Monthly Archives: September 2013

How To Find Booklet Ideas And Easily Create Booklets And Books

Yesterday, while waiting for a prescription to be filled, I strolled over to the book section at my local Rite Aid to browse the titles they had on the self.  Whenever I’ve got a few minutes to kill and I’m anywhere near books, they attract me like a magnet!

I can’t say the same, however, for ebooks.  Though I could read on my phone, I prefer the printed edition.  It’s simple as opposed to technological.  I don’t have to push any buttons or worry about my battery going dead, or worse – my screen suddenly going dark! – in the middle reading something good.

On this particular day there wasn’t much to pique my interest.  I picked up a book that I had seen advertised on TV.  Maybe you’ve seen it too.  It had thousands of simple solutions to everyday problems.  The solutions were items found around the average household.

While the title of this book didn’t particularly interest me, when I looked at the table of contents a light bulb went off!  Every chapter of this book would make a great booklet!  Each chapter could have easily stood alone as it’s own publication.

I thumbed through the pages a bit, looking at chapter after chapter.  Each chapter had short, numbered blurbs – about a paragraph in length – to describe each solution.  The problem was presented as a simple headline next to the number, with the solution underneath.

It was such a simple book – straight to the point without any fluff – just the way a booklet should be.

What does this mean?  It means that you can find ideas for booklets anywhere, and that if you have enough booklets created you can combine them to make a full length book.  Why do it the hard way – taking a long time to write and edit and get published when you can make money as you go?

If you are looking for that next booklet idea keep your eyes open.  It’s out there!  You never know what will spark an idea!

And if you have authored several booklet titles, consider combining them to create a new product!

And, this works in reverse too!  If you have a book but no booklet, consider whether your chapters might each be able to stand alone and create booklets from the ones that can!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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Information on Booklets and Marketing

Just want to drop you a quick note because so many of you have written to me asking for more information on booklets and marketing.  I hear you!  I’m working on it and I will have something for you soon!

Kim Hillman

Get Kim’s E-book – “Publish Outside The Box” here.

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The Most Powerful Reason For Writing Booklets And Starting A Business (hint: it’s not about the money!)

If you write for the sake of writing you have a hobby.  If you write for money you have a business.  You might still enjoy writing while you make money with it, but you can’t have a business without an income.  A business without income either reverts to being a hobby or it folds up completely.

Are you with me so far?  Good!  Now I want to take it a step further – beyond the money.  You see, while money is the only reason to create a business, it isn’t the end of the road.  Money in and of itself is meaningless.  Imagine you had piles and piles of money, but no way to use it and nobody to share it with.  It wouldn’t mean a thing.  By itself – without a purpose – money is meaningless.  

Of course you want to use money to pay your bills and take care of your own needs.  But once that is done, what’s next?  What further purpose can the money you make serve?  Perhaps you have a child or grandchild you would like to help with college expenses, or maybe you would like to help a family member who is going through a rough time financially.  Maybe you have a favorite charity you would like to donate to, or maybe you would like to be able to set some money aside to help others when the need arises.

A business’ purpose is to make money, and money’s purpose is to help the business owner and those the business owner wishes to help.  It’s a truly wonderful thing, and I wanted to clarify it here because I’ve always said the only reason to go into business – to start your booklet adventure – is to make money.  But that money is only the beginning.  Not only can you better your life, you can better the lives of those you love.  And that’s really the best part, isn’t it?  Being able to help the ones you love.  Nothing compares to that.  It’s what makes the adventure so worthwhile.  It’s the most powerful reason for starting your booklet adventure in the first place.

On it’s own the booklet adventure is fun and exciting.  But, it’s the ability to help others that adds the real meaning to it – the opportunity to invest in something that goes beyond ourselves.

And this is why I love doing what I do.  I consider myself so very fortunate to be able to help my loved ones, and give to others.  But, beyond that, I get to help you and all of my readers do the very same thing!  And then there are the booklets – each one that my readers publish goes out into the world and helps someone.  It’s the money that allows us to do this – to keep it going so we can keep on giving.

And so it is that I say…..

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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How To Easily Publish An Ebook Without A Website

Hello again!

Today I want to share with you an incredible opportunity for you to publish your ebook or ebooklet.

As you may know, I recently published an ebook “Publish Outside The Box.”  I tried a new platform for this ebook – one that didn’t require a website – and it’s working beautifully.  In fact, I was so excited about it I decided to become an affiliate of the company – something I don’t do unless I use the product or service myself and am comfortable recommending it.

The company is called Zaxaa, and you can open an account and upload your ebook for free.  When you make a sale, Zaxaa will extract a small fee of either 2.7% or .25 cents, whichever is greater depending upon the sale price of your item.  So, it’s free to join and add your ebook, and nothing is paid until you make a sale.

And, you don’t have to stick to ebooks!  You can add other products to Zaxaa too – such as videos, mp3’s, printed books and related materials, and cd’s.

Already have a website?  You can still use Zaxaa.  Why would you want to do this?  Because you have the option of:

A)  adding affiliates with Zaxaa – a sales force to help you sell your product.  It’s an option, not a requirement.

B)  You can publish your ebook on Zaxaa’s marketplace so others can find it.  Think of it as another method for marketing your ebook.  It’s good to have as many ways to get the word out as you can!

C)  Zaxaa will send people to your website when they click on it to view it.  This gives your website more traffic – traffic that is highly interested in your products.

Sound interesting?  I thought it might!  Click here to check it out.  This is my affiliate link, and if you decide to publish on Zaxaa you can get an affiliate link too!

Let me know what you think!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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