Since we live in an age where digital information is paramount, you can become a best-selling author simply by writing and releasing your own e-book. Since e-books are free to produce and are easy to share and store, you will be able to become an author without many traditional setbacks or challenges.
I have been an entrepreneur since 1996. Besides being the CEO of Q Link Wireless, LLC, and Quadrant Holdings, LLC, in Dania, Florida, I also wrote 4 e-books about social media and e-commerce marketing. Let me tell you that it is possible to write your e-book and find your success story. Just listen to my advice: find the motivation and write your book. Here are my tips for writing your first e-book.
Get the Right Topic, Outline and Title
You should be passionate about the topic you write about as this situation will make your content shine. For instance, if you are an expert in a certain field, you can write an e-book and share your knowledge with the world right away. Then you can make your outline right away. Your outline must be created in a chronological order in some cases. In addition, jot down any idea about the topic, and you should develop ideas for a couple of weeks before starting to write the e-book.
Your book should fulfill a need, or a niche, and in addition, you should know a lot about the topic you are writing on. The title of your e-book must be catchy enough to attract the attention of those searching for that specific topic, and it should tell your readers what the e-book will really do for them.
Research, Proofread and Conversion
Microsoft Word is an excellent piece of software you can use to write your e-book quickly and easily. In addition, the length of your e-book should depend on how in depth you want to cover your topic; don’t try to make it longer just because you want to. However, if your e-book tends to be long, don’t cut out important information; you could split it into several small e-books over time.
Family members and friends may help you proofread your e-book’s content right away. In addition, you may consider hiring a professional freelance editor, who can read your e-book and give you valuable advice. Make your e-book difficult to copy by converting it into a PDF file. PDFonline is a free service that will allow you to do just that.
You can write an additional e-book to promote a previous one. Since you are in control of the content and the links that go inside the e-book, you will get tons of benefits from this sort of promotion. Moreover, create a website, and if you haven’t already, create social media accounts for your book. The goal is to create a brand. You want your name to be synonymous with the e-books that you are writing. For example, if you are John Smith and you are writing a social media marketing book, your social media accounts will promote “John Smith—Social Media Marketer”.
You should take into consideration the kind of audience you are going to write for. Simpler, more colloquial language will be useful if your audience is “general adult”.