Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ))

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have launched 3.  Two are paid and 1 is free.  I have not made that much money on them yet.

I would refer you to Smartpassiveincome.com where you can get Pat Flynn's ebooks the smart way.  It's free.

I haven't had a lot of time to do more with it/test it as I've been super busy w/ my business.  I also wrote a couple of blog posts about this on here.

Sep 08, 2016 08:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,557,997
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debbie Gartner has published an e-book.  As far as income -- she will have to answer that portion of the question.  

Sep 08, 2016 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,178
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my award winning author of choice is none other than Mimi Foster ...I just bought and now have in hand three of her books.... check her out on Amazon....

Sep 09, 2016 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,741
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is a rewarding experience and anyone who has something to share should. Earning money? Oprah's show will give you instant success & returns. Everyone else has to work hard marketing etc. to launch... which takes time

Sep 08, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,533,163
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Mimi Foster is a published author, but in print, but she has offered me great advice in the recent past, you might ask her too.

Sep 08, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,524
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My daughter in law has published 3 children's books and a cook book and published it on Amazon. Not very lucrative but...

Sep 08, 2016 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ) connect with Debbie Gartner , Melissa Zavala - few names I can remember immediately.

Sep 08, 2016 03:23 PM
Ambassador
6,362,764
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Melissa Zavala and Mimi Foster both have some traditional publishing experience. and Debbie Gartner has published at least 1 ebook.

Sep 09, 2016 03:18 AM
Ambassador
3,340,605
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Debbie Gartner comes to mind and Mimi Foster is a published author and has many e-books. That said, sex sells .... likely far to be made off an e-book regarding real estate.

Sep 09, 2016 12:48 AM
Rainmaker
987,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I made one years ago - didn't make much off it though

Sep 08, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,980,178
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thanks Debbie Gartner for clarifying about an e-book.

Sep 08, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,840,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Melissa Zavala

Sep 08, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
909,328
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most people I know that created e-books, didn't create them to make money from the sale of the book. They were usually free downloads, or a small fee under $5.00. The e-books were mostly a way of building their customer/email lists.

Sep 08, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
7,799,084
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your decisions.

Sep 08, 2016 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,716
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I am sure, some members did. I know for sure that @Debbie Gartner is making some money.

Sep 08, 2016 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
898,368
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They are probably mostly promotional, so the benefits might come from publicity.

Sep 09, 2016 06:14 AM
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3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Shanna, a wise person once told me that you don't write a book to sell books. You write it to sell houses!  Good luck with it!

Sep 09, 2016 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,368
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Debbie Gartner is your go-to expert on this!

Sep 09, 2016 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If you are writing a book to make $$$ you hsve probably wasted a lot of time & energy.

If you want bragging rights as a Published author go for it!!

Sep 09, 2016 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ) lulu.com is a popular self-publishing free site. It may help you get started.

Sep 09, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wish you good luck.  Unfortunately, I can't help you with this.

Sep 09, 2016 12:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Shanna,

You have to be writing something really interesting to make money.  We have edited several author's books some who have been published in hardcover, and it took a lot of marketing to get them on the best seller list, and getting friends to buy a lot of books.  The income is negligible even then.  The best sellers are mystery and crime books (fiction).  A

Sep 09, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many people make money on ebooks.  However, very few people make very much money on ebooks or hardcopy books.  It is a very tough industry.  The other day, someone I know, told me he makes less than $21 / month with approximately 41 books on the market.

Sep 09, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainer
232,019
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I know a few that have but not made much on them

Sep 08, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,159
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I would agree that Smart Passive Income is a good website. There are also come good facebook groups that you might want to join about self-publishing. 

Sep 08, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debbie Gartner nailed this one!

Sep 08, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Debbie .

Sep 08, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,866
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know of people who've published, but can't say I really know anyone who's made money.

Sep 08, 2016 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,908,194
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Go for it,  I think you will be great at it.

Sep 10, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,187,490
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Some really great ideas here. I need to do more research on some of these recommendations.

Sep 09, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I know of no one

Sep 09, 2016 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Sorry, I don't know anyone.

Sep 09, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have a couple of Realtor friends that have published ebooks and made just a little on them. So much information on the Internet is free that unless it is a dynamic topic you will not get rich.

Sep 09, 2016 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think this is a good venture to try. I've thought about it. Let us know how it works out for you. 

Sep 09, 2016 12:00 PM