Revenue in the eBooks section is projected to cross US$14,625m in 2020. Maybe it’s time you get on board in this fast-moving creative wing and write an eBook for content-hungry marketplace.
What’s all the buzz about? Well, eBooks are, usually, tinier tracts on specialized subjects ranging from “How to Sell Online” to “Evolving earthworms in Your Tea Leaves” – i.e., any random topic. The advantage of these books is that they’re low-priced, easily distributed, and can be used in text-to-speech readers as well. The final benefit is that they’re simple to produce.
Everybody has a writer within—even you. Let’s say, maybe, that you happen to have a lot of experience with cricket. You’ve been playing cricket ever since you were 10. You might want to capture that experience by preparing a simple document entitled “The Do’s and Don’ts of Straight-Drive,” where you describe everything that’s needed to play the straight drive in this incredible game.
You create your 50-page Microsoft Word document with that content. You proofread it, title it, add a table of contents, maybe an index, and arrange to publish it. Using tools such as Kindle Direct Publishing or Adobe Acrobat Reader, you package your document as an eBook. Some devices even allow you to include a password to restrict unlawful copying!
If your ebook explains how to go about entrepreneurship (buzzword), you would be required to provide some evidence that you are qualified to write on the subject. Nobody is going to take entrepreneurship advice from anybody who has never succeeded in the business. Although it is not required to own a successful website dealing with your ebook’s specific topic, doing so would help to sell it.
Whatever the topic of your ebook is, your analysis must be sufficient and thorough. If it is appropriate to do so, you should always present two sides to every case, and if you are using sources to the work of other people, you should include a source directory, generally at the end of the book. Plagiarism is a crime, and if you violate copyright law, you are subject to prosecution. Do not, therefore, present any matter as your own if it is not. It is permitted to include such stuff in your ebook as long as you give credit to the originator.
Your analysis can be carried out in libraries and on the internet, and if you can add anything new to the topic, that would be an asset and a high selling point. Once you think that you have sufficient material for a book, start writing. You should check your spelling regularly and also your grammar. It helps to set your spell checker to check grammar if feasible since, if your grammar is weak, you will not be able to fix it to write an ebook. Grammar checkers can help to an extent but are by no means complete.
Plan your sections. Do not commit the error that many do and try to ‘wing it.’ Proper planning is necessary for a good ebook. Break your topic down into parts then write on every section, one at a time. Each piece of your book might be covered by more than one chapter. For instance, if you are writing an ebook on modern-day marketing, your sections would include website design, promotion, etc.
Once you have completed each chapter, go over it with a spell checker then leave it a day or so. Go onto the following section, and return to the previous one after a while to re-read it. Correct any mistakes and rewrite it if it does not read well to you. Work on one chapter at a time according to your layout.
Ultimately, all of the chapters and sections will be finished. You may then complete your ebook by supplementing any sources you used, a contents list if you need one, a disclaimer if you need one, and a brief about yourself. You may also have to work out a price if it is not free to your costumers, though pricing is another subject.
That is how to write a perfect ebook. eBook creation is about preparation and analysis. The most flourishing ebooks contain some original information or a new twist on existing knowledge. Other books that provide information on any niche are also thriving.
Keep an eye on your grammar and spelling, and have somebody else proofread, and you will do just fine.