Electronic books also known as ebooks for short are one of the
hottest properties on the Internet. The benefits of writing
an ebook are enormous.
As an Internet business owner, ebooks are powerful tools that
you can use to grow your business. Here are 6 good reasons for
writing an ebook:
(1) Easy to create
Ebooks are fairly easy to create and don't require any special
knowledge. Basically you can create ebooks in two different
formats ie .exe and .pdf. Ebooks in .exe format can be read
by Window users but not Macintosh computers whereas .pdf formats
can be read by both. You just need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be
able to open pdf files which you can download free at
There are a list of ebook compilers available on the market
that you can use to create .exe ebooks and .pdf ebooks.
(2) No big investment needed
Creating an ebook does not require a big investment. I make use
of Activ eBook Compiler to create .exe ebooks. You can try the
software free at http://www.ebookcompiler.com but there
will be ads in your ebook front page when you build it. For an
activation fee, the ads will be removed. This is a nice piece of
software. I really like it and it's fairly easy to use when you
get accustomed to the software.
To create pdf ebooks, you can go to http://www.gohtm.com/convert_pdf.asp
This is a free web based service that you can use to convert your
word documents and other file formats to pdf documents.
(3) Developing your own paid product
If you know how to build your own ebook, you can easily create your
own product to make real money. You just need to write what you
know about. The Internet is a highway of information and you need
to create a product which focus on a specific topic. Basically
there is a huge potential for creating your own information products
and there is an infinite number of topics you can write about.
Not just topics related to internet marketing and online business
but other themes like cooking, gardening, pets etc. Now these are
niche topics and if you have knowledge in these areas, you can
easily create an info product in a digital format like an ebook
talking about this.
(4) Fast and instant delivery
A big advantage with ebooks is that the delivery process is fast
and instant. You don't need product shipping for you don't have
any physical inventory due to the fact that an ebook is purely
digital. You can give an unlimited number of copies to your
(5) Subscriber generation
If you can create your own ebooks, why not create a useful ebook
packed with quality information, then offer it as a bonus or gift
to generate new subscribers to your newsletter. This is an
attractive incentive to gain new subscribers.
(6) Viral Marketing Effects
Good ebooks can become your own traffic machine and it can has a
viral marketing effect. By viral, I mean it can propagate across
the Internet, hence your business can get big exposure for your
ebook contains links to your websites.
Say you create an ebook packed with great articles that you've
written and you allow others to distribute it freely to their own
susbcribers to give them quality information, or to get new
subscribers, your ebook and business will have great exposure.
If you have a quality ebook, some product owners might even use
it as a bonus to add more value to their offer.
Ebooks are becoming more and more popular on the Internet these
days for there is a huge potential to build a successful online
business around them. So go ahead and start creating your own
ebooks be it free or paid.
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Jean Lam is the author of the highly acclaimed eBook
Top Search Engine Ranking Secrets in Google Revealed,
a concise, step-by-step guide to high search engine ranking for
the beginner to intermediate level webmaster.