May 14, 2010
One of the biggest “get rich” systems involves buying and redistributing (selling) PLR eBooks. This can be something that is a good supplement to what you are already doing, but can you make your first million off this prospect? Let’s have a look at some of the methods and applications from PLR eBooks and let you decide.
There are basically two types of PLR eBooks; complete books and self-made ones. With complete books these are PLR eBooks that have already been written in their entirety and are ready (in varying degrees) for sale. All the owner has to do is slap their name on the book and change a few links and they can call mom and tell her they are a published author (sort of). Self-made eBooks are eBooks made either “by hand” or through the use of some specialized software. They take multiple PLR articles and combine them into an eBook. If you have the rights to do so, you can alter these articles and make them flow a bit better. No software yet can take boring or very general material and spruce it up better than a human writer. Of course there is a third method for obtaining an eBook on a particular; hire a ghostwriter. The average going rate can be between $15-30 per page. We’ll rule out this option for now and just stick with PLR eBooks.
With PLR eBooks that are already written one has to look at resell rights and observe the letter, if not the spirit of the agreement. Can you alter them? To what extent can you alter them? Premade PLR eBooks can be a little dicey sometimes as often they are someone else’s self-made eBook being marketed from PLR articles someone else purchased. Like cooking sometimes people will enjoy the fare and sometimes they won’t, but the cook always likes their own cooking. Beware, premade PLR books might or might not fit your needs, but you most likely will not know until you have bought the resell rights. Generally it is only then that you actually get to see the work in its entirety. This is where buying from a provider you know and trust comes in.
Making your own PLR eBook has the benefit of being put together using material you already own and (hopefully) like. Be careful when it comes to what you throw in. There are lots of eBook made up of rewritten PLR material thrown together by the author and “bound” into eBook format. You might get away with this or you might not. Really it just depends on the customer base you have. If you decide to go this route make sure that the material you use (the stuff you rewrote and are putting in your book) is no longer available on the internet.
Strong evidence indicates that if one does make their own eBook they should consider rewriting all the material. The law of averages states that if you buy the rights to sell an existing eBook, you most likely will have to do some rewriting as well. If you are not a writer, or too busy to write an entire eBook there is the option of hiring that ghost writer mentioned earlier and having them give it a quick (and much cheaper) run through.
Whatever course of action you take with an eBook, keep it original. Originality, be that in verve or information will make sure you stand out from the crowd and build a customer base. The last piece of advice is simple; realize that if you don’t want to take the time to make sure it is properly written, no one else will want to take the time to read it.
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