Writing A Successful Ebook

Written by Shelley Lowery

With today's advanced technology, it has never been any easier for anyone to self-publish their own ebook. What's more, you can create and market your own ebook (electronic book) for an unbelievably low price. Once you purchase an ebook compiler and create your ebook, you'll automatically have an entire stock of inventory on hand continuously. In addition, when you begin selling your ebook, you'll pocket nearly 100% of your profits for each sale.

As you probably know,repparttar Internet is all about information and automation. Internet users want information and they want it right now. That's why ebooks are considered to berepparttar 108496 "perfect" online product. They provide Internet users withrepparttar 108497 information they desire and can be instantly downloaded.

The key to writing a successful ebook is to write for your potential customer. In other words, you must provide your potential customers withrepparttar 108498 information they desire. I know, you're probably thinking, "how on earth do I know what my potential customers want?" Well, there are a number of ways you can learn exactly what they want. For example, visit some online discussion groups inrepparttar 108499 area of your expertise. Go through all ofrepparttar 108500 posts and read all ofrepparttar 108501 questions. If you seerepparttar 108502 same questions posted on several groups, then this should give you a good idea as to what your potential customers want. Visit forums, message boards, and newsgroups -- subscribe to email discussion lists -- visit Amazon.com to seerepparttar 108503 top selling books and see if you can develop your ebook accordingly.

Once you've determinedrepparttar 108504 focus of your ebook, your next step will be to break your subject down into about 10 - 12 different areas. Each area will represent a chapter. For example, if your ebook is focusing on dog grooming, your chapters might look something like this:

Introduction to Dog Grooming Dog Anatomy Medical & Skin Problems Bathing & Brushing techniques Proper use and care of Equipment Clipper & Scissoring techniques Specific Breed Trims Mixed Breed Trims Safe Handling and Restraints Rare Breed Recognition

Protecting and Registering Your Ebook

Written by Shelley Lowery

Once you've created your ebook, you'll want to takerepparttar necessary steps to protect your work. Although many ebook compilers will enable you to password protect your ebook, none can offer complete security.

Copyrighting Your Ebook

The moment you create your ebook,repparttar 108495 US copyright laws protect you. However, if you should need to file an infringement lawsuit, you must register. Although registration is generally voluntary, it is recommended, as you certainly don't want your work to be copied and claimed by someone else. If you don't takerepparttar 108496 time to register a copyright, you may have little or no recourse should your work be illegally copied.

Visitrepparttar 108497 following sites to register online:

MediaRegister http://www.mediaregister.com

Click and Copyright http://www.clickandcopyright.com/

For further information, visitrepparttar 108498 US Copyright Office: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

Once you get your copyright, your next step will be to obtain an ISBN.

An ISBN is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and similar products that are published internationally. It is used to uniquely identify one specific title, whether it is a book, ebook or similar product from one specific publisher. This number is completely unique to that one title or edition.

If you would like to sell your ebooks in bookstores or online, you'll need to obtain an ISBN. Once you obtain your ISBN, you can submit your title to be listed inrepparttar 108499 Books in Print database. Bookstores and Libraries refer to Books in Print when they need to order a particular book from a publisher.

When you're ready to order your ISBN, keep in mind, it can never be reused. Once it is assigned to a specific title, it cannot be used again -- even ifrepparttar 108500 title is no longer available. What this means is that if you update your book in any way, you will have to get a new number. In addition, if you're offering your ebook in different formats, you must use a separate ISBN for each format.

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