Most bloggers nowadays write e-books and give it away for free to their readers. What better way to gain more readers than giving away a free copy of your e-book?
The problem is, the readers will only want to have your e-book if your e-book is actually worth having.
People have been asking me on tips on how to create an e-book that sells, one that people will want to have. Today I am going to teach you on how to make an e-book, from the concept to the layout, the e-book cover and most especially on how to upload it on your website/blog.
What will be discussed in this article?
These are the main topics that we will be discussing on how to make your very own e-book.
- The software program you are going to use to write
- The most convenient file type for an e-book
- How to convert your e-book to PDF
- Finding free images and editing them for your own use
- Brainstorming about the concept, title and content of your e-book
- How to make your own e-book cover
- How to promote your e-book
Steps on Making Your E-book
- Know your target market so you understand what your e-book will be about. Research about them and your title and concept will revolve around your target market.
- Once you know your target market, think of a killer title and concept.
- Personalize your e-book. As much as this e-book is about your target market, it’s about you too because you will be the author.
- Write your e-book using Open Office. It is for me the best software to use because first it’s free and second, you can easily convert your e-book to a .pdf after. The latest Microsoft Word has these features as well but if you don’t have it, you don’t have to spend your bucks on software you are going to use just for e-book purposes.
- Use paragraphs and bullets often. People get tired of reading lumps of sentences and some just want to scan the main points.
- Find royalty free images online and edit them to your liking. Or, you can ask a photographer to take pictures if you have anything specific in mind.
- Use simple fonts and colors. Some of the simplest fonts are Arial and Verdana. In highlighting, don’t use anything too bright.
- Get someone to proofread your e-book. Don’t ask anyone close to you and they might hesitate giving you bad feedback. Ask a professional to proofread and see if your e-book is worth downloading.