Writing an eBook can be a great way to show your expertise on a particular subject, apart from this, you can also use it as an enticement to get people to subscribe to your list and as well as for building traffic to your blog.
Writing an eBook may at first seem to be a difficult task, but it is not really something that needs an extraordinary might to achieve. I was able to write and compile my first eBook within four days even though I had no previous experience when it comes to creating an eBook.
How was I able to Write and Compile an eBook within 4 days? I simply followed some simple baby steps that helped me to achieve my goal of creating an eBook, and I strongly believe that these simple baby steps will surely help you to kick start and Finish off your first eBook.book1 The Ultimate Guide To Writing Your First eBook
Though creating a quality eBook is not a day Job, but these steps can serve as Guide for you and you can easily complete on step per day and this implies that you will finish your eBook within eleven days (If you complete one step per day).
I can feel someone who is eager to create an eBook, so let’s not waste any more time. Let’s begin with the Process of writing our eBook.
Step One: Research your eBook topic
The first thing you need to do when writing your eBook is to research your topic first. You need to search all around the web, reading every bits of information that comes your way about that topic because you need a vast knowledge of your subject topic in other for you to be able to produce an Informative eBook.
A quick search on Google using your subject topic should do the magic, read and learn from some of the sites that come up on the search result page and make sure you take some notes.
Step Two: Brainstorm your chapter headings and Sub-Headings.
The next thing you need to do after researching your eBook Topic is to brainstorm your eBook chapter headings and sub-headings. This process may be a little vigorous and also take a bit of your time, but that is simply because it is a very crucial step in writing your eBook.
You need to have the right chapter headings and sub-headings, the type of chapter headings and sub-headings that will describe that particular chapter very well and also make people to want to read your eBook.
Also, it is advisable that you use Key Sub-Topics under your main topic as your Chapter headings while you use other subordinate sub-topics as your Sub-Headings.
Step Three: Create Individual folders for you chapter headings.
After you must have thought and re-thought and decided your eBook Chapter headings and eBook sub-headings, you should now create an individual folder for these headings (not sub-headings).
If you have decide to make your eBook have let’s say 6 Chapters, that means you will be having six different folders with the names of these Chapter headings and you can create a folder inside these chapter headings folder for your Chapter Sub-headings.
Step Four: Write Two, four, or five articles for each chapter heading (sub headings) and save them in your chapter folders.
Now that you have your folders set up, it’s time for you to write 3-4 articles based on your research on each of your eBook chapter headings and sub-headings (if you have one).
These articles should discuss mainly the topic of the eBook Chapter Headings, and save them in their individual folders. Try to write articles of about 400 words each so that your eBook will be a little bit Voluminous, especially if you want to sell it.
Step Five: Highlight resource areas in your text as you write. Later you can come back and insert your links here.
As you are writing your articles, you will certainly come across some part of your topic are very important and may need more attention and in-depth analysis. These parts of your eBook are the resource areas.
In other for you to keep your writing flow and not lose your focus, you should highlight these parts of your text and you will come back to them later. You may come back to give in-depth analysis or explanation of these parts of your eBook or provide a link to articles or posts on your website that better explains these resource areas. (Linking to resource areas of your eBook can help you generate long term traffic to your website).
Step Six: Merge Your Articles Together.
Now That you have your eBook content (articles) on each Chapter headings written, it’s now time for you to merge them and make it an eBook. Open your word editor application like MS Word, copy pastes your written articles in chronological order (from chapter 1 to the Last chapter) and pastes them onto a single Word document.
Step Seven: Edit the book for flow. Ask yourself this question continuously as you write it. “Does it flow?”
After merging your article together, you will discover that you have a very long page of content; if you have written much about each chapter headings, you should have lots of pages of your eBook content.
But wait! These are just individually written articles that you pasted on the same page. Naturally, these articles cannot flow because they were not written together at once that’s why this particular step is Important; if you fail at this step, your eBook may end up being a junk and unreadable!
For your eBook not to be a Junk and unreadable! You need to edit the book to make it flow; you need to edit the paragraphs and make them concurrent. You should use linking Words and adjectives where necessary. Use words like: also, therefore, Furthermore and so on to make your eBook flow.
As you write your article, read along and aloud and listen to yourself to see if the paragraphs connect and flow with each other.
Step Eight: Get someone else to read your eBook. Ask them to note the places where it’s hard to read, or difficult to understand what you are saying. Edit these hard-to read places.
After editing your eBook to make it flow, you should still get someone else to read your eBook because it’s natural for you to think your eBook is okay, but when you give it to someone else, they can easily spot your mistakes and parts of your eBook that needs to be improved.
You don’t need to hire a professional book editor to read your eBook, you can give it to your friends to read and ask them to spot places that is hard to read or understand or you can give it to professionals in your chosen topic niche, I know they will be willing to read through and offer you tips to improve your eBook.
Step Nine: Spell checks your eBook. Check for typos and grammatical errors.
Spell checking your eBook is very important for your eBook to look professional. A professional eBook should be free from typos and grammatical error.
I know you hate Typos, and lots of people out there too hate typos so don’t hesitate to read your eBook over and over again. Checking for typos have been made easy with Word editors like MS Word, it automatically underline grammatical errors and typos; but, sometimes it doesn’t spot some errors that is why you still need to proof read your eBook.
Step Ten: Insert Pictures and graphics to make the book appealing to the reader’s eye.
By now, you should have a ready eBook, an eBook you can boast of. But your eBook is still the usual black and white stuff; you need to make it more attractive and appealing to the human eye by inserting Graphics and Pictures that are relevant at a particular point or under a particular heading and sub-heading.
There lots of websites on the Internet where you can get Free Photos and Graphics that you can use in you eBook, but my favorite still remains Google Image search; have also heard good things about Istockphoto.com.
Just search for images using the specific keyword or keywords that you want to represent graphically or pictorially within your eBook, download these pictures and insert them at the right place where they should appear.
Step Eleven: Compile your eBook with your eBook compiler, and create a cover for it.
Now, it’s time for you to convert your written word format eBook to the generally accepted .PDF format for eBook. You can get a free Word to .PDF Converter on the Internet, but I will recommend you go get a copy at Novapdf.com or just Google the keyword “dopdf” the software works well for me. You should also create a Cover for your eBook, if you are not the graphics type, you can always outsource it to someone may be on fiverr or any other outsourcing platform.
I hope this guide will help you to create a great eBook within a very short of time, if you apply these techniques and if it works for you, please kindly send me your testimonials.
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