Sunday nights are double-dose guest blog posts and the first of tonight’s duo, on competitions, has already gone live. Tonight’s second guest blog post, on the topic of mini eBooks, is brought to you by Absolute Love Publishing founder Caroline A. Shearer.
Hello Fellow Writers!
I’d like to share with you a little bit about one of my favorite forms of publishing, the min-e-book™. A min-e-book™ is a shorter style e-book designed for a quick read. In the past, whenever I read nonfiction, I found myself wanting it to be more succinct. I began publishing my own shorter style e-books, and eventually thought up the name min-e-book™, a mini e-book.
I wanted to provide my readers with as much information as possible in a simple, brief format so that they could immediately begin implementing the concepts in their lives. The min-e-books™ I have published so far are part of my “Raise Your Vibration” series. “Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life” and “Raise Your Financial Vibration: Tips and Tools to Embrace Your Infinite Spiritual Abundance” both offer readers advice on how they can utilize New Thought techniques to lead healthier, wealthier, higher vibrating existences. The shorter format of the books allows me to write in a clear and direct way with honest, simple language. Readers are generally able to finish a min-e-book™ in under an hour. This works out well because the quicker they finish reading, the sooner they are able to get started on improving their lives!
My personal experience with the min-e-book™ format has been successful, but it can certainly work in other genres as well. Technology has blessed us with the convenience of being able to read just about anything from anywhere on the planet. People are reading books “on the go” all the time. Commuting to work on the subway, waiting to catch a flight, sitting outside the doctor’s office. These are all places we could always read, of course, but our selections were limited to how far we cared to lug our books. Today, with the right device or app, readers have the power to purchase a book from anywhere. And with the influx of self-published authors on the market, their options are ever-expanding.
The min-e-book™ is perfect for the browsing reader. It is a smaller commitment because it carries a lower price tag ($2.99). He or she might not want to shell out $10 or $12 for a novel that may not end up fitting into a busy schedule, but acquiring something that can be read in the time it takes to get to work, for under $3? It’s hard to go wrong. By this logic, a min-e-book™ is quite appealing to the impulsive book buyer.
A min-e-book™ is also a great outlet for people who do not normally consider themselves “writers.” I highly recommend entrepreneurs, or anyone interested in gaining credibility as an expert in their field, to consider publishing one. At around 15,000 words, a min-e-book™ does not require a large investment of time. Also, since it is only available electronically, there is no need to wait for copies to be printed, and so it is practically ready upon completion. Just upload it and you’re done!
I have personally published a book in three days by using this format. “Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life” is a perpetual bestseller on Amazon. It has steadily climbed the charts since the day it was published with very little marketing behind it. It is truly wonderful what we writers are able to accomplish these days.
For more information please visit www.min-e-book.com.
What a good idea, thank you, Caroline.
Caroline A. Shearer is the founder of Absolute Love Publishing, which was born out of a mission to create and publish projects promoting goodness in the world. Known as a fresh, distinctive, spiritual voice, Caroline’s visionary leadership is uplifting, gently blending love and inspiration. She is regularly featured as a luminary in print, broadcast, and online media, offering guidance and sharing positive stories of her personal spiritual journey toward a more abundant, joyful, and light-filled life. Intuitively guided, Caroline has a remarkable ability to unite others along a path of progressing and celebrating the experience of humanity.
A bestselling author, Caroline’s popular books include, “Dead End Date,” the first book in the Adventures of a Lightworker metaphysical mystery series; “Love Like God: Embracing Unconditional Love;” “Love Like God Companion;” “Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life,” a min-e-book™; “Women Will Save the World;” and “Raise Your Financial Vibration: Tips and Tools to Embrace Your Infinite Spiritual Abundance,” a min-e-book™. In addition to her own projects, she founded Spirited Press, an assisted self-publishing imprint that operates under the umbrella of Absolute Love Publishing. Spirited Press supports authors in sharing their own messages with the world.
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