This is one of the most frequent questions that I get as an affiliate marketing mentor, “How to make an ebook?” Everyone is certain that in order to make an ebook you must purchase some expensive program and have some extensive programming knowledge. I am going to show you in this article that this is simply not the case! Stick with me, and I’ll show you how to easily create gorgeous ebooks with a few clicks and super cheap, too! (I’ve got a bargain for you that I will share here!).
Let’s start at the beginning…
Let me introduce you to !!!
When I get done showing you this amazing program, you are going to be as in love with it as I am. I mean that.
When I was introduced to the Designrr program from a fellow marketer who discovered it, I was floored.
I’ll be honest, I really couldn’t believe it would be as easy as they said for a lifetime price of only $27 one-time. No way!
Thankfully, it really was as great as the marketing said it was. I have made several beautiful Ebooks (about 15 in total so far), and I’m offering you one at the bottom of this article so you can see it!
1. Choose your source
DESIGNRR WORKS WITH MOST MEDIA
Import written content from:
- blogs and websites
- social content from Facebook pages
- audio, video and youtube files (these get transcribed authomatically in minutes)
- PDF ebooks and white papers to re-vamp or turn into a flipbook
Do you have your own website? Are you creating content for your site? If so, you can use your own url to use for your book. If not, you can use any url for your book.
What do I mean? What I mean is that you can create a beautiful ebook by literally transferring any article to the pages of your book with a click of a button!
2. Review your draft
CORRECT TYPOS, ADD SCREENSHOTS AND BLOCKQUOTES
- revise your draft content in an editor deisgned for writers and editors
- customize your transcript, adding speaker names, video screenshots, block quotes and highlights
- save your draft for later or export
Your ebook can be totally customized. Every word, every picture. You can add multiple urls and media sources. Use two pages of your blog and add a Youtube transcript! You can delete, add or edit every part of your ebook. It really is so cool!
3. Publish your ebook
The PDF, ebook or blog post is also stored in your account so you can access it anytime and download it to your machine.
- publish to any website, Kindle, ePub, PDF or Flipbook
4. Designrr hosts your ebook
You will be given free hosting for all your ebooks right in your account on the Designrr platform. It’s wonderful! I’m still in awe that they have given us a special offer of only $27 one-time for lifetime access! That’s unbelievable.
(Only through my link below, though. Otherwise, there is a monthly fee.)
Ok, so let's go
I’m going to create an ebook and capture it all right here for you, so you can view the process step-by-step as I go through how to make an ebook:
Step 1 - Get Designrr
Go ahead and sign up for your Designrr program. Here’s the thing, if you use this link, you will have lifetime access to the program, no monthly fees, no hosting fees for your books, just a one-time charge of $27 – that’s it!
Step 2 - Create a new project
Once you log into your new account, at the top you’ll see a button that says, “Create a New Project.” Click on that button:
In this example, we’re going to use a URL as our source for the ebook. You can import from other media, such as a word document, a pdf document, a Youtube transcript, etc. However, I am going to use a blog post of mine as the source for my ebook here:
You’re going to choose a name for your Ebook. In my examle, I’m using the same title as the title of my article, How to Get Traffic with Pinterest! If you’d like to view the article, you can view it here: HOW TO GET TRAFFIC WITH PINTEREST!
The program will then prompt you for the URL that you want to use for your Ebook. Therefore, in our example, I go over to the blog post, and I copy the URL from it:
Paste the url where indicated and click the “Import” button:
Step 3 - Choose your template
There are 2-column templates, standard single templates, etc. which you choose first along with the size of your Ebook. Then the program will pull up your options. Templates have different fonts and colors, etc. I chose a standard format letter size:
I chose the Marketing template, which I thought was perfect. The cover is customizable also, but I decided to keep it as is.
Step 4 - Save your project as Draft
Name your draft. I chose the same name as my Ebook:
You can edit the ebook inside the draft editor, super easy. What I do is check my links and make sure they are all in place properly. I also edit because sometimes inside my blog posts I use the words, “this website,” which would not make sense in an ebook, so I need to change them. You can open up the draft to full screen and then click next when you’re done:
Step 5 - Now it's time to review your Ebook
As you can see, there are also edit functions within the Ebook formatter!
Step 6 - Publish your Ebook
Once you have your Ebook exactly the way you want it, you simply click on the Publish button at the bottom:
You’ll choose PDF, put in your Author and a brief description. Then click on the Export button:
Designrr will generate your pdf:
Step 7 - Copy your ebook link
Your ebook is hosted by Designrr. Once you click the export button, you’ll be taken directly to your ebook. You’ll want to grab your url at the top. (It’s a long one, so you’re going to want to shorten it up with a Pretty Link, but don’t worry, I’m going to go over that with you next.)
Step 8 - Add it to your spreadsheet
If you’ve been following this website for any time, you know that I’m big on keeping track of what you’re doing. As with any business, record-keeping is critical! I keep track of every post I make, all the links, etc. My ebooks are no different. I keep track of each ebook I create, the link and pretty link, and the blog post url where I place the ebook link.
Step 9 - Create your Pretty Link
Head over to your WordPress Dashboard. You’re going to want to download a Plugin called “Pretty Links.” Once you download and active your new plugin (it’s free), go to the Pretty Links on the left of your dashboard:
Click on “Add Pretty Link” at the top:
Paste your ebook URL into the Target URL area. Name your link. In this example, I named it Pinterest-Traffic. You can name it anything you like that hasn’t been taken. Give it a title and add any notes. Click “Create” when you’re done!
Now you have a nice link for your ebook! As you can see, the Pretty Link is much easier than the actual ebook link! Next, copy the new Pretty Link:
Step 10 - Go to your spreadsheet and paste in your Pretty Link
Step 11 - Next create your ebook cover
This free program will let you create an ebook cover for your new ebook absolutely free! (I love free, don’t you?)
Here’s the link to the DIY Book Design website: https://diybookcovers.com
In order to begin, you’ll need to take a screenshot of your book cover. What I do is reduce the size down on my screen and then use a program called “Snagit” (another free program – yay!). Save the screen capture on your computer.
Your first step in the DIY Book Design program is to choose what type of cover you want. Don’t worry, you can go back and do as many as you like so grab your favorite one. I’ve indicated the one I like with an arrow:
You’ll click Next once you choose the style. Now, in step 2 you want to click Browse and select the screenshot of your book cover that you saved on your computer.
Click the Upload button and then click “Next.”
It will download the files to the bottom of your computer.
Right click on the download and choose “show in folder” which will open the downloads folder. Right click on your file (which will be highlighted blue) and rename it.
As always, I like to keep everything organized, so what I do is keep my book covers inside a folder in my Ebooks file on my computer:
How to make your own ebook
I hope you got value from this article and discovered how super easy it is to create an amazing ebook for your marketing!
If you have any questions about the product or about the process of creating an ebook, I will do my best to answer your questions or get more information for you. You can leave me a message here, or feel free to email me personally at Babs Wagner@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com.
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