What is an eBook?
You’d find these words if you looked eBook up in the dictionary:
- A book that has been converted to digital format or compiled for display on a handheld device or computer screen.
It’s very simple. An electronic book, an eBook.
But here’s the thing: If an eBook is simply a book in a digital form that, technically, qualifies many things that aren’t actually eBooks. This doesn’t define what makes an ebook an eBook. What does it mean?
Let’s look at some characteristics of eBooks to get a better idea of what they are.
Characteristics of an eBook
eBooks can be read on any digital device, including a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Consider other files that can also be read on digital devices (e.g. Word documents, eBooks are distinguished by specific characteristics.
eBooks should not be editable
An eBook should have one distinct characteristic: it must not be editable. An eBook should be made in a format that prevents editing. Because thousands of people have access to the eBook on digital devices, they could change any content without author permission. Text cannot be altered in any way to make it an eBook.
eBooks can be reflowable, with an exception
Another important feature is that true eBooks must be reflowable. This means that the eBook will fit on any screen regardless of how large it is. Text will still be formatted with line breaks, and chapters and images will adjust to the dimensions of the device.
However, PDFs are an exception. Because PDFs cannot be edited but are not reflowable they don’t technically qualify as eBooks. However, PDFs are widely used eBook formats and have been “unofficially” made available to businesses by PDF downloads.
We are pleased to offer you a free e-book entitled Starting Your Online Retail Niche with Drop Shipping.
Our Drop Ship List Directory team wrote this book. This e-book was created by our Drop Ship List Directory team to help you set up your online business with drop shipping. You can download the e-book for free and read it. If you would like to share the e-book and help others start an online store or learn more about drop shipping, feel free to do so.
Most free e-books today contain little useful information. This is because the author’s hidden agenda aims to convince you to purchase their products. The free e-book they offer is nothing but a collection of sales pitches and very little useful information. Many of these “free” e-books on online retailing were read by our team. Our team quickly realized that we knew very little about the topics they covered after reading many of these ebooks. This was true even for e-books that we had purchased . Many customers have experienced the same problem. Our team wrote this book out of sheer frustration. This book covers many topics you’ll need to know as you start your online store.
Your time is precious, folks. Don’t waste your time reading a bogus sales pitch disguised by an e-book. This e-book is for those who are just starting to learn about e-tailing. Drop shipping, ecommerce and niche marketing. Remember that the leaders are the readers.
Drop Ship List Directory Team
Here are some examples of topics:
Table of Contents
About the AuthorForeword
This Book’s Goal
The Times are changing
What have we learned?
The BONUS CHAPTER Chapter 7
Chapter 1. Chapter 1.
A Marketing Plan is Essential
How to Start an Online Retail Business
Quick Marketing Plan
Do you want to incorporate?
Avoiding personal liability
What type of corporation do I need?
Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 2. Understanding Your Online Niche
Understanding Your Online Niche
What is a niche?
The Power of Niche!
Getting Your Retail Niche Online
Check Out Some Market Trends
You can only find it here …)
The dreaded Shop-and-Savers
Chapter 3. Getting Your Retail Business Online
Set up your online shop
Looking for a Merchant Account?
Monthly Minimum Fee
The Virtual Terminal
Get your own toll-free number
Advertisement via Pay Per Click
Product Planning and Product Sourcing
What is wholesale drop shipping?
How do I find a wholesale drop-shipper
Trade Show Searches
Quick Lessons For Success
1. Minimum Orders
3. Membership Fees
How to spot a genuine drop shipper
How to get in touch with a drop shipper
How to get a Federal Tax ID (or EIN)
Photos of the product
Descriptions of the products
High Quality Product
Stock Issues Out
Reduce Shipping Fees
About this Chapter
Order a Show Brochure
Examine the products
What are the questions you should ask?
What are their questions?
Chapter 6. Profit Tips
Profit Margin (The Good and The Bad, The Broke)
Here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts (80.0/20).
What myths surround brand names?
Paralysis of Press Releases
How can I avoid the brand name myth?
Get the Book Here