Over 7,000 eBooks Downloaded In Less Than 48 Hours

Less than 48 hours after launching my new eBook, The Ultimate Blog Profit Model, over 7,000 downloads have been registered. I really wasn’t expecting this much of a flood. Then again, the eBook is free and downloading it does enter you into a draw to win an Apple iPad. I guess I underestimated people’s desire for free stuff.

How To Create Your Own eBook

I’ve received quite a few emails from readers asking me how to make an eBook. I wrote The Ultimate Blog Profit Model using Pages for Mac. Pages has an export function that allows you to export the file as a PDF. It even features advanced options like password protecting the file (which I didn’t do) to preventing copy and paste (which I did do).


If you’re a Windows users, MS Word has an add on that will allow you to export a Word document to PDF.

To make sure everyone is able to download the eBook, I put it on Amazon S3 storage service. S3 is a cloud based storage solution that scales automatically to the demand and is extremely cost effective right now because Amazon is offering free data transfer until June 30. So those 7,000 downloads cost me nothing!

I hope you’re all enjoying the book. I’ll be drawing the winner of the Apple iPad in the first week of July. Your chances of winning right now is 1 in 7,000 but I imagine it’ll be more like 1 in 30,000 by month end. Good luck!

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67 thoughts on “Over 7,000 eBooks Downloaded In Less Than 48 Hours”

  1. d3so says:

    I was wondering about how to make an ebook as well. I need to write one to give away on my blog.
    Congrats on your success John!
    I’m going to post my review on your ebook tomorrow!

    1. Although this posts of John is simply great and if you want to know more about ebook I would suggest you to read this post – http://www.onlineprofits.com/how-to-make-money-fast-on-the-internet/

      1. @ ZK,

        Thanks for posting that link…good resource for making an ebook.

        1. Jason … you are always welcome my friend.

      2. I’ll have to check it out. A ebook is one of those things that is always on my priority list, yet i never get to writing…

      1. PPC Ian says:

        John, congrats on your success! D3so, great review! I used Acrobat to create my eBook. Looking forward to checking out this great alternative.

        1. d3so says:

          Thanks! Leave a comment, forget about my contest?

          How do u guys create the cover page? And the promotional images?

          1. What he said…. for me too.

          2. PPC Ian says:

            Done! Just added my comment. 🙂

          3. d3so says:

            Thanks Ian, it’s greatly appreciated!

          4. I think you should hire one website designer. Because your website is missing few codes and hence making it messy.

    2. @d3so,

      I am going to check out your review.

      Thanks for posting the link to it.

      1. I’ll be stopping by to check review also…hows ur traffic d3eo?

  2. Congrats Johh. I was interested also how to make complete paypal sales page with PDF, there must be some automation tool. If anyone knows, please share..

    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t understand what you mean by paypal sales page with PDF. What are you trying to do with it?

      1. d3so says:

        Hey John, I was also wondering what program you use to edit your videos from dot com pho and such?
        I ask because I’m going to be video blogging soon.

        1. John Chow says:

          I use iMovie 09 for the Mac. It comes free with the computer.

          1. d3so says:

            Man, more reason for me to get a Mac.
            iNeed to start making some money.

          2. PPC Ian says:

            iMovie ’09 is great! My wife edited my PPC Ian videos with this app and they turned out great! d3so, get a mac, it’s the way to go! 🙂

          3. d3so says:

            I know! I know! I just need to save up $$$.

          4. Macs Rock… I find something new and interesting about them just about every other day!

          5. @ Jason

            They keep adding new things and that’s why old customer would love to have new one.

            Marketing strategy.

  3. Dino Vedo says:

    I downloaded the new ebook as well! I just don’t find it much different from the original one that you were giving out, but nonetheless it was a good promotional tactic for your new blog camp… so nice job and hope you get some sales/members

    1. Wow straight forward claim and that also with own website link.


  4. Hey John,

    That’s awesome to hear man. Congrats on the success.


    1. Still more to come Dev.

  5. Well we were expecting such kind of response from you.

    You should also use your fellow bloggers to tell their readers about your books and I am sure this is going to be more killing data.

  6. First Of All, Congratulations John!!

    What a huge success your campaign was!!

    Secondly if you have Office 2007 Service Pack 2 then, Service Pack 2 allows users to natively export PDF files.

    You can Create a PDF (eBook) Directly through Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 (Word).

    When saving the document, go to save as, and click on ‘PDF or XPS’ and it will save as a PDF file.

    If you don’t have SP2 then you will need the add on that John mentioned.

    PrimoPDF (primopdf.com) is also a great free tool to create an eBook.

    If you are using Office 2003, you will need a third-part tool, like Primo PDF.


    1. Nabeel that one is really good and impressive information.

      1. Thanks, Glad you found it useful!


  7. Takyar says:

    Congratulations on the 7000 downloads! And thanks for the tips on creating an eBook. Very useful indeed!

  8. jaganmangat says:

    that is amazing….!!!!!you are doing a great job and you are successful in it…..!!!

  9. Peter Jay says:

    As an addition (if allowed), beside mention by John above. PrimoPDF is good enough to make you own eBook as Nabeel said. You can download it for free. Another source is openoffice.org its so simple to write you own pdf document acctually. 🙂

  10. Greg Ellison says:

    I would also use Open Office for exporting to PDF.

    Thanks Greg Ellison

    1. Melvin says:

      Me, I’d still use MS Word 2007 and then have an external plugin do the job of converting for me…

  11. Credfollow says:

    John, the content is really great and simply laid. Congrats for your success …

  12. Thanks John for another great free resource. I believe I have all of your books now!

    I wonder how much time do you spend on your blogging activities these days?

    It seems like it would be a lot with all the high quality
    materials you are turning out frequently.

  13. I totally agree ha! I’ve always found offering free stuff to people is a great way to start a marketing audience, I’ve had previous success in entering people into a draw if they opt in to a e-mail list, managed to make 10x what the product was worth.

  14. Melvin says:

    well good luck to me for that iPad drawing.. 🙂

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I really want to win an iPad!

      1. Vin says:

        yep, me too… I’d be very happy to get that iPad, haha.

        But the free ebook should be good enough to keep me busy for a few days… Thanks John, by the way.

  15. Rob Cosman says:

    Great launch on the ebook, looks great. Having just finished my first, I have to say its pretty easy to convert to PDF. The biggest challenge is trying to find something free for an image of the cover. That was where I struggled and I didn’t want to spend more $ on a designer to make a graphic. Hopefully the content will make up for it!

    1. Terry Krysak says:

      Here is a website that appears to make them for free, all you do is supply the images. Have not tried it out though.

      1. Rob says:

        Sweet tip. This looks very cool. Still need to have the main graphic, but looks good. I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

  16. Addy Kho says:

    Great Ebook John. I think you will hit 10K soon

  17. your kidding.That maybe a world record!I was one of the downloaders.

  18. Must be nice man..my ebook didn’t do 1 tenth of that in a week,,lol

    Congrats, but again you are john chow,, I don’t expect any less.

  19. Congrats John. That’s a huge number in 48 hours…not to mentione a big email list 🙂

    Great info on creating own ebook…

  20. Terry Krysak says:

    Congrats on the huge numbers of downloads it is a great read.

    Another solution to creating PDF documents is to use the free software PDF creator (for Windows) that adds a print driver so you can print anything as a PDF document.


    If you use Open Office (Also Free), it also comes with a PDF creation function as well.

  21. Another Openoffice fan here, works for both Mac and PC without a problem and does so much more than just converting documents to pdf. It is basically the free alternative to Microsofts Office products, SY
    PS Congratulations on the mega downloads for your new ebook, John!

  22. Stefan says:

    Seriously, I didn’t expect anything less.

    Good work and keep it up.

    One day I will reach those stats so look out

  23. Melvin says:

    Im not really good with competitions that are drawn randomly. Maybe John, you can have a real contest someday in future where it’s all about competing and not just randomly picking the winner..

    That way I have a better chance i guess.. 😉

    1. Why do you thin so? SY

      1. I wanted to say “Why do you think so?”, SY
        Sorry for the typo…

  24. Impressive results John, congratulations

  25. Great book John! I really enjoyed reading it from top to bottom. I am currently trying to cook up something to make my blog more exciting, any ideas for a sports blog?

    1. Some principles apply as outlined in his book, SY

  26. I wished I could get those results John! But I’m working on it! Great work.

  27. It’s amazing what happens when you hold contests, isn’t it? It not only benefits the person who enters, but you also!

  28. John,

    Another great resource, thanks for making it available

  29. Cheung Sant says:

    Congratulations,John. It is a good book. I suggest that you can post the bonus lesson in part 6 to your blog. For me, it is the best part of this book.

  30. John Murphy says:

    I came all the way down here to find the book and found this box asking me to comment, so I shall. Thanks for the book, John. I shall get back to you when i have read it…..

  31. David Koh says:

    Just signed up and am downloading your book now. I’m sure that it’s gonna be good and I look forward to reading it. And thanks for the tip on how to create an ebook, I’m thinking of writing one about investing in the stock market once I’m a bit more well versed in the subject.

    David Koh.

  32. Almost completely spaced on getting this. Thanks.

  33. giulia says:

    hello I download your ebook and it is great.
    Can I ask how wordpress plugin are you used in this blog?
    If it is possible a list? Please
    I also bought theme from themewars and I would a blog like your also if it is about other arguments for children.
    Thanks a lot

  34. Ary says:

    It’s almost like hitting the jackpot. But where both parts gain something and the readers can really learn something from what you’re saying.

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