Would you buy an ebook...

@snam23 (3161)
United States
December 24, 2009 3:05am CST
With the same information (but much more detailed, accurate, organized, and easy to read) that you could find on the internet? For example, there are many blogs and websites about making money online. But they are a progressive resource, changing and growing as time went on. So what if all that information was in an ebook? Continuing the example, if a blog has a list of PTC sites and explains what they are, how to get paid, etc and a ebook does the same, would you buy the ebook? Before you answer, consider that the ebook would be full of legit and paying sites (like myLot and Neobux) and would not falter as much as a blog. It would also have more time devoted to it than a regular blog used to gain referrals. It would also be organized with a table of contents and could be read offline. So I ask you the question again, would you buy an ebook with the same information you could find online for free?
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@Savedeath (255)
• China
24 Dec 09
if this kind of ebook really exist,then i will buy.because it's really convenient,if i can buy that then i can learn lots of experience from them.and save lots of time,the time is the money,maybe the time i have wasted in rearching for the information which can learned by ebook can make up the money that i have used to pay for the book.
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@adamc151 (479)
24 Dec 09
nope, not if i could find the information for free. However i have often thought about writing some ebooks of my own and selling them online. A way to make money selling online without all the hassle of postage and packaging and what not. But then again, ebooks can be very very cheap you would barely notice difference in your paypal account or however you would pay. And how would you know the information written is something to be trusted, how do you know who has written it and for what purpose :)
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Well if the author reveals that information on a blog or site just for his or her ebooks, then it would make things less scary. I have thought about writing ebooks also but have yet to find a good topic. If you want software to help create your ebook, I have one that I can sell you. PM me if you are interested.
@nautilus33 (1831)
24 Dec 09
No, I wouldn't, just because I think ebooks are not good. It is not good for the eyes to read an ebook!
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
2 Jan 10
What if it was available on your Kindle or there was a printable version?
@maximax8 (28256)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 09
I liked a clutter clearing website and it offered two really great e books. So therefore I bought them. I quite liked reading them and doing the activities. I think some e books are worth buying. I do prefer to read a normal paperback or hardback book.
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Interesting how you bought those ebooks. Too bad I don't have a good "cluttered" website that I can turn into an ebook. Do you mind sharing what ebooks you bought?
• China
24 Dec 09
Never! Why i waste the money buying them? I can just download most of scanned PDFs which i interested in and then browse them by Adobe or Foxit. I think it's nothing different with reading a real paper book. Maybe it will bad for your eyesights,yeah, quite right. But to me, it's doesnit matter. I've read ebooks for several years and never wear the glasses. I even don't know how much is it. Lucky enough
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
2 Jan 10
"Why waste money buying them?" As stated in the discussion "With the same information (but much more detailed, accurate, organized, and easy to read) that you could find on the internet." Because of the reasons above.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hi, snam23. Great Discussion! I am planning on buying something online that I can get for free. I want to buy it because, the information lists legitimate websites that will pay me. If I get it for free, chances are it may be a scam. I would rather pay for information when I know that in the long run it will save me from losing my valuable time and effort. Because once you put all of your time into working for scams, you could have paid money for something that is legitimate.
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Thanks! I'm glad to see someone said yes to the question at hand. I am planning to write and sell an ebook containing some ways to earn money online. I thought I check if there were any potential customers before spending my time and effort into something that could become outdated quickly.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
I don’t have much money to spare for things like e-books so at this time I would probably make an attempt to find the information free first. It is no to say that I wouldn’t purchase an e book at another time. I can certainly appreciate the value of an indexed book with detailed and correct information but it is too tempting to try to obtain it for free!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
25 Dec 09
I dont think so. there are really tons of free information out there which are also easy to verify for free. i dont wanna be a victim of scams and those types of products are rarely true. if i would ever have to buy any of such, it would take me a lot of research first regarding its legitimacy before i finally decide to buy it..
• India
24 Dec 09
I have not purchased a ebook till today. Who knows, what will happen in future. If the book is interesting and if it is useful, may be, I might be tempted. I do not think I will buy any fiction. I might buy a ebook, if it is on self improvement or some thing like that.Of course, if it is available in online for free, I may not buy it.
• India
24 Dec 09
No ,never i wold never ever buy an e-book rather i would buy a normal book or get a free 1 from the net.
• India
24 Dec 09
still now i had no such kind of e-book shopping ,bu in near future i need to buy some e-books that are necessary to me so please advice me to get best buy online..