This is a guest contribution from The Blogger, Greg Narayan.
If you’ve tested your luck in the eBook industry you probably have noticed one thing: the scene is a total mess.
While it takes years to publish a hard cover novel, we can now whip off a PDF eBook in the time it takes to make a PBJ sandwich, then start selling it online.
This presents a real problem to both producers, and consumers as competition rises to the extremes.
Aside: If there ARE good eBooks out there, they are here at ProBlogger.net. I’ve bought a few and even at my current stage in blogging I’ll admit that even the beginner content has taught me a ton!
Back to the whole ebook mess… how do we know which eBooks to buy, which ones will sell, and what topics need coverage?
Well, let’s take a look.
Learning how Amazon works
This short story begins with Amazon, who frequently sends me eBook suggestions which I often delete.
But the other morning I decided to give Amazon’s suggestions a shot. Maybe it was my refreshed feeling with the new fall season or the strong cup of coffee that sat in front of me.
Either way, I was ready to learn.
And what I saw in this email proved worth it.
Gregory J. Narayan,
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Typical introduction…but I kept reading.
Side note 1: If you’re a blogger or anyone bent on learning online marketing, clicking Amazon emails, ads, and even Facebook ads can be really informative. It costs you nothing and you can then take notes on the persuasive copy and landing pages that others have invested money in.
At the top of the list was the new book called “Let Go by Pat Flynn” and below it were books that were also awesome, but just lacked the pop that Pat’s had.
Here are five things I noticed from observing Pat’s book, which to date has already sold thousands of copies and receives ways more reviews than other books in his niche.
Best Practice Tips from Published Amazon eBooks
These are some tips I sort of “stole” from Pat’s eBook launch.
Tip #1: Create a title that resonates
Make your title brief and powerful with simple words. The idea is not