There is very, very good news and that is that you can become a published author almost instantly with the use of the right technological tools and systems.
Running a live webinar is a great way to condense those things you have to say into a short amount of time while simultaneously presenting it live so that you are excited and 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? In a PDF file that someone can download, read on their computer, print, or read on their iPad.
Did you know that you can turn your webinar transcript into a digital book in a marketplace like Amazon Kindle that automatically brings you sales without you having to do anything?
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 prospect building tool.
You can convert your webinar recording to PDF, Kindle digital book, or CreateSpace physical 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 the spell checker and correct it, format it, add the 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 article.
What’s really cool about these different digital marketplaces is that all you have to do is upload a file. You may have to do some corrections, 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 for free as a Kindle author. Click Add New Title, upload a Word document, enter 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 createpace.com where, after registering an account, you can upload a Word document, type, type your title and keywords, and use your drag-and-drop, point-and-click cover page. editor to design your front and back cover.
Once you upload this Word document to Amazon CreateSpace, they will send you a test copy where you can hold the book in your hands, edit it, and once you have made all the changes, you can submit the final book. Now, it appears on Amazon listings where anyone can buy your physical book for whatever price you choose, all because you held a live webinar, said everything you wanted to say, transcribed it, cleaned that transcript, and now you have a PDF Book, Kindle and CreateSpace.