There are two options for completing an eBook. You could either write it yourself, or outsource the information to a third-party. It is preferable that you write it yourself because you will be able to maintain full rights to the materials. This also means that you can offer genuine insight to the topic you are discussing. If you hire a writer, you will more than likely get a very generic book with basic information – but if you have something truly special to say you really need to say it yourself.
Writing an eBook is hard though, which is why you should follow these ten tips that can really help:
Create an Outline
Writing a blog post is not the same as writing a book. The book needs to have a complete thought that follows a logical step. Creating an outline helps you to put together a series of steps, and ensure that they follow a logical pattern before you start to write. This will also help you to follow through with your delivery, and ensure that you give your readers value.
Read Books from Similar Authors
This is a great way to get inspiration for your own ideas and to become better versed in the subject matter.
Commit to Writing Everyday
It takes discipline to write an eBook… And more importantly to complete it. Allocate at least 1 – 2 hours per day to writing your eBook. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but it has to be more than nothing.
Include Images and Tables
Images and Tables are a great way to add more value to your eBook. If you have not yet found your writing style, or you are not comfortable about the quality of your writing, then adding visual content is a great way to help convey your ideas to your readers.
Choose a Familiar Topic
Don’t write on a topic that you are not familiar with. If you have a career in a certain field or you have expertise you can share, write about those things. It is important that you offer your readers more value than they can search on the internet.
Make Sure it is Something You Love
Completing an eBook takes consistency. It is a lot easier to work on writing your eBook consistently if you are writing about something that you love.
Choose a Small Niche
Writing an eBook along the lines of fitness and nutrition gives your book a lot of competition in an overly saturated niche. If you are a fitness expert, then try to make your eBook outline a clear route to a specific outcome. It can not be another vague fitness eBook.
Hire a Proofreader
Even the world’s greatest writer will have a hard time finding their own typos. It is important to proofreader to look over your work and to ensure that it is professional.
Focus on Value
What value are you proposing to your readers? It is important to establish the value you are offering to your readers and follow through with the delivery.
Say Something New
Lastly, it is important to come up with something that is unique to you. Rehashing old information will not get your eBook recognized.