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Fiction ebooks

elvis Has anyone online published a novel via ebook?  If so, did you use your own site or another site.  How did you advertise your novel?  What were your sales results?  (not specific number, just general info)  Any mistakes you made or something you should have done?


Posted on: 1:49 pm on June 5, 2004
Storyman Stephen King did. You might want to do a Google to get an idea of his experience.

The e-book market is still in its infancy and will surely evolve over the next few years--so do not think that one person's experience will necessary reflect on yours.

There are so many ways to market an e-book and new ones developed monthly. What works today may not in a few months.

In short, keep experiementing and go with the flow.

Posted on: 2:01 am on June 7, 2004
information biz Stephen King not only published an ebook online... He published the most successful ebook the net has ever seen. His ebook release was one of the most highly anticipated book releases of all time. many people doubted it's success. However, the ebook ended up being the MOST SUCCESSFUL book (not ebook) launch to date. Mind you some sites gave away the book for free and sites such as Amazon charged only a small fee for it. Nonetheless it goes to show that people are interested and will purchase ebooks online.

Best of luck in the future with your writing

Posted on: 6:24 pm on November 4, 2004
HarayS I'm considering publishing my first ebook on Lulu.com for FREE.  You can add on other services if you want, but I haven't done that yet.  So far I've had a few hits to my site but I am constantly tweaking it--probably should just leave the thing alone for awhile and give it a chance!

(Edited by HarayS at 5:18 pm on July 15, 2005)

(Edited by HarayS at 5:19 pm on July 15, 2005)

Posted on: 7:24 pm on November 5, 2004
Haray72 Ebooks can be very profitable if you know how to market!

(Edited by Haray72 at 5:13 pm on July 15, 2005)

Posted on: 5:11 pm on July 15, 2005
Ebook Architect LuLu may not be a bad idea but you should put more promotional effort into your ebook than just letting it sit on a 3rd parties website.

I highly recomend building your own website to sell your ebook from. You get a higher percentage of sales revenue and you control the look of your site.

Best wishes

Posted on: 7:17 pm on July 18, 2005
bebestix Fictional e-books are great. I write them in the form of short novels and if you're good, then go for it!

Posted on: 10:30 am on October 20, 2005
Zebulon Storyman is right dude.   In short, keep experiementing and go with the flow and to add to it Sell your book to the ones wo are the closest to you, then locally, then by regions and Internationally will come by itself.

I can sell ebooks to blind people if I can write it in the Blind Language!

I am pretty sure I sell and distribute more ebooks than everyone here in this forum put together...  Like the man said (Storyman) use your brain.  If you do Poetry don't aim your marketing to construction workers...

who still very well think that the E-Book Compiler is the best invention after the light bulb (well just try to write a book without light, dude ;o)

Posted on: 12:29 pm on October 21, 2005
bebestix If you use your own website, you can use google sponsored ads, or even use affiliate driven sites like momobo (that's the one i've been using cuz theres no startup cost)

Posted on: 11:52 am on October 26, 2005

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