As alarming as it might sound writing an e-book does make really good business sense. Clients and readers will see you a more trustworthy when you become published.
Let's investigate further.
The world is full of writers of every kind, each one pursuing their dream.
If this is starting to sound like you then you need to continue reading. You'll discover by the end of this article how you can make your writing dream a reality.
So What's Stopping You From Writing that Book?
(If really good reasons are in short supply then get a pen and paper and start your book right now).
It's all too easy to let fear get in the way, and your dream be put on the shelf. The quintessential paperback consists of around 80,000 words. That's a lot of writing, but definitely not impossible.
Are you afraid that you're writing skills won't be up to scratch?
There are plenty of bestselling writers out there that struggle with grammar and punctuation.
These and many more reasons can stop you from writing your first book. Thankfully there's another way.
Most writer's these days write e-books.
Here's a list of why e-books are good for all writer's:
1. Choose a Subject You're Interested in and Become an Expert
Your subject could be work related, or something you enjoy doing in your free-time. When you share your knowledge you can help other people, and build your reputation at the same time. Writing an e-book will increase your credibility online and build your business at the same time.
2. Once It's Written It's There for Keeps
When your e-book is published it will be earning for you indefinitely. It may require tweaking every once in a while just to keep it up-to-date, but the hard work has been done so you can watch your passive income roll in.
3. Use It as a Sign Up Tool
Giving your e-book away for free may sound crazy because you're not making any income from it, but if you're just starting out it's a great incentive for people to sign up to the mailing list on your website or blog.
4. Creating and Publishing Was Easy
Marketing your e-book is where things get tough, use blogging as your platform to market your eBook.
5. Ebook's are Everywhere
People of every age group have access to a device, whether it be a mobile phone or Ipad. In 2014 $5 billion of Kindle Devices were sold according to Morgan Stanley.
6. It Will Increase Your Authority Online
The more exposure you have the more trust you'll have with your reader's, exposure builds credibility. Becoming an author will you take you to the next level.
7. Most E-Book's are Short
If you take a look at the length of many e-books on Amazon you'll soon discover they all vary in length from 20 pages to 55,000 words. Try writing a couple of pages a day, and you'll have an e-book ready in a month.
8. It Doesn't Have to be Your Magnum Opus
You'll never write with that thought in your head. Remember you're writing to the best of your ability and not anyone else's.
9. You Don't Need a Publisher
You can edit and proofread your own e-book. You don't need to pay for an editor to do it. There is plenty of information to look at online if you're not sure about editing and formatting your e-book correctly.
10. Your E-Book Will be the Start of Extra Income
That's right you'll start earning royalties from each copy sold. This could be a royalty of up to 70% if you start selling your e-book on Amazon. For every $5 copy you sell you earn $3.50 for each copy sold. Your royalties are much higher than a traditional publishing house.
Non-fiction books are great marketing tools if you already have a blog.
Helping to solve a problem is a good place to start selling books. Drawing from personal experience is even better.
Start making notes about experiences you've had.
It could be:
- How you solved a financial problem.
- How you started growing your own vegetables.
- Life after a divorce.
- How you cope with stress.
The next step is remembering how you overcame those problems, what tools you used, and action you took. Go into as much detail as you can. Don't leave anything out even if you think it might be too boring.
Now that you've generated lots of ideas you need to pick one! That's how simple it is.
If you want to write an ebook in 30 days check out my article Write an Ebook in 30 Days and Finish it With this Guide.
Now you know where to start! Happy writing.
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