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need help or opinions on an idea

atomic hello to all. i am trying to write my 1st ebook. it is based on commodity investing.  i used to be a broker and i am really good at teaching people about the basics of what they need to know, so i figured why not write a book about it. the book covers: history of the markets, a glossary, seasonal trades, basic fundamentals and technicals, tips to watch out for, and tips to help you, and throughout the book  i am putting in real stories of things that i was or were involved in and they will shock you!  i think that  if someone listens to the stories alone, they could end up saving thousands of dollars. i also tell what the broker is really there for, and how to check on a broker and firm...etc.  what do you think? might i have a potential money maker on my hands?

As far as a bonus i have another company that will provide me with daily reports on the markets in my own password protected area, and they will upload it for me!  

any opinions? i'm still nervous, and a bit scared to be honest. i am a web designer, and can designa great site, but this is all new to me, and i'm pretty young as well.


Posted on: 4:10 pm on December 17, 2000
EBookCompiler Welcome to the forum atomic

I think it is potentially a great idea.

It sounds like you have potentially several compelling benefit - which you should make the most of in your sales letter.  

A lot of people are interested in investing, and there are many message boards, communities, and opt-in e-mail lists that deal with this topic - so it should be relatively easy to reach your market.

The other thing you might want to think about is where you pitch your product.  Is complementary rather than competitive to things like Motley Fool, etc.  I'd imagine it would be... in my experience (Eva may like to add to this part, I think she knows the overall E-Book market better than I do), many of the most successful E-Book authors home in on a niche rather than taking on the big guys head-on.

I am NOT a lawyer, so do not consider this legal advice - just a comment that you might want to consider getting some legal advice -- The only note of caution that I might say, is that as I'm sure you're aware, that in most jurisdictions, investment advice is highly regulated by the government and similar agencies.  So you might want to get some legal advice regarding what you can safely include, your disclaimer (i.e. what happens if a person buys your product, and for whatever reason their investment doesn't work out), and your sales letter including whatever claims you might make for your product.  This may not be a complete list, so part of the advice, you might want to get would be what advice you need!  

Posted on: 4:06 am on December 18, 2000

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