By Shelley Lowery
navigational set up on your website for easy updating. For those who may
have missed it, you can click here:
The type of ebook I am referring to is a self-contained "executable" file of
HTML. This HTML may be a website you've created or HTML you've specifically
prepared to be compiled into a downloadable .exe file for distribution.
Ebooks are completely interactive with the Internet and can contain live
that HTML 4.0 supports. In addition, they can even be protected via
password/userid and have search capabilities.
Needless to say, they are one of the most powerful marketing tools available
on the Internet. They combine two of the most sought after forms of content
online. The need for information and the desire to get something of quality,
By creating a quality, informative ebook and allowing it to be freely
distributed, you are literally creating a massive marketing machine. This
marketing machine will spread like wildfire and continue to work for you
You can even take that one step further and create a free ebook that will
become a Viral Marketing Tool. You can create a free ebook that you will
have complete control over forever. No matter how many copies you give away,
you can have the ability to update each and every one of them with just one
Instead of coding your regular HTML pages for your ebooks, you simply place
content to display. This code will pull the content from a file on your
discussed in the last article. Before we begin, if you'd like to see
an example of a free ebook with dynamically updated content, visit:
http://www.web-source.net/free_ebooks.htm and download Syndicator
eMagazine. This free ebook is the Net's first dynamically delivered
emagazine. There are two versions available; the Internet Business version
and the Home and Family version.
For those of you who read the previous article, much of the following will
be a repeat however, there is some additional information. In addition, some
email programs may not display the following code properly. You can view
this article at the following address:
The first step in setting up your content feed is to create the file that
will contain your content. To do this, you must first create your HTML page
exactly as you'd like it to display within your ebook. Once you've created
your page, open a text editor such as NotePad and simply cut and paste your
HTML into a new page. Not all of your HTML, just the contents that you would
like to be dynamically displayed. There is no need to begin your new file
with <HTML><HEAD>, etc. as you are only creating the file for the contents
of your existing HTML page.
Once you've created your new page containing your HTML, you'll now need to
The first line of your new file will look like this:
The next line will begin with "document.writeIn('" and end with "');"
(without the beginning and ending quotes). Your first line of HTML will be
placed between the beginning and ending coding. For every line of your
original coding, you'll need to add the above-mentioned codes before and
Note: Make sure you don't add any extra spaces, including at the end of each
the last line. Here's how your code might look:
document.writeln('<TABLE BORDER="0" ALIGN="Center">');
document.writeln('Your table content');
Each backslash (\) should be preceded with another backslash.
Each apostrophe (') should be preceded with a backslash.
After you've completed your content file you'll need to save it and upload
it to your server. Try to select a name that reflects your file such as
ebook.js and make sure your filename is no longer than eight letters.
Next, you'll need to create a new directory on your server where you store
all of your HTML files. Name this directory "content" (without the quotes)
and upload your new .js file in ASCII.
Finally, place the following code into your original HTML page (the page you
cut the HTML code from) where you'd like the content to display. Make sure
you change the URL and point it to your new .js file.
Note: This script has only been tested using the following ebook compilers
and may not work with all compilers:
E-ditor Pro -
I highly recommend both of these compilers, but E-ditor Pro is much easier
If you are receiving a script error message, most of the time, it's due to
an extra space at the end of a line or an extra or missing character. Make
sure you go over your code very carefully.
script called, Master Syndicator which will code your content for you. I
highly recommend it.
Creating a free ebook will be one of the BEST marketing decisions you'll
ever make. Creating a free ebook you can dynamically update will give you
the power to control your free ebooks forever. Now that's Viral Marketing!
About the Author
Shelley Lowery is the Webmaster of Web-Source.net - A complete resource
portal for the Internet entrepreneur. The site assists the entrepreneur in
developing a serious Web presence by providing a wealth of free information,
resources, tools and content.
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