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The Podcast for this Show is at http://www.jackspirko.com/124-pricing-ebooks-pointless-cliches

So it is Friday and time for another edition of Five Minutes with Jack, the 5 minute podcast that is 60 minutes long on average, such is the ramblings of an insane internet entrepreneur.   Today I have a great show lined up we are going to talk about a lot of things you guys have emailed me about over the past few weeks like pricing eBooks, a bit on some of the new search/social news as always along with a tribute to Steven Covey author of  the 7 Habits of Effective People who just pasted on.

I also take on a listeners "beers in the mail challenge" question regarding how to effectively market a veterinary practice online using blogging, personal brand and social media, mmmmmm beeeeer!  I expect it in the mail soon Richard, LOL.

I will also be discussing the future of FMwJ and the eventual promised Road To 100K Premium Program.  It is coming I simply won't take anyone's money for such a thing until I know we are ready to do it right and deliver well on our promise to you.

Join Me Today As We Discuss

    How do you set a price on an eBook
    Taking a Veterinary Business into the the Blogging and Social Media World
    Some pointless business cliches and a bit of reality and humor along with them
    The lessons of Steven Covey and the 7 Habits
    An update on my "Use Bing" experiment
    The Future of FMwJ and RT100K
    Are there any good "work from home" programs
    Obama says "we didn't build our businesses" why he is wrong and why it matters
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After reading point 2 about the Veterinary business, I'm itching to listen to this one! My wife and I are working on getting our acupuncture practice going, and I can't wait to hear what you've got to say!

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Thanks, Jack! The lite vs premium idea will fit my book really well, and it's something I hadn't thought of. It's killing me to watch thousands of pageviews per day now and not have anything I can offer for sale, and doing a "lite" copy of the book first will get it online that much faster.

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You should try stockcharts.com for stock charts.  Once you get used to candlestick charts you will never go back to line charts.  If you are a paying member you can get gigantic charts as well.

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Stephen Covey, one of my favorite college professors, I took his classes I just because you could learn so much from him, the most interesting classes I had.  His 7 Habits books weren't out yet.  Funny, I loved his classes, they were all in that boring business category that I wanted nothing to do with, took them anyway.  In college I picked my professors more than the class itself. Fired the ones I didn't want to listen to.  (dropped their classes) 

My favorite of all his habits/books is the 8th one. 

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On the topic of publishing and pricing ebooks.  One resource I came across in a recent podcast is called Lean pub https://leanpub.com/.  You can publish your book while you are writing it.  It is very democratic in the pricing model.  You can set a minimum price and a suggested price.  Then people can select how much they want to pay you, depending on how much value that you have given to the reader.

There are a number of ways that you can feed in information to it, but the most exciting to me is that you can take your blog posts and feed them into and repackage them as a book.  Jack has talked about when we change formats of delivering our content then people will want to exchange their money for it. 

To hear the podcast that I heard it on you can listen here:
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/02/podcast-140-leanpub-com-part-1-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/05/podcast-147-leanpub-com-part-2-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/

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@JackSpirko referanced starting a master mind group in this episode and I am REALLY interested in starting on. If you are as well please head over to my post HERE
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On the topic of publishing and pricing ebooks.  One resource I came across in a recent podcast is called Lean pub https://leanpub.com/.  You can publish your book while you are writing it.  It is very democratic in the pricing model.  You can set a minimum price and a suggested price.  Then people can select how much they want to pay you, depending on how much value that you have given to the reader.

There are a number of ways that you can feed in information to it, but the most exciting to me is that you can take your blog posts and feed them into and repackage them as a book.  Jack has talked about when we change formats of delivering our content then people will want to exchange their money for it. 

To hear the podcast that I heard it on you can listen here:
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/02/podcast-140-leanpub-com-part-1-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/05/podcast-147-leanpub-com-part-2-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/


That is really cool and I will have to listen, I have thought about a few similar business models.  Tune in next week for one of my ideas in this vein. 

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"What happens if people give out the coupon code to a bunch of people?"

"YAY!!! You'll make lots of money"


HAHAHAHA. Thanks for that Jack
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For financial charts I use www.finviz.com.

I have been using bing this week and actually like it better than google.

Why are you moving back to Texas, you just moved to Arkansas?

What about trying different browsers? I think that would be important to internet marketers as well.


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On the topic of publishing and pricing ebooks.  One resource I came across in a recent podcast is called Lean pub https://leanpub.com/.  You can publish your book while you are writing it.  It is very democratic in the pricing model.  You can set a minimum price and a suggested price.  Then people can select how much they want to pay you, depending on how much value that you have given to the reader.

There are a number of ways that you can feed in information to it, but the most exciting to me is that you can take your blog posts and feed them into and repackage them as a book.  Jack has talked about when we change formats of delivering our content then people will want to exchange their money for it. 

To hear the podcast that I heard it on you can listen here:
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/02/podcast-140-leanpub-com-part-1-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/
http://www.leanblog.org/2012/05/podcast-147-leanpub-com-part-2-peter-armstrong-scott-patten/


That is really cool and I will have to listen, I have thought about a few similar business models.  Tune in next week for one of my ideas in this vein.

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