Distributing an Ebook to Your Mailing List

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on May 21, 2011

If you have been paying attention to the marketing gurus, you will have developed an eBook to give to people who sign-up for your mailing list.  The question is how do you distribute it to the right people.  The method I am describing works for people who have their own website.   If you use a free site, you will have to do something else.

If you use WordPress, the easiest thing to do is create a page but do not have it show in the menu.  Then, use the starburst, the last character on the right on the “upload/insert” line.  This opens a dialogue box that will allow you to upload a pdf file of your eBook to the page.  Actually, it uploads it to your media library and posts a link to that file on your new page.

Now you simply send the new subscriber an email that has a link to that page on your website, so they can download the pdf file.  AWeber and some of the other mail services will help you set up autoresponders to do this.  Most cost money, but MailChimp is free for the first 500 subscribers.  You can do it by hand, of course, as well.

Another thing the marketing gurus will tell you is to change your offer about once a month so new people sign up.  You can just repeat this process to distribute another eBook without a problem.  Good luck, and if you get stuck, ask and I will see if I can help.


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Pavithra May 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I used MailChimp to do something similar but their link was very flaky. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.


Stephanie Suesan Smith May 22, 2011 at 5:40 am

I tried MailChimp but moved to AWeber after a similar experience.


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