Writing an e-book at any time of the day can seem a mammoth task, as a bloggerr you might feel it's outside your limits.
If you're a seasoned blogger, and have been doing it for a number of months or years you may already have a manuscript written, and have enough material to turn into a book.
With e-publishing and print-on-demand technology you can blog your book and it's not that expensive.
Advantages of Writing a Book
Many bloggers are turning their blogs into e-books, especially in an ever changing market.
Here are some of the perks:
1. E-Books Reach a Wider Audience
Not everyone is comfortable with technology, and some people only have access to the internet at work, or may be they prefer to read in other ways such as a paperback book.
People who surf the internet may not come across your personal blog corner.
Potentially books can reach a wider audience, and can also be used as a promotional tool for your blog.
2. E-Books Come With Credibility
Its true that anyone can sit down and write an e-book today, just like anyone can set-up a blog, but e-books definitely have a certain credibility.
When you mention to your audience that you've written an e-book, you become more credible within your community, showing that you've put the time and effort into creating a useful book.
3. Your Content Gets a New Lease of Life
Most of your current readers probably haven't read your earlier content because its been around for a while.
Your archives and search box can help them find information, but they may have missed out on your more brilliant and earlier posts which have gone unread in the archives.
How to Turn Your Blog into a E-Book
Surprisingly enough its not that complicated to turn your blog into an e-book. I've compiled a list of tips that will take you through the main conversion process.
If you're really serious about turning your blog into a book, it's really important that you don't say you're going to do it but actually put your words into action. Otherwise you've mastered nothing.
1. Assemble Your Relevant Content in One Place
You need to start selecting all of the relevant blog posts that you've chosen for the main material of your e-book. Create a document, and start adding your content.
Quick Tip: Make a list of your chosen blog posts before hand in your PC notebook.
2. Start the Conversion Process
Your book needs an introduction, middle and a conclusion.
Don't worry if you haven't got a suitable blog post for the introduction or conclusion, write a new one. Then start adapting the blog posts for the main part of your manuscript.
3. Start Editing Your E-Book
The cost of hiring an editor to professionally proofread your book can be very costly, especially if you don't have a budget to work with.
Get your friends and family to read through your ebook, this will help you get your book to an acceptable standard, and also help you see any of those annoying typos you've missed.
4. Create Your Own E-Book Cover Design
As crazy as that sounds you can actually create your own book cover for free, or at little cost.
If you have some money to spend on a cover you can find 60 of the Best Book Cover Designers Online in this blog post.
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