50 Essential Resources For Ebook Writers

Even though the site is geared toward information marketers, AlexisDawes.com is an excellent resource for writers looking to make money with their nonfiction. In this 2008 post, Ms. Dawes mentions 50 resources that are essential for ebook writers. One of Ms. Dawes’ ebooks, Desperate Buyers Only, gives great tips for writing ebooks that people are eager to buy. She explains specific techniques for selecting ebook topics that provide answers for readers who are desperate to solve specific problems. Think of the consumer dynamics involved with products that promise to help solve hair loss problems—you want to create nonfiction ebooks that solve similar “desperate” problems. From what I’ve seen, I agree with Ms. Dawes when she says,

If you’re not making as much money as you want selling information products online, I guarantee it’s because you’re trying to sell with a “bookstore book” mentality. Change your focus, and make more money.

By reading her blog and ebook, I learned several key strategies that will help me with my future projects. Check it out.

**Audience Note** I don’t have any affiliate relationships with anybody. If I mention a site or product, it’s because I’ve found it to be helpful in my own projects.

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4 Responses to “50 Essential Resources For Ebook Writers”

  1. Karen R. says:

    I had not heard of this blog. The 50 resources article is ABSOLUTELY incredible. Thanks for making me aware of it.

    I would love to read her book “Desperate Buyers Only” and I suspect- based on the title- that it reinforces the ideas that the Dan Kennedy’s of the world teach and that is people with a problem will willingly pay you (the expert) to solve it. Depending on the severity of the problem, money will not be an issue. Good stuff.

  2. KarenR.,

    You’re welcome! You said, “I would love to read her book “Desperate Buyers Only” and I suspect- based on the title- that it reinforces the ideas that the Dan Kennedy’s of the world teach and that is people with a problem will willingly pay you (the expert) to solve it. Depending on the severity of the problem, money will not be an issue. Good stuff.”

    Yes, indeed—the strategies she talks about in the book (and discusses on her blog) ARE good stuff (just like the Dan Kennedy materials I’ve read). Ms. Dawes’ techniques revolve around actually providing solutions, not just sizzle and hype. Another information marketer (I’m not familiar with this guy) discussed one example Ms. Dawes has mentioned,

    The idea is to provide all the best answers in one place to sell to people desperate enough to buy immediately. One prime example, which is a case study from Alexis that she talks about throughout the book, is a report she made that lists resources for people who are in the US Chexsystem.

    People in the ChexSystem have trouble getting a bank account and Alexis was one of these people. She went online dug through all the useless information, found the right answers, got herself a bank account and then piled that information into a (very) short report.

    Alexis notes that you don’t have to create 50 page reports to make this work. Her ChexSystem report is only 6 pages.

    http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/850/desperate-buyers-only-review/#more-850

    Something like that is a real problem for those folks who are caught up in it. A real problem that she provided some answers for.

    Expect Success!

  3. Joyousnerd says:

    Khadija!!! I have truly had an epiphany that I need to write an e-book. I have done something that most BW desperately want to do but don’t know how to do… and it hit me like a ton of bricks that I should write an e-book about it. Thank you for once again being my inspiration and providing valuable insight. (e-hug)

  4. JoyousNerd,

    {e-hug back}

    You’re welcome—that’s wonderful! Thank you for your kind words; I truly appreciate it. Please feel free to email me (from the same email address you use for your comments) if you decide that you’d like some detailed feedback. [For whatever it’s worth—I’m NOT an expert 🙂 ].

    [I don’t mention everything publicly…there are bits of information that I keep in reserve, and only share with those interested readers who are regular participants in the conversations here.]

    Expect Success!

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