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Write, Finish, Publish, and Sell your eBook Fast: First Steps to Finishing Line

by Judy Collins
© 2002

Why write an eBook? (Where do you want to be?)

You want ongoing, lifelong multiple streams of income. You want
to raise your credibility and trust ratings with clients or
customers. You want to get your message out so the world can
be a better place.

Yet, You want to spend only a little time on it. (Would you be
willing to spend 4 hours a week?) You want to get it out fast
(Would 4-6 weeks be OK?) You want to market Online at a
low-cost investment. And, for some of you, you are ready to be
innovative and even take a small risk to get your eBook read by
millions, rather than hundreds!

Where are you now?

You have the idea for your eBook; you have a lot of ideas! Take
a moment and decide which one you are most passionate about
now and will be for the next year. Focus on one great idea, then
add others you know will work.

You have your eBook well on its way, but aren't finished. You
need advice on how to get it done, what's needed to publish (not
much!), and how to distribute it.

Who Should Write an eBook?
- If you are ready to invest a little to reap a great deal.
- If you are a business person who want to serve a wider
- If you have a unique message you want to share with the world
-If are willing to write, publish yourself, and sell 2 years ahead of
traditional publishing
- If you want to create active, lifelong streams of income
-If you want to promote yourself, service or products

How to get there.(Build and Sell your eBook at the same time)

Every part of your book can be a sales tool. When you include
the essential "Seven Hot-Selling Points" before you write chapter
one, you'll sell more books than you ever dreamed of!

1. Write for your one preferred audience. Not everyone wants
your book. Find out what audience wants/needs your book?
What problems does your book solve for them? Create an
audience profile and keep your audience's picture in front of you
as you write. Ask yourself, is my topic narrow enough? The
Chicken Soup For The Teenager, For The Prisoner, and other
specific groups sold far more copies than the original Chicken

2. Write a sizzling book title including benefits. You have 8
seconds to hook your potential buyer. While an eBook cover
doesn't need fancy graphics you will want to create one that can
be printed both in color and black and white. It must be easy to
see and read. Your title and cover should compel your audience
to buy.

3. Write a thirty-second "tell and sell." You only have a few
seconds to impress your potential buyer. Include your title, a few
benefits, and the audience. Use sound bites to grab attention.
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Include a sound bite that grabs attention such as "It will do more
for you than instant cappuccino." You may also want to compare
your book to a successful one such as "How to Write an eBook
Fast!" is the "Fast Lane" companion to Dan Poynter's "Self-
Publishing Manual.."

4. Write your sales letter before you write your book. This
important sales tool gives the benefits your potential buyers want.
Include compelling ad copy, benefits, testimonials, and a small
blurb about you, the author. If your potential buyer likes it, they
will buy on the spot.

5. Write your eBook's introduction. Include the problem your
audience has, why you wrote the book, and its purpose. In a few
paragraphs include more specific benefits, and how you will
present it (format). Keep it under a page. Your introduction will
help you write your sales letter.

6. Create a table of contents. Each chapter should have a title,
preferably a catchy one. If your reader can't understand the
chapter title, then annotate it. Add some benefits or a sub title. In
my first chapter called "Why Write an eBook?" I added this
partial list of benefits: Ongoing lifelong multiple streams of
income, credibility as the expert, products sell easily online,
buyers are more targeted and hence you create more profit.

7. Reach out to opinion molders. After an initial contact of asking
for feedback, resend them the same chapter and the table of
contents of your book. Ask for a testimonial then. These
influential contacts' testimonials will help promote your eBook

Design every part of your eBook to be a sales tool and a
beacon that brings out your best: writing--compelling,
understandable, organized, and enjoyable. Your book
can sell to thousands, even hundreds of thousands.

Judy Cullins: 20-year author, publisher, book coach
Helps entrepreneurs manifest their book and web dreams
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