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Amazon kindle OR Clickbank?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ScrapeBoss, May 8, 2011.

  1. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am planning to release some info products but I would like to know which one works best:

    1. Clickbank - if I list the ebook on clickbank, the minimum price I would like to sell an ebook is about $27. I have many products selling on clickbank already

    2. Amazon - if I create the same ebook to sell as Amazon Kindle, I would be forced to reduce the price to as low as $2.99 because there are many books on Amazon selling for that amount. I have never tried Amazon

    Which one out of the two really works best? The ebooks are not in the IM niche. I dont know if there would be a lot of sales in amazon or not. On clickbank, for a specific ebook, I sell at least 3 copies per week and affiliates get 75% commission.

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  2. Pekton

    Pekton Regular Member

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    a lot do sell for that low but what are books in your niche selling for? Might be a lot of paperbooks in that niche but how many have e books? that will help you set your price for amazon
     
  3. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Prices differ from seller to seller. On clickbank, you may find a person selling his 50-page book for $37 while another vendor is selling the same type of ebook with the same quality for $17. The same applies to amazon. It is hard to determine the best price.
     
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    Spot_on Newbie

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    You need to determine what will work for you . . . Do some market research, and test, test and test again.

    I don't know that it is wise to compare Clickbank to Amazon Kindle. You should realise they are completely different in nature and operation.

    Its just about mid June and right now many ebook publishers and marketers have Amazon Kindle in focus.

    If you are already happy with the results you get from Clickbank, why not stick with that. Better the Devil you know than . . .

    If more and more people should switich to eReaders - Kindle, Ipad, Iphone, Sony, Android and such . . . then it is possible for the Clickbank market to suffer a dramatic decline.

    Mind you . . . that will take quite some time, if it ever happens.

     
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  5. ``Yousef

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    Amazon's got a decent marketplace, but you're looking at a much lower price point, meaning that you'll need a much larger multiple of sales to reach the same revenue as you would selling it through ClickBank.

    Is there anyway you could cross-platform/rebrand the eBook to sell it via both marketplaces?
     
  6. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Of course you can do that as long as the ebook belongs to you. However, I would like to maintain unique identity on both platform if I am selling the same ebook at different prices.

     
  7. MudassirMustafa

    MudassirMustafa Newbie

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    Kindle allows you to have a pdf version published as long as you don't subscribe to their free promotion tools, your point is right that you don't want different prices for the same book but you can solve it by offering additional bonuses when selling your book on your own website or say clickbank, this way your higher prices will be justified i guess.
    Furthermore, i believe that kindle audience is way different than the audience clickbank caters, kindle audience is brand conscious and they tend to stick to kindle mostly. So, practically you have a very low chance of a buyer comparing your kindle price to your pdf price.
    Hope this helps :)
     
  8. BigBangTheory

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    I think Clickbank might be a better choice based on the niche you chose.
     
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