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Posted By: MaaMaw In Response To: Excellent points. Also, you're ignoring another good source of information (Mel. White)
Sunday, 19 February 2006, at 7:28 a.m.
In Response To: Excellent points. Also, you're ignoring another good source of information (Mel. White)
> Too often, the "books" I see for sale on Ebay (and often
> elsewhere) cost quite a bit for not many pages. If you saw them printed
> and bound and got a chance to flip through them, you might pay $1.00 at
> Half Price Books but you'd scoff at paying $50 for them.
A while back, I was talking about what hidden fears kept me from owning a MASSIVE, money-producing email list eight years into my internet career.
Well, along those same lines, you might also have noticed that in all that time, I've only produced one of my own products (a little bitty booklet), even though writing is my best thing and I love to do it.
One thing that holds me back is the price.
Lest anyone misunderstand, the eBay course I promote is a massive thing, solid information, no fluff, and it's well worth the price (IMHO, it's worth a lot more).
I've been advised by many an internet marketing expert to write an ebook on this or an ebook on that -- and of course there's Credit Card Hell I never finished, which was going to be printed with a CD or two thrown in -- and charge *HUGE* prices for them.
I know --
The people who do it successfully aren't selling PAPER, they're selling INFORMATION -- and that's what I would be doing -- but I simply can't make myself.
Every time I've come close to finishing Formerly Fat (the book) or Credit Card Hell (the book) and think about what I'd have to charge for them to print on demand (which was my plan) (the other choice being a vanity publisher, I think that's what you call them, and that would be even worse) (that was in the days before I decided an ebook would have to do) --
I simply wither.
Oh -- one thing I *have* finished is my book called, "Destiny... The True Story of a Little Adoption Miracle," and I've been told I should charge $35 for it.
Actually, to print it and bind it the way I do (and it has to be printed, it can't be an ebook), I would *have* to charge that much for it.
You can walk into any bookstore and find beautifully bound, beautifully illustrated books for a ***FRACTION*** of what you pay for "homemade" books on the internet.
I really have a problem with that, so I continue to count my pennies each month because I just can't seem to get on the bandwagon (and I guess I'm a little afraid of looking like an idiot by attaching that kind of price tag to something I write, knowing it would cost $9.99 at Costco).
End of rant.
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