There’s really, really great news and that’s that you can become a published author almost instantly with the use of the proper technology tools and systems.
Running a live webinar is a great way to condense those things you have to say into a short period of time while also presenting it live so that you’re excited and you get instant feedback from everyone on that call.
But did you know that you can take that recording of your webinar and transform it into a written document? Into a PDF file that someone can download, read on their computer, print out, or read on their iPad.
Did you know you can turn that webinar transcript into a digital book on a marketplace such as Amazon Kindle that gives you sales automatically without you having to do anything?
Did you know that you can get that book turned into a physical book? A physical copy where anyone can hold it in their hands, there’s a barcode, you can even possibly place it in book stores, or give it away as a lead-building tool.
You can turn your webinar recording into a PDF, Kindle digital book, or CreateSpace physical book.
Turning a webinar transcript into a PDF document is one of the easiest things you can do. Here’s what you have to do. Export the audio from your recorded webinar into an MP3 file. Go to a site such as oDesk.com. Hire a transcriptionist to listen to that MP3 audio and type out everything that was said into a text document. All you have to do is copy and paste that text document into a Word document. Run spell check and proofread it, format it, add table of contents if you want. Go to File, Save As PDF, and now you have a document that you can add to your WordPress blog, a membership site, a training course, or even add as a bonus to an existing product or item.
What’s really cool about these different digital marketplaces is that all you have to do is upload one file. You might have to make some corrections, but you basically upload one file and now you become a published author.
Here’s what I mean. If you go to the Amazon Kindle website at kdp.amazon.com, you can register for free as a Kindle author. Click on Add New Title, upload a Word document, type in a title of your book, description, keywords, and price. Now you have a book that someone can buy directly from amazon.com and read on their iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Mac, or PC.
From just one recording, you’ve created a PDF document, a digital book. But Amazon also has a service called CreateSpace at createspace.com where, after registering an account, you can upload a Word document, type, type in your title and keywords, and use their drag-and-drop, point-and-click cover editor to design your front and back cover.
Once you upload this Word document to Amazon CreateSpace, they’ll send you a proof copy where you can hold the book in your hands, edit it, and once you’ve made all the changes, you can submit the final book. Now, it is listed in Amazon’s listings where anyone can buy your physical book for any price you choose all because you ran a live webinar, you said everything you wanted to say, got it transcribed, cleaned up that transcript, and now you have a PDF, Kindle, and CreateSpace book.