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How to get other bloggers to give away my ebook for free to their list?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by belgianguy, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. belgianguy

    belgianguy Registered Member

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    I have created a good looking ebook with great content. There are no product promotions or affiliate links in it, but there are some links that lead to my squeeze page

    I was wondering what the best approach is to get other bloggers to give away my ebook for free to their list?
    - Can I just ask them to give it to their subscribers or as a bonus to their buyers?
    - Do I have to do something in return (other then giving the free ebook)? I have no list of my own yet in this niche.

    Any tips, advice or personal experiences you may have are most welcome!

    Thank you! ;)
     
  2. hameem

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    If you think the ebook is good then you should try to promote it yourself first. Make some youtube videos, open fb fanpage and link them to your ebook's landing page.
     
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    adamprattler Junior Member

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    Better you promote your ebook as freebie in your blog first. Allow readers to download the book after they subscribed to your mail list. In this way your book will be promoted to your readers and you'll get a targeted mail list too.
     
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    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    The others are right. Promote your ebook first in your blog. If you are going to reach out for other bloggers, then start making friends with them.
     
  5. bnaimy

    bnaimy Newbie

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    Looks like a bad idea to me, why not give the book as an incentive to people if they sign up to your own newsletter ??
     
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    Why don't you publish it on Kindle (as a free eBook), you will get more downloads than ever. Of course, if it's crap people will give you bad reviews
     
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    You can also do email marketing for your Ebook!
     
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    For bloggers to even consider negotiating with you, they need to make sure first that your ebook is good and that they will get something good from it. You can put yourself in their shoes. Would you consider advertising the ebook even if it's not for free? Bloggers also have their reputations to protect. I think it's more effective if you focus first on promoting it yourself. The members here have given you excellent suggestions. It's all about experimenting. Best of luck!
     
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    kindarthur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi, I thought there were some free auto responders. You can search on the web for the free auto responder.

    Good Luck!
     
  10. belgianguy

    belgianguy Registered Member

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    Why? If a blogger with a huge list sends my ebook to all his subscribers this can serve multiple purposes: traffic to my site, people who click my affiliate links, promoting my own product for free,... I created this ebook specifically for this purpose. It looks good, the content is professionally written and of high quality.
     
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    I find it more effective if you promote it yourself first. It's difficult to find bloggers who will consider giving away your e-book as a freebie if they can't find any reviews for it. They don't want to give their audience disappointment if ever your e-book is not that great.
     
  12. belgianguy

    belgianguy Registered Member

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    It's not a 150 page ebook. It was not created with the intention of ever selling it. So, there won't be any reviews. And it is only 20 pages, so they can go through it quickly. If they find the content valuable, his/her readers will appreciate the free gift.
     
  13. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you're not selling it then it must have been created for a reason. Follow through with that initial plan, then. You probably should be promoting a website with it, PDF's can go viral and generate tons of traffic and links to your main site. Then in the site you can monetize your traffic as you wish.
     
  14. belgianguy

    belgianguy Registered Member

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    That is the reason why it is created: make it go viral by distributing it for free. Of course I promote my site and my own product in it, but it is not just a salespitch. It is quality and usable content.
     
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    You can still use free ebook sites like scribd, slideshare, etc. for distribution