There is some very, very good news and that is that you can become a published author almost instantly with the use of the right tools and technological systems.
Running a live webinar is a great way to condense the things you have to say into a short period of time while presenting it live so you’re excited and get instant feedback from everyone on that call.
But did you know that you can take that recording of your webinar and turn it into a written document? In a PDF file that someone can download, read on their computer, print, or read on their iPad.
Did you know you can turn that webinar transcript into a digital book on a marketplace like Amazon Kindle that automatically brings you sales without you having to do a thing?
Did you know that you can turn that book into a physical book? A physical copy where anyone can get their hands on it, there’s a barcode, you can even place it in bookstores or give it away as a lead generation tool.
You can convert your webinar recording to a PDF, Kindle digital book, or physical CreateSpace book.
Converting a webinar transcript to a PDF document is one of the easiest things you can do. This is what you have to do. Export your recorded webinar audio to an MP3 file. Go to a site like oDesk.com. Hire a transcriptionist to listen to that MP3 audio and write 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, membership site, training course or even add as a bonus to an existing product or article.
The really cool thing about these different digital marketplaces is that all you have to do is upload a file. You may have to do some editing, but basically you upload a file and now you become a published author.
This is what I mean. If you visit the Amazon Kindle website at kdp.amazon.com, you can register as a Kindle author for free. Click Add New Title, upload a Word document, type your book title, description, keywords, and price. You now have a book that someone can buy directly from amazon.com and read on their iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Mac, or PC.
From a single recording, you have 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 your title and keywords, and use its drag-and-drop, point-and-click front page. editor to design your front and back covers.
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 your changes, you can submit the final book. Now, you’re listed on Amazon where anyone can buy your physical book for a price of their choosing, all because you took a live webinar, said everything you wanted to say, transcribed it, cleaned up that transcript, and now you have a PDF Book, Kindle and Create Space.