How I Made $2000 Writing An eBook
The main reason I went with DocBook was because I could control syntax highlighting for code snippits, however there are other benefits as well such as outputting several formats like ePub, PDF, etc. I would recommend against this unless you have large snippits of code, because it can take some time to get started, but if you go that route I would recommend taking a look at Brian Hogan’s docbook build chain.
The eBook it self probably took around 3-4 hours to write, so over all it was worth the time, and worth helping out the community by sharing some knowledge. Instead of setting up a dynamic site with payment support and all that jazz, I went the simple route and used e-junkie for only $5 per month it was worth the saved time.
I choose to go with a $4 price point simply because I wanted the eBook to be widely available, and for less than a Starbucks coffee why not buy it! This approach differed greatly from the majority of eBooks I have seen, however I had a feeling that I would sell many more, and in turn get the word out much more. Although you could write an enormous eBook and sell it for $20-30 I would highly recommend making it short but sweet.
I hope this encourages you to explore sharing your knowledge, and perhaps learning things you have wanted to learn all along, and then share your results as an eBook!