Start a Career as eBook Writer

Wednesday 15 January 2014 @ 11:27 am

Most of the people who witness the rise if eBooks as a rival of paper books are familiar that eBook writing become a proper career option. There are few things you need (beside paper book writing skills) to be an electronic books writer. In case you haven’t decided yet to start writing your own eBooks then you must think about it soon.

Before reading this article further you must know that I’m writing this article assuming that all readers have paper writing skills and experience. In simple words, this article helps you to shift your career as writer to eBook writer.

There are few things you must know about eBooks before you say goodbye to paper book writing. Like every other thing, eBooks have some cons and pros.

  • EBooks market has huge potential. If you have writing skills, there is no reason you fail this as a career.
  • EBooks publish internationally, once you publish your eBook, it will be in access of millions of people in no time.
  • EBooks published globally, so you have to write for all regions and for all cultures. For some people this is an advantage and for some disadvantage. For example, due to any reason (there are thousands) if people from a specific culture or region don’t like your eBook and they give you less stars (bad feedback) then it will affect you sale worldwide. Don’t worry; this scenario can go other way around.
  • Forget the rules you were following in paper book writing, eBooks writing is a new game, so there are new rules.
  • Writing eBooks is a learning process, even after years of experience you still will learn.
  • Writing eBooks need your full focus, it is not a part time job. You want to do it; you have to do it wisely.

A Little Advice for you to become a Good EBook Writer

It is recommended to start blogging first and after some time start eBooks. It will enhance your skills in marketing. EBooks are very different from usual books. You must have to put specific words (technically called keywords) strategically in some specific positions in the document.




How To Be An EBook Writer

Saturday 26 October 2013 @ 11:45 am

In past few years number of eBook reader rises to a new level. According to a study there are more than 18 million kindle devices in market. And this is we talking about only one device. So, if you are thinking about writing your own eBook then you are not alone.

Many people decide to be an eBook writer due to huge society and number of readers and most importantly easiness of procedure. But eBook writing is easy to learn but very difficult to master.

Learning More to an EBook Writer

Don’t worry, if you don’t know anything about eBooks and you still want to be an eBook writer, and then you can still have a chance to do that since you can learn it by yourself. Either you are already a paper book writer, so you know how to write or you are a blogger and now want to be writer. In each case there are some essential things you must know.

  • EBooks are different from paper books, so be sure you are following eBooks specific protocols to write it in great manner.
  • You have to follow market trend, if you are writing eBooks for financial purpose (99% chance you are) then write about things which people are searching in these days or buying products.
  • You will be a writer of your eBook as well as publisher and advertiser (except in case you hire someone to do this for you).
  • Writing an eBook might not be as easy task as it seems in the beginning. So, talk with some people who are experienced writers.
  • EBooks must be written in well formatted style, otherwise either it will not appear properly on different device or later you have to make changes, those will be time consuming. For example, once I wrote an eBook but forget to use proper headings, I used custom one, in the end I have to change those all to put TOC in my document.
  • If you are new to writing (eBook and book both) then it is highly recommended to start with blogging and after gaining some experience you can start eBooks (don’t worry, this trend is not going anywhere in some days).



Why eBook Writing Is Different From Paper Book Writing?

Saturday 17 August 2013 @ 12:48 pm

There are numerous reasons why eBooks are overtaking the place of Paper books. We all know (especially those who read both) that both formats are totally different from each other. And mostly people will agree that if someone prefers one format upon other than the same book would have different meanings in both formats. I was not very fond of book reading before eBook era, but now I prefer eBooks. This goes for many people and vice versa of it. So the conclusion is eBooks are different from paper books.

While eBooks are different from paper books, same goes for writing of these. EBook writing protocols are different from paper book writing, especially if you are publishing your own books.

The Racing Days of Paper Books Are Over

Paper book writing is not possible for individual. For example, writer always needs a publisher or in simple words writer needs someone who admire his/her idea of books are willing to invest in book. But in case of writing in eBook format, you have freedom. You can write whatever you want. You can submit you eBook for sale or free of charge without anyone’s permission.

In the term of marketing, eBooks have huge advantages over paper books. You can direct advertise your eBook; you can sell your book at any price you want. You can put as many ads in your eBook as much you desire.

It is easier and cheaper (in some cases without cost) to edit or launch another edition of your eBook. For example, after a few days of your eBook publishing, you want to change a few things in book, you just have to edit it and the readers already bought it or downloaded it will be notified. Then they can download the latest version (edition) of the book. Try previous scenario with paper book, if proof reader makes a mistake (believe me, they do) and book published, thousands of people bought it then how can you make it correct? You can’t.

There are still people who prefer paper books upon eBooks due to some reasons. But it doesn’t seem that paper books will last longer.




Some Tips And Tricks About EBook Writing

Tuesday 2 July 2013 @ 12:04 pm

Writing an eBook is not a very old practice. But now there are many people who prefer to choose it as a career. If you are thinking the same thing, then you must read this article carefully. There are few things (except the idea of eBook) which play major role in a success of an eBook or failure of it. Here we provide a few tips to make your eBook writing skills more excellent than before.

Study Your Targeted Devices or Applications

EBooks are compatible with a huge variety of apps and reading devices. But there is still a slight different among them. If you want your eBook to open properly in a particular device or app then read the instructions about that device or market for a good judgment.

There are various applications in market to test your eBook compatibility with different devices. Or you can use your own device or smart phone app to test the eBook before submitting it for publishing. Most of the publishing markets like kindle and nook provide you their own specialized software to test your book in actual simulation of their devices. So you can see that how will your book appear on actual device.

Here are some general tips which are used in almost all the publishing markets.

  • Use Indents instead of tabs and spacing. To do this in MS Word 2007, go to Home>>Paragraph and then increase or decrease indents.
  • It is very important to use Page Break after each Chapter. If you don’t use it, the device or application cannot distinguish between two different pages, and as a result the words of different chapter will be mixed. To do this in MS Word 2007, go to Insert>>Pages and then page break. Or you can simple press Ctrl + Enter after Chapter.
  • Do not use Header or Footer in eBook formats. They might be good for a word or pdf file but not very supporting in eBooks.
  • It is highly recommended not to Copy Paste images in ebooks, for that purpose go to Insert>>Illustrations and then select Picture and then choose your image to insert it in document.



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