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Five Things To Know About Writing Your First Ebook

Updated on October 30, 2011

Writing your own ebook provides any freelance writer with valuable experience personally and professionally. In addition, you will earn revenue for an extremely

Write about what you know to make the experience of writing our first ebook easier.
Write about what you know to make the experience of writing our first ebook easier. | Source

you should know. Many writers that begin to write eBooks and enjoy it will find they have several or more written before they know it. There has been extremely positive feedback for writing eBooks. Before you write your first eBook these are five things you should know to make your venture a success.

The greatest thing about an eBook is the amount of profit you can make compared to an article. In addition, eBooks are continuous earners. Unless you ghost write the eBook for another author you can count on earning for your eBook for quite some time.

Start with something you know

Numerous freelance writers usually start their first eBook in their niche with something they are familiar with. Whatever your writing niche is there is useful and beneficial content that you have to share with an audience.

Perhaps you have a series of freelance articles that you may have written or blog posts that you always felt would make a great book. Well now is the time to compile that information and put it to the test.

Write in easy to understand language

There are some misconceptions that you must be an experienced freelance writer to author an eBook and this certainly is not the case. Writing online is extremely different to traditional methods of writing. Online writing does require a down to earth approach and many eBooks are written in a voice or narrative that resembles an author’s way of speaking. The heart of the issue is writing and delivering information to a reader that is beneficial, valuable and will solve an issue or problem.

Record an interview as an alternative

If you are unsure about producing an entire eBook from scratch there is an alternative. You could transcribe a recorded interview that you have made with an industry expert from your niche. You could format a Q and A and provide invaluable information for readers. This is a very simple and straightforward method of getting your first eBook out of the gate.

Record your thoughts

Sometimes your thoughts on subject matter are enough to provide a great eBook. If you can speak it easier than writing it, record it first then transcribe it into an eBook. However, remember you want to provide valuable material for your readers so make certain that what you have to say does just that. Many freelance writers have indicated that this is one of the fastest ways they have discovered to create an eBook. There is even software designed so you can speak and your voice will record on paper what you are saying.

Hire a ghost writer

Hiring a ghost writer is what a lot of not so great writers will do for their first eBook if they are not comfortable enough with their writing skills to create one. Some will hire a ghost writer if they don’t have time to create and eBook.

You can design an outline of your book with points you would like to expand upon and a ghost writer will design your book for you. The creation of the eBook by a ghost writer is done much more often than people realize.

When hiring a ghost writer for your eBook you are subcontracting your work and although they will write the book your name and credentials will be on the work. You want to make certain the person you have hired is credible and meets your expectations in all ways. Are they reliable to meet your deadlines and deliver what you want in your book? A great idea is to have them write several other pieces of work for you before assigning something as large and important as an eBook. perhaps a couple of articles or blog posts should be done to determine if they have the right voice and you make a good match together to produce your content.

These are five things you should know about writing your first eBook. Writing an eBook is not impossible and with the right information you can be successful.

A great video on getting your eBook published on Amazon


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      Roberta Kyle 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and am bookmarking this for all the good info in one place. Thumbs up and thanks

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      point2make 6 years ago

      Excellent hub. You have shown me some of the steps I was missing. Thank-you. I have a couple of ideas for e-books and I think now is a good time to start. I voted this hub up!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Great Hub and I like how the information is all placed into seperate categories so it's easy to follow. The video was very helpful as well.

      Voted up!