An e-book is a digital book. You can read e-books on a computer or a handheld device. E-books are popular because you can get the book instantly and it is easier for travel. I like them because I can have multiple books at the same time. The hardest part is trying to market them. This website talks about five ways to sell e-books.
Just give it out for free: If you are a new author giving it away for a limited time is a great idea. Who doesn’t want a free book? This will allow you to test your book and have it spread word of mouth.
Price is important: Most e-books go for $0.99. This low price is a great way to get people to read your book. Darcie Chan said,”Readers are more willing to take a chance on a completely unknown author at that price point.”
Work with a blogger: You can promote your books on blogs. Getting mentioned on an e-book blog will help get you lots of downloads. E-book blogs have loyal followers and they will trust the blogger. It is worth paying the blog to promote your book.
Get paid reviews: Having reviews for your book will help sell it. Nobody wants to buy a book that has no reviews. There is websites that will review your book for a price. It is worth the money to have a review.
Get sponsored: Find a sponsor that connects to your target audience. Try to find a sponsor that will pay you upfront. Having that money early will help you with bills and give your sponsor advertising space. You can also work promotional events for your sponsor.
I will always prefer real books but e-books are nice for travel.