10 POWERFUL TIPS TO WRITE & SELL YOUR FIRST E-BOOK
Written and submitted by Scott D. of Startbloggingonline.com
If you are an expert in a particular field, make use of your knowledge by writing an e-book. In fact, a lot of people have made tons of money by writing an effective e-book. They are more popular now compared with regular books.
It is not easy to publish one though. You have to go through a lot of steps just to finish an e-book that people will appreciate. They won’t pay for something that is haphazardly done or an e-book that does not contain new information.
Before you start writing an e-book, make sure that you know exactly what direction you are taking. Determine your niche. Understand your target audience. Create a clear timeline on what you want to do first and when you expect to finish the whole e-book. Without clear goals, it would be difficult to get things done.
Although it would be great to share information based on your personal experience, you must also try gathering information from other sources. A well-researched e-book becomes more of an authority instead of something that came out of personal opinions only.
Organize the information you have gathered along with your personal knowledge on the subject matter. This makes it easier for you to divide the e-book into chapters. Find out what needs to be prioritized before writing. Otherwise, it will be very messy.
The good thing about publishing an e-book is that you don’t have a publisher who will keep yelling at you to finish what you are writing. Instead, you can manage your own time. Just take things slowly. It is better to have a well-edited e-book than something that was hurriedly done. Take note that if the e-book is filled with grammatical errors, or worse, factual mistakes, it could hurt your credibility as a writer.
Focus on launching
Once the e-book is done, make sure that everyone knows about it. Keep promoting the e-book ahead of the actual launch. Use social media to inform everyone about your upcoming e-book. Just avoid overhyping the e-book or else you will create false hopes.
Ask for help from friends and relatives in advertising your e-book. If possible, give people a taste of what they will get out of your e-book. This will make them more excited to read the entire e-book.
After publishing the e-book, don’t expect it to be a bestseller right away. Keep working on your advertising strategies. It is an even bigger challenge promoting your e-book since you only deal with your target buyers online.
However, if more people can attest to the usefulness of your e-book, people will start coming over to buy what you offer. Once you have become an authority in that particular field, your next e-books will also be huge hits.
The infographic below discusses some more tips on how to be successful as an e-book writer. These tips were used in the past by other writers and they have also attained a certain level of success.