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Marketing your e-book?
« on: March 29, 2015, 10:24:44 AM »
Hello all,

I've been hearing a lot lately about e-book publishing being a great source of residual income.  I'm a fairly good writer and I definitely have information that other people could use (i.e. strengthening your application for grad school and/or research programs).  However, the difference between those who succeed at this and those who don't, is who can get their ad in front of the target audience.  I am looking for advice on how to do this-- specifically, how to (legally, ethically, non-spammily) make my site visible to search engines (have failed at this twice previously) and if possible, to reach someone with a targeted database who can post my offering.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks much.


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Re: Marketing your e-book?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 07:16:35 AM »
I'd suggest checking out the podcast (and website) 'The Side Hustle Nation' - there's a lot of episodes about ebooks and marketing.

The Smart Passive Income podcast has a bunch of episodes on the topic, as does the Niche Pursuits podcast.

Tons and tons of free information there.


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Re: Marketing your e-book?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 07:41:32 AM »
I had great success from following the process in Authority by Nathan Barry. It's an ebook (of course) that lays out a process to find and build an audience and successfully market an ebook to them.


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Re: Marketing your e-book?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 08:25:12 PM »
SEO for making your site more visible and eBook marketing are two completely different things, with different strategies.

The one can support the other, but they have different activities.

Which are you looking to do?
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