6 Sell E Books Success Stories [2024]

Updated: December 11th, 2023
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An e-book business involves selling digital books online.

To start such a business, you would need to have a website or an online platform like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing or Smashwords, where you can list and sell your e-books.

To sell e-books, you need to decide on the type of content and set up your listings. This involves creating a cover, writing a description, and selecting categories and keywords.

Promoting your e-books is another important aspect of running an e-book business. You can use social media and online marketing strategies to reach your target audience.

Offering promotions and discounts can also help you encourage sales and attract new customers.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a sell e-books:

1. AllAuthor ($180K/year)

Naveen Joshi and his brother Mady noticed that self-published authors were struggling to market their books due to lack of time and technical knowledge. They created AllAuthor as a book promotion platform with a subscription model that provides self-help tools and features to simplify book marketing. They started with a $15,000 loan, and through close collaboration with authors and constant feedback loops, they built a loyal customer base and achieved a retention rate of 80-85%.

How much they make: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $20K
Current team size: 8

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How We Created A $15K/Month Book Discovery Platform

AllAuthor is a book promotion platform that helps self-published authors to market their books, offering a cost-effective subscription model with free and paid membership options, generating $20,000 in revenue with a retention rate of 80-85% amongst its 13,500 authors from developed countries.

About
Naveen started AllAuthor over 7 years ago
Revenue
Naveen grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Naveen $20000 to start the business
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Learn more about starting a sell e-books:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a sell e-books?
-> Pros and cons of a sell e-books

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established sell e-books

Other resources

4. IDplr.com

World's largest, up-to-date PLR membership with over 12,500 MRR & PLR products; ebooks, software, videos, templates, graphics, tutorials and articles with resell, master resale and private label rights licenses. 100,000 Members Since 2008 can't be wrong!

Website traffic: 380K/month

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5. InDigitalWorks

World's largest PLR membership with over 12,590 digital PLR products; ebooks, videos, software, articles, templates, articles and graphics with resell, master resale and private label rights.

Where they're located: Buffalo, New York, USA
Website traffic: 130K/month

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6. AllAuthor

The AllAuthor group is working nonstop to make a stage for pursuers to track down their number one writers, find new books, become acquainted with new writers, discover free books and many limited book bargains.

How much they make: $180K/year
Where they're located: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
How much did it cost to start: $20K
Current team size: 8
Website traffic: 90K/month

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How We Created A $15K/Month Book Discovery Platform

AllAuthor is a book promotion platform that helps self-published authors to market their books, offering a cost-effective subscription model with free and paid membership options, generating $20,000 in revenue with a retention rate of 80-85% amongst its 13,500 authors from developed countries.

About
Naveen started AllAuthor over 7 years ago
Revenue
Naveen grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Naveen $20000 to start the business
Read by 4,173 founders