Creating an eBook (electronic book) is a good way to immerse yourself in the sale of digital products. And it does not require much technical expertise to create.
If you are a blogger who creates content, think of it as if you were creating a little more of that content and put it all together nicely packaged into a PDF.
But how do you create a quality ebook? Keep reading.
How To Create And Sell An Ebook?
The content of your ebook is the most important part. This is where the value is delivered.
If you try to teach something to your audience with your ebook, you must first answer the following questions:
- What type of person you are targeting?
- What is my audience is trying to accomplish and how the content of my ebook is related to their goals?
- What are the problems that prevent them from achieving their goals?
- How you can create content that helps people to achieve their goals and overcome their trials?
Once you are clear about the answers to the questions, start writing.
When it comes to creating an ebook, the party "software" is very simple. You can use ANY word processing program that is familiar.
Here are some options:
The above listed programs have similar functions that address the basic word processing tools to create a good ebook.
I'm on Open Office because it is the word processor with which I am comfortable. Sometimes I use Word.
Formatting is important for your ebook; this can help you deliver your message in a clear way.
If you were to gather all of the ebook in one long paragraph, it would be absolutely ridiculous to read.
On the other hand, if each sentence is in bold and the words italicized and underlined extreme way, this is too much.
By finding the balance, this may lead the reader to the most important concepts, making it easier to read your ebook.
Here are some tips to help you make your ebook to make it a joy to read:
- Keep your paragraphs relatively short.
- Use strategically bold and italics to highlight key phrases and words that help describe your message.
- If there is some statement or quote that you REALLY want the reader to focused, use a text with a caption to highlight this statement / quote.
When it comes to formatting, remember one thing: Make Simple. When viewing an entire page, see if your items of choice helps to deliver a clear picture of your message, be careful not to distract including too many elements.
One of the good features of ebooks is that you can insert the appropriate links to content.
So, in your ebook, put Url links throughout the document indicating relevant links or videos on your site. This is your way to go beyond what you can do with a regular book.
The beauty of an ebook is that you are not limited by the use of images. The paper text is a financial challenge because of the cost for printing colorful photos. With ebooks, you can use images to enhance your eBook without additional financial burden.
The best way to ensure you get high quality images is to go on image banks of sites where you can find royalty free images.
Your ebook should be delivered as a PDF file; PDFs are great for consistent formatting, regardless of the device used to consume content (PC, tablet, smartphone) because the file type is universally accepted.
Most word processing programs can convert a PDF file by going to "File" -> "Export" (note: the wording may be slightly different depending on which program you use) and then choose to export to PDF.
Save the file to your hard drive and you're good!
Sell the Ebook
There are many ways to sell your ebook and I do not will cover all here. However, I will talk about the one I use, that is, in my opinion, one of the EASIEST ways to sell an ebook.
The site I use is Selz. I use it because it makes work easier on EVERY step.
And here you have it. With these instructions, you can go ahead and create a great ebook. Questions for you: have you ever created an eBook? And if you do not already, do it.
Let me know in the comments below.
How To Create And Sell An Ebook? Reviewed by Blogging Chimp on May 12, 2016 Rating: