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.




Beginners Guide For eBook Writing

Thursday 25 July 2013 @ 12:54 pm

Writing an eBook is quite a new trend in market. Number of readers and specific devices of it rises in last couple of years. There are some advantages of writing in this format instead of write on paper, due to those benefits the trend of reading in this format is increasing. There are numerous devices for eBook reading are in market. Also there are smart phone applications which support eBook format. The main point is that, eBooks are replacing paper books.

Some Basic Things to Keep In Mind before Writing

Before you start writing your own eBook, there are some few very essential things you must keep in mind.

  • Be sure what you are writing about
  • Write correct things
  • Write things in correct manner

To let you understand well about these things, these points will be more explained in simple words. Before start writing, observe the market; what is being written now? What people are searching for?

EBook writing is not just writing your own ideas or thoughts. You must be sure about the authenticity about the things you are writing. It is a vital part of the whole procedure. We all know that world is a global village now. If you are writing about something, there is a big chance that there is already some books or written material about that topic. And when you face a direct rival book, you must have true contents so users can give you positive feedback.

Formatting of an eBook

Formatting of an eBook plays a big role in the success or failure. If your book is not well formatted, there is huge chance that it will not appear on different devices correctly. And if it happens, then what is the point of writing an eBook with great ideas or words. So, be careful while writing an eBook. It must be well formatted.

You must be sure about publishing before writing an eBook. Either you’ll sell it to some publisher or will you publish it yourself (yes, you can do it). It is important because both scenarios have their different requirements. It is highly recommended to choose a topic which is generic but ignored for a while.




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.




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