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

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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
3,241,080
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 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
4,870,128
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for 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
2,424,404
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
911,122
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

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
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

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
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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
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - 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
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

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
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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
3,764,048
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thanks Debbie Gartner for clarifying about an e-book.

Sep 08, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,505,317
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Melissa Zavala

Sep 08, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
729,900
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
5,264,498
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your decisions.

Sep 08, 2016 07:47 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • 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
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724,384
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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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - 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
1,211,064
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.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
1,206,672
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
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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
4,796,551
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
4,313,872
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
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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
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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
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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
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debbie Gartner nailed this one!

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

Debbie .

Sep 08, 2016 09:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill 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
3,066,373
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
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

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

Sep 09, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
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
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Sorry, I don't know anyone.

Sep 09, 2016 12:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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
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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