for their annual book sale in April. Maybe it would be of use to someone else.
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I've read a number of books and ebooks about how to create information products to sell online, particularly ebooks. I love to write, love the internet, and purchase ebooks myself to help me learn new things, so it seemed like a good fit.

I found this by far the most accessible and complete guide to knowing what to write about, formatting, search engine optimization, ClickBank, etc.

So many ebook guides focus only on one aspect of writing your ebook, like how to get motivated, how to do keyword research, etc, and while that is all extremely important to get in-depth info on, I'd say this would be the one book you should start with if you want to write ebooks and sell them online, because Scott covers the entire process and anticipates common stumbling blocks along the way. It's deceptively simple, because he doesn't go overboard to where a beginner would get confused, but he does cover what I feel are the most helpful tips in getting your ebook done and out there.

Is everything you'll need to know in this book? Definitely not. Is there enough here to get you selling your first ebook or three? Absolutely.

I'm particularly grateful for a few of the tips for using Word effectively to write and format ebooks. Scott gave some non-intuitive tips that he learned along the way that helped me focus on my writing and not get hung up on how to do things in Word.
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Have read a few books on Ebook creating and marketing and this book is by far the most informative. The book is written in an easy to understand manner. To get the most from it, read it twice.
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This is without doubt the most comprehence book I have ever read on the subject of writing ebooks. All the key aspects of writing,editing. publishing,promoting,selling,and much more are explained better and in detail than they were in any of the other books I have read. This book saved me many hours of research and many dollars by not having to buy so many reference books

Robert H MacLeod
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