So, you want to publish your own eBook! Great! Congratulations are in order. This is a big step for you am I right? You don’t know where to turn as this will be your first time. I understand and I am here to help.
First, we need to write the ebook so you can publish your own eBook!
Of course Carole but I have no idea where to start with that.
OK Relax, I will guide you 🙂
Choosing A Topic
Just like successful online businesses, the best result is when you choose a topic that you are passionate about, that you lose track of time while you are entirely involved in it!
-Now that we have a topic, we need to narrow it down.
-Ok but I down understand all that.
-See if you are too broad there is too much competition. You will need to narrow down your topic by answering those questions:
Who, What, Where, When, How
You can also use different free keywords tool generator to help you narrow down your topic and see the competition.
Now that we narrow down our audience we are ready to start writing!
It is not About You!
The first mistake that can send you to failure is putting yourself ahead. When writing, you need to think about your audience. Give your audience what they want, not what you think they need.
Hein? How am I supposed to know what they want?
Easy, by researching your niche in Google, Ask, Bing, Yahoo what your readers’ needs are and find a solution to their problems. It is about THEM!
Les get down to business, shall we?
Choosing the right writing software
There is different software option to chose from to write your eBook:
Scrivener: Paid writing platform
Libre Office: Free writing Platform
Pressbooks: Free to use, with Pressbooks watermarks. If you what to remove the watermark from your eBook you will need to upgrade to a paid version starting at $19.99.
They also have different plans.
If you have already a blog and would like to convert posts into an eBook you can easily do so with Beacon plugin
Writing for Success
Now that you narrow down your topic and know what you will be writing about, you will need to identify the problems, the concern that people have because that will be what will target your potential clients.
When your prospective customers read your book description, you want them to say “Yes, that’s me! It’s like they actually know me!” They will want to get your book as you have created a connection with them! You will use that description when you list your ebook to sell.
Go down the list of the problems you previously wrote and write about some of those issues with your readers in mind; show them you understand and that you are here to help. Remember you already have the connection with your book description, so you need to hold on to that.
Then to each problem, you need to find a solution and write about it.
It is the general basis of writing an eBook: identify a problem then find a solution. It could be a product, or you can teach a course, whatever you chose, but remember, it is not about YOU!
Editing and Proofreading
Before publishing your eBook, you will need to edit and proofread it before sending out your draft. While the second set of eye can be very costly, you will have to settle with self-edit and proofread unless you want to spend the money. Your wordprocessor spellcheck will be the place to start. You can also purchase a Grammar checker which is way less expensive than the second pair of eyes.
Publishing Your eBook
You can self-publish your eBook with Google Play
You can publish your eBook on Amazon Kindle Publishing – KDP
Watch the below video for the step by step guide to KDP – Happy Publishing
Beside KDP, Amazon offers another self-publishing platform called CreateSpace. Amazon has created three different platforms within CreateSpace: Paperback, Kindle Direct, and ACX to create Audio Book.
What is Paperback Publishing?
Wikipedia Definition: Paperback editions of books are issued when a publisher decides to release a book in a low-cost format. Cheaper, lower quality paper; glued (rather than stapled or sewn) bindings; and the lack of a hard cover may contribute to the lower cost of paperbacks.
Promoting Your eBook
Before you release your book, it is important to have it reviewed by friends, family. If you do not have anyone that will be willing to review it for you, check out StoryCartel.com it is a platform that can help an author to get a free review.
Tips to help you promote your eBook:
-Send email to friend, followers, previous customer, blog subscribers announcing the release of your eBook
-Clicktotweet.com is another great way to promote your ebook
-Social Media, forums
-Add your eBook to book directory
-Add a link to your blog
You can check out this site who help a lot of Authors create success with their books: Author Marketing Experts (AME)
People love FREE things! So, on your introduction to selling your book write a “Call-To-Action.” It could be something like this:
“Hey, you made it! I am very pleased that you took the time to read my eBook introduction and to show you my gratitude I want to give you a GIFT!“
You can give them a copy of your eBook to download. It is pretty easy to do with KPD Uploading Task. Remember you will be building a list a prospect for future products also.
NOW this is my call to action. lol If you have any questions or any comment or better yet if you are using any of those platforms I want to hear from you! Please use the comment box below!