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.



Getting Better At eBook Writing

Monday 28 May 2012 @ 1:23 pm

People should not simply start ebook writing without having any marketing objectives. Many individuals aim to write very good ebooks but fail to incorporate the proper elements that will make the piece truly enjoyable to read and digest. First of all, your writing style should be unique and express something about your own personality. Provide hard facts and also include some of your own thoughts and ideas by using very direct and straight forwarded statements. The paragraphs should be informative and entertaining for readers. Try to establish yourself as an ebook writer, regardless of how many ebooks you intend to finish, through the way you present yourself and your personality in the several pages.

Choose a certain format by selecting a particular font and font size. A lot of experts recommend using basic fonts like Verdana, Tahoma or Times New Roman in the 14-point range to stay visible because most people will be reading via their computer screens and small portable devices. Ideally, line spacing should be 1.5 to 2 so that the extra white space makes it friendlier for people to read and understand. It’s acceptable not to fill the entire page with words and just keep the statements loose throughout to let the eyes rest every now and then. The content should also be broken up with the help of page breaks, subheadings, enumerations and bullet points. Be sure to number the pages of the ebook. eBook writing usually covers an average of 30 pages. Some experts say that 50 pages are already too much. You can write a second book for further information or break up all your information and thoughts in 2 to 3 ebooks in a series. This will make it even more interesting for readers to read and collect. Links are always helpful to bring in the needed customers for your website.




Ebook Writing For Your Target Market

Friday 25 May 2012 @ 12:36 pm

Many people do not know that ebook writing also has a lot to do with SEO or search engine optimization. Although one of your primary goals as an ebook writer is to share information and impart knowledge to people belonging in a certain group or category, it will also build you up as a professional and expert in the chosen industry. People usually regard to an ebook with great works as a knowledgeable and reputable being in the field that they can turn to for products, services and reliable information. Ebook writing can immediately build you the niche you’ve been looking for. To do this, clearly define your target market and then choose the specific category that they belong to. The ebook should cater to that specific category. People will most likely be interested in your work if you include pertinent information that’s related to their type of business or profession.

Ebook writing will also require you to thoroughly research the lifestyle, habits, needs and requirements of individuals belonging in the target market. Describe the age group, the gender, the location, profession and buying power and tendencies. You should then set the tone and voice of the ebook according to the relative habits of your target audience. For example, if you’re writing an ebook about weight loss for teenagers, it’s ideal to keep the tone light and casual and to provide images and page breaks whenever possible to keep the readers interested in the topic. Also provide examples that they can relate to well, like how to pack a healthy lunch for school or how to choose the right foods in the cafeteria. You should also be visible in the same online places where your target market regularly visits like social networking sites and discussion boards. Create a good reputation online by responding to queries.




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