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Joshuab

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Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:18:21 PM »
Hey Everyone,

What do you think about offering a public domain book PDF that is old(obviously) but related to my niche as the optin signup hook?

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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 11:20:15 PM »
I think that's fine, but I would try to add some value to it-- maybe take the time to clean things up and provide it in Kindle and iBooks format with some additional (also public domain) images and a quick editing pass.
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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 01:02:23 AM »
Is a great idea.  Perhaps bundle several together.

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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 08:40:54 PM »
Hey Everyone,

What do you think about offering a public domain book PDF that is old(obviously) but related to my niche as the optin signup hook?

Joshuab

Thanks for asking that question, Joshuab! That's exactly what I was going to ask.
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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 05:33:25 PM »
You can license images cheap btw... I would not risk "public domain images".

http://www.bigstockphoto.com  ( I am an affiliate but this is not an affiliate link.)

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I would also say it depends on your audience.  If they are novices in your niche they probably don't know the book is public domain.  They probably don't realize they can get it anywhere and are grateful that you offered it.
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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 11:30:50 AM »
I think it's a good idea. I'd do your own 1-2 page introduction and make sure the end of the book has links back to your site.

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Re: Public Domain Book as E-mail optin incentive?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 10:52:55 PM »
It's also used as incentives with e-book purchases.  One book pack I bought one time came with The Science of Getting Rich which is public domain.  He re branded it with his cover art and cleaned it up a bit.

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