by David Hallum of MBN Interactive Publishing
Want to make sure people will trust you and download your “.exe” formatted ebooks? Then have it reviewed by a trusted and reliable source.
I had my ebook reviewed by ZDNet, they are one of the largest software distribution sites on the net.
Go to their Cnet site to see for yourself.
While my ebook is in “*.zip” format it still has to be unzipped and the reader has to double-click on an “*.exe” file to install it.
I can remember when I published the first version of my ebook, and this guy sent me an email and said, “I really want to download your ebook but how do I know that it is virus free.” All I could say was “Trust me” others have downloaded my ebook and have said how great it is. He emailed me back and said, “I don’t know you that well, send me some proof that your ebook is virus free.”
Well I had to find a way to ease people fears and this source had to be totally independent and could be trusted to tell the truth about software programs, and ebooks.
One day while I was searching for a graphics program on ZDNet’s site, I noticed a link to upload my files to. They mentioned how they scanned all programs uploaded to them for viruses.
So I uploaded my ebook to them and they listed it on their “Hot Files” site. But then I noticed that there was these red letters “NR” next to the listing. I wondered what did these letters stand for, so I click on them and it took me a page that explained that the “NR” stood for “Not Reviewed” and/or “Not Rated” Also on this page was instructions on how to submit your programs or ebooks in my case for review.
I did, and got a four star rating. This is their second highest. A five star rating is their highest. At the time I wrote this article my ebook had been downloaded 1,765 times from their site alone. And my ebook is listed on over 30 other sites. I stoped counting at 30, but the one thing that I do know is that the guy that had emailed me about his fear of downloading my ebook, now has my ebook on his site listed for downloading. Plus he installed it on his computer.
So have a trusted source review your ebook because it is easier for people to download your “*.exe” formatted ebook if a reliable and trusted source has checked it for bugs, worms or whatever and they give it a clean bill of health…Than it is for people to have you say to them “Trust me it’s all good”
Get the picture? Great! I knew you would…
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