Writing an eBook

I have seen a lot of information on the internet extolling the virtues of writing your own eBook. In these articles the emphasis seems to be far more on the “why” than the “how”. There have been many words written about the benefits of creating your own eBook and the various ways in which an eBook can be used in internet marketing. However, there seems to be far less information available on the actual process of writing the book. Perhaps this is because creating any kind of book requires the same approach whether you are writing a novel for printed publication, a set of short stories for Kindle or an eBook. Here follows some advice on how to write your own eBook.

The starting point of writing any book in any format is to “have a story”, whether this is literally a story (as in a work of fiction), a niche topic or some other form of valuable information. The more expert you are in the realm of your chosen subject, the easier it will be to produce an eBook which has real value in the eyes of your eventual eBook readers. If your topic is one with which you are not so familiar then plenty of research will be needed in order to acquire the necessary knowledge to produce a meaningful end product.

Once you have your topic you will need to break this down into sub-topics. If you are writing an informational eBook (which is likely) there will be subcategories which can be treated as chapters within the book. If you wish to produce an eBook of, say, 45 pages which covers all aspects of a wide-ranging subject, it is necessary to plan ahead, identifying and naming the different issues you will want to discuss in your writing. Each of those issues can become a chapter. The 45 pages could be divided into 9 chapters of 5 pages each. Each of those sub-sections could then be subdivided further into bite-sized pieces. A key point with writing an eBook is to work on small sections at a time. In order to do that successfully you will need the book planned out in detail before you actually begin to write. Each small section will become a building block in the construction of your finished work.

My first foray into online business was about 9 years ago when I produced articles and eBooks on topics related to my career as a musician. I am an oboist and I wrote an eBook on how to play the oboe. This was put together from a set of articles based on different techniques and problems of playing the instrument. The completed eBook has continued to produce sales ever since. Being a topic where I was a real expert helped enormously in the creative process.

If you feel that creative writing skills are not your forte, it is possible to put together an eBook of your own but using the writings of other people. A bit of research and you will find articles on related subjects which can be put together as chapters in a book, so long as the articles authorship is acknowledged. Articles from ezine websites can also be used as chapters in your e-book, so long as you reproduce the article totally unchanged and complete with the resource box, including any link. Indeed, authors are only too happy for you to do this as their work (and their link) will be spread far and wide.

I hope this article has given you an insight into how to write an eBook. As I am sure you can now see, writing or creating your own eBook is not a difficult thing to do but it does require thought, planning and probably research too. Even if you haven’t attempted to write anything since leaving school, don’t be daunted by the prospect. Anyone can do it!

Writing and Selling EBooks

A traditional business requires a lot of overhead to effectively operate. In a traditional business you will generally have to pay for office space, inventory, and a storefront where people can come and buy your products. You will also have to hire employees who will require paychecks and benefits. Not only that… You also have to pay for your inventory or create your own from costly raw materials.

Here are some of the benefits of writing and selling your own eBooks.

• Once written, you can sell an eBook again and again without having to create something new.

• Once your customer buys your product you have the opportunity to up sell your other products.

• Even if you can’t write you can hire someone to do it for you.

• eBooks do not require any raw materials like physical products do.

• eBooks don’t require you to keep stock, package items, or ship anything.

• Selling eBooks can be done from home very easily, so you don’t need storefront to set up shop.

• Most of your marketing is done online and many methods are free.

•You don’t need to hire any employees until your sales reach a level that requires a little help.

Tip—> Don’t worry if you can’t write, or if writing sounds scary… it can all be done for you for around $250-$500

• Once you begin to outsource, your eBook business can operate entirely on autopilot.

These are just a few of the many benefits of writing and selling eBooks over selling physical products in a regular brick and mortar type business. Trust me there are many more…

How To Make a Small Fortune Writing Short eBooks

On the internet, many writers talk about the large amounts of money that can be made through writing and publishing short eBooks.

This type of writing can be really profitable, and coupled with the fact that these simple eBooks can go on selling for years, gives you an opportunity to build up a great passive income system.

The problem though, is that most people do it wrong and only make little, if any, money.

So what ‘s the correct way to do it?

I’ll give you a few ideas that you can use to create your own eBook writing and publishing business.

First of all you need to make sure that your eBooks are what people want to read.

This means that you need to write eBooks that solve a problem. Just one problem.

You can then write blog posts about this problem and offer your eBook as the solution.

You can sell your eBooks for $2.99 (or about that) or offer them for free.

If you sell them it’s obvious how you’re going to earn money.

But if you give them away for free then you need to advertise affiliate products in them so that you can earn money.

Giving away too many free eBooks though, means you run the risk of attracting too many “freebie seekers” who never want to buy anything, but are happy to download anything as long as they don’t have to pay for it.

These are the people you want to avoid.

To make money writing short eBooks, you need to write and publish one every week.

You could also write a whole series of eBooks on related topics and advertise the other eBooks inside each one.

That way, if someone likes one of your eBooks and it helps them to solve their problem, then they may be happy to buy another one on a related topic.

You could also create an audio recording of each eBook too and sell it separately or include it in the price so customers feel they’re getting real value for money.

But which ever way you decide to do it, the important thing is that you make a start straight away. If you put it off, you’ll never do it. You’ll just stay a dreamer and wonder “what if?” for the rest of your life. So start now, today, before you go to bed tonight. Write and publish your first eBook.

You also need to publish an eBook every week.

And if you do this, by this time next year you’ll have 52 short eBooks selling all over the world.

3 Reasons Why Writing an E-Book is Smart Marketing!

Recently, I was consulting with a client about his online marketing strategies. He was happy with his social networking efforts, but was interested in creating some passive income. What could he do to create both visibility and income? I told him to write an e-book! “What would an e-book do for me and for my business and how would I use it to raise my visibility?”, he asked.

Writing an electronic book, better known as an e-book, is a powerful tool to use for growing your business. E-books are a multipurpose vehicle as they can be used as a product for sale or a promotional item to be used as a give-away.

The three main reasons you should write an e-book are:

* Additional Streams of Income. E-books are one of the hottest and most lucrative “work from home” businesses on the Internet today! An interesting and sought after topic, with a catchy title, can go viral and bring in extra income while you sleep.

* Promotional Marketing. Using your e-books as a promotional product is an excellent way to introduce your potential clients to your products and services.

* Establish Yourself as an Expert. This is the most important reason you should be typing feverishly! An e-book can help you gain credibility and you become the go-to person in your industry.

So you see, writing an e-book can be used in many ways to blend in with your other marketing strategies. Take the time to not only write one, but multiple e-books which can be used for different situations and address various aspects of your business. Write some to sell and some to use for promotional purposes.