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Amount of pages in an e-book to make it sellable?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by samspam, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. samspam

    samspam Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm in the process of writing some e-books about artist marketing (since I work in the entertainment biz), and the first one is about MySpace. I am covering some methods used by both independent and major marketers (fake profiles, addbots etc, but also legit marketing and some advice on how to make yourself more interesting). Nothing new really to BHW-members, but most artists have NO idea about this.

    I have read some e-books and articles on the topic, and frankly, a lot of e-books have tons of pages with worthless crap just promoting other products and not giving any valuable information at all.

    So my question is, I'm only at page 20 now, but I actually feel that I have gotten some of the most needed basic information in there, no bullshit, no extensive promotion of other products, just how-to information supported by some pictures.

    What is your opinion on an e-book that's only 20 pages, and I'm thinking somewhere between 15-20 bucks? The methods described in the book have made far more than 20 bucks for the company I work with, hehe... Now I just want to make the money myself!

    This is my first try, so if you need to criticize, make it constructive!

    Thanks!
     
  2. djedje70

    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    Would you honestly be happy if you were a total noob to get a 20 pages ebook?
    If the landing page says it is straight to the point with no fluff and you show how valuable these 20 pages are, then probably yes. If you fail this, most of your clients would probably be a bit disappointed. It all depends on how well you'll market it on the landing page. Use the AIDA technique. Look at your competitors, etc...
    Hell, 20 pages could be sold for $49.99 if it's proven they can rake in $1000 in their first month...

    Good luck
     
  3. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    It really depends on the content that you choose to write about. If it's about making money online, and it's original, and not a copy-paste-change-words like most of them are, then charge as much as you want. But ADVERTISE.
     
  4. samspam

    samspam Junior Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Well, it's not really a straight "make money online" a la Ewen Chia or any of the gurus, but of course it promotes ways of making money online as an artist. It's not really anything revolutionizing, and definitely nothing new to BHW-members, but I have colleagues who charges tons of money from artists, and all they use are these simple techniques.

    So many artists fail, even if they are good, because they fail to market themselves. It's not only about making money and selling merchandise, it's also about looking good and credible when you present yourself to agents/managers/labels/venues and media. I'm not guaranteeing any income, but I know for sure that these techniques can make a nice income if done right.