What You Need To Know Before Your Start Writing Your First eBook –
Do you want to write an eBook?
If you are a new comer in the internet marketing world, I am sure that you would welcome an eBook creation guide to help you start.
I’d like to assume that by now that you’ve heard that you should be creating your own product to make money online (if your business is exclusively online).
Well, that’s great, but WHAT product?
Realistically, not everyone has the knowledge or money to be able to create a piece of software. In any case, not right away when you are just starting in this business.
So, the next best thing that I believe ANYONE is able to do is to create is an eBook.
All you need at this point is a good step by step guide, and of course something very important called IDEAS.
eBook Creation Starts with an Idea
Yes, that’s right! There is no such thing as being able to write a whole eBook if you have no idea about what to write about to start with.
An idea, yes, that’s great, but I am not an expert at anything in particular, and therefore, there is no way I would be able to write a whole eBook!
Well, the good news is that you would be wrong to by thinking that way. Let me tell you why.
I can assure you that at least three quarters of the amount of online eBooks that are available today, either for free or for sale, were created by people who had no idea at first.
Ideas come with brainstorming, and a little thought process.
This goes for anything you can see or touch around you.
EVERYTHING comes from an IDEA, but that idea was not always there.
What I’ve always said about article writing goes for eBook writing as well. Ideas may not just pop up to your mind if you don’t go out and look for them.
The online world is a great place to find ideas to write about.
A great place to start is where your own interests are. What is YOUR niche? What do you like? What are you good at? What do you find yourself “telling about” to others? Search within yourself and try to answer those questions. This is your first step.
If you are business owner, well, that’s easy there, what business are you in? What service are you selling? Create your eBook based on that.
Once you have answered these questions, do a Google search, and see what other people have already written on the subject, but more importantly, try to search for what hasn’t been written on the subject yet. This is where your eBook creation starts.
Outlining your eBook
Once you have done your home work as far as the search is concerned, it’s time to outline your eBook.
While I don’t necessarily advise outlining for a simple article, because it could actually hinder the writing flow, I do think that outlining your eBook is essential for perfect results.
An easy way to start the outlining of your eBook is thinking about chapter titles, and making sure that they flow in order of progression.
In my experience, writing your introduction, should come last in the process of your writing, because you introduction will be much more focused when you’ve already written all your material.
As you create the outline of your eBook, think about some of your blog posts that would fit in your chapter and make a note for link inclusion as they come to mind. Don’t leave this task for later as you will have forgotten which one goes where by then.
The Main Course of eBook Creation
Now it’s time to get to the main course, writing your actual eBook.
However, before you start, you need to know a few things that are above and beyond the simple fact of putting words together with grammatical sense.
You need to know that there are some proven psychological principles that you should use in your writing.
Is there such thing, you might ask?
You bet there is, and all good writers writing either online or offline are all using those psychological principles when writing. Agatha Christie was a master of it, thus her tremendous success, as we know.
Once you’ve learned how to push those magic buttons, your writing will flow so much better, and you will have the assurance that your readers will be glued to your eBook.
This is the best part of eBook writing and eBook creation. I have to say that I love this part the most!
Editing your eBook
The next most important thing once you’ve created your incredibly fantastic eBook is of course the editing part.
The reason WHY editing is so important is because the very value of your book depends on the fact that it’s clear to understand to anyone, that it makes sense, and that it’s grammar and spelling error free.
There is no doubt that as you edit your work you will have to rewrite some portions, and probably find quite a few small errors that sometimes will make you wonder how in the world they got there in the first place.
That’s why editing is a must!
Once you’ve edited one time, well, you need to go for another couple rounds at the very least. And I would suggest that you leave round three to another pair of eyes which usually will find stuff you haven’t found yourself.
Then, it’s time for you to go again for another round just to make sure.
Editing your eBook should be done throughout several days to a couple of weeks.
Do NOT rush this part.
The more time you take with your editing, the better chance your eBook will be completely free from any kind of errors.
What Comes After your eBook Writing?
This is the part a lot of people get confused about, and they make a lot of errors that could be easily avoided.
- What publishing platform to use
- How to create an effective sales page
- How to set up your sales page
- How to best promote your eBook
- How to get others to sell your eBook (if you wish to go that road).
Even if you have all the eBook writing part down, you definitely need to go through the 5 steps above for your hard work to be rewarded with sales if you want to sell your work.
But even if you want to give your eBook for free, you need to promote it through your blog, your mailing list and through social media.
It’s not hard to write and publish an eBook. Everyone can do it, now the question is do you want to do it yourself or do you want to hire someone to it for you?
If you feel that you could use the benefits of eBook creations, but are not sure if you want to do it yourself, send me a note and we can discuss further and see if I would be the right fit for you as an eBook creator.
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