You might have the majority of an ebook already written. You can make an ebook from blog posts that you already have. You can simply collect the relevant blog posts in a way that makes sense. Make any edits to remove references that aren’t relevant, add an introduction, and a conclusion. All blog posts should be related and well-written.
Even though the information is available for free on your website, many people will pay to have it organized in an easier-to-use format like an ebook.
This is only one way to create the content for your ebook. This is a great option if you are looking to publish a novel or other nonfiction work.
If you are starting from scratch, the key thing is to keep working towards your goal of finishing that book. Every day, write something! Make a plan and fill it out.
Remember that you don’t need to write a book like War and Peace. Amazon allows you to write shorter books and sell them for a lower price, ranging from $2.99 – $4.99. People prefer ebooks with more specific niche topics. These books won’t be very profitable, but you can make more money by selling them and using these to attract people to your other products.
Marketing your Ebook
Traditional publishing has a dark secret. The vast majority of books that publishers release are not actively promoted or marketable by publishers. This attention is reserved for books by best-selling authors.
As an ebook publisher, however, you will enjoy the same control over your sales and marketing strategies. You should not have any trouble finding a way for your book(s) to be published and gotten the attention of potential readers, given all the options.
Multichannel marketing is my preferred approach. It allows you to approach marketing from many different angles. One definite channel is social media. Social media is a great way to spread the word. You can use your LinkedIn contacts, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Post the book on Facebook once it is published. Include a link to your website, with additional information and a way for people to order.
It’s not enough to just send one announcement. Your ebook must be promoted. Encourage friends to share your ebook with their friends and spread the word. You can post content about your book. Create contests. Do giveaways. Use creativity in your marketing.
Promote your book on your blog and in forums that are related to your topic. Tell people about your book. If you have an email address, make sure to mention it as well.
Here are some tips and tricks to make your ebook a success.
It takes work to make money with ebooks. It is not possible to just throw anything into an ebook and expect to make money. Although it’s not difficult, you need to follow best practices in order to ensure your ebook attracts attention and generates sales.
Do not get overwhelmed
You don’t have to worry about writing a book. You can complete your work and sell it if you have a plan.
It’s easy to make an outline of the book, plan when and how to write it (if it’s original work), and then decide when and how to market it. Finally, determine when the book will go on sale. It is a matter of putting aside time every day. It’s not enough to work on it when you feel like it… it will never be done.
Select a topic you are familiar with
Writing with passion, confidence and authority is what you want. You shouldn’t pick a topic because you think it will be a bestseller. You can always hire an expert to write your writing.
Do not make your writing complicated and flowery
It is important that all text is clear and easy to understand. It is better to communicate in a casual manner than in an academic way. Experts recommend that you write at an eighth-grade level.
Do not forget about proofreading
Double-check for spelling and grammar errors. Before publishing your ebook, make sure to have someone you trust or a professional proofreader review it. It’s not a good idea to publish a book with errors. This can cause readers to lose confidence and could lead you to having to issue refunds.
Do create a professional layout and cover
Self-publishing does not mean that you should make it look like an amateur. You can hire a Fiverr graphic designer to create a professional-looking cover for a fraction of the cost. They can also design the interior pages. Your book doesn’t have to look or feel like a self-published book.