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What and How of E-books

Updated on July 16, 2013


Writing and getting a book published is no longer as difficult as it used to be a few years ago. The world of internet has opened opportunities to hundreds and thousands of aspiring writers that could only wish or day dream to be a published author earlier. Today you can write a book and upload the finished product within seconds to the public space. These books are known as E-books that can be purchased online at the click of your mouse.

There are innumerable advantages to you as an E-book author. You don’t have to go through the tedious process of submitting your book to literary agencies or publishers with the 99 percent chances of rejection. Traditional publishing is slow and the process of submission and publication might take from several months to several years before you can see your work published.

Moreover, you have the control over your work. You can decide how much to price the book and how much to retain as your profit after deducting commissions if you’re selling it through online agencies and stores. You do not have to bother about shipping and the other inventories. It is up to you whether you would like to sell both hard copies and soft copies or only one of these. Even if you decide to sell the hard copies, your online broker would be doing everything for you other than writing. You can also decide whether you would like to market your product yourself or through your online agency.

To be precise, internet has opened a unique opportunity to writers that was not possible earlier. If you think, you cannot earn enough from E-books you are mistaken. Some of the best seller E-books are raking in several hundred or several thousand dollars for their authors everyday.

So you have decided to write an E-book. Well done. Persist with your decision. You must also decide in the first place, what the topic of your E-book is going to be. You may write literally on anything under the sun, but you would probably want to make some serious money with your writing. Right? Then give a serious thought to the subject you’re going to write on. What are you passionate about? Garden, Pets, Home decoration, Real estate, cooking….it can be anything. Choose to write on something you’re serious about.

It would also be advisable that you write on a popular topic that is in demand while deciding upon what to write on

However, it is advised that you also do some research into the subject matter. After all, you may be an expert on the subject you are writing about, but there might be several other things you might discover in course of your research that might be useful additions to your E-book.

It is best to create the content of your E-book before you begin writing. The chapter heads and sub-heads will give you a fair idea of what to write so that you do not end up writing too much that might be irrelevant. Writing content page in advance gives you a roadmap to proceed ahead.

The first thing after the topic that might attract your readership is the E-book cover. You may either decide to hire a professional artist to design your E-book cover or choose one from the hundreds of custom templates available at one of the free e-book publishing companies you may register with online. Once you do that you are through with it.

Production part of the e-book is breeze. Next you might like to focus on marketing strategies, about which we need to give a more serious thought in our next article.

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    • www.lookseenow profile image

      www.lookseenow 

      7 years ago

      I linked my post to your posat, because I have a book in progress, and I'm thinking this may be the way to go. thnks for the good info. regards: jghn

    • Kimberly Bunch profile image

      Kimberly Bunch 

      8 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Cool! Here's what I wrote on writing for winners: https://hubpages.com/community/WritingContest

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