Easy Steps to Writing an eBook
In case you don't know what an e-book is, it is very similar to any hard copy book that
you may find in your local bookstore or library. The difference is that it is a book
format that is digitally delivered as an electronic file on-line. You can read the book
from your computer screen, or you can print it to read as a paper-copy as well. You can
find e-books in every topic imaginable-everything from a cookbook, novels, travel diaries,
works of poetry or even children's books.
You don't have to be an expert author to write and e-book, but writing one is much the
same as writing any other book. Although with an e-book, you should try to keep it simpler
because your viewer may tire more easily reading from their computer screen. One tip is to
try to keep paragraphs short and use lots of white space around your text.
E-books can be highly profitable if you find the right niche and audience. Consider
that you have very little overhead when writing an e-book. There are no publishing houses
to pay or no hard copies to keep in stock. You simply need your computer to store your
digital book and an outlet to get it to your market.
The great thing about e-books, as mentioned, is that you don't really have to be a
great author to publish one. All you really need to know is the information you write
about. Here are some tips on writing an e-book:
1. Find a Niche: In order to market a successful e-book, you need to do a little
research about what your book should be about. You need to know if there is a demand for
the topic you are writing about. Do people want to read the material you are selling? Is
there a need for it? Do you have new information to share? These questions should be
answered before you begin to write. You need to find a good target niche and find out
what's hot on the markets today. Finding a problem that needs solving is always a good
place to begin looking for a successful e-book topic.
2. Start with an Outline: The easiest way to start writing an e-book is to begin with
an outline. Treat your e-book as a group of articles about your subject. Make your Table
of Contents first. Use your Table of Contents as headings for the subject matter you want
to cover in the book. Then all you have to do is write an article for each of the headings.
3. Research: It is a good idea to do a little research on your book's topic, even if
you think you know a great deal about it. You may discover new facts or interesting ideas
that can set your e-book a step above everyone else's. You don't have to spend a lot of
time on research, but giving your reader's up-to-date material should be a priority and
will help your e-book be more successful. You should take advantage of the internet as a
great tool for you to be informed about your subject.
4. Your First Draft: When you are constructing your first draft of your e-book simply
write the articles in accordance with the headings in that you outlined in your Table of
Contents. String the articles together in a logical order. These form the chapters of your
book. Your first draft does not have to be perfect but should give you the general idea
and structure for your e-book. You can edit and revise it as you go along.