How to Sell and Deliver eBooks (Part 2)

by on June 6, 2003


As promised, here’s the continuing saga of my new mini-site How to Sell and Deliver Ebooks.

I mentioned the site on Tuesday to an Internet entrepreneur discussion list I’m a member of — and got my first visitors.

Adwords are going slow — best phrase for me is “sell ebooks” but at my bid of .05 — I’m in position 13 or 14. Since the site has no record of performance yet, I’m not wiling to up my bid. Perhaps after I see some revenue, I’ll be more agressive with Adwords.

Search engines have picked up the site, though. First page to get picked up by Google was actually an entry from this blog about the site. Google seems to love blog entries, and at the moment, is ranking them very high. Try “sell and deliver ebooks” in Google, and you’ll see these entries as (currently) #3 and #4.

I’m also starting to get a dribble of traffic from Overture (Inktomi) and MSN on the phrases “how to sell ebooks” and “ebook delivery” where I’m ranking in the top three.

How did get into the search engines so fast? Well, I didn’t submit the site anywhere. I simply placed a link on my well-ranked Surfnetkids.com site. As known sites are spidered, and links followed, new sites are “discovered.” As it turns out, this little tidbit of information is what makes the Surfnetkids sponsored links text ads so popular.


Kevin December 16, 2009 at 3:39 am

Find a website or blog in your industry then get to know them so they will mention about your ebook in their blog. I think this is one of the best way to attract visitors to your site, then once they visit it is your turn to make sure they become customers

alejandra October 18, 2009 at 9:13 am

I recently started selling ebooks through my art lessons blog and I am using http://www.e-junkie.com/?r=78478
I absolutely love them and I have sold quite a few books since i started last September. I hope this helps!

alexander May 16, 2009 at 7:27 am
sandeep February 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Hi,
I would like to see my e-books on my website. Can you please helpme how to do it?
thank you.

Guy November 5, 2008 at 8:30 am

Good article, just about to add some ebooks to my site, not really to sell but to add more content an bring people back. This got me thinking though as to adding a few to sell

Shane September 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Despite the time of this post, it is still relevant, and one of the biggest questions that remains is who to go through to actually sell e-books. I think that stops more people than anything else.

Patty February 4, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Sally,
I am interested in selling ebooks online and I am having a hard time finding a reputable membership on resale rights. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

Amber January 5, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Hi Barbara,
I stumbled upon your article on ebooks, and thought you might be interested in a new ebook just released in December. The author Nelson Bates provides easy to follow instructions on how to build and market a profitable website business from scratch. You can download a free preview of the Best Website book (chapters 1-4) at http://www.BestWebsite.com.

Amber January 5, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Hi Barbara,
I stumbled upon your article on ebooks, and thought you might be interested in a new ebook just released in December. The author Nelson Bates provides easy to follow instructions on how to build and market a profitable website business from scratch. You can download a free preview of the Best Website book (chapters 1-4) at http://www.BestWebsite.com.

John Humpal September 23, 2007 at 1:20 pm

What is the normal delivery method of ebooks?
PDF or is the a better method?

Sally Neill August 12, 2007 at 10:04 am

As I was reading this article, I thought it contained reall great information, then I looked at the date it was posted! It’s funny how the content is still relevant today.
Sally :)

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