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Advice on Ebooks

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by FlameWarrior, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. FlameWarrior

    FlameWarrior Newbie

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    I'll keep this short, I am thinking of making ebooks from uncopyrighted material using custom fonts, word templates, and covers. Put it on sites like sellfy and click2sell then promote it with scrape emails and classifieds. The ebooks will mostly focused towards fiction,fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and thriller. There's a few things I wanted to ask:

    1) Is this a good plan?
    2)Anything I should change like selling them through kindle instead?
    3) Is this likely to succeed?
    4) Any additional advice?

    Also note I am flat broke don't have a dime to my name. I am staring almost completely from scratch...
     
  2. blackfatcat

    blackfatcat Registered Member

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    Don't sell it on Kindle. Amazon will nail you.
     
  3. FlameWarrior

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    Thanks for replying.

    Kinda expected as much, though don't see how they would figure it out. Well do you have any good places for me to sell it? I was thinking of trying find some foreign English-speaking country sites.... Also, what do you of my half-thought out marketing strategy?
     
  4. FlameWarrior

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    Anybody want to give any thoughts?
     
  5. chrlie

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    Sounds like a good that has a lot of potential if executed correctly.

    Make sure the quality of your ebooks are extremely high and actually enjoyable and pleasurable to read and you should be great to go, bro.
     
  6. Jespersen

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    You may want to look up VDM Publishing / Alphascript Publishing and how they handled things. It's a Germany-based 'publisher' who runs the most successful model of selling Wikipedia content as books (so yes, this idea for a business is fairly widespread).
     
  7. FlameWarrior

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    Thanks for the feedback, really encouraging.

    I checked them out and they look like they're doing a large-scale operation of print on demand.

    Anymore advice?