Have you ever thought about making money on your eBook by running ads inside the eBook pages? A thought, anyway... AND a possible income stream...I'm not sure how I feel about this yet, but I will throw this concept out there with the following article from Wordpreneur by Eldon Sarte

We all know we can sell our ebooks. And give them away for free. And give them away for free plus get revenue for running paid advertisements within them, just like magazines — and many ezines — do. So why don’t we see the latter done all that much?

Lots of reasons, of course. But I suspect that one of the biggest — if not the biggest — roadblocks is simply not knowing where to find potential advertisers. Well, let’s see if we can come up with a few easy and free ideas and sources. This’ll only take 2, maybe 3, posts tops.

Let’s start with what I consider the most obvious: Google. There are a number of ways to use it to help you assemble lists of advertising prospects, all made possible courtesy of the good old (and simple) keyword search:

• I’d put these guys at the very top of the list: Google AdWords advertisers. These are the classified advertising-like ads that appear to the right of the screen of Google’s search results, and often 1 or 2 also appear at the very top, above the search results themselves. These are paid ads, and are specifically targeting your keywords or terms. These marketers will be the hottest on your prospective advertisers list.

Next up will be what you’ll find in the search results themselves. You’ll be looking for the following to add to your list of ad prospects…

• Companies with related products/services.

Related websites/blogs.

The latter will want to generate good, qualified traffic, of course, which is what makes them potential advertisers. But I’d be less interested in them for that (most will likely have no money or no money budgeted for this sort of thing) than for what I’ll probably find just by clicking through to their sites: advertisements. Even if all they’re running is an AdSense feed (aka AdWords advertisers), those ads may be targeting a different yet related search keyword or term, hence giving you more prospective advertisers to add to your list.

Google alone should keep you busy for a while, don’t you think? Next up: Even more ideas/sources for advertising prospects.

John's NOTE: Please click on the title of this post to open up a comment box at the bottom of the post and let me know what you think about advertising in eBooks