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Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off by Jim Cockrum

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CHAPTER 41

WRITE AN E-BOOK IN DAYS AND BENEFIT FOR YEARS

If the idea of having a real book is still a bit intimidating, or if you don't feel quite ready for it, consider the option of writing an e-book.

The e-books I write are simple PDF files that can be sent as an e-mail attachment, or downloaded and easily distributed instantly anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection. I've sold tens of thousands of copies of e-books, so I'm well versed on the subject.

Writing your first e-book could be as simple as creating a 20-page document and then saving it as a PDF file. A PDF formatted file is preferred because it can be opened by anyone on any computer (Mac or PC).

My experience with e-books has been life-changing. I wrote my first 20-page e-book over a decade ago and within just a few weeks my life began to change forever. I've talked at length about the power of a book, and even the power of calling yourself by the title of author, so I won't dwell on that any longer, but I can tell you that having e-books floating around the Internet has made me a lot of money.

For over 10 years now I've had the privilege of waking up each day, logging on to my computer, and checking the statistics of how many books I sold while I was sleeping. It's a feeling that never gets old. These books are delivered electronically as downloadable files to customers that purchase them from my various websites. The popularity of such downloadable products is booming.

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