A Basic Beginner's Guide to EBooks

By Michael L Riley 

eBooks are books in digital format that can be read on your computer, eReader device, mobile phone, or tablet. eBooks have been around for over ten years but have recently become more popular with the introduction of new devices like the Amazon Kindle. This article will give you a basic overview of what you need to know to get started with eBooks.

eBook Formats
eBooks come in different formats. You can think of each format like a "variety" or "flavor" of eBook. The eBook format you need depends on where you plan to read the eBook -- your computer, mobile phone, eReader, etc. Each eBook format is made to be read with certain software or on certain hardware. Just like a.doc file will only open in Microsoft Word, a specific eBook file will only open in the software it was created for.

Reading On Your Computer
If you have a Windows computer, you can read virtually any eBook format. When you find an eBook that you want to buy or download for free, the website that sells/offers the eBook will tell you which software program is required to open the eBook.

Read More

You Got an EBook Reader As a Gift: Now What?

By Jared M. Scott 

eBook Reading devices were a popular gift item this past holiday season. There was a lot of hype surrounding them because some new eBook readers were released and others were being sold at special low prices.

If you got an eBook reader as a gift, you might not know what to do with it. It will be very important that you learn how to use your device and do some preliminary research before you buy and download any ebooks. Please use the following steps as a guide.

1. Do not buy the first eBook you see.
It might be temping to Google one of your favorite books and try to download it as an ebook, but please don't do that before you've learned more about how ebooks work. You will only cause yourself a headache.

2. Determine which eBook formats and file types your device supports.
Your eBook reader device came with a manual or a user guide. You don't have to read it cover-to-cover, but find the part that specifies which file types your device can use.
You should also be able to find this information on the website for the device. Look for sections called "specs," "tech specs," "features," or something similar. For example, if you have a BeBook Neo you would go to the mybebook.com and find the information for the Neo. Or if you have a Nook, look at the information Barnes & Noble has posted about those devices, etc.

Read More

How To Write An eBook That Will Sell

By Jon Allo  

People still buy eBooks. There are many online business owners, information marketers and bloggers who generate a substantial revenue selling their eBooks. You probably already know this, and are looking to write an eBook yourself. so how can you write an eBook that sell?

Why Will People Buy Your eBook?
When you write an eBook, your content will probably comprise of information and facts that you have acquired and gathered over a period of time. So why should people buy your eBook when they can search the internet and probably get that information for free?

To start with, how much time have your target audience got to spend time searching for that information? If and when they do find that information, how do they know it's correct or from a trusted source? After all, we all know that not everything on the internet is true.

Build A Relationship With Your Audience
People buy eBooks from people they know, like, trust and respect. When your website illustrates your knowledge in your specialized niche, you will earn the trust of your audience. Provide good value content on your website that your website visitors can see, read, listen to or watch for free.

If the information that you give away for free is good, they will then be more inclined to buy information from you rather than rely on unreliable information from a non-trustworthy source.

Read More