Writing A Successful Ebook

Jan 21 22:00 2002 Shelley Lowery Print This Article

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With today's advanced technology,Guest Posting 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, the Internet is all about information and
automation. Internet users want information and they want it
right now. That's why ebooks are considered to be the "perfect"
online product. They provide Internet users with the 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 with the 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 in the area of your expertise. Go
through all of the posts and read all of the questions. If you
see the 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 see the top selling books and see if you can
develop your ebook accordingly.

Once you've determined the 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

Once you have created your chapter titles, you can begin
writing each individual chapter. When you begin writing, keep
in mind, reading on a computer screen is much more difficult
than reading from paper. It not only causes eyestrain, but it
is also a much slower read. With this in mind, keep your writing
to the point and avoid any filler information that really isn't
necessary. Provide your readers with all of the information
required for each chapter, but keep it as simple as possible.

Write your text in small blocks and leave a space between
each paragraph. Use an easy-to-read font such as Arial or
Verdana and use black text on a white background. In
addition, make sure you use plenty of white space. White
space is the empty space between your paragraphs and
around your text. You certainly don't want to overwhelm
your readers with a solid page of black text. Not only does
it look bad, but it certainly won't keep their interest.

It is very important that you do everything you can to
make your readers as comfortable as possible. If your text
is difficult to read, your readers will not only become
frustrated, but it will also make your ebook appear to be
unprofessional. Your ebook should be well organized and
enable your readers to easily locate important information.

To spice up your ebook's appearance, you may want to add
a colorful border, subject dividers and relevant images. In
addition, enlarge your subtitles to enable your readers to
easily recognize the beginning of each new section. By
adding these extra touches to your ebook, you will not only
improve your ebook's appearance, but it will also keep your
reader interested.

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Shelley Lowery
Shelley Lowery

Shelley Lowery is the author of Ebook Starter. A complete
ebook design kit that takes you step by step through
designing, creating and marketing your own ebook. Give
your ebook a professional look in just a few simple steps
with over 100 ebook interface and cover templates.

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