How to Write an Ebook

Written by Larry Strawson


=================================================== How to Write an Ebook ===================================================

The hardest part of writing isrepparttar first sentence. When you look atrepparttar 137829 whole project, it seems like an impossible task. That's why you have to break it down into manageable tasks. Think of climbing a mountain. You are standing atrepparttar 137830 foot of it and looking up at its summit vanishing intorepparttar 137831 clouds. How can you possibly scale such an immense and dangerous mountain?

There is only one way to climb a mountain ? step by step.

Now think of writing your ebook inrepparttar 137832 same light. You must create it step by step, and one day, you will take that last step and find yourself standing onrepparttar 137833 summit with your head inrepparttar 137834 clouds.

The first thing you have to do, as if you actually were a mountain climber, is to get organized. Instead of climbing gear, however, you must organize your thoughts. There are some steps you should take before you begin. Once you've gone throughrepparttar 137835 following list, you will be ready to actually begin writing your ebook.

Beginning Steps to Writing an ebook

First, figure out your ebook's working title. Jot down a few different titles, and eventually, you'll find that one that will grow on you. Titles help you to focus your writing on your topic; they guide you in anticipating and answering your reader's queries. Many non-fiction books also have subtitles. Aim for clarity in your titles, but cleverness always helps to sell books ? as long as it's not too cute. For example, Remedies for Insomnia: twenty different ways to count sheep. Or: Get off that couch: fifteen exercise plans to whip you into shape.

Next, write out a thesis statement. Your thesis is a sentence or two stating exactly what problem you are addressing and how your book will solve that problem. All chapters spring forth from your thesis statement. Once you've got your thesis statement fine-tuned, you've built your foundation. From that foundation, your book will grow, chapter by chapter.

Your thesis will keep you focused while you write your ebook. Remember: all chapters must support your thesis statement. If they don't, they don't belong in your book. For example, your thesis statement could read: We've all experienced insomnia at times in our lives, but there are twenty proven techniques and methods to give you back a good night's sleep.

Once you have your thesis, before you start to write, make sure there is a good reason to write your book. Ask yourself some questions:

* Does your book present useful information and is that information currently relevant?

* Will you book positively affectrepparttar 137836 lives of your readers?

* Is your book dynamic and will it keeprepparttar 137837 reader's attention?

* Does you book answer questions that are meaningful and significant?

If you can answer yes to these questions, you can feel confident aboutrepparttar 137838 potential of your ebook.

Another important step is to figure out who your target audience is. It is this group of people you will be writing to, and this group will dictate many elements of your book, such as style, tone, diction, and even length. Figure outrepparttar 137839 age range of your readers, their general gender, what they are most interested in, and evenrepparttar 137840 socio-economic group they primarily come from. Are they people who read fashion magazines or book reviews? Do they write letters in longhand or spend hours every day online. The more you can pin down your target audience,repparttar 137841 easier it will be to write your book for them.

The Alternative to Book Tours

Written by Sandra Puckett


The reason an author does a book tour is for publicity. When an author visits a city,repparttar publisher is hoping that a newspaper will featurerepparttar 137562 book Ė sincerepparttar 137563 book signing is a local event. Unfortunately, if an author self-publishes,repparttar 137564 book tour expenses fall onrepparttar 137565 author. Most authors cannot afford that expense. If youíre one of those authors, there is an alternative.

Itís an online tour. You can tour online using blogs.

1. You can start a blog to give Internet users a preview of your book. You should also get a website to promote your book. (There are many free web-hosting companies out there, if youíre unable to pay for one.) Make sure you put a link to your website on your blog.

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