Monday, 4 June 2012

E Books

How not to sell E Books on Ebay
Over the New Year I spent over £15 on ebay and bought over 25,000 ebooks. Surprised? Don’t be. We did it on purpose. Most of these ebook packages are a complete waste of space and I mean that with conviction – they will sit on your hard drive, never be read, and just eat your hard drive space. Why do we say this?

Well, take a look through the ebay auctions and you will see hundreds of ebooks ranging from just 50p each to several pounds. Then you will get collections of e books advertised at £6 for 10,000 ebooks for example. Too good to be true you ask? The answer is yes, it is. In essence they are the biggest pile of poop you are ever likely to set eyes on.

Out of 25,000 ebooks we ended up with a handful that we were even prepared to give away. That’s it, you heard right – give away. We would be embarrassed to charge you anything for most of them. Can you believe we downloaded 450MB of junk?

It took two of us a whole two days to go through all the items. One package of ebooks being sold consisted of hundreds of pages of text documents with each text document being claimed as an ebook. Sorry, but a page is not a book. A long text document is also not a book. On top of that it was an all American collection of bits and pieces, of which most, had little or no relevance to the UK at all. Not convinced? Find out the hard way then and go and buy lots of ebooks. It’s no skin off our nose – been there, done that – got the T Shirt.

So, what did we do with these thousands of ebooks that we whittled down to a few decent packages and useful information? We stuck them all on a website and give most of them away for free. Not all of them. Some insist on minimum prices or have resell rights that do not allow free distribution. These tend of course to be the better and more genuine articles.

One other thing. If you want hundreds of thousands of ebooks on marketing, ezines and advice on how to become a millionaire then go ahead and order collective ebook packages. You might have read them all by the end of the year and then wondered why all these people are so full of ideas and ways to make you rich when in reality wouldn’t they want to keep their ideas secret and just get on with earning money and becoming millionaires? Call me selfish but I am darned if I would want to tell you the golden formula….

And what else? Within all those packages you will find books that don’t open or don’t work. The links within them don’t work. They were written years ago and the millionaire that wrote it has forgotten to pay his or her website fees. They made the ebook so that it could only be read online and then their site has gone. Well that was successful wasn’t it. Call me cynical, sarcastic, whatever.

Finally, there are some decent guys and girls out there. The odd ebook we collected here and there was pretty good. Some people are selling genuine products that are worth what you pay for them. Unfortunately, most are not. Anyway, sorry to blow the gaff on it all by placing this advert on ebay.

Now how can I get back some of the money I spent on that rubbish, but at the same time give you a good deal too? Well, you can pay me £2.50 by PayPal. I will send you the link of the website and you can browse the freebies and then look back on ebay and see how much you have saved. By the way, if you want 25,000 + packages of junk that can be arranged. Just email me. I wouldn’t be doing you any favours.

You are paying for information: You will be sent the details of a website where many of the ebooks you see on here are being given away free or for a low price. All you have to do is download them.

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