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Need tips for writing an e-courseViews: 367
Jul 11, 2006 6:19 pm re: Need tips for writing an e-course

Shari Thomas
Hi Barb,

A few years back, I wrote an e-book that was a "how-to" for customizing a dedicated search engine. At the time, I was working for them as their primary customer service rep.

I know this is a lot different from parenting, as I had a framework to work from... I simply provided a simple explanation of each screen and a direct interpretation of the help files... (written by the program creator).

Before I put a price tag on the book, I asked the membership what they thought would be a fair price, and used their responses as a guideline.

The responses ranged from "I don't believe you should charge anything... The program owner should pay you big bucks and then give it away." to... WOW! I'd give an arm and a leg for this book.

In the end, I settled at $29.95 as that was the "going price" for e-books of it's kind. It contained information that was not readily available and cut many hours off the learning curve for that program.

We (my partner and I) successfully sold over 400 e-books. In fact, I just sold one the other day.

Bottom line, don't be afraid to ask the folks who want you to write what they're willing to pay. Also ask what they want to know... that way you can better target your information.

Hope this has helped.
Shari Thomas
Professional web copywriter and e-book author
http://askshari.com/index.php

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