- By David O Connell
- Published 03/25/2008
The process of writing an Ebook is fairly straightforward if you follow a few simple tips. Before you begin, it helps to get your ideas organized; otherwise your book could end up an utter mess. Before you even start writing, figure out the topic of your book. What do you want to discuss? What kind of information do you want to distribute? Who is your target audience? Next, write down a list of ten ideas or topics that you plan to cover in the Ebook. These topics should provide readers with good information directly related to the theme of your Ebook. If you have expert knowledge in a certain field, for example, your Ebook should offer valuable information that readers can’t find anywhere else. If you plan on selling or giving away an Ebook for the purpose of advertising your other products or services, the book should provide helpful information, not just fluff. A well-written Ebook containing loads of interesting information can be the best marketing tool you’ve ever come across. The impression you make with your Ebook is important. A good one will nab you more customers, while a bad one may turn potential customers away.
Most people give Ebooks away for free as a way to inform people about the products they’re selling online. Every time a person downloads your Ebook, you have a chance to advertise your business and gain more customers. People love free stuff, especially if it is something of real value. A good Eb
ook also has the potential to drive traffic to your websites, increasing your monthly visitors and upping your income stream from ad revenue. Once you have written down 10 main topics to discuss in the Ebook, get brainstorming by writing 500 words for each topic of interest. If you have a tendency to suffer from writer’s block, and don’t know how to get started with writing your Ebook, this is a beneficial exercise. Start with an introduction to each section (these will become the opening paragraphs of each chapter) and then write about 2-3 main ideas related to the topic at hand. Finish with a brief summary. This is a great way to begin the process of writing an Ebook because it will get the juices flowing, and at the end of it all, you’ll have about 10 pages of good information to start off with. In your Ebook, include links to your website or another free offer you provide. This way you can promote more than one website in one Ebook. Just make sure all the information flows smoothly, and your book doesn’t come across as one big ad. Always provide the reader with useful knowledge and insights. People know when they’re reading nonsense, and won’t want to buy your products if your Ebook comes across as too cheesy.
After you’ve finished the initial ten pages, fill in each chapter with sufficient information until you’ve completed the entire book. Write a little each day and before you know it, you will have an Ebook ready to be distributed across the web. But don’t forget to proofread and edit the piece before you publish.