PUBLIC DOMAIN PROFIT
Create Your Own Unique Books from the Public Domain
Books are the most
obvious item to create from texts in the public domain so let us
consider a few ideas for turning a public domain book into a modern day
product for your business without too much hard work or investment
a hard copy of the public domain product without making changes to the
original text. Find a good clear version of the original text
and have it photocopied and spiral bound. Most local copy shops do
this but look around as costs vary.
Scan the pages of the original text and insert them
into a ‘Word’ document, one page of ‘Word’ to one page of
original text. Sell in printed or digital format, the latter in ‘Word’
Turn an original book into a digital download product. Let people
download in pdf or ‘Word’ format,. The former is more
attractive and stops people copying your work but some people have
difficulty downloading pdf files, making it a good idea to offer both
formats to buyers.
Retype the original text into a ‘Word’document and sell in
digital or print format.
Convert it to large print for poor sighted readers.
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# Convert it to
audio or Braille for the deaf and blind.
Audio versions can also be targeted at drivers and
other people who lack time to concentrate on reading but have plenty of
opportunity to listen.
Turn it into a course and charge people monthly to download the modules.
Add some free reports, change the title, update
parts of the original work, add your name as editor. Now you can
copyright your item and prevent anyone reproducing and benefiting from
your hard work.
Combine several books, similar or different
subjects, give an eye-catching title, add to CD, sell as a package.
Remember to add your copyright notice because those few changes make
this your product which only you are allowed to sell.
Following on from the last paragraph, instead of CD, upload your titles
to the Internet, create a membership download site, charge start up and
monthly fees to access your work.