How to Write a Amazing Ebook
The hardest part of writing is the first sentence.
When you look at the whole project, it seems like an
impossible task. Thats why you have to break it down
into manageable tasks. Think of climbing a mountain.
You are standing at the foot of it and looking up at
its summit vanishing into the clouds. How can you
possibly scale such an immense and dangerous mountain?
There is only one way to climb a mountain ? step by
step.
Now think of writing your ebook in the same light. You
must create it step by step, and one day, you will
take that last step and find yourself standing on the
summit with your head in the clouds.
The first thing you have to do, as if you actually
were a mountain climber, is to get organized. Instead
of climbing gear, however, you must organize your
thoughts. There are some steps you should take before
you begin. Once youve gone through the following
list, you will be ready to actually begin writing your
ebook.
Beginning Steps to Writing an ebook
First, figure out your ebooks working title. Jot down
a few different titles, and eventually, youll find
that one that will grow on you. Titles help you to
focus your writing on your topic; they guide you in
anticipating and answering your readers queries. Many
non-fiction books also have subtitles. Aim for clarity
in your titles, but cleverness always helps to sell
books ? as long as its not too cute. For example,
Remedies for Insomnia: twenty different ways to count
sheep. Or: Get off that couch: fifteen exercise plans
to whip you into shape.
Next, write out a thesis statement. Your thesis is a
sentence or two stating exactly what problem you are
addressing and how your book will solve that problem.
All chapters spring forth from your thesis statement.
Once youve got your thesis statement fine-tuned,
youve built your foundation. From that foundation,
your book will grow, chapter by chapter.
Your thesis will keep you focused while you write your
ebook. Remember: all chapters must support your thesis
statement. If they dont, they dont belong in your
book. For example, your thesis statement could read:
Weve all experienced insomnia at times in our lives,
but there are twenty proven techniques and methods to
give you back a good nights sleep.
Once you have your thesis, before you start to write,
make sure there is a good reason to write your book.
Ask yourself some questions:
* Does your book present useful information and is
that information currently relevant?
* Will you book positively affect the lives of your
readers?
* Is your book dynamic and will it keep the readers
attention?
and significant?
If you can answer yes to these questions, you can feel
confident about the potential of your ebook.
Another important step is to figure out who your
target audience is. It is this group of people you
will be writing to, and this group will dictate many
elements of your book, such as style, tone, diction,
and even length. Figure out the age range of your
readers, their general gender, what they are most
interested in, and even the socio-economic group they
primarily come from. Are they people who read fashion
magazines or book reviews? Do they write letters in
longhand or spend hours every day online. The more you
can pin down your target audience, the easier it will
be to write your book for them.
Next, make a list of the reasons you are writing your
ebook. Do you want to promote your business? Do you
want to bring quality traffic to your website? Do you
want to enhance your reputation?
Then write down your goals in terms of publishing. Do
you want to sell it as a product on your website, or
do you want to offer it as a free gift for filling out
a survey or for ordering a product? Do you want to use
the chapters to create an e-course, or use your ebook
to attract affiliates around the world? The more you
know upfront, the easier the actual writing will be.
Decide on the format of your chapters. In non-fiction,
keep the format from chapter to chapter fairly
consistent. Perhaps you plan to use an introduction to
your chapter topic, and then divide it into four
subhead topics. Or you may plan to divide it into five
parts, each one beginning with a relevant anecdote.
How to make your ebook "user friendly"
You must figure out how to keep your writing engaging.
Often anecdotes, testimonials, little stories, photos,
graphs, advice, and tips will keep the reader turning
the pages. Sidebars are useful for quick, accessible
information, and they break up the density of the
page.
Write with a casual, conversational tone rather than a
formal tone such as textbook diction. Readers respond
to the feeling that you are having a conversation with
them. Break up the length and structure of your
sentences so you don?t hypnotize your readers into
sleep. Sentences that are all the same length and
structure tend to be a good aid for insomnia!
Good writing takes practice. It takes lots and lots of
practice. Make a schedule to write at least a page a
day. Read books and magazines about the process of
writing, and jot down tips that jump out at you. The
write (and read), the better your writing will become.
The better your writing becomes, the bigger your sales
figures.
In an ebook that is read on the screen, be aware that
you must give your readers eye a break. You can do
this by utilizing white space. In art classes, white
space is usually referred to as "negative space."
Readers eyes need to rest in the cool white oasises
you create on your page. If your page is too dense,
your reader will quit out of it as soon as their eyes
begin to tear.
Make use of lists, both bulleted and numbered. This
makes your information easy to absorb, and gives the
reader a mental break from dissecting your paragraphs
one after the other.
Finally, decide on an easy-to-read design. Find a font
thats easy on the eyes, and stick to that font
family. Using dozens of fonts will only tire your
readers out before theyve gotten past your
introduction. Use at least one and a half line
spacing, and text large enough to be read easily on
the screen, but small enough so that the whole page
can be seen on a computer screen. You will have to
experiment with this to find the right combination.
Of course, dont forget to run a spell and grammar
check. You are judged by something as minor as correct
punctuation, so don?t mess up a great book by tossing
out semicolons randomly, or stringing sentences
together with commas. (By the way, thats called a
"comma splice.")
Last of all, create an index and a bibliography.
Thats it! Youve written a book! Now all you have to
do is publish your ebook online, and wait for download
request from your website visitors.
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  1. 1. How to Write a Amazing Ebook
  2. 2. The hardest part of writing is the first sentence.
  3. 3. When you look at the whole project, it seems like an
  4. 4. impossible task. Thats why you have to break it down
  5. 5. into manageable tasks. Think of climbing a mountain.
  6. 6. You are standing at the foot of it and looking up at
  7. 7. its summit vanishing into the clouds. How can you
  8. 8. possibly scale such an immense and dangerous mountain?
  9. 9. There is only one way to climb a mountain ? step by
  10. 10. step.
  11. 11. Now think of writing your ebook in the same light. You
  12. 12. must create it step by step, and one day, you will
  13. 13. take that last step and find yourself standing on the
  14. 14. summit with your head in the clouds.
  15. 15. The first thing you have to do, as if you actually
  16. 16. were a mountain climber, is to get organized. Instead
  17. 17. of climbing gear, however, you must organize your
  18. 18. thoughts. There are some steps you should take before
  19. 19. you begin. Once youve gone through the following
  20. 20. list, you will be ready to actually begin writing your
  21. 21. ebook.
  22. 22. Beginning Steps to Writing an ebook
  23. 23. First, figure out your ebooks working title. Jot down
  24. 24. a few different titles, and eventually, youll find
  25. 25. that one that will grow on you. Titles help you to
  26. 26. focus your writing on your topic; they guide you in
  27. 27. anticipating and answering your readers queries. Many
  28. 28. non-fiction books also have subtitles. Aim for clarity
  29. 29. in your titles, but cleverness always helps to sell
  30. 30. books ? as long as its not too cute. For example,
  31. 31. Remedies for Insomnia: twenty different ways to count
  32. 32. sheep. Or: Get off that couch: fifteen exercise plans
  33. 33. to whip you into shape.
  34. 34. Next, write out a thesis statement. Your thesis is a
  35. 35. sentence or two stating exactly what problem you are
  36. 36. addressing and how your book will solve that problem.
  37. 37. All chapters spring forth from your thesis statement.
  38. 38. Once youve got your thesis statement fine-tuned,
  39. 39. youve built your foundation. From that foundation,
  40. 40. your book will grow, chapter by chapter.
  41. 41. Your thesis will keep you focused while you write your
  42. 42. ebook. Remember: all chapters must support your thesis
  43. 43. statement. If they dont, they dont belong in your
  44. 44. book. For example, your thesis statement could read:
  45. 45. Weve all experienced insomnia at times in our lives,
  46. 46. but there are twenty proven techniques and methods to
  47. 47. give you back a good nights sleep.
  48. 48. Once you have your thesis, before you start to write,
  49. 49. make sure there is a good reason to write your book.
  50. 50. Ask yourself some questions:
  51. 51. * Does your book present useful information and is
  52. 52. that information currently relevant?
  53. 53. * Will you book positively affect the lives of your
  54. 54. readers?
  55. 55. * Is your book dynamic and will it keep the readers
  56. 56. attention?
  57. 57. and significant?
  58. 58. If you can answer yes to these questions, you can feel
  59. 59. confident about the potential of your ebook.
  60. 60. Another important step is to figure out who your
  61. 61. target audience is. It is this group of people you
  62. 62. will be writing to, and this group will dictate many
  63. 63. elements of your book, such as style, tone, diction,
  64. 64. and even length. Figure out the age range of your
  65. 65. readers, their general gender, what they are most
  66. 66. interested in, and even the socio-economic group they
  67. 67. primarily come from. Are they people who read fashion
  68. 68. magazines or book reviews? Do they write letters in
  69. 69. longhand or spend hours every day online. The more you
  70. 70. can pin down your target audience, the easier it will
  71. 71. be to write your book for them.
  72. 72. Next, make a list of the reasons you are writing your
  73. 73. ebook. Do you want to promote your business? Do you
  74. 74. want to bring quality traffic to your website? Do you
  75. 75. want to enhance your reputation?
  76. 76. Then write down your goals in terms of publishing. Do
  77. 77. you want to sell it as a product on your website, or
  78. 78. do you want to offer it as a free gift for filling out
  79. 79. a survey or for ordering a product? Do you want to use
  80. 80. the chapters to create an e-course, or use your ebook
  81. 81. to attract affiliates around the world? The more you
  82. 82. know upfront, the easier the actual writing will be.
  83. 83. Decide on the format of your chapters. In non-fiction,
  84. 84. keep the format from chapter to chapter fairly
  85. 85. consistent. Perhaps you plan to use an introduction to
  86. 86. your chapter topic, and then divide it into four
  87. 87. subhead topics. Or you may plan to divide it into five
  88. 88. parts, each one beginning with a relevant anecdote.
  89. 89. How to make your ebook "user friendly"
  90. 90. You must figure out how to keep your writing engaging.
  91. 91. Often anecdotes, testimonials, little stories, photos,
  92. 92. graphs, advice, and tips will keep the reader turning
  93. 93. the pages. Sidebars are useful for quick, accessible
  94. 94. information, and they break up the density of the
  95. 95. page.
  96. 96. Write with a casual, conversational tone rather than a
  97. 97. formal tone such as textbook diction. Readers respond
  98. 98. to the feeling that you are having a conversation with
  99. 99. them. Break up the length and structure of your
  100. 100. sentences so you don?t hypnotize your readers into
  101. 101. sleep. Sentences that are all the same length and
  102. 102. structure tend to be a good aid for insomnia!
  103. 103. Good writing takes practice. It takes lots and lots of
  104. 104. practice. Make a schedule to write at least a page a
  105. 105. day. Read books and magazines about the process of
  106. 106. writing, and jot down tips that jump out at you. The
  107. 107. write (and read), the better your writing will become.
  108. 108. The better your writing becomes, the bigger your sales
  109. 109. figures.
  110. 110. In an ebook that is read on the screen, be aware that
  111. 111. you must give your readers eye a break. You can do
  112. 112. this by utilizing white space. In art classes, white
  113. 113. space is usually referred to as "negative space."
  114. 114. Readers eyes need to rest in the cool white oasises
  115. 115. you create on your page. If your page is too dense,
  116. 116. your reader will quit out of it as soon as their eyes
  117. 117. begin to tear.
  118. 118. Make use of lists, both bulleted and numbered. This
  119. 119. makes your information easy to absorb, and gives the
  120. 120. reader a mental break from dissecting your paragraphs
  121. 121. one after the other.
  122. 122. Finally, decide on an easy-to-read design. Find a font
  123. 123. thats easy on the eyes, and stick to that font
  124. 124. family. Using dozens of fonts will only tire your
  125. 125. readers out before theyve gotten past your
  126. 126. introduction. Use at least one and a half line
  127. 127. spacing, and text large enough to be read easily on
  128. 128. the screen, but small enough so that the whole page
  129. 129. can be seen on a computer screen. You will have to
  130. 130. experiment with this to find the right combination.
  131. 131. Of course, dont forget to run a spell and grammar
  132. 132. check. You are judged by something as minor as correct
  133. 133. punctuation, so don?t mess up a great book by tossing
  134. 134. out semicolons randomly, or stringing sentences
  135. 135. together with commas. (By the way, thats called a
  136. 136. "comma splice.")
  137. 137. Last of all, create an index and a bibliography.
  138. 138. Thats it! Youve written a book! Now all you have to
  139. 139. do is publish your ebook online, and wait for download
  140. 140. request from your website visitors.
  141. 141. Please visit:http://bestpayingjobsinthefuture.com/form.php?id=1521 3 for more info
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