Whenever we write an eBook, the biggest challenge is to sell it. Today I am going to tell you how to sell eBook.
You must have seen, many digital marketers and bloggers are selling eBooks. As the digital world continues to grow, the use of digital resources is also increasing. The eBook is also one of them. Today the craze of eBooks has flooded.
More bloggers are adding themselves to the list of authors through eBooks. If you too are blogging or are thinking of writing an eBook, then this article is exactly what you need.
Writing an eBook might be easy for you, but not the selling part. Even today eBooks are not as reliable for the people as the paper books are. Majority of readers still prefer paper books.
When I wrote my first eBook, I too had a hard time selling it. Keeping this in mind, I have written this article for you, so that you can sell your eBook as quickly as possible.
Today we will learn about 5 ways to sell an eBook, which will prove to be very beneficial for you.
1 By Creating Your eBook Store
If you have more than one eBook, or are thinking of writing in the future, you can create your own eBook store.
The eBook store is an e-commerce website on which you can list and sell your eBooks. By creating your own store, you do not have to be dependent on others. Another big benefit is that you don’t need to pay any commission on the sale of your eBooks.
You can use either WordPress or Shopify for this. To set it up, all you need is a payment gateway with domain hosting.
You can see our eBook for more information.
2 Via landing pages
The craze of landing page is increasing nowadays. People use landing page to sell any product.
There can be two ways to make it. You can sell an eBook by creating a landing page on your blog or website. If you do not have a blog or website, you can use third-party tools.
Such as: instapage, GrooveFunnels, Unbounce etc. If you want to get free services, you can use any email marketing tools. You can also use mailchimp and converkit to create your landing page.
You have to write your copywriting before it becomes a landing page. This is a story that will prove to be very helpful in selling your eBook. To know how landing pages are designed, you can visit our landing page.
3 Through online platforms
This method is quite popular for selling eBooks. Online platform means where you sell the product by listing the place. These platforms are operated by big companies. Let’s know about some well-known companies.
- 1. Amazon: Who doesn’t know about it. Everyone of you must know it. Amazon Kindle has a service Amazon Kindle Direct Publish through which you can list and sell your eBooks.
- 2. Payhip: This is also a very popular eBook platform, where you can easily sell your eBooks. Especially when you are thinking of selling your eBook outside India. The way to pay Payhip is through Paypal only.
- 3. InstaMojo: If you are from India and are looking for an Indian platform, then there is no better option than Instamojo for you. Big bloggers from India are also using it to sell their products.
Apart from all this, there are many more platforms that can be used. Notably Blurb, Lulu, Tradebit, NOOK Press, Kobo Writing Life, Smashwords, Scribd, PayLoadz, E-junkie, Feiyr, Selz, Gumroad, Booktango, Clickbank, BookBaby.
The specialty of all these platforms is that you do not have to pay anything to build your store here. All these platforms allow you to create a store for free. But whenever any of your eBook is sold from their platform, they will keep some percentage of the sale as commission. You can visit their site to know which platform charges how much as commission. You can see how they are made by visiting our Digital Gabbar payhip store.
4 Via Social Media
Social media is also a great platform to sell an eBook. If you have a community or group, you can sell your eBooks much easily.
Apart from this, you can also sell your eBook by running an ad on social media platforms.
If you do not have a group or community or do not know how to run an ad campaign, you can take help from social media influencers.
They will charge you some money and promote your product as sponsored in their video or post. Which will give them money and you will get sales.
5 Email Marketing
If you do email marketing and you have an email list, you can also use it.
Email marketing is as effective today as it was before. You just have to target the right audience.
You can provide a payment link with your eBook information via email. Or you can also share the link of any online platform or store.
There are many more ways to sell an eBook. But I have told you some of the most preferred ways. I have used them personally. If you have not understood anything, then you can ask us in the comment box.
You can also share your eBook link or other way of selling with us.