I have written a short introduction to the HP Prime



#9

I have written a 50 page ebook introducing the user to the HP Prime. Now I do not profess to be an author, I have never been an excellent writer, I have just enjoyed using HP products form the early 90's.

I was initially going to spend more time on it, but decided to release it as it is to gauge the public interest, if it sells I am more than happy to expand it. I even have ideas about additions.

If you are interested in looking here is the Amazon listing:

http://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Introduction-HP-Prime-ebook/dp/B00GOJO156/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384677445&sr=1-1&keywords=Hp+Prime

Again I do stress I stopped working on it, fearing it would be a flop.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Michael Carey


#10

Hi Michael,

I happily invested EUR 3.85 to get a copy of your eBook, and I want both to thank you for writing and publishing this booklet, and to encourage you to step forward!

To the extend of my knowledge, this is the first work of its kind, and I wish you some more buyers to convince you in working further!

Kind regards, Ralf.

#11

The link only shows (to me at least) the cover and the table of contents. It looks promising but without seeing any of your writing and examples, it's impossible to give any feedback.

[Typo edited]


Edited: 17 Nov 2013, 11:57 a.m.


#12

reading this, a question appear in my mind, how to "propose" a book on amazon for everyone.
i reallly would like to write an electronic's book one day

#13

Dear Bruce,

Sorry about that the link didn't come through with the message.

Simply search for HP Prime under the kindle section of Amazon.

Thank you for you kind words guys, I was starting to get a little disappointed by the lack of sales.

:)

Thank you Michael Carey


#14

Oh sorry about that Bruce, I misread. I PM'd you.

Thank you Michael Carey

#15

Quote:
The link only shows (to me at least) the cover and the table of contents. It looks promising but without seeing any of your writing and examples, it's impossible to give any feedback.

[Typo edited]


I did not use the link and did a search for 'HP Prime ebook' and found the book. However, like BruceH, I only saw a cover and table of contents.

I don't know how eBooks are priced, but going off of $1.00 iOS and Android app prices, my initial reaction is that $5.00 is pricey for only 53 pages (again, I have not seen the actual eBook, only the table of contents). The actual hard copies of manuals go for about $10.00 (e.g. HP 48GX manuals on eBay).

If your ultimate plan is to add more content, why not make the starting price even lower? This may get you more initial buyers (and reviewers). And then ask your actual buyers if they would consider a more extensive eBook for a slightly higher price. It sounds as though you want people to not only buy the book as is, but also give feedback and comments.

As it stands, I see no incentive to spend _any_ money on any ebook esp. when the author admits:

Quote:
I have written a 50 page ebook introducing the user to the HP Prime. Now I do not profess to be an author, I have never been an excellent writer, I have just enjoyed using HP products form the early 90's.

Lastly, if you started out because of your interest in HP calculators, then just continue doing what you do out of pure interest. If it's good, then people will eventually find it and buy it.


#16

I have reduced the price to 2.99 which, in my location, is the minimum I can reduce it to.
I am still working on it, adding more to it all the time.

Thank you Michael Carey


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