Why People Find It Hard To Be An eBook Writer?

Friday 6 December 2013 @ 12:38 pm

After seeing the rise in sales of eBooks many people who are already writer or blogger or none or both decide to be an electronic book writer. But most of those failed to get glory what they were expecting. There are many reasons behind this failure. And good news is most of those are easy to overcome. Many people are still dreaming to be writer of eBooks but the real questions is why just dreaming; they have to come one step further and write.

As being said earlier, there are some reasons of this failure.

  • People think that eBooks are same as paper books. In case of contents, YES, you can write same things or ideas on paper as well as in an eBook. But in case of format, NO,
  • There is a huge gap between being a traditional writer to eBook writer. Someone cannot do this except he/she is willing to do this.
  • While writing a paper book, a writer must only think about the purity of contents, original ideas and grabbing people attention. But a writer of ebook has to deal with variety of things to create a successful product.
  • It is a general opinion of experienced writers that the most difficult part is to choose an impressive title. Many publishing market encourage writers to give importance to their titles. Because this is the second thing (we will talk about first thing later) a potential user notices before buying or downloading the book.
  • Cover of the book is more important thing in the sale of a book or eBook. And this rule applies to other products too. Haven’t you noticed that a product with good packing, impressive colors and texture sells more than a product which lacks this quality?

Practice Makes a Man Perfect

This is a universal truth that practice makes a man (and woman too) perfect. So, if you have encountered a failure, don’t be disappoint and keep writing and publishing your books, but most important part is to never repeat the same mistakes again and again. Otherwise, eBook writing is a good career if you have writing skills.




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).



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.



Ebook Writing and Publishing Tips

Tuesday 22 May 2012 @ 12:30 pm

The way an ebook writer comes up with an ebook should be as smart as the way he markets and publishes it. Creating a well-written and well-researched ebook that will truly stand out in the market is a major endeavor, but the person should also be ready to place it in the right places to gather the right customers that will purchase the piece as well as visit the website offering it. The first step is to entice readers to complete and get fresh information from the ebook and then encourage them to visit the actual website based on the links, tags and other embeddings included in the pages. Ebook writing aims to create a niche and establish a brand for online website owners and marketers. The ebook should primarily focus on the needs and current demands of the target market. The information should be new and helpful to the relative needs and activities of the target market.

Ebook writing will require the ebook writer to choose the proper format and platform that makes it easy to share and download. There are several formats to choose from like PDF. Be careful about other formats that cannot be easily converted or downloaded. Selecting a program that equates to a smaller file size will be friendlier to users and possibly make the work viral over time. Provide links and other clickable words throughout the ebook with the objective of driving people into your website. The writer can also create a series consisting of 3 or more ebooks to keep the target audience interested and always have something new to offer in the website over the next several months. Providing good and original content over several ebooks will entice more people to keep returning to the main website, thereby enhancing traffic and increasing the chances of selling other merchandise and products.