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                        Non-Fiction Writers
Jimmy D. Brown                                                           David A. Eck
Phil Wiley                                                                 Dirk Dupon
Neil Sharing                                                              Sam Vaknin
Alex Sampson                                                           Terri Seymour
Michael Southon                                                          Jim Edwards
Alexandria K. Brown                                                   Irena Whitfield
Merle                                                               Linda F. Johnson
Dustin Struckman                                                        Harvey Segal
Eva Almeida                                                             Kathy Sparks
Pam Renovato                                                          Len Thurmond
Tom Glander                                                            Lenore Wright
Dennis Gaskill ( Boogie Jack)                                             Jane Fulton
Joe Vitale                                                            Tom Cammack
Ben Prater                                                              K. Laskowski
Jerome Chapman                                                           Rusty Fisher
Angela Wu                                                             Michael Boyter
Paul "the soaring" Siegel                                                  Mike Smith
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                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Jimmy D. Brown


"Free Advertising System" (.pdf)
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"Profit Pulling eBooks" (.pdf)
http://www.123webmarketing.com/profitpulling

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- Please give a short description of your Ebooks.

Obviously, I have listed more than one entry here. They are all eBooks
relating to various aspects of marketing on the Internet. All are 100%
original work from one of the web’s most recognized and respected web
marketing “gurus” - yours truly. :o)

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a full time writer. I write about 2-3 days a week, and release a
brand new product about once every 4-6 weeks. I do this full-time.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Two words come to mind: Easy. Profits.

EASY: There are no manuscripts to submit. You don’t wait for “approval”
from some publishing house. There are no delays. You can *literally*
create an eBook to sell in about five minutes. Publishing online is so
much easier than traditional publishing offline. You are in control of the
entire process and can expedite things at your own pace.

PROFITS: Publishing online costs ZERO. It doesn’t cost a penny to create
an eBook. It doesn’t cost a penny to deliver the product. You can produce
a gazillion copies without any additional costs (after purchasing your eBook
compiler software of course, http://www.ebookcreator.com )

If you sell it for $29.95, then you earn $29.95. I like those kinds of numbers!

Having owned a retail bookstore in the “real world” let me tell you how it
works. Let’s suppose you sell a product for $10.00. 40% of it goes to the
retail store. That leaves $6.00. It costs $2.00 to publish the book (materials).

That leaves $4.00. The distributor (the company that gets the book to
the retail world) is going to earn their cut. So is the publisher who invested
money to publish your book. That leaves about $1.00 per book for you.

Offline, you earn 10% of the final sale. Online, you earn 100% of the final
sale. Which would you choose? :o)

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

None at all. Seems kind of hard to imagine – someone who has written 7
best-selling web marketing manuals in the past 12 months who doesn’t
have any ties of affiliations with writer’s groups. And yet, that’s the truth.

I really don’t have much additional time. I work full-time online and have
a one year old boy who just learned to walk. No time for much else!

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing seriously since I was in ninth grade in high school.
I won our journalism award and have enjoyed writing ever since. I began
professionally writing just over a year ago. It seems to be working. :o)

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Since I market online myself, I just pick ideas that I never had someone
teach me how to do. For example: When I first developed my affiliate
program, there wasn’t a real good course on how to do it from scratch.

After figuring out what worked, I ended up writing a best-selling course
on the subject, the Free Advertising System.

For "Ezine Ad Profits", it was a similar situation. I had to spend a lot of time
deciding where to advertise online, because no one else was sharing that
information. I put together a nice list of profitable advertising sources for
my own use. Then, I decided that others probably needed the information
as well, and voila, I had another course in the works.

I guess for all of my materials, I look for a need online and then write a
course that helps to solve that need. The best thing to do is to look for
a hot topic and then write about it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

I think the best way to do any kind of promotion online is joint ventures.
They work extremely fast and are tremendously profitable to both parties.

I have actually written a very extensive free report on the subject, “How
to Sell 300% More Of YOUR Product in 72 Hours Than You Did All Month.”
I won’t explain all about it here, but anyone wanting a free copy can
obtain one at http://www.profitsvault.com

I also think that solo mailings to targeted ezines is a close runner-up.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

You betcha! I was so struck with ePublishing that I had my very own eBook
compiler software created. It’s called eBook Creator, and is now in its 2nd
Version. It’s available at http://www.ebookcreator.com

5 easy steps. Just click buttons and the eBook is created. It’s very simple.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, I sure do. Whether it’s a paid one (which obviously needs a website)
or a free one, I think a website is a must. What I think makes a website
so necessary is the fact that you can build interest in the mind of the visitor.

If you include “ad copy” for your free eBook, you’ll actually have the reader
WANTING to read it. Simply placing a “Free eBook, Click Here to Download”
on your mainpage isn’t going to generate much attention like it did six months
ago. A website allows you to show that your free eBook has VALUE.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Stick to it. One of the things that I struggled with early was not being very
patient. When I didn’t complete my manual in a week, I got discouraged.
I had not learned how to pace myself and stick to a schedule. I got
discouraged when I didn’t have a 100 page manual ready in just a couple of days.

The best thing you can do is set a daily schedule and stick to it. Set reasonable,
reachable goals so you stay focused and don’t get discouraged.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Look for what people want and then write about it. Don’t write and then
look for people to want it. It’s important that you do just a little research
to find out what people are interested in, rather than writing a manual and
hoping to find interested people.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If I may be so bold, I would like to recommend Profit Pulling eBooks to your
readers. It’s a course that shows you how to REALLY generate sales from
free eBooks. It’s a no-nonsense, step-by-step look at how to bring in profits
by giving away eBooks. It is available at
http://www.123webmarketing.com/profitpulling


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                              Phil Wiley

"MinisiteProfits"
Format: both exe and pdf.

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

http://www.ministesprofit.com
A paid ebook costing $67, which includes access to a member site.
- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

MiniSite Profits is about building fast, direct response mini web sites
to promote and profit from affiliate programs. You'll learn how to create
a stream of profitable that bring in a stream of sales. And best of all
find out exactly how to create your mini site fortune with sites that
cost less than $10 to build and run - and that includes the domain
name and full, ad-free, hosting.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I'm a photojournalist on a daily newspaper.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

To be in control + make a bigger percentage.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No, but I've taken part in online writing groups when I first got on the
net 6 or 7 years ago.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Started writing commercially when I was 16 and at school. I'd been
publishing a poetry zine, after school, with a friend who went on to
become a professional poet, but I sold out. I used to get 50pence a week
pocket money and one week I sent in a letter to the letters page of a
comic I read.

They sent me 50 pence - suddenly I'd doubled my pocket money for that
week and it made me realize you could get paid for writing.

There were a lot of horse magazines in the village newsagents, I glanced
at a few and thought I could write just as well, so I sat down and wrote
a 600 word piece on superstitions about horses...sent it to the magazine
and a few days later I got a telegram from them saying they loved it,
and could I possibly write a 2500 word piece by the end of the week for
their annual hardcover book.

The only thing was I'd used up all the facts I had in 600 words, so I
had to make up a heap of "new" superstitions and legends. Anyway, I
stayed up all night and banged it out on my old typewriter, sent it off
and a few days later got another telegram saying they loved it. They
sent me a check for more than I usually made in about 4 years, and I
bought myself a new IBM electric typewriter and a bike.

I couldn't believe how rich it was. Then it took me about 2 years to
make another sale. But gradually I started selling more and more and
became a full time freelance writer.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I simply thought everyone was going about building web sites the wrong
way. Bigger was better as far as most people were concerned. Sites had
to be big, flashy, and very pretty.
This is wrong. If you want to make money from your web site you have to
have no distractions, no links that take people away. Nothing that stops
people being led towards buying your product. I started out by building,
and succeeding, with this kind of site, and then I wrote about it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Though ezines. Set up an affiliate program. Send free copies of your
book to all the best ezine editors, and get them to promote your book
for you to their lists for a big percentage of the sale price.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

When you compile an ebook it lets you choose which links people can
change to their own, giving them their own custom version of your ebook.
There is amazing potential for this product.

For .pdf files I use Acrobat, though there are now some lower cost
alternatives around.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

As a sales tool, and for people to download updates.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Just do it. Joe Shroeder said "You don't have to get it right. You just
have to get it going." And that's so true.

Whenb Marlon Sanders put out one of the webs first marketing ebooks,
his classic The Amazing Formula it was full of typos, it looked terrible,
and it printed with a black. But he made $20,000 with it in the first
month.

Just get your book out there. Don't give it a big launch.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That however carefully you think you've put your book together it will
be full of mistakes. Do a soft launch, let friends read it first, give
some copies away and ask for feedback. Someone pointed out over 70
mistakes in my first edition. I corrected them and someone else showed
me another 12 mistakes in the corrected edition. But it's not just
mistakes you've got to look out for. Make sure your web site, and the
download mechanism is all working smoothly. Check it, double check it,
and then check it all again before you do the launch or give it any
publicity.


                 "Ebook Publishers Interviewed"
                                            Alex Sampson

"Perfectly Profitable Products"
My Ebook teaches just about anyone to compile a hot selling ebook
of their own. The book is currently available in PDF format. It's a
PAID ebook, right now it sells for $29 standard, and $39.97 Deluxe
version.

You can read more about it at this website
http://www.perfectlyprofitableproducts.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

See how easily you can generate a massive online income you can be
proud of, by learning to create Perfectly Profitable Products that sell
like crazy... For the first time ever, here's the paint by number, fool-
proof system I use to create super sellable info products at will!

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Currently I'm PART TIME. I would be going FULL TIME very very soon.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Well for several reasons Dirk... First off the costs involved in getting
into e-publishing are next to nothing, more so when it's compared to
traditional publishing.

Secondly, the fact that I have complete control over and make ALL
the profits on my publication is somewhat appealling. Speaking of
which the profit margins are incredible! Very close to 100% of the
sales are pure profits.

Er... Then of course everything 'e' can be automated. I can set up
a complete system where I earn cash from someone in Austrlia, he
can get his book INSTANLY, (which BTW helps a lot with sales. We
have become a 'NOW' generation, especially online) and the entire
process can be done hundreds, thousands tens of thousands of
times almost without my intervention...

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No not yet! Maybe after this interview I might <grin>

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Well books and reading and writing have always been my thing... So
it's hard to say exactly when I got started.. but to say writing online
and involved in with internet marketing of e-products, just about two
years...

Most of the stuff however was FREE stuff, some short manuals, free
reports, articles... The PPP however is sort of my flagship project, but
I've been around writing for a little bit.
What got me started? Quite frankly, I'm a bit lazy! And I have very
expensive taste <grin>

I would much rather work my own hours from home, and make enough
cash to be able to live my level of comfortable lifestyle, and I saw the
opportunity to do that online...

Another major influence is the fact that I am very entreprenuer
minded... So if it wasn't e-publishing it would have been something
else, but I was never satissfied to work for the other guy forever.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Well like I said actually reading and writing was always one of my true
loves... I would read very large books just for reading's sake. So writing
something about 'writing' came naturally!

But when I saw how many people are at this, ... want to make a living
online, and more so how many (pardon my saying so but) how many
crappy ebooks their are online, I really just tried to help with what
I'd learnt online... And make some money myself in the process of
course ;-)

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Ah good question... Can I give three answers?

(+)Ezines.
Both paid advertising and forming Joint Ventures with the editors... Very
fast results, and almost always profitable if done right.

(+)Starting an affiliate program.
Awesome power, spreads your name and builds credibility like crazy!

(+)Giving away a FREE excerpt of your book, that expires after say three
uses. And futher allowing anyone to give away your ebook themselves.
Of course the reason for the expiring excerpt, (which needs to be good
BTW) is to collect the email addresses of anyone that gets it in their
hands. If you want to continue using the DEMO version of my really good
ebook, send me your name and email address, and I will send you a password!

Once you get that in hand you can market not only the ebook you initially
sent the demo for, but future products as well to a rapidly increasing audience.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Not really... I write in Microsoft Word 2000 and that pretty much has all
I need, Spell checker etc. Then I use software to convert to PDF.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

My opinion yes... It's own domain and website. Of course you can do
it without...

I'm a copy, direct response person myself. And so I want for you to come
to a site and no have any distractions when I'm throwing everything at you.
Nothing but the ebook I'm selling from start to finish.

Of course I also think it look more professional, and a separate page,
focused in a particluar topic, with a specific domain name helps with
search engine placement.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Well basically... get my book. Hahaha just kidding Dirk ;-)

Really, you just gotta start somewhere. Do something. Stop planning
and planning and planning, and shelving, and scrapping. Try not to be
too hard on yourself. 'Cause most times you judge your own work rather
unfairly.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

Wow... That's a hard question. Concerning the ebook publishing itself
not marketing the book, er... probably what I just said before.

We almost always are too hard on ourselves. Sometimes you just need
to let go and write. Stop editing and worrying about how this sounds
and comparing yourself to others... Just write.

Of course I learnt that presentation and editing are also very very
important... May be as important as the content itself!

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Well yeah. Important... Try your best to find something you love when
you get started writing... The money wil follow. It doesn't always have
to be about marketing online to sell.

And don't get too attached to a project if it doesn't work out. You can
always move on... You should of course test how viable a project is
before you create!


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                         Michael Southon

'Ezine Writer!'
Format: .exe file (Windows 95' or later; MIE 4.0 or later)

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

'Ezine Writer!' is a complete guide on how to make money on the Web
by writing free Ezine Articles. The book covers every aspect of writing
Ezine Articles: how to get ideas, how to research your articles, how to
mind-map your articles, how to write your articles plus many insider tips
on how and where to get your articles published.
- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I divide my time between writing Ezine Articles, promoting my Ebook
and my job as Editor of The Free Directory of Ezines

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I chose E-Publishing because it presents amazing opportunities for writers.
Before the Information Age, writers depended on a few large publishing-
houses to reach their audience (and the publishing houses took the lion's
share of the profits). In the Information, writers don't need an intermediary
-and they keep most of the profits themselves.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

In one way or another I have been writing all my adult life - first as an
anthropologist and now as an Internet writer.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I wrote my first Ezine Article in May 1999 and it was published in a
Newsletter with a readership of 500,000 (WebProNews). My second
article was published in the same Newsletter a few weeks later. I was
amazed at the exposure that those articles gave me and so I stopped
all my other web marketing activities and just wrote Ezine articles. I
was so impressed with this marketing technique that I decided to write
a book that showed other people how to do it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

I have found that the most powerful way of promoting my Ebook on
the Internet is through my resource box that accompanies all my articles.
It gets enormous exposure for my website and also builds my profile on
the Internet.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use 'Activ eBook Compiler' for all my Ebooks. It has a number of features
that I find very useful (such as password protected pages, and the re-brander
feature that allows affiliates to customize the Ebook with their own affiliate link).

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely. An Ebook without a website is like a business without a
shop-front. If a writer cannot afford a domain name and web hosting
fees, people assume that the author is not prospering online.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

If you want to make your living online as a writer, learn from writers who
are already doing that. Study their style, what sort of topics they write
about, find out where they get published. Once you have that information,
then write! Because writing teaches writing - 'practice makes perfect'.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Probably the most important thing I learned about publishing Ebooks is
how to write sales copy that sells your Ebook. And the best way to do
that is to study the websites of successful Ebook authors - analyze
their sales copy, break it down into its elements, find out what techniques
they use. The great thing about the Internet is that everything is visible,
nothing is hidden - if someone is succeeding online you can find out
exactly how they're doing it by studying their website.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

I think the Information Age presents opportunities for writers that never
existed before in human history. With the Internet, getting information
has never been so easy. And because there's an insatiable demand for
information on the Internet, writers of information products have a
virtually unlimited market.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                       Alexandria K. Brown

"Boost Business with Your Own E-zine: 209 Secrets to Planning,
Writing, Publishing, and Promoting an Online Newsletter That
Gets Results" and "The E-zine Queen Resource Report"

My Ebook is a PDF file, created in Adobe Acrobat 5.0. My resource
report is available in either Microsoft Excel or plain text.

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

As of Jan 1, 2002, the price for my Ebook package (includes resource
report) is $49.

You can browse the entire detailed table of contents as well as reader
reviews at http://www.ezine-queen.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

A COMPLETE, fun, step-by-step guide to planning, writing, publishing,
and promoting an e-zine that’s *guaranteed* to help you increase your
small biz sales. Comes with "The E-zine Queen Resource Report," featuring
more than 268 resources to help both new and seasoned publishers gain
tons of subscribers and business. I guarantee complete satisfaction, or
your money back!

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I’m a fulltime marketing copywriter and consultant with my own business
(AKB & Associates, http://www.akbwriting.com ), but this was my first
personal book project.

- Why did you choose e-publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Wow, many reasons! There are so many barriers to getting published the
traditional way, even with all of the self-publishing resources available now.

An Ebook is fast, easy, and CHEAP to create. I can give my readers
INSTANT access to the Web sites I recommend in the book via hyperlinks.
There are no design, printing, or shipping costs. I don’t need to lift a finger
to process any order -it’s all automatic.

I don’t need to keep any "inventory" in my home -it’s just on my computer.
It’s easy to market online. And I realized I could make MUCH better profits
by publishing electronically versus traditionally.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No. I focus on networking where I can get new clients and customers. I
belong to many business networking groups in both New York and Los Angeles.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I founded my writing background as an editor for a healthcare publishing
company in Boston and then as a copywriter and account manager at a
New York City ad agency. I started my own firm three years ago, and haven’t
looked back since! I’ve become an award-winning copywriter who’s written
marketing materials for New York Times Digital, Adweek Magazines, and
other prominent companies.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Well, this is actually a neat story. My most profitable copywriting and
consulting projects are with larger firms, so I tend to only accept those
assignments. But every year I meet dozens of small business owners who
ask me for help with marketing their businesses. Most of them can’t
afford to hire me. So I decided that one way I *could* help them would
be to package my knowledge for them to use on their own.

I began writing a few booklets of tips, and one of them focused on using
e-mail newsletters to market your small business. Well, that particular booklet
grew and grew. And while researching the topic, I downloaded dozens of
other Ebooks on the subject. And I realized that there wasn’t *anything*
out there as complete and clear as the manual I was putting together.

And because it was about electronic newsletter publishing, an Ebook
seemed like the natural choice! I take immense pride in my work and am
excited to share the great information I’ve gained from all my research as
well as personal experience with e-zine publishing.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

**Start an e-zine that targets your Ebook readership.** This puts you in
front of your target market on a weekly basis, and that’s invaluable! Your
readers will learn more about your expertise and knowledge and build a level
of trust with you.

For example, because my Ebook is geared toward both small biz owners
and current ezine publishers, I publish two e-zines:

1) "AKB MarCom Tips" gives tips on creating marketing communications that
sell -Web sites, brochures, newsletters, etc. (For a FREE subscription, visit
http://www.akbwriting.com )

2) "Tips from the E-zine Queen" gives tips and resources on writing, publishing,
and promoting a business-boosting ezine for both new and seasoned publishers.
(For a FREE subscription, visit http://www.ezine-queen.com )

Also, try to get ARTICLES and EXCERPTS of your book published in other
e-zines and on other Web sites.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

I chose to use Adobe Acrobat 5.0 to make my PDF file. EXE Ebooks are
snazzy and all, but most of them don’t work on Macintosh computers, so
you’re alienating a large portion of your prospective readership -which is
crazy!

Also, all the EXE Ebooks I’ve seen are not printable, which bugs me because
I don’t like to read long documents online. I’d rather print them out and read
them on the couch with a cup of coffee and my cat Francine. ; )

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

It depends on what target markets you’re selling to. I see many sites
selling Ebooks that try to do too much at once. You can’t expect to sell
business Ebooks, pet food, and party supplies all on the same site -no one
will take you seriously. Invest in separate sites for your ventures and treat
them as separate businesses.

In my case, even though my Ebook fit into the theme of my corporate site
( http://www.akbwriting.com ), I chose to sell it at a separate site. I wanted
my corporate site to remain targeted toward my higher-end writing and
consulting work.

I didn’t want corporate prospects visiting my site and feeling like I’m trying
to sell them my book, when they’re really just seeking samples of my work
and testimonials from other corporate clients. My book just wouldn’t belong
there, and would confuse people.

My book is aimed at entrepreneurs and small biz owners, so it deserved a
site of its own. One night, the name "E-zine Queen" popped in my head.

I raced to my computer and purchased the domain name
http://www.ezine-queen.com and -voila- a brand was born!

I hired a designer to develop an E-Zine Queen logo and a gorgeous site for
me. Now, you don’t necessarily need such luxuries to sell your Ebook -I’m a
Leo, and we just have to do everything with style. ; ) And by having a
separate site, you can make that site focus on one thing -to SELL YOUR
BOOK. I couldn’t have accomplished that by lumping it into my corporate site.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

You don’t realize what you really know until you realize what others DON’T
know. It’s very likely that you have knowledge that is valuable and sellable,
so give it a try. And publishing an Ebook is a GREAT way to test out your
idea, because it’s so inexpensive!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

No matter how wonderful your Ebook is, realize that it won’t sell unless
you promote the bejeezus out of it. Ebook promotion and sales takes an
immense amount of perseverance. It can get very tiring.

If you’re going to try to make a living from your Ebook sales, you’re going
to have to work VERY hard. I’m lucky that my corporate business does so
well that I don’t rely on selling my Ebooks as my sole income.

I spend most of my time courting copywriting and consulting projects that
pay in the tens of thousands, so I don’t spend as much time promoting
my Ebook as other Internet marketers do. Realize that you just need to
do YOUR best.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

GO FOR IT and be yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. I’ve learned
to just stick my neck out there and contact folks who seem to know what
they’re doing, and they’ve been more than happy to give me guidance.
And when others begin to ask YOU for help, act in kind. There’s more
than enough prosperity to go around! ;)


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                                Merle

I have written and distributed two free Ebooks online both in
.exe format. The first was called "The Best of Merle's Mission"
which was a compilation of the best sites featured in my ezine
over a years time. The other was called "Secrets of Business
in the New Millennium".

Both of my ebooks are free and can be given away by anyone
from their sites or ezines.

Business in the New Millennium can be downloaded here...
http://www.mcpromotions.com/ebooks/businessin2000.exe

and

The Best of Merle's Mission can be downloaded at this link..
http://www.merlesworld.com/Ebooks/merlesmission99.exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

The Best of Merle's Mission Ebook 1999

Miracle Ebook for those "Workin The Net". Whether you're
a Pro Net Marketer or a weekend Web Warrior, you'll want
to keep this handy resource open at all times. This book
packs the best FREE resources for those trying to make a
success on the Internet

and

"Secrets of Doing Business in the New Millennium" This Ebook
is JAM packed with POWERFUL resources you need to run your
business easily & inexpensively. If you're an entrepreneur or a
small business owner working from home, you NEED this book.
The best, FREE, and low cost online business resources.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I have a part time day job and I run 2 online web businesses.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Publishing an Ebook then giving it away online is a great form
of viral marketing. My books have been downloaded countless times
across the Net and are a consistent form of traffic for my websites.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No, but I do write a lot of short articles that are widely published
online.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've always loved to write ever since I was a kid. I think English
was my favorite class and I also love the Web and helping people
so the two just go naturally together.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

For the Best of Merle's Mission so many of my subscribers tell
me they keep folders of all of my back issues since they contain
so many great links I decided an anniversary edition of the book
would be a great idea.

Business in the New Millennium I did as I saw the need to guide
online business owners to some of the best helpful free and low
cost resources that would help them grow their business.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

You need to offer it as a free download from your site but also
get it listed in as many of the free Ebook directories online as
you can. One helpful way to get it out into the mainstream is
to list it with the thousands of free software sites out there.
Many of them will accept ebooks as a form of free software.
If you don't want to submit by hand there is plenty of software
that you can purchase that will do the submissions for you.

Also, offer your free Ebook as an incentive to get people to
subscribe to your newsletter. You do have one right?

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

I have purchased a few of the HTML compiler programs that take
your HTML pages and spit out an exe file. I prefer this format
but there are others who prefer pdf. I'm not a big fan of that
format but some are.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

I don't think it needs it's own website unless you plan on selling it
but it should be added to your existing site for people to download.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Make sure you include quality content in your book don't make
it a book full of ads. I can't tell you the number of ebooks I have
downloaded that were simply an advertisement for the site owner.
No content whatsoever and a complete waste of time.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Give away quality and people will be drawn back to your site and
possibly become a customer down the road.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If you don't want to purchase software to make your ebooks there
are plenty of free programs you can download to make them with.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Eva Almeida

The "eBooks N' Bytes Resource Guide" (.exe format... pdf to follow
shortly) It is a free ebook that can be downloaded at:
http://www.ebooksnbytes.com/ebnbi.exe

(I plan to add more resources to another version and charge a small
fee for it soon.)

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.
Basically, it is a compilation of articles that I have written on ebook
publishing and promotion. I have also included a variety of free ebooks
and software that I have collected for my ebook resource directory.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I write in my spare time since I am also a pharmacist practising in
Canada.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I honestly wouldn't have considered traditional publishing for my
manuscript since it isn't long enough for a full book. I know how
difficult it is to "get your foot in the door" after discussing this issue
with several authors. On the other hand, epublishing is cost-effective,
requires no storage, and offers a greater potential for self-publishers.

When you factor in the existence of non-subsidy epublishers into
the equation, (a viable and economical alternative to traditional
publishing,) then epublishing looks even more appealing to many authors.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Not yet, but I plan to in the future.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing for 4 years now. I got started by writing original
marketing and promotion articles to publish in my email newsletters.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Each day I receive questions about electronic publishing and ebook
promotion from all over the world. I decided to compile the articles
that I wrote onto the subject into an ebook and my next project is
to include the most frequently asked questions in my next version.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Tough question! I would have to say that announcing it to your
opt-in list would be one of the most effective ways if you have
created trust with your subscribers. The next best method would
be to joint venture with publishers of ezines in topics relating to
your ebook.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Yes, definitely. To collect questions and format articles for my
newsletters, I use Textpad from http://www.textpad.com

Anything that I want to publish in PDF format is written in Microsoft
Word 2000 and then distilled using Adobe Acrobat from
http://www.adobe.com

I use Homesite from http://www.macromedia.com to code HTML
pages and then I compile them using eBook Edit Pro which I reviewed
at http://ebookcompilers.com/ebookedit.html or eBook Generator.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

For self-publishers, it is a must! Your own site allows you to rank
higher in search engines forkeywords related to your ebook. You
can also use the pay-per-click search engines to buy targeted
traffic. You can include your url in your signature files and track
the results using your site's statistics script. There are many more
reasons, but I thought I would mention a few here.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Keep at it even when you feel like quitting. Get as many people as
you trust to proofread your work before you launch.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That anything is possible to do and learn if I set my mind to it.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

I just wanted to add that I don't think an author should rule out
traditional publishing. By all means, submit your manuscript to
traditional publishing houses. But, it is a wonderful feeling to know
that you don't have to stop there anymore -you can go further
and submit to non-subsidy epublishers or even self-publish.
To me, that is freedom. I hope this helps!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Tom Glander

"Keyboard Magic!"
Format: .exe Paid Ebook, details: http://newbieclub.com/keyboard

"Keyboard Magic" uses the acclaimed NCLS (Newbie Club Learning
System) to present technical material in plain language with pictures.
Heavily illustrated with screen captures and digital photos, this ebook
shows you what your keyboard can do to make computing more
interesting and FUN.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time writer.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I have total control over the creative process.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?
No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Journalism classes in college, began in 1984. Bachelors degree in
communications and public relations, 1987. Been writing ever since.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Got the idea from looking at the keyboard, and knowing there was
more to it than meets the eye. So I wrote about it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Through subscriber-based e-zines.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use Ebook Paper for the compiler, and FrontPage 2000 for the editor.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

It depends on the ebook, and the intensity of the marketing machine.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Only write about the things you love. Otherwise, your writing will be
unconvincing and dull. Or you'll get tired of the project and it'll make
you sick.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That there are way too many ebooks that are junk. The entire ebook
market is flooded with junk. The poor quality of a lot of these publications
casts a shadow on the ebooks that are superior.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

That's it. Thanks for your time. Now can I please take of the lapel mic?


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                Dennis Gaskill (aka Boogie Jack)

"eBook Farming: How to Grow Money Selling Your Words
and Ideas"
Format: .exe and .pdf It's a commercial product. You can learn more
about it at: http://www.ebookfarming.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

It teaches people how to create eBooks and create automated income
streams from them. Covers choosing topics, research, copyrights, essential
ingredients of success, writing tips, overcoming writers block, creating a
title that sells, affiliate programs, payment options, software, and much
more, including over 2,000 online resources.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I'm 100% self-employed and earning my entire income from the
Internet, but not all as a writer. I'm also a software developer and
web site designer. I earn about half my income from writing.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Actually, I'm published in both worlds. For example, "Web Site Design
Made Easy" is a print book only. It's the teaching text at colleges all
over the US; while eBook Farming is only available in digital format.
The medium used is dependent on the product concept and purpose.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No. I'm not a "joiner" by nature, but I think writing groups are great
resources for aspiring writers.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing since 1997, although I have written training manuals
and technical manuals for other companies before that. I also wrote
a few songs in my youth, but no one wanted to buy "The Cow Song"
or "Smell My Feet..." they were great party songs though. :o)

I started with "Almost a Newsletter" because of numerous requests from
my web site visitors ( at http://www.boogiejack.com ) who liked my
writing style and wanted more. I wrote "Web Site Design Made Easy"
because a publisher sought me out and made an offer I couldn't refuse.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I get about 300 emails a day. Many are from people asking me how to make
money online. After reading one such letter, then looking at all the "money
making opportunities" (read spam) in my Inbox, and reflecting on many of the
junk products I receive as review copies, I realized the average person
doesn't have much of a chance in weeding out the few good money making
opportunities from the myriad of dubious offers and outright scams.

I knew that most people can't program software, manufacture durable goods,
or coordinate a big business deal; but I wanted a way to help people make
money doing something they could do if they were willing to put forth the
effort. The answer was there in front of my eyes - most people can write
reasonably well, as my bloated Inbox proves.

So, I reasoned that if they were taught how to research and create quality
information products, and taught how to market and sell them, then darn near
anyone that was willing to do the work could create an Internet income for
themselves, and eBook Farming was conceived.

While I work the Internet full time, others may only want to supplement
their income. An eBook is the perfect product for either because it's cheap
to deliver and has a high perceived value, plus everything can be
automated - leaving you free to create more income streams or to goof off,
such as you choose. Once created, it requires very little time and attention
and produces income consistently. Perfect!

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on line?

I advocate a pronged marketing attack. First set up an affiliate program so
you have others helping you sell it. Offer a generous commission of 20% (I
offer 25% for eBook Farming) or more to attract more affiliates and more
knowledgeable affiliates. Submit to all the eBook Directories, submit excerpts
as articles to ezine publishers for free publicity, set it up on it's own web
site and submit it to the search engines, offer copies of it as contest prizes,
etc. I have a more comprehensive guide to promoting in eBook Farming,
including links to a great many resources.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use eBook Generator, a commercial product. I have a review of it on my
site at: http://www.boogiejack.com/review008.html

I like eBook Generator for it's ease of use and many features. This is for
creating .exe files. I haven't found anything I like for creating .pdf files,
so have no recommendations for software for that format.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely! I sell eBook Farming from my main Boogie Jack's web site using
my own shopping cart and merchant account, so I keep all the profit from
sales made there. I set up eBook Farming for affiliates, so I make sales
from there that I didn't generate from my site, and share the profits. It's
the best of both worlds - more overall sales at an optimized profit
potential.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Two words, READ and PRACTICE. The more you read the better you will write,
and the more you practice writing the better you will write and the easier
you'll find it to turn on the creative juices whenever you need them.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

How deeply your words can affect an individual. One lady who had just
finished reading eBook Farming sent me a thank you letter. She said when
she read my Personal Success Philosophy section that she broke down in
tears.

For the first time, she said, she could see what she was doing wrong in life
and what she needed to do to fix it. One of the greatest rewards in writing
is knowing that you have positively affected the quality of the life of
another human being.

- Anything else you'd like to share?
Success is measured in many ways. For some, money earned isn't the measure
of success, but what they can do with the free time they gain from being
financially independent is. To spend more time doing the things that define
success for you, creating multiple income streams can be a vital component
in reaching that point in your life. Multiple income streams are also a
shield against a poor economy. If one income stream dries up, others still
flow. Knowledge never goes out of style, nor do quality information
products.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Joe Vitale

Joe is the author of numerous Ebooks, including "Hypnotic Writing,"
"Advanced Hypnotic Writing," "The Hypnotic Writing Swipe File,"
"How to Make $5,000 - $15,000 Teaching E-Classes," "Spiritual
Marketing," and the forthcoming "Hypnotic Marketing," among other
titles, all in PDF format.

- Are they FREE or PAID Ebooks, and where can we read more about it?

Read "Spiritual Marketing" free here:
http://www.mrfire.com/spirit/index.html

My main website is at http://www.mrfire.com

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I've been published both ways. Several of my books were
published traditonally, including "There's a Customer Born
Every Minute" and "Cyber Writing." I've made much more
money with Ebooks.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Been writing over 30 years. Was inspired by Rod Serling, who I met
when I was a teenager.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I simply turned an un-published book, "Hypnotic Writing," into
an Ebook. It sold like crazy.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?
Through affiliate programs.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Nothing beats Adobe PDF.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes. You can deliver a focused sales pitch that way.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Follow your bliss!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That more people will buy an ebook than would buy a traditonal book,
and that profits are higher for ebooks.


                     "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Ben Prater

"Software Secrets -Exposed!" PDF format
http://software.secrets-exposed.com

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

It's a $97 ebook.

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

"Software Secrets -- Exposed!" is the ultimate guide for building
your own software empire, even if you've never touched a line
of code. It was written by a former CTO and programmer, who
has distilled the programming process into a step-by-step formula
anyone can follow.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

My day job is consulting on software projects.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I had thought about traditional publishing and even did some
research on the topic. And I'm still interested in being published
at some point. (Who doesn't want to see their name in lights?)
E-Publishing let me get my feet wet and learn more about the business.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No, I don't.
- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Well, my first grade teacher... "Software Secrets -- Exposed!" is
my first book and I wrote it over six weeks in the latter part of
2001.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I've been programming all my life. The more I consulted with
my clients -the more of an issue I saw with them not being
able to get their vision down on paper for me. I came up with
a process for making this happen. This became the core of my
book. However, my book also talks about generating solid
software ideas -and how to properly market your own software.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an
Ebook on the Internet?

I'm still learning. Joint ventures have worked exceptionally
well for me and I will begin testing traditional advertising
in PPC engines and ezines soon.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

Just Word and Acrobat. I'd like to try PageMaker soon as well.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely. If you want your ebook to sell, you need a site
that sells it for you. On the average, a good sales page will
have about 5-6,000 words. For ebooks that are pricey (like
mine) you have to "give a good sell". A website allows you
to say as much as you need to.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Hire a proofreader! My early editions weren't proofed
properly and translated to some returns, so make sure you
give yourself every professional edge you can. And keep
writing -- Stephen King says it best, "Good writers do
two things every day -- they read and they write." That
says it all!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

Keeping in contact with my customers can be time
consuming. I've learned to set aside a couple hours in
the evening to dedicate to email -- rather than doing it
in chunks through the day. I've also learned that if there
is a topic as boring as programming that has sold so well --
any topic is a potentially hot topic.

- Anything else you'd like to share?
No -but would *you* like me to add anything else? :)


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                         Jerome Chapman


"Netting BIG Money the Smart Cyber-Way"
Format: .exe .pdf and an online version.

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

How you can make up to $100 an hour from home spending as
little as 2 hours a day using the newly discovered... most advanced
point and click profit generating system in the world

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Writing is part of what I do while working full-time on the Internet.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

These days everyone seems to be in a hurry and they want information
*yesterday* so they are able to get it much quicker in digital format
ordering online.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Nope

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

About 3 years... I learned lots about Internet Marketing by reading other
courses... books... and eBooks then just decided I would put together
the absolutely best of everything I learned.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I love working from home and making more money than most people do
that have to cummute to work so I decided I wanted to help others to
do the same thing I do.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

The absolute best way is to have you own ezine or list of customers
that you can send an exclusive announcement to.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Yes, we used eBook Editor Pro.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?
Yes... I believe that each individual product no matter what it is,
needs its own website to promote it.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Write about what you love to do... write about what you're good
at... write as if you are talking to your best friend while sitting
accross from them at the dinner table.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

I enjoy it....other people enjoy it....and we all get to profit from it.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

I enjoyed talking with you and hope you get a hold of me anytime you
need anything at all.


                     "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                                 Angela Wu

"Online Business Basics - A Practical Primer for the Newbie
Netrepreneur"
Format: PDF

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Online Business Basics offers a 'no-hype' look at what it takes to build
a profitable Internet business. Find out the truth behind the myths -and
what you can realistically expect. Packed with practical tips and advice
from "in the trenches", it's an excellent read for eBusiness beginners!

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

My "day job" is running my several online businesses. So although I
don't write "full-time", I still do a fair bit of writing -mainly articles,
newsletters, sales letters, ads, and interviews.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

ePublishing is so convenient! It's fast, flexible, and inexpensive. Many
visitors really like it as well because they can download the book
instantly instead of waiting for it to be delivered through regular postal mail.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing pretty much all my life ... while I still worked in the
corporate world, it was mostly technical documents. Now it's other
material for my online businesses. I've always found writing relatively
easy, so it was 'natural' for me to get more heavily involved with it.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I run a couple of sites directed towards Internet business 'newbies'.
I received so many of the same types of questions that I finally
decided to put together an eBook to answer them -and to dispel
some of the myths that go along with starting a business online.
Online Business Basics is meant to give 'newbies' a more realistic
view of what to expect.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Offer it to your contacts as something they can give away to their
own visitors or subscribers. It's wonderful -your contacts get some
great new content, and you benefit from their traffic and promotion
efforts!

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Not necessarily... I think that if you can get your eBook listed in
the many directories online, and make it available to your list of
contacts (other webmasters and editors within your market), then
you can get a lot of exposure already. Creating a website just for
the eBook is a nice idea -but it's a lot of work to promote it.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Be sure to have several people in your target market review your
eBook before you make it widely available. You'll be amazed how
many excellent suggestions you can get -and it just helps you to
create a better product! Your readers will love it.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

I've learned so many things that I can't list them all! And I'm still
learning more every day. One thing I've learned is that content is
very important. There are so many eBooks available online -readers
are looking for something useful or entertaining, not a bunch of
advertisements. All it takes is a simple click-of-the-mouse to
delete it from their computers ... so do everything you can to
make sure yours is an eBook they'll want to save to read over
and over again.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                    Paul "the soaring" Siegel

"HELPFULNESS MARKETING: How to Charm Web Visitors to Buy
and Buyers to Help You Sell!"
It has 136 pdf pages.
- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

PAID. It sells for $14.95. Read about it at:
http://www.learningfountain.com/helpfulnessmarketing.htm

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

The major thesis of this book is that the more helpful you are to
both Web visitors and fellow site owners, the more successful will
your marketing efforts be. Unlike other Internet marketing books,
the book stresses Learning, Cooperation and Community

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full-time

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Throughout the book, "Helpfulness Marketing" enables the reader to
click on hyperlinks for specific examples of points made. This can
be done only with ebooks. Also, I can publish an ebook easily by
myself.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No, but I did previously.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing for a long time because I enjoy making
complex subjects easy to understand. For this reason, I like to
make speeches and teach, as well. My first book, "Understanding
Digital Computers", was also the first book John Wiley published
about computers. The date was 1961; a second edition, in 1971.
Since then, I have written 2 other books on computers, a book
about living your vision (Design Your Future), and now an ebook:
"Helpfulness Marketing".

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I have worked in all areas of computers since their commercial
inception with the UNIVAC in the '50s (I worked for Eckert and
Mauchly, the inventors of the UNIVAC). During this time I have
studied and written about the effects of the computer upon society.
When the Internet arrived, I realized that it was not an information
highway, but a learning network. This led me to the concept of the
Learning Fountain, a website that influences visitors by helping
them learn. Further generalization of the idea brought me to the
realization that the best way to sell on the Net is to be as helpful
as possible. Although they do not say so, most highly successful
sites follow the principles I present in Helpfulness Marketing.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?
The best way to promote your ebook is to participate in discussion
groups and to write articles related to the thesis of your ebook.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

MS Word is good for writing and general formatting. Once done,
you convert it to pdf.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, at least it should be an important part of a website. It shows
the substantiality of the author

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Do not write a book because other people say you should. Write
a book only if you have somethng to say that others haven't said or
haven't said well enough.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

Check your ideas out with other people. No matter how great you
think your ideas are, others may have different viewpoints. And
sometimes they may be better than yours. Live your vision!


                        "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                               Dianne Reuby

"First Website Builder"
Format: .exe

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

Paid, Free Demo available.
Read more at http://newbieclub.com/builder

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

A four-book guide to creating your first website.

Book   1   -   using free tools and resources (Dianne Reuby)
Book   2   -   copy-writing for the web (Joe Robson)
Book   3   -   automating your site (Tom Glander)
Book   4   -   HTML tutorial (Joe Barta)

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I'm not full-time, but my "day job" is unpaid - I'm a housewife and
mother.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?
E-publishing gives you complete control over your book, and means
everyone can get their book published quickly and without the traumas
of print publishing.

I wouldn't even know where to start with print publishing - but
epublishing info is available to all web users. Your Ebook can be
updated and re-issued easily - this makes it an ideal medium for
the "how to" type book, which might otherwise become out-of-date
quickly.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Suite101 http://www.suite101.com
This is a writers community whose motto is "People helping people".

I recently joined Authors Den, http://www.authorsden.com - a place
for authors and publishers to meet, and where authors can display
their work.

Even more useful if you don't have your own web site. I belong to
quite a few free content mailing lists and article bank web sites -writing
articles for others to use is a way of advertising your work.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've always dabbled, but I didn't think I could "make it" in print - I'd
never heard of Ebooks at that time!

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I created my first web site just to see if I could, and used freeware
because I wasn't certain I would have the ability or the desire to
continue. I wrote an article for my daughter's school, about the
free resources I had used. Visiting The Newbie Club, I thought others
might like to know about what was available, and I contacted Joe
Robson. He asked me to expand it into an ebook, which they
included in the 4-book suite "First Website Builder".

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

People can't physically look through your Ebook as they could in
a shop. You need to let them know what they'll get for their money,
and if your style suits them. This is just as true of non-fiction as fiction.

- Make samples or a demo available.
- Write articles, so they see your name, and can tell if they like
your style.
- Free Ebooks. Having seen a few of your articles, they try your
free book - this gives them confidence to buy your product.

Hopefully you also get fewer returns and refund requests - people
know what to expect.
- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I write in HTML format, so I use 1st Page 2000 from http://www.evrsoft.com
to create my books. The built-in browser means I can see what my page
looks like without having to re-compile my Ebook.

Great freeware! I check my pages with HTML Validator Lite
http://htmlvalidator.com - the free version.

I use Note Keeper http://home.pacific.net.au/~pws for notes, to-do,
etc - more freeware! I use these three for my web sites too, so they
are well used.

I compile my ebooks with Activ Ebook from eBookCompiler
Click here to visit the site

I chose this because it has some great features, lots of customisation
for your Ebooks, and the support and training are amazing even if
you don't upgrade to the paid version. If you want to sell your Ebook,
you have to use the paid version.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

If you plan to sell through the big on-line outlets such as Amazon,
maybe not. If you plan to do-it-yourself, you'll need a web site.
You'll have more control over what is said, and how your book is
marketed, but it's very hard work! I'd say the marketing is harder
than the writing. Having a web site also gives potential customers
something "tangible" to look at, a chance to find out who you are,
and why they should buy from you. It gives you a chance to get
your Ebook listed on search engines and in Ebook directories.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Planning - plan your book, plan your publicity, plan your marketing.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

The basic steps are easy to learn - but there's always something
new to discover.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Remember the net is global - make sure your words and phrases
can be understood by all. I recently found out that the common
UK phrase "fortnightly" (i.e. every two weeks) is unheard of in
most other parts of the world!


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Edward Gause

"Internet Marketing for Beginners - Basic Techniques for Establishing
or Increasing Your Internet Presence"
Format: .exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Designed for the beginning internet marketer, in this ebook,
you'll find some really basic marketing tips that will help you
establish your presence or, if you already have a site, it will
help you increase your traffic.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I have a full time job.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Most definitely because of zero overhead! I also purchased some
material to include in the ebook. I can do my own writing, editing,
designing and publishing without the aid of a publisher, agent, etc.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No I don't.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I published my first ebook August 2001.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

From reading many, many other ebooks and articles that explain
viral marketing and how to use it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Getting listed in all the ebook directories you can find! After that,
including a link on your main page is a must.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I own a copy of nearly every ebook creation software available,
believe EbookPaper is the best. The biggest advantage to this
one is the capability to save projects and the branding software
that comes with it.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

It needs to at least have it's own page to provide an indepth
description of what's inside. Sometimes, just a five line ad
doesn't do the book any justice.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Yes, keep a diary! I wish I had started one 2 years ago when
I first started marketing. I would love to be able to write about
how I started from day one.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

I think my answer to the above question answers this one best.
I can't write about what I don't remember.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Not at this time.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Michael Webb

"50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships"
Format: pdf

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

Paid book: http://www.theromantic.com/50secrets.htm

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Less than 1% of couples say they have a "blissful" relationship. Well-
known relationships expert, Michael Webb, explains the 50 secrets that
most blissful couples do.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time writer

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I am a published writer with one of the top publishing houses. However,
I make about 10% from each traditional book I sell vs 95% of each
ebook I sell. I can make over $4000 a month writing and selling ebooks.
I dont know if I will ever go traditional again.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Since 1995. Several friends pestered me to put my insights into a
written form to share with loved ones.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I write a weekly column on relationships and it was so popular and
people begged me to send them previous columns so I put all the
best ones into a book.
- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Your own website, coupled with affiliate programs such as ClickBank.com

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely. You have to be very careful about sending your potential
customers off to some other website or to a different section of your own.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Do it only because you love doing it. The money you make should only
be thought of as a bonus.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

No matter how hard you try to make the process automated, some
people will still have problems downloading the ebooks.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If you would like to make (or save) 40% off my ebooks, you can check
them out at http://www.theromantic.com/reseller.htm


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                             Sam Vaknin

"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" (Print, WORD, PDF, HTML,
LIT, RB)
http://samvak.tripod.com/thebook.html

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and abusive relationships with
narcissists described and analyzed. 80 frequently asked questions
(FAQs), essay, and bibliography.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time writer and columnist. I freelance for United Press International
(UPI) for a living and receive royalties from the sales of my titles.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

In my case, e-publishing is a natural derivative and extension of
traditional publishing. We simply generate additional streams of income
from the same titles.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?
No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

More than 25 years. I started "writing" at the age of four and published
my first fiction in the journal of the Israeli Defense Force when I was
19. Prior to that I published journalistic fare only.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

In prison. Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Re-Visited was written under
extreme conditions of duress. It was composed in jail as I was trying to
understand what had hit me. My nine years old marriage dissolved, my
finances were in a shocking condition, my family estranged, my reputation
ruined, my personal freedom severely curtailed. This book is the documentation
of a road of self-discovery.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on the
Internet?

I can tell you only what I have done. I have placed the entire book on
the web for all to access as early as April 1997. It worked. My book
(the print edition) is #1 in its category in Barnes and Noble. And my
Ebooks are selling nicely, though not spectacularly.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

The classics. MS Word XP to create WORD Ebooks. OverDrive software
to generate LIT. Adobe to create PDF (I use 5D to create PDF documents
from MS-WORD).

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely. It is a very powerful promotional medium. Everyone knows
why. It is colourful, navigable, full of data, e-commerce enabled to
capitalize on impulse buying, exposed to millions of web surfers, and so
on. The real question is not WHETHER to have a web site -but what KIND
of web site should an author (or publisher) of Ebooks have. A glorified
sales brochure? Something more? My approach is simple: let them see
the merchandize. Re-create the bookstore experience. Let them browse.
And be generous.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Write about what you know best. Then find those who wish they
knew what you do. Then impart your knowledge.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

It is a tough business, in its infancy. It is going to be a while before
anyone makes real money here. But it is the inevitable future.

- Anything else you'd like to share?
Yes - share. Share, share, share. Share your knowledge. Share your
space. Share your thoughts and ideas. Share your customers. Work
together. Feed on others and feed others. We will either hang together
-or hang separately. Our only hope is in being part of a growing,
thriving, community.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                           Terri Seymour

"Tips for Your Web Success"
Format: .exe

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

This is a free ebook and can be downloaded at
http://www.websuccesscentral.com/data/tipsws.exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

This ebook is a compilation of my articles with updated links, resources
and also contains other tips for online success.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I work Web Success and write in between a full time job and another
career as housewife and Mother, so I don't have quite as much time
to spend writing as I would like.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I chose e-publishing because I already have an established online
business with which my ebook partners with. The online business
world is a fascinating and exciting place where the average person
can start their own business or write their own book for very little
cost and let their talents be known.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I subscribe to some writers email discussion groups to learn, share and
network with other writers but do not belong to any organizations.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing articles for about a year and decided to take the
plunge and do my first ebook. I wrote this ebook to expand on my
online business and also to learn more about ebook writing and publishing.
I am now attempting a second ebook which will be a complete guide to ezine
publishing.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

For my first ebook, I just wanted to start with something simple and
having seen other article authors write such an ebook, I thought it
would make for a good first try.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

In ezines, email signatures, ebook directories, mentioning it in your
resource box, and offering it as a giveaway (if it is a free one) to other
publishers and webmasters are all effective ways of promoting. Giving
the ebook its own site and submitting to search engines would also
help promote your book.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use the program Ebook EditPro and find it to be very easy and convenient.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, I think giving the ebook its own site as well as promoting it on your
main site can be very effective because when people visit your ebook
site, their attention will be completely on your ebook and not going in
a dozen different directions. You could submit the ebook site separately
to the search engines and that could bring a lot of sales, if the sales
page is done effectively.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Do not give up and do not think you have to use technical vocabulary.
Write from your heart and let your true self come out in your words and
you will do great!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

I have learned that if you set your mind to doing something and stick with
it, you can do it. I never thought I would actually get my ebook finished,
but I kept working at it. Keep in mind that you can do it and do not give
up.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

I think writing an ebook is a great learning experience and you should
give it a try! Good luck and much success to you.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                           Michael LaRocca

"An American Redneck In Hong Kong", "Rising From The Ashes",
"The Chronicles of a Madman", "Vigilante Justice", "The Lazarus
Effect"
Format: PDF or HTML

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.
The first is humorous autobiographical nonfiction, the second is
autobiographical women’s literature, the third is a short story
collection, the fourth and fifth are police dramas.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I’ve been a full time writer (and editor) for the past two years. I will
soon be returning to part-time writing and getting a "day" job, as
I’ve "caught up" with putting all the stories in my head down on paper.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I live in Hong Kong, and lacked the patience for mailing times. Plus,
there was the expense to think of. However, I've learned it’s definitely
best to start with e-publishing, for the free editing, and submit the
finished product to traditional print publishers while gaining readers in
the electronic medium. Most books aren’t rejected because the story
is bad, but because traditional publishers don’t want to give a free
edit to a new author. They want a "ready to read" product, and if
you e-publish with a professional outfit first you will have one.

Additionally, some of my stuff wouldn’t be published traditionally even
then, either for length concerns or just because nobody’s buying short
story anthologies from unknown writers.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I belong to EPIC, EPPRO, and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. All
have been helpful regarding promotion after the sale, and sometimes
it’s nice just to email a friendly fellow author about being an author.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I’ve always been a storyteller. Age nine, making up my own comic
books and telling them to the neighborhood kids. I got serious about
writing 20 years ago, as the result of a creative writing class in high
school. (That’s also when I was first published.) An idea grabs me
and refuses to leave me alone until I write it, so I do. Also, whenever
I’ve read a book that really moved me, I’ve always thought, "I wish
I could write like that."

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

The first two were written because my wife told me to, and the second
one is the best thing I’ve ever written. It's about Mom. The third is just
every short story I’ve written over the past twenty years, and it’s my
personal favorite. In stereotypical fashion, I usually would just wake up
at 3AM with a shout of "Eureka!" and write a story. The fourth and
fifth began with a "what if" scenario –if my little brother (a cop) hadn’t
killed himself, what would he be like today?

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

In the case of fiction, which is what I write, the main thing is to get
that book in front of every book reviewer you can find. Your goal is
for people to log onto that website or walk into that bookstore with
your name and title already in their heads. They’ll rarely find you just
browsing the shelves, or so I’ve decided based on my experiences as
an addictive reader. I keep a list of book reviewers, both Internet and
in print.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I just use MSWord, as my e-publishers are the ones creating the books.
I’ve been using a computer for over 20 years and enjoy the technical
aspects, but as a general rule I’d rather just be writing, letting someone
else do the technical stuff. At no charge to me, naturally. I’m also a
cheapskate.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely. How many people do you know who read Ebooks but don’t
use the Internet? None come to my mind. Since website advertising can
be done free, why not? Maybe you can pay for hosting later, to get
your own domain name and not be penalized by the search engines for
using freebies. Maybe you can hire some graphic whiz to really make that
site shine. But those decisions can come later. First, get your concept
clear in your mind and write the website. There’s some great free software
and info if you want to learn a bit of HTML, or free WYSIWYG editors if
you don’t. I had the advantage of being employed as a webmaster before
I published any of these books.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Read. If you don’t enjoy reading, you’ll never be able to write what
others will enjoy reading. Plus you’ll unconsciously pick up on what
does and doesn’t work.

Write from your heart, not for the market. Otherwise it’ll just end up
being work, not pleasure, and your writing will suffer. It’s kind of a crap
shoot for me, writing what I like and then trying to find its market
afterwards, but I wouldn’t do it any other way.

Self-edit! The first step, of course, is just to write that story as fast
as you can before you lose it. But later, go over it carefully and improve
the writing as much as you can. Take advantage of the free online
writing workshops to get some feedback and to improve your writing.
Never stop learning how to write better.

After you’ve written your book, and you go through the stages of
editing and publishing and promotion, you’ll note that you’re doing
things many others could do for you. But that first step, the telling of
your story, is yours and yours alone. Only you can tell your story the
way you tell it. Remember that when the rejections come.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

On a personal level, I’ve learned how to improve my writing. I’ve worked
with some truly professional editors and learned a great deal from them.
I've also learned that yes, I've become a good writer. If I didn't believe
that, I don't think I could write.

On a business level, I’ve learned that even the best publishers can close
for reasons you’d never expect. Things you’ll never find when you do
your initial research on those publishers. Expect the best but be prepared
for the worst, and if it happens just go find another publisher. If you’ve
got the talent, it’s not that hard to e-publish.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

One more plug for my website, and not because it mentions my writing.
That’s only one page. The other pages will help you find free and low-cost
Ebooks that are high quality. They’ll also help you improve, publish, and
promote your writing. Helping people is my "sales gimmick," but it’s also
something I truly enjoy doing. I’m always improving the website, and I
always answer all email requests for help.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Jim Edwards

"How to Write and Publish your own eBook... in as little as 7 Days"
Format: .pdf
http://www.7dayebook.com

This book will teach anyone how to write and publish their own,
outrageously profitable ebook in as little as 7 days. Written by two
of the web's ebook veterans -selling literally hundreds of thousands
of dollars worth of ebooks- this is a must read for anyone who wants
to cash in on the ebook explosion. Co-authored with Joe Vitale

"33 Days to Online Profits" PDF
http://www.33daystoonlineprofits.com

Finally, the First Practical, Step-By-Step, Roadmap for Internet Success
No Matter What Product or Service You Sell. 100% Guaranteed!

Give me 33 days and I'll prove you can be making real money online.or I'll
refund every penny you paid and give you 20 bucks out of my pocket for
your trouble! Co-authored with Yanik Silver

"Selling Your Home Alone" PDF
http://www.fsbohelp.com

"How to Avoid paying $6,823... $9,128... $12,913 or more in real estate
commission by selling without an Agent!"

This ebook reveals reveals the quick and easy secrets of selling your home
FSBO (For Sale By Owner) without an agent and saving piles of cash by doing
it yourself.
"The Ten Dirtly Little Secrets of Mortgage Financing" PDF & MP3
http://www.mortgageloantips.com

"How to get the lowest interest rate on your mortgage for the least points
and NO 'junk' fees - Guaranteed!"
This ebook will teach you to avoid the schemes and tricks mortgage brokers
use to "gouge" you for extra fees and "points", avoid the common mortgage
shopping blunders people make everyday that leave them financially crippled
for 15... 20... even 30 years

"26 Key Typing Tutorial" PDF
http://www.26keytypingtutorial.com

"Give Me 2 Weeks and I'll have you typing 20-30 words per minute -
Guaranteed!"
This ebook uses subconscious programming techniques to teach non-typists
how to touch type quickly and easily. Co-authored with Dallas Edwards

These are all paid ebooks.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a full time writer, but I do consulting on the side.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

E-publishing allows me to get from idea to making money the fastest! Why
wait for a traditional publisher to get off their butts and do something
with my book? I want to make it happen now. I can finish an ebook on a
monday and make thousands of dollars with it by wednesday night!

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I have an informal group of friends I communicate with on a regular basis.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing for about 10 years. I got started when my wife (then
fiance) suggested I write a book about real estate. I wrote my first draft
in a car driving back from a Florida vacation.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I got the idea for my first ebook from my then current line of work-
mortgage banker and real estate agent.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on the
Internet?

The absolute best way / fastest way / most profitable way is to joint
venture with someone who has a focused opt-in list of subscribers
interested in your ebook's topic. This is by far the best!

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use Adobe Acrobat exclusively to create PDF ebooks. I edit with
Microsoft Word.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

You MUST have a website for *each* ebook. This is the only way you
can effectively market to target audiences *and* have an effective
affiliate program.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

The important part of being a best-selling author is the *selling* part!
Writing it is only part of the battle, you must work *daily* at promoting
your ebook. Always look for new joint venture partners. Learn how to sell
your ebooks yourself... you'll make a lot more money!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

You must work daily to sell your ebooks! You must always be on the
lookout for promotion opportunities -big and small- and take advantage
of them.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Make sure you have an audience waiting to buy your ebook *before*
you write it!


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Irena Whitfield

"7 Stars of Online Success"
Format: .exe, downloaded as a zip file.

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

It is a paid Ebook, in fact a set of 20 Books, Manuals & Software, making
up a working home business system, totalling in about 22.5 Mb, downloadable
as 1 resource Ebook + 5 Bonuses and FREE updates for a special
introductory price.
http://www.thecassiopeia.com/ePublishing/New.html

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

The Book deals with the 7 main fields anyone determined to succeed
in their online business has to master, revealing how to get things right
without wasting time and money, and also bringing the necessary software
and tools enabling to develop an efficient system leading to a profitable
home business in an acceptable time span.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a businesswoman. I need writing for my business. It is a vital tool
on the Net. Almost all my life I have been an entrepreneur. However, I
graduated and by profession am a computer system engineer.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

The thing is that I published in the offline world as well but have never
had enough time to devote to writing exclusively, not even ever wanted.
As I said above, I use writing for my entrepreneurial activities and it's
essential on the Net.

Publishing on the Net has a much wider reach and it's much cheaper.
Just a little example: My Ezine goes to 65 countries, which is absolutely
great and would take years to achieve in the offline world. The same
holds about books.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I am a member in several writer's communities, frequently visit the
sites but just one official group registering professional writers -National
Association of Women Writers that included one of my articles in their
manual for writers 'Women on Writing' published online and offline in
December 2001.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

This one is a bit funny. My first published piece was a little detective story
which I sent to a magazine contest because I wanted a teddy bear they
gave away as the first prize. I won and still have the Teddy.
The Teddy definitely was what made me. I was about nine.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

The book I am talking about here is a bit special: I render
all the services companies and people determined to succeed online
need and I know the best and so, can help the best.

In fact, originally I thought I would, if ever at all, publish the information
contained after I sold my company and would only be gardening but
slowly I changed my mind because this way I can help the most and
the fastest and now.

If I publish it so late, it would still have valid information but the hot tips
will only be for reference. And there is a danger that I will never publish
it because I will always be here and never only gardening. -:)

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

The same as to promote anything offline and online: by a systematic,
planned and targeted marketing campaign. In every instance one must
know what he is doing and why he is doing it and what he wants it to
bring him and when and what it actually does bring him. Each step taken
must lead forward, towards the goals.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Since I love discovering new software, various gadgets and tools, I try
everything new at once, then I pick up the items that are easy to use for
me.

My computer is full of countless editors, graphic software and programmes
I use but no special tools, just ordinary, easily available.

I don't like the .pdf books much, prefer HTML based books. For everything
I do, I create and use my own templates that I modify to suit my specific
project and comply with the plan on which I decide before I start.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, I think that books should have their sites but not only. There are more
reasons. I mention just two: the presentation is much easier and more
attractive for customers. And the other one is also important: each page
devoted to a book added to your site and marketed separately adds on
relevancy to you and your site - your overall web presence.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

I don't think I will say anything new: read and write, and read and write
and persevere but don't copy anything, learn, modify, be creative, original,
distinct.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

I learn something new every day, I consider everything important but the
most important I think is the importance of chasing misprints and mistakes.
The more I read what I write the less I am able to see misprints and
discontinued thoughts and the more difficult is for me to find them and
correct them. And it's vital.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

I would like to stress that to read and learn is crucial in this fast online
world, and if you look around, most people promoting something, repeat
what they hear without paying the slightest attention to the contents,
without reading and studying, not talking about adopting or applying what
is necessary. And the most important, relevant information is around and
available for FREE.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                         Linda F. Johnson

1. "MS Word Magic: Book I: Fonts, Fun & Formats" (.exe)
$9.95 from the Newbie Club
http://newbieclub.com/wordmagic

2. "MS Word Magic: Bood II: Table Wizardry" (.exe)
$9.95 from the Newbie Club
http://newbieclub.com/wordmagic2
3. "How To Get Started As A Software Trainer" (.pdf)
$12.95 from Dream Jobs To Go (Intellectua)
http://dreamjobstogo.com/titles

- Please give a short description of your Ebooks.

Books 1 and 2 are instructional tutorials for using Microsoft Word
and include screen captures and clear step-by-step instructions.
They are the beginning of a 4-book series which should be completed
by the end of 2001. Book 3 tells how to get going in the software
training field and includes interviews with others who have succeeded
at this, along with all the steps needed to get started, and LOTS of
links to helpful resources.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a full-time software trainer, so though I don't write full time, I
do what I write about full time.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Since what I write about is all computer related, it makes sense that
my books should be computer generated.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No. I am way too busy and I belong too many computer groups.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing for over 30 years. My first career was as a magazine/book
editor with a major publishing company.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I have an instructional website for computer users at
http://www.personal-computer-tutor.com and my viewers send me questions
on how to use their software or how I got started in this business all the
time, so I figured it was less work for me to just write some eBooks about
it and let them read all they need to know there.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Join newsgroups or email information groups related to the topic of your
book. Put the link to your book in your email signature. Answer some good
questions in these groups and people will check out your book, for sure.
Find websites related to your topic and offer to exchange links with them.
Since this is an eBook, assume your best audience are people who use
their computers, so use the Internet as your promotion tool.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

No. I write the eBooks in MS Word or html and send them to my publishers
and they convert them to eBooks either through Activ Ebook Creator or
Adobe Acrobat.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Actually, I think it is better to promote your eBook on a site where people
can get some free info that inspires them to buy the book for MORE info.
Remember that most Internet surfers are looking for something for nothing.
Use something free to lure them. If they are impressed with what you give
for free, they will be more likely to buy your book. But, yes, I do feel a
website is the best way to promote your book.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Don't lose faith. If your eBook offers something that is unique or better
quality than the competition, you will find your market. Just keep plugging
it whenever you see the opportunity.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

It IS possible to make money sharing the knowledge that you may have been
giving away for free previously. Don't be afraid to get what you deserve.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Nope. I think that just about covers it. :-)


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                               Harvey Segal

"Harvey Segal's Ultimate Supertip"
Free Ebook in PDF. Get it from here

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

No matter what product you have, I will show you the best strategy to
promote it. One which will never fall prey to the whims of the search
engines. In fact you'll see why I said goodbye to the search engines. I
also reveals an ingenious twist that takes this strategy into orbit, and
ends the book with an astonishing viral idea that can make you some
good profits - not to be missed!

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

My "day" job is Internet marketing.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Four years, mainly Internet marketing articles
- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

When I came across rebrandable Ebook compilers allowing the reader
to insert their own customised Url or text

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Ebook submission sites
Discussion forums

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Activ Ebook Compiler

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

A web site is necessary but it need not be exclusive - you can use
a page or folder in an existing web site

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Most would-be authors write a book about something they like and then
look for a market. Most never find one. Savvy authors look for a market,
and then write for it. What to write about ? Just flip through a magazine,
stroll through a bookstore to find out what's hot in your chosen field of
interest (Advice taken from an expert's entry in Guru Magic)

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Ask for comments and suggestions before release, offer a free copy for
a PAID Ebook

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Before even starting the book plan your promotional campaign: write
your ad and sales copy and seek places where to advertise.This will help
focus your writing on the exact target audience. Again, before starting
the first book, consider possible sequels.


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                           Kathy Sparks

"The Virtual Assistant: A Guide to Creating, Filling & Sustaining Your
Virtual Assistant Practice." Format: .pdf and could be available in .exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

A practical guide to starting a virtual assistant home based business.
Includes an assessment to see if becoming a VA is really for you,
understanding what is needed regarding skills and equipment, how
to attract clients and resources for learning more.
- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a Virtual Assistant.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I'm an Internet junky and like the idea...it fits well with the content of
the book...being a Virtual Assistant.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I belong to some online writers newsgroups.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I write basically for my clients. This is my first attempt at writing for
myself... I wrote this booklet because of my profession and passion for
being a virtual assistant.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Being a Virtual Assistant and wanting to help anyone out who would
like to become one.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Newsletter advertisements, writing your own ezine.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

This is probably very common knowledge, but I love Microsoft Word's
table of contents feature...I write the whole book and then create
the table of contents automatically.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

I probably wouldn't be a bad idea to keep the focus on the Ebook and
search engines would also like the focus and perhaps rank it higher.
Specific keywords could be used focusing on the content and nothing
else.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

I am an aspiring writer.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

This lesson I learned creating this Ebook was the need to continually
tweak it and correct errors.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Creating Ebooks is easy, it's getting the content organized that's
difficult... for me anyway.
                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Len Thurmond

I'm the editor of The Affiliate Review. The name of my Ebook is:
"Success...What Is It And Where Can I Get Some?

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

I will never forget how lost I felt when I first started my career in
Internet Marketing. The staggering amount of information that needs
to be assimilated can be overwhelming. The point to my book was
to try and boil it down to a manageable amount of info, that can be
used by anyone, to get a good start. I hope I've succeeded. I
worked hard to make sure that there was a lot of important and
useful info in there, especially for Newbies.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a full time writer. In addition to my Ebook, I regularly write articles
that are published in numerous ezines around the world. I am also in the
process of finishing up my first, in a series of Sci-Fi Fantasy novels. The
first one is called, "The Androgynous Stone", which I hope to release in
2002.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Since the purpose of "Success" was to help people succeed in Internet
marketing, it seemed natural to publish it as an online publication.
However, I have not ruled out the prospect of releasing it in hard copy.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I subscribe to many writers publications and regularly enter writers
contests. I've been very fortunate that my work has been well received.
To be a good writer, it is important to write regularly. The old saying
that 'practice makes perfect' is especially important with writing. It's
equally important to read constantly. Reading other peoples work is the
best teacher you can have. Our minds absorb what we read and it will show
in your work. The more you read, the better you will write.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing most of my life. At about the age of ten, I started
writing songs and poetry. My voracious appetite for reading gradually
led to the writing of stories. Many of my articles on Marketing are
written in a story tellers' fashion. I have learned, over the years, that
people tend to read your message and absorb your point, far better,
if your work is fun to read.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Internet Marketing is a job! And, as with any job, you must study the
profession, if you hope to be successful at it. Unfortunately, there's an
overwhelming amount of literature that's been written on the subject.
Some of it's good, and some of it's just plain garbage. Trying to sift
through all of this information can, and often does, take years, before
you get a handle on what works and what doesn't.

To make matters even worse, Internet marketing is changing on a daily
basis, so what worked yesterday may not work today. Therefore, all of
the "outdated" info, that's still circulating around the net (and the
bookstores), can lead to a very frustrating learning experience for
the fledgling Marketer.

Less than five percent of those entering this trade ever make any money
at it. I believe that the main reason for this is that they get frustrated
and quit, before they figure it out. What I've tried to do, with "Success",
is put together an information packet that will keep them from having to
sift through all of the garbage to find the jewels, while making the learning
process a fun experience.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Obviously, the affiliate program is the best way to distribute your work,
although you can't put your eggs in any one basket. I think the Mini Site
concept may be the single best way to market your work for yourself.
There have been several books written on the subject lately, but I
think that Phil Wiley's Mini Site Profits is hands down the best.

And, of course, you must market it to your opt in lists, through well thought
out ads, that lead your prospects to your sales page. The biggest mistake
that most people make, in mounting an ad campaign, is in trying to get the
sale from their ad. You have to let your sales page do the selling. The
purpose of any well written ad is to pique the interest of your prospect and
get them to seek more info, by clicking on your sales page link.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I keep my toolbox fairly simple. I use Cestus CWord pad and Notetab to
do all of my writing. They both have a thesaurus, spellchecker, and
formatting feature. There are countless other text editors out there,
many with numerous other bells and whistles, but I find that all those
extra features, just complicate the process. These basic features are
all I need to write. Those, and of course a copy of The American Heritage
Dictionary.

You need a good HTML editor to prepare your pages for the Ebook creation
software. Just about any one will do. I've tried dozens, and settled on
Macromedia's 'Homesite 4.5'. I can't really recommend what's best, as
it's largely a matter of what you get comfortable with. For the beginner,
I think that Sausage's 'Page Wiz' is a really good one. It's easy to use
and teaches you HTML in the process.

For the actual creation of my Ebooks, I like Ebook Generator, although I
also use EBC (Ebook Creator).
- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, I definitely think, that if you're serious about the distribution of your
Ebook, it needs to have it's own website. Not only does it lend your book
credibility, but it's far more search engine friendly to do it that way.

Domain names and Hosting are so affordable, these days, that there is
just no reason not to go that route. There are dozens of Hosting services
that will sell you a domain name, and hosting for a year, for about Twenty
Five bucks. They don't offer a huge amount of space, but they certainly
give you enough for the small site you need to produce the sales page,
affiliate page, and confirmation page, that you need for such a site.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

I said it earlier, I think the secret to successful writing is Reading! The
more you read the easier you'll find it to write.

The biggest hurdle to writing, is the common belief that "I Can't Write!".
The truth is, you can. Anyone can! You just have to start, and write on
a regular basis. It doesn't matter if your writing is good or bad at first.
It will get better, if you just keep doing it. And, if you keep reading works
that are in the same genre that you are pursuing.

The only other advice that I can give is, Be Yourself. Write as if you were
sitting around your living room, having a beer and talking to a friend. Your
writing will be accepted by far more readers if it's sincere. And, believe me,
They Will Know the Difference!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

The writing of the Ebook is the easy part. The marketing is the hard part.
You can have the best book ever written, on any given subject, but if no
one knows about it, no one is gonna read it.

True writers, write because they must. It's very hard to shift gears and
put on another hat. But, unless you're famous, and have a promotional
publishing company behind you, that's exactly what you have to do. It's
an incredible feeling to finish a book that you've been lovingly toiling over
for months or years, but it can be a real buzz killer to realize that you've
only just begun the work.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

There's one more secret to writing that I'd like to share. Write down any
and all ideas you have, IMMEDIATELY! We all have great ideas everyday,
but we forget them, before we can act on them. This is true for writing
as well as all other forms of creativity.

"Creativity is the act of tapping into the very life's energy that is
all around us."

That's where these ideas come from. But they're always fleeting, at best.
Some of them will be great ones, and some of them will stink. But, if you
don't write them down when they come, you will never do anything with
them. And be assured, that if you don't, someone else will!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Lenore Wright

"How To Break Into The Screenwriting Business"
Format: .pdf (instantly downloadable) My book costs $12.95
and is available for immediate download from
http://dreamjobstogo.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

"HOW TO BREAK INTO THE SCREENWRITING BUSINESS" offers a
professional's overview of how to break into screenwriting and
establish a career in the movie business. I have 15 years experience
writing and selling scripts to major production houses in Los Angeles
and New York. This is not a how-to-write-a-script-book, but rather
an insider's game plan on how to generate that all-important first
script sale.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I'm a full-time writer: screenplays, plays and articles on writing or the
media.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

My book is part of a visionary career series of ebooks -DREAM JOBS TO GO-
published by Michael Werner, Intellectua.com. A journalist friend of min
told me they were looking for an experienced screenwriter to write a career
book about breaking into screenwriting. I've enjoyed every ebook I've ever
downloaded, so I answered the call and wrote the book. It's been a
challenging pleasure from beginning to end.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

I've been a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1983 and a
member of The Dramatists Guild since 1991.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing for nearly 20 years (yikes!); but I've only been writing
online or ebooks for 6 months. I love the e-dimension to writing. I started
as a reader in a literary agency and then at a Network and from there
started writing my own scripts, and eventually selling or optioning them.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

My book is part of a career series, so they gave us a structural template to
follow. There were several requirements:

1) We have to do several interviews with professionals who've been
doing this dream job for years successfully.

2) We had to include a certain number of hotlinks to tips, tools and
resources related to the dream job.

3) We had to formulate a detailed Game Plan so the reader of the book
had a blueprint to follow to get started in their new career.

My topic -screenwriting- is a very complicated career choice, so I narrowed
it down to making that first script sale instead of how to write a screenplay
or how to make a blockbuster movie.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

I'm an experienced writer, so writing articles that can be published on
busy websites which attract people that might be interested in reading
my book -aspiring screenwriters or filmmakers or creative writers- has
been the best way to promote my book. I syndicate a column THE
SCREENWRITERS WEB to 20 different related websites. My traffic is
pretty good for no advertising budget, I get nearly 10,000. visitor per week.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Dreamjobstogo.com did all that for the authors.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, ebook websites enhance sales for your book and they also expand
awareness of your book and you as the author.

I created a website to publicize my book - HOW TO BREAK INTO THE
SCREENWRITING BUSINESS. My site ( http://breakingin.net ) has grown
into a welcoming place for aspiring screenwriters, creative writers and
fledgling filmmakers to hang out and network about marketing screenplays
or stories to the movies. The site has expanded amazingly. I now offer
interviews with film pros, article from screenwriting veterans, tips, tools
and tutorials for aspiring screenwriters.

Two other publications came out of this initial website:

1) My biweekly newsletter SCRIPT MARKET NEWS

2) My weekly column THE SCREENWRITERS WEB which is now syndicated
in 20 online publications. This column highlights the best tips, tools and
resources online for aspiring screenwriters and other writers with stories
they'd like to get read and recommended to the movies.

My publisher (http://intellectua.com) has an extensive website for my ebook
and the other ebooks in the career series - Dream Jobs to Go. If you go to
their site - http://dreamjobstogo.com?10398 - you'll discover that to date
they've published more than forty different ebooks on exciting career choices
like screenwriting, TV production, freelance writing, grants writing,
photojournalism, quilting, costume design, private investigating.
In addition to publicizing the book series and each individual book with its
own webpage, the site also offers great extra features for those who buy the
books. There is a Dream Jobs Mentors board where readers can post questions
about dream job careers. The authors who are experienced in that particular
dream job respond online to the question. Also they publish a free newsletter
called Dream Jobs Dialog that features interviews with professionals in the
various dream jobs covered in the book series.

Just for signing up for the free Dream Jobs Dialog newsletter, subscribers
receive a free ebook - Clothing Optional: Finding a New Career in your
Underpants. It's free, you don't even have to buy one of the Dream Jobs
books. The website makes all of these value-added options available to web
surfers looking to make a career change and to buyers of the ebooks.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Many writers just write and the opportunity to publish or produce their
writing seems to find them. Other writers search and search for the right
opportunities, and don't spend that much time writing. I think the first
working habit results in more success and satisfaction. If you write and
later try to find a market for your work -- even if you don't, you have the
satisfaction of having written. And a market may develop for you later on,
once you have writing credits or once the market changes and other
opportunities reveal themselves.

The perfect writing job or writing situation doesn't really exist. You must
write and let your writing lead you to your audience, lead you to your
publisher. Do the work!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

The biggest surprise for me has been the discovery that electronic writing
has so much community and exchange built into it by its e-nature. Duh! I know
most of you already knew that, but I didn't realize how satisfying it can be
to have feedback on your work or to dialogue with your audience. Writing can
be solitary, but electronic writing is a dialogue -that is its strength and
the very reason why it will endure and flourish through the 21st century.
Human beings long to communicate, not just to talk, but also to listen and
learn. E-publishing enables this to happen so easily, instantly.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Take a look the Dream Jobs website - http://dreamjobstogo.com It has
tons of free stuff to offer those facing their first career choices and those
making a long-awaited career change.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                              Dirk Dupon

Owner of the "Digital Reseller Vault"
This "members only" site gives you a new product with resell rights
every month. Get your $47.00 valued free report "How to make
insane profits selling other people's products online" from here:
http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com/membersite

Ebook : "Web Site and E-zine Promotion Made Easy"
Format: .pdf.
http://www.smart-web-promotion.com/ebook.htm

Free Ebook: "How To Write, Create, Promote And Sell Your
Own Ebooks On The Internet!" Format: .exe and .pdf.
Get it from here:
http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com/ebook.htm

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I have a full time job, but as writing becomes more an more important,
I may give up the job in the future... It's a dream come true :-)

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

The start up costs for an ebook writer are minimal.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing for a few years, but the Internet made it possible for
me to be my own publisher and editor, without going the traditional
path of publishing. And it pays well too of course :-)

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

There are a lot of ways to market your ebook using the Internet. If you
want to sell a lot of copies of you ebooks, you should set up an affiliate
program so you have other people helping you sell it. Offer a generous
commission to attract many affiliates. Most ebook authors offer 40 or
even 50 procent commission on their ebook sales.

You can also propose a joint venture with E-zine Publishers in your
target market, and ask them if they would like to promote, recommend,
or review your Ebook, in return for a 50% commission through your
affiliate program.

Another way to market your ebook is to write a column or submit
articles to Web sites related to your eBook, and follow them with
a signature line or bio that contains the URL where people can buy
your eBook.

You can list your ebook with a number of ebook sites will increase
your sales. On line ebook services like http://www.digibuy.com and
http://www.booklocker.com will pay you a percentage for each sale.
This payment is known as a royalty. The royalties paid will vary at
each site and will depend on your selling price and format.

One of the best working forms of advertsiing is ezine advertising. You
can purchase sponsor ads within a publication that targets your
specific audience.

You can also participate in forums that target your potential customer.
It's a great way to share your expertise, and you are allowed to include
your signature with your posts.

Ebooks are also a great viral marketing tool and a web site traffic
generator. You can create a Traffic Virus with a FREE Ebook, so
your Ebook will work for you 24/7, day after day, week after week,
without any effort from your side.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use the Ebook Creator software. It's cheap (only 19$), very easy to
use, and it offers me the ability to brande -or customize- ebooks for my
affiliates.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, setting up a web site is a very popular way to promote your ebook.
When you set up a web site around your ebook, you can list your web
site with the search engines. You can also trade links with other sites
that cater to your ebooks target market. Remember, if you want to sell
a lot of copies you need a lot of targeted traffic. You can place bids at
the pay-per-click search engines, so that you get only traffic from
people wo already have an interest in your ebook.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Always keep it simple, and be original. You must inject your personality
into your writing style. Also try to use short sentences and use words
that don't force your readers to grab a dictionary to understand you.
You can always put in some sort of illustration to prove your point.

If you design your Ebook pages, try to focus on being consistent and
informative. Make it easy for your readers to navigate trough your book.
Don't distract your readers at any time!

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

The most popular Ebooks are information related books. Ebooks that
show people how to do things better, that tell them how to improve
their life, sell very well on the Internet. Of course you can write about
any subject, like gardening, golf, or any other subject, and if you can
create a great sales page for your ebook, and lead a fair amount of
targetted traffic to your web site, your ebook will sell. It's been proven
over and over again.

- Anything else you'd like to share?
I have created an Ebook related web site at http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com
where I offer a free 4 day Ebook email course, and in this special course I
tell people everything they need to know about writing, creating, promoting
and selling an ebook on the Internet. The course is free, and contains links
to useful free and commercial services. Anyone who is interested in the Ebook
business should give it a try.



                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Jane Fulton

Free: "Stroll Down Memory Lane....with janes-place"
Format-.exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

My free ebook contains a collection of articles written for "Newbie &
Affiliate SOS Newsletter". I am compiling another one with more articles
now. It should be ready when you get this ebook done.

The Paid ones:

"Newbie Handbook" was written to teach newbies the language of the
web. When I first came on the internet, I found that I first needed to
learn the language of the web before I could accomplish anything.

"ABC's Of Your Computer" Volume 1, was written to teach people how
to use the free programs that are included when you buy your computer.
Why buy software when you can do a lot of the things you want with
the programs already on your computer?

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

No day job.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

It's quicker, easier and less expensive.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Yes. Published.com (a free directory for Independent Writers and Artists.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have always wanted to write, but became discouraged when I tried to
get articles published in magazines, with no luck. After I got my website
on the internet and started publishing 3 newsletters, I decided to write
ebooks that would be helpful to newbies and people that don't take the
time to learn the free programs included with their computer, before
buying expensive software. The ebooks that I write are step-by-step
instructions. The only way you can't accomplish the programs, is if
you can't read. If someone has problems of any kind with my ebooks,
I'm only an email away!

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

My site is for newbies and beginning marketers. I remember what it was
like for me when I first came on the internet. I remember how frustrated
and discouraged I was. I would like to be able to help newbies and beginning
marketers and people that just want to do fun things on their computers.
In other words -I want to take the frustration out of being a newbie.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Advertise - Advertise - Advertise!!! Your advertising should be as
targeted as possible.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

All of my ebooks are created with Front Page 2000, then put into
exe form using, Ebook Paper.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Not particularly. My ebooks go with my site, therefore I display them
on my site. If your ebooks are targeted to your site, or you have a
site just for ebooks, why create another site?

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Don't give up! If one thing doesn't work, try others, until you stumble
onto what does work. One thing that works for me, is writing an article
about my ebook (not an advertisment). Tell people why you wrote the
ebook(s) and what you are trying to accomplish with them. Send the
articles to ezines that reach you target audience, with your resouce
box at the end, telling them where they can read about the ebook.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

People are open to learning. They crave knowledge. Just be sure that
your ebook has something to say. If you put in a lot of information
that's not useful, they won't buy again from you.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If anyone would like some help with publishing ebooks, finding ideas or
anything to do with creating an ebook, I can be contacted at:
mailto:webmistress@janes-place.com


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Tom Cammack
My Ebook contains the Do's and Don'ts of Internet Classified advertising
and promotion as well as tips, examples, places to advertise (free and
low cost ), links to tools and resources and much more.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am the owner of CAMMACK Enterprises (CAMMNET)

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Easy to distribute via the internet and accessible by thousands of
interested people.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Advertising for Profits is the only Ebook I have written and I wrote it
after seeing all of the new internet marketers making the same advertising
mistakes I had made and had learned how to do better.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Seeing all of the bad ads coming in through my advertising options I
felt that prospects need a guide to writing their ad copy in a way to
get results so as not to waste their advertising dollars.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Viral marketing through various means and listing in ebook directories.
Advertising in conjunction with your own site and use of signature files.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I haven't seen anything easier than E-ditor Pro.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Absolutely! In order to have a download site and provide information
about your ebook and to tie your ebook into a real site for credibility.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Watch your punctuation, page sizing etc... and don't be afraid to write
about what you know. Decide before you write what important valuable
information you can provide and wether or not you want to go with a
free ebook or a paid version.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Not everyone will take the time to download it and absorb the
information it provides. I have provided my ebook online at my
website just for this reason.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If I can do it...so can you!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Dorien Grey

I currently have two (soon to be three with a fourth in the works)
detective novels in release through GLB Publishers (www.glbpubs.com).
"The Butcher's Son" and "The Ninth Man" are books #1 & #2 in the Dick
Hardesty series. To be released shortly (as this is written) is "The Bar
Watcher." All these books are available for downloading in no fewer
than eight different formats, and also are available in POD format
direct from the publisher and in bookstores.

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

While the first chapters of each book can be read free on GLB's site
(again: www.glbpubs.com ), they are paid -downloads are $7.00,
the POD "regular book" is $14.95 (but shipping is free when ordered
direct)..

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

All the books in the Dick Hardesty series take place within and revolve
around the gay community. Dick Hardesty himself is a dyed-in-the-wool
romantic, a Scorpio ("nice guys, but ruled by the crotch") with a decidedly
off-beat sense of humor. The books are written in a relaxed, conversational
style which invites the reader to become part of the action.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Both. I've not reached the point of buying my first yacht, so I have to
work a little, but I write as much as I possibly can.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Because of several hard, cold facts: 1) the number of traditional publishers
is shrinking in an increasingly MTV world, 2) it is extremely difficult for a
new writer to get published without an agent, which is another story
entirely; 3) books with gay themes are still largely taboo unless they
are "SERIOUS Literature"; trying to sell a light, fun escapist story is
next to impossible. E-publishing is a whole new world, much more flexible
and willing to accommodate fledgling writers and those who march to
different drummers.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No formal groups... just some on-line, informal groups There are tons
of them out there, if you have the patience to look...and some are
better than others, of course.
- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Starting in third grade with "The Bugville News" tacked onto the front
door of the school. I write for the same reason many writers do: I have
to. Reality and I have never been the closest of friends, and writing lets
me create my own.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I wanted to give gay and lesbian readers a sense that they are just
as entitled to stories they can relate to as are straights. Mysteries are
always fun, and the "what if" or "supposing...." impulse is a natural.
And my detective, Dick Hardesty, is very much an alternate-universe me.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Ah, a good question to which I have yet to find a satisfactory answer.
Just get your name and your books' names out there as often and any
way you can. Do join as many groups as you have time to handle. Start
your own web site if you can, or impose upon your friends if they're more
computer saavy than you are -which is what I did.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I make sure I know what format the particular publisher prefers (Word,
Word Perfect, etc.) and provide it. Also, go over the submitted ms with
a fine-tooth comb: make it as typo and error free as possible. It saves
the publisher a lot of time, and can be an influencing factor, all other
things being equal.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

It would be nice, but a bit impractical, unless you were able to add to
it, change it, keep it fresh. An authors website makes much more sense,
since it can update the reader on what's going on and promote the book
in a way to draw the reader's interest. Join Authorsden ( www.authorsden.com)
to set up your own site -you can have your own newsletter, post reviews, etc.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Definitely. Talk TO your reader, not AT him/her. Keep in mind that if
anything can confuse or mislead a reader, it will. Never forget that just
because you know who every "she" and "her" is in the sentence "She
told her that she had seen her sister when she was at her house", the
reader's eyes will probably glaze over and they'll put the book down and
walk away. Don't use 25-cent words when 10-cent words will do, unless
you have a specific purpose to do so. Never, never talk down to your
reader. And above all, enjoy what you're doing. Never take yourself too
seriously.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?
Do not expect miracles. Ebooks are still relatively new and relatively
unfamiliar to most people. It's a great time to get in on the ground floor,
but be realistic and don't be discouraged.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

If you truly believe in what you are writing, and you are always aware
that without the reader, your book is just so many words, your chances
for success are greatly improved. Don't let a rejection, or two, or six,
stop you: keep at it and keep trying.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                             K. Laskowski

"Get In The e-Zone"
Format: exe
It's a free Ebook, available at www.in-the-e-zone.com or at
www.Ebook-zone.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Get In The e-Zone is a step-by-step guide to getting your small
business online, or starting an online home-based business. From the
basics, like what you need to get started, to selecting a web host,
to how to promote your site once it's up and running, Get In the
e-Zone covers it all. And it's written without the 'jargon', so
anyone can follow the advice.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I have a day job, but it also involves writing.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I decided to use the 'information highway' because this ebook is
targeted to an internet audience. And to tell the truth, I've tried
the traditional publishing route before with not much success.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing for about 15 years on my 'real' job, and even longer
off and on for myself.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I've been webmaster for a local youth group website for the last two
years, and decided to try my hand at doing a site related to telecommuting
(another passion), and was totally bogged down by the myriad of hosts,
tools, hype, and 'get rich quick scams' while trying to find real information
for both sites- and I've been 'surfing' the web since the beginning.
So I figured if it was a maze for me, it must just as confusing for anyone
else looking to establish a web presence, so this Ebook attempts to cut
through the all the baloney out there.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

The one page site specific to one Ebook seems to work well -and making
the Ebook free seems to work also.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

I use eBookGenerator -I've tried ebookcompiler, iPer, and a couple of
others, but I think eBookGenerator is the easiest to use. Also, Sun's
StarOffice is a great free way to get the text into HTML.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, or it needs to have it's own page on a 'collection' web site
(Get In The e-Zone is available both ways) - at this point I'd have
to say both ways have gotten about the same results.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Don't give up.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

There are so many 'steps' above and beyond writing the book and
getting it in Ebook format, and it's so easy to get sidetracked, that
I would say staying focused on your goal is one of the most important things.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Since writing Get In The e-Zone, I've also started an Ebook web site
to promote this Ebook, along with others I've found useful. Any Ebook
authors can submit their Ebook for inclusion by emailing me at:
submit@Ebook-zone.com


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Rusty Fisher

"Beyond The Bookstore: 101" (Other) Places to Sell Your
Self-Published Book

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

A must read for all self-published authors. If you're frustrated at not
being able to sell your self-published novel, this is the book for you.
Crammed with 101 invaluable hints on marketing and selling your book,
Beyond the Bookstore will help you to maximize the sales potential for
your masterpiece.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a full-time freelance writer.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I have actually been published traditionally, writing several books for
McGraw-Hill and several more for Lebhar-Friedman Books. However, I
seem to work at a much faster and prolific pace than my publishers
seem to respond to, so I enjoy the freedom and (relative) lack of
time the ePublishing process takes.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Sadly, I do not. But coincidentally just "met" a writer through Email
who is looking to start one here in Central Florida, so my answer could
change quite soon!

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing since I was 11 (22-years ago) and got started by
ripping off Zorro movies with cheesy swordfighting books, which I
would then ask my Dad's secretary to type up for me and "bind"
in between two self-drawn, construction paper covers. So perhaps
self-publishing is in my blood.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

The idea for BEYOND THE BOOKSTORE came from my frustration at not
being able to stock the POD versions of several of my eBooks at the
local Megabookstores, such as Borders and Barnes and Noble. So I began
approaching smaller retail stores that weren't bookstores, such as pet
stores and laundromats, to see if they would carry my book.
Eventually, I found 101 of them!

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

In my opinion, the best way is to write a column or submit several
articles to Websites related to your eBook, and follow them with a
signature line or bio blurb containing the URL where folks can buy
your eBook. So far, it's worked the best for me.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

I let my ePublisher do all that!

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

I don't have a Website for any of my eBooks, other than the sales
page at my various ePublishers. Like I said, most of my promotion is
done through writing articles and such, so I don't feel the need to
send readers to my Website in addition to the actual page where
they might BUY the book.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Stick with it! Also, pursue other avenues if you're frustrated with
traditional publishers. Don't look down on eBooks or PODs just because
it's not "hip" yet. It will be one day, and in the meantime, it's a great
way to cut your teeth in the publishing business and learn the basics
of marketing, promotion, etc.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

That a good MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL plan is invaluable to selling
an eBook, no matter how good it is.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Again, stick with it! If you've got a book you believe in, why not
ePublish it? If you're old fashioned and would prefer to hold a printed
copy of your book in your hand, or place it on a shelf in your living
room, most ePublishers these days offer some form of POD (Print-On-
Demand) publishing. So, really, it's the best of both worlds. Why
wait for Simon & Schuster to wade through the 8,000 books in their
slush pile to see your masterpiece in print. Do it today!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                                J. Knight

"Risen" available in MSReader, Adobe Reader and Palm Reader
formats from Warner Books' iPublish division. It's a paid Ebook,
$3.95 list, discounted widely www.atombrain.com (synopsis,
1/2 book sample, reviews, bio and more)

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Risen is the story of a town where a miracle occurs: The recently-
deceased return to life, not as shambling, brain-eating zombies,
but just as good... in some ways better... than before they died.
Is it a miracle, or is there a sinister secret behind the resurrections?

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time writer.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

It chose me! After being told repeatedly by print publishers that "we can't
sell horror from an unknown writer," I self-published Risen as a POD book.
After about a year, Warner Books picked it up for their ebook division,
iPublish. It was on the Top Ten Bestsellers in Horror list at Palm Digital
Media for three weeks, right up there with Stephen King, Anne Rice and
Peter Straub. Not bad for an "unpublishable" book!

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Bookhaunts, a message board on the internet.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I began in college over 20 years ago. It's the thing I do best and I've
been doing it ever since. It's in my blood.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

From an over-active imagination.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

About half of the books on the internet are about How to Promote Your
Ebook. They all say basically the same things and they are all good
tips. The only thing I can add is: Prepare yourself to spend hundreds
or thousands of hours at the keyboard promoting your ebook. It isn't
a sprint. You have to hang in there for the marathon.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

PageMill for the web page, ReaderWorks to create MSReader documents.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes, it does. That's your main contact with potential readers. There you
can post as long a sample as you like (I offer the first half of Risen), tell
people how to order it, and post all kinds of related or unrelated items
that give the reader a feeling of who you are, not just what you're selling.
Most of the promotion I do over the internet guides people to my website.
From there they can make up their own minds if they're interested in Risen.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Marry someone with a steady job. I'm not kidding.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That there is always hope. Never give up.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Only that, because of epublishing, this is turning into a very exciting time
to be a writer!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Michael Boyter
"The MemoryGrabber"

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Everyone who has lived has a unique story to tell! MemoryGrabber
Is a workbook that uses a fill-in-the-blank format and a self-
Interviewing style to make life story autobiography writing simple
And enjoyable. Contains questions, lists, activities and web links.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I have a day job. I work part-time.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

..because of costs of course, but I love the simplicity of downloaded
products over the Internet.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I’ve written since childhood off and on. It’s something that I’ve
enjoyed.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Family history and life stories have always been important. I began
writing in a journal at age 11. Everyone has stories to share with their
kids and grandkids, but most don’t get around to actually writing them
down. I wanted to make it easier and fun.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Pay per click search engine Goto.com (Overture) has brought me
more sales than anything else. Others include free autoresponder
course, affiliate program and free article submissions.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

“Make Your Knowledge Sell” got me started and helped me put
MemoryGrabber together. Also “Ebook Secrets” Software: Adobe
Acrobat 4.0 and Word.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Not entirely necessary but I highly recommend it. I suppose that
pure e-mail marketing could also work but a web site adds credibility.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Read “Make Your Knowledge Sell” by Monique Harris. I’d have been
lost without it!
- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Patience. The process of writing, web site building, marketing and
the process of setting up a method of receiving payment take patience
and time. You must want it bad! A large time investment is necessary.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                               Mike Smith

"Hosting & Website Design Services the Easy Guide"
Format:.exe

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

This Ebook has tons of great FREE information on what you need to
get your Website on-line the Right Way. It has an E-Business Plan to
guide you from start to finish getting your Website on the Internet.
An explanation of what hosting is and a lot of good site design information.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I am a writer, Website designer, E-Publisher and more Internet related
E-Business'

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Because I am in the E-Publishing business

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Since 1983. I started writing fishing articles for a small newspaper.
I started writing Internet related writing in 1997.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

From my E-Business' that I own.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

If it is free set up a download page with information on it.
If it is for sale set up a sales letter page to promote it with
bonuses.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Yes. I do my setup and writing in WebExpress and use Active Ebook
Compiler to compile it. I also sell these products.
- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

If it is FREE it can be combined with other Ebooks. If it is for sale
it should have it's own sales letter page.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

If you know anything about anything you can become a writer.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

You can use an Ebook for promoting your products as long as you
provide good and valuable content. Without these, your Ebook will
die in the wind.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                             Tim Hamblin

"The Web Page Planner"
(.exe that expands to a .pdf file)

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

Paid Website - http://www.webpageplanner.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

The Web Page Planner is a web building course that will guide you
through the exact process of building and promoting a website. It
is actually a set of three Ebooks; The Web Page Planner, The
Promotion Guide, The E-Worksheets.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Day job is building and promoting websites, I actually used content
from our ezines to build the foundations for the book.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Easier for me and more profitable as well.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

Ezine publishing about 4 years. Very long story as for how I got started.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

Many people were asking the same questions over and over, so I
used this as the basis for the ebook.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Word of mouth / Viral methods.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

Adobe Acrobat

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes -helps to bring in traffic especially from search engines.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

If I can do it anyone can. Try to set a goal of how much you want
to write in a day and then write it. Let a couple of folks review it
and then go for it.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Find a specific need or niche. The web was built for information.
Provide some snippets of free info (to validate your expertise) and
you'll have a much easier job of selling it.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Never give up. Four years ago we started our web business. I
worked full time (40+ hours a week) plus built my business.
January of this year I told my boss I was making more money at
home than at work :o)... so dreams really do come true.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                             Ann Patrick

- Please give your Ebook title and Ebook format (.exe or .pdf.)

"The Wandering Minstrel"; "Model in Flight"; "Race into Love"
Format: downloadable in RTF, HTML or on disk.

- Is it a FREE or PAID Ebook, and where can we read more about it?

These books were published by New Concepts Publishing
www.newconceptspublishing.com

It costs $US3.95 to download or $US5.95 - soon to be in paperback
and will be available from the same site.

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.
My books are all Romances -the first two are longer books the second
shorter. They are all in set in New Zealand.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

My husband and I run a consulting business from home so I guess you
could say I have a day job.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I tried traditional publishing and was told many times that my books
did not fit any genre. I have a alot of characters and do not stick
to one point of view. I also believe that epublishing is the way of
the future.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Yes. I belong to Romance Writers of NZ; Romance writers of Australia; The
Rising Stars of Romance, EPPRO; WRW; NCP Authors.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I have been writing for as long as I can remember but only seriously for
about ten years. An interest in the written word, the love of books, and
the NEED to write.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

The first book -idea was from seeing a hitchhiker on the side of the road.

The second book -from the Search and Rescue Helicopter crew I saw
one day when they came to pick up a seriously ill car crash victim.

The third one -from my love of motor racing and in particular Formula One.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

I have tried all ways and I guess getting your name onto other peoples
sites, on to readers sites, and exchanging links with other writers.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

No

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

My publisher does a good job of promoting my books on her site. I
do have my own site and each book goes up on that.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Believe in yourself and what you do. Don't let other people discourage
you.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

That promotion is very hard and that I am not going to make a fortune with
them.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Find a good publisher and be loyal to them. That way they and you can
build a good relationship, a good friendship which is important.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                          Dustin Struckman

"Building YOUR Automatic Money Machine!"
Available as .exe (or PDF upon request)

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Step by step guide to automating an Internet Business. Includes
everything you need to know to automate your entire biz. Plus it
comes with the 100% Resale Rights, a Killer MiniSite, and a Proven
Sales letter.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Internet Marketing is the only thing I've done for over a year now.
No job is the best part about this whole gig.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Come on! :-)

*No Inventory
*No Production Costs
*Instant Delivery
*Nearly 100% Profit
*Unlimited Sales Volume
*Total Automation

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Not currently

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I wrote my first eBook about a year ago, and have been writing
ever since then. I got started because I could see the potential
of the Internet and wanted to get in on the action.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

It's basically the formula I used to run the sale of my first course,
which was a set of three eBooks.
This one is my second, and I'm about to release a third, and
forth within a month or so...

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Joint Ventures!!! If you can get someone with a list to endorse
your eBook, there's no better advertising available.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

I write in a text editor, then transfer the text to an HTML editor,
to add the flavor, then use an eBook compiler to make the final
product. (Or use the auto-conversion at Adobe's Web Site for
PDF's)

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

I think a eBook needs it's own MiniSite. Selling an eBook should be a
direct sales process. To accomplish the goal of selling the eBook,
you need a direct sales Web Site. And any good Direct Sales Site
should sell one thing, and one thing only. Therefore, each eBook
needs it own Site, but a one or two page MiniSite is enough.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Just START! The toughest part is starting. You can read, and research
all you want, but you need to start if you ever expect to finish.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

An Internet business really can set you free. I've always known that
I never wanted a job - now I know that I'll never have to have one...

- Anything else you'd like to share?

The biggest key to succeeding in this (and anything) is your attitude.
There will be ups and downs; big ups, and BIG Downs. The people who
make are the ones who don't quit when they're down. The harder you
work, the luckier you get, too. So just keep at it, and never give up on
your dreams!


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Pam Renovato

"Ebook Monster Package"
Format: .exe
This is a complete Ebook Package with 18 re-sellable products. Most
written by me. Read more at:
http://thefreeadnetwork.com/write/EMonster.html
- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I do make a decent income on the Internet, but offline I am a fine
artist. I paint and draw.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

There are a lot less restrictions to electronic publishing. The only thing
you really need is a desire to do so and a great topic. There is a lot less
rejection invloved so there is little room for discouragement or fear.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I started writing at an early age. I have just always loved to do it and
have been pretty good at it. I think the biggest reason why I began to
write is because my siblings were quite a bit older than me and I played
by myself a lot as a child. There was always a need to entertain myself.
That is the same reason I began to draw.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I know that everyone needs their own product or a second product to sell
as their own. Also because many of the re-sellable ebooks out there are being
sold by hundreds of web masters that I thought it would be a good idea to
offer some that were fresh, unseen, and brand new.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Definately free advertising through JV/Barter deals.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I use an old copy of Adobe Image Styler, Adobe Pagemill, Ebook Creator,
and Adobe Acrobat.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

That depends on the ebook, but I think it definately needs its own page.
When an ebook has its own page there are a lot less distractions and
visitors pay more attention to the task at hand. If you want a visitor to
pay attention to your ebook, you don't really want them clicking off the
page to do something else.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Yes! Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck! Also have someone else proof read
for you. In fact have a couple people proof read for you. I say this because
I am the queen of bad spelling and bad grammar and some of my own mistakes
tend to be quite embarassing. :-)

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

I would say not to overlook the backend opportunites that an ebook can
offer. Granted your buyers do not want an ebook packed with advertising
after having paid for it, but there are a lot of places that a plug for you
is appropriate. Such as: the thank you page or email, a small link on the
top or bottom of each page, an about me page, a link to you next to your
copyright, and of course affiliate links where ever appropriate (such as a
description or referral) -just to name a few.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Go for it! No matter how many ebooks get written- there is always a topic
that has not been covered or not been covered well. Not to mention the
personal achievement that is felt upon completion. There is an ebook in
everyone!


                   "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            David A. Eck

"The Official eBook Sales Guide"
Format: .exe This is a paid Ebook: $24.95
http://www.ebooksalesguide.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

The "Official eBook Sales Guide" shows you how to set up your own
Integrated eBook Marketing System that will automatically sell dozens
of eBooks even if you just promote one or two.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Full time. I publish two ezines, a free marketing course, write eBooks
and buy and sell other peoples eBooks.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

Two Reasons:

1. Speed, by the time a hard copy book on Internet Marketing
reaches the store shelves it is obsolete.

2. I average a 83% profit margin after paying for advertising and
credit card processing.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

On and off for two years. I saw that I would be able to earn more
money directly and via affiliate programs if I wrote my own eBooks.
- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

As with all my eBooks and marketing in general I found a need and
I filled it.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

Joint ventures with successful ezine publishers that reach your
target audience.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing
easier?

Yes, eBook Paper.

- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

Yes. You will have a far easier time marketing your eBook if it has
it's own site.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Don't make excuses and don't put it off any longer. Get started on
your eBook today.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

Make sure you build back end sales into the eBook so you can earn
money on it for years to come.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Make sure people are willing to buy your eBook before you go through
the trouble of writing it. You can do this by taking a survey on your site
or via an ezine. You can also go to bulletin boards that are related to
your topic and look for the most frequently asked questions then build
an eBook that answers these questions.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                            Jason Potash

"The 7 Keys To Creating An Instant Ezine Subscriber Vacuum"
Format: .exe and .pdf. It's a FREE Ebook.

You can download a customizable copy in .exe format from here:
http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com/ezineannouncer.zip

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

Thinking about starting an ezine? "The 7 Keys To Creating An Instant Ezine
Subscriber Vacuum" provides ezine publishers with a proven step-by-step
guide for ezine success. Grow your ezine, increase your subscribers, let
the 7 keys show you how.

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

Contract work, on and off.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

E-publishing provides me with so much more that traditional publishing
simply cannot offer. Where else can you publish with ZERO printing costs,
shipping costs or warehousing costs? Plus, e-publishing lets publishers
take advantage of the ultimate marketing & distribution system -- the
Internet. It finally provides the "little guy" with ability to self market
and promote his own work and control 100% of the profits.

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

Not at this time.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing for over two years. I got started writing articles for
trade magazines as a way to generate new leads. Then I moved into
ezine publishing. Ebooks was the next natural transition for me.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

First of all, before even starting my ebook, I already determined that
there was a need. As an ezine publisher, I was fully aware of the
challenges and hurdles of starting an ezine. When I started my first ezine
I probably read just about every *how to* article out there. The problem
was, it took alot of time and effort to gather all those nuggets of
information. Plus, most articles tended to focus on content, ezine layouts,
style, etc. What I really needed to understand was how to build, promote
and market my ezine. I knew that other ezine publishers HAD to be facing
the same challenges. I was right.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook
on the Internet?

If you publish a paid ebook, you've definitely got to produce a free *lite*
version of your ebook. Then you can promote your ebook as a *teaser*
and list it with dozens of top shareware sites and online ebook directories.
These sites contain a large variety of software and digital products,
receive millions of hits per month, and will instantly put your ebook in
front of a massive audience.

Plus, with a paid ebook you can setup an affiliate program and let others
promote and sell your ebook for you. It's a great way to quickly generate
sales and create demand for your ebook.

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

Ebook creation - Adobe Acrobat www.adobe.com
- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

If it's a paid ebook, a website is a must. If it's a free ebook, a website
is not really required.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

You must develop your own personal style of writing. If you don't really
have a personality, then manufacture one! Whether you're writing a fiction
ebook or how-to ebook, let your personality shine through. After reading a
good ebook, you should feel a connection with the author. It's as if you
know them. This will definitely help you to connect with your readers.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you started
publishing Ebooks?

1. Titles are everything
2. Track your results

Studies have been shown that a good ebook title can make or break the
success of your ebook. You must also track your results. Make no mistake
about it, a successful ebook is all about marketing. I recently read an
interview with several ebook publishers in "Publishing Success" magazine.
Most attributed their ability to effectively self promote their ebook as
the number one key to their success.

Here's a great marketing idea that I've used. Take parts of your ebook and
break them down into a series of articles. Then promote your articles by
sending them to other ezine publishers in your market (download my ebook
and you'll find out how I blast out my articles to hundreds of ezines -
automatically!). If your articles are published, you'll generate a ton of
free exposure for you and your ebook at no cost!

To learn what marketing is working (or not working) for you, you must
learn to track. This way you'll quickly learn where you're receiving the most
ebook downloads and related hits to your website. Then it's simply a matter
of doing more of what's working, less of what's not.

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Before you dive in and create your ebook *masterpiece* do your research
first. You may think that an ebook about "1000 varieties of house plants"
will be a huge success. It's often difficult to leave your personal
influences and opinions aside. And once you've 100% committed yourself to
an idea (and have the research to back it up), don't give up! Don't be like
many aspiring ebook publishers that lose motivation after writing chapter 2.


                    "Ebook Authors Interviewed"
                                              Neil Sharing

"Internet Success Blueprint"
The Blueprint is a PDF file downloaded as an .exe (Windows)
or .sit (Mac/Linux) It's a purchased ebook... you can find out
more here...
http://www.InternetSuccessBlueprint.com

- Please give a short description of your Ebook.

According to my customers, my ebook is one of the best resources
for people wanting to start making money online and work from
home on a shoestring budget. At just $27, I'm told it's phenomenal
value for money. :-)

- Are you a full time writer, or do you have a "day" job?

I'm 100% online selling four digital products through a network
of 3,000 affiliates.

- Why did you choose E-Publishing, and not traditional publishing?

I have an aversion to the "dirt world". I don't want to make physical
goods, package physical goods or ship physical goods. Doing that costs
a lot of money...whereas online pubishing has none of those disadvantages!

- Do you belong to any writer's groups?

No.

- How long have you been writing? What got you started?

I've been writing my online newsletter (InternetSuccessNewsletter.com)
since 1997, but I enjoyed studying English at school, and did it as one of
three "advanced" subjects from 16 to 18...before I started my university
degree.

- Tell us about where you got the idea for your Ebook.

I discovered a way to sell infoproducts (ebooks) online with no setup
fees or monthly fees.

I decided to write a report on how I did it, and sell it... to prove it
was possible.

- What is, in your opinion, the best way to promote an Ebook on
the Internet?

Through joint ventures with other publishers. If you know a publisher
who has a responsive list of customers, you can make thousands of
dollars of sales in days...

- Do you use any tools to make Ebook creation or publishing easier?

I usually offer my products as PDF file (Adobe Acrobat file type)
because they can be read on any machine. You can create small
PDF files for free at: http://createpdf.adobe.com

If you want to create big files, you'll need to buy Adobe Acrobat...
which is how I create PDF files from Microsoft Word documents.
- Do you think an Ebook needs its own web site? And why?

There's no reason why each ebook must have its own site... you can
sell ebooks from several different pages on one site.

The only reason to dedicate a site to an individual ebook is that you
can create several pages around the topic of the ebook, and they
should rank highly in the search engines.

- Do you have a word of wisdom for aspiring writers?

Try to read your words from your *readers* point of view. Is your
book easy to read? Do you impress yourself (and annoy your readers)
with complicated terminology? What are they trying to get from your
writing?

Keep everything simple and easy to understand, after all, the web
is international. Also, don't try to proofread your own work... you
won't see the errors... ask a friend to check it, and read it aloud.

- What was the most important thing you learned since you
started publishing Ebooks?

How important it is to over-deliver. People expect a lot from ebooks
they purchase because so many are given away for free. Make sure
you exceed their expectations and they'll be more interested in
buying your next product :-)

- Anything else you'd like to share?

Not really, Dirk. I would just say, if you're into making money online,
keep all your products digital, start an associate program which pays
out 50%, and network... for example, post questions and answer
others at my Forum... http://www.InternetSuccessForum.com

... and enjoy what you do, or do something else! :-)




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