Writing an eBook or book for that matter is a daunting prospect to many, but it shouldn’t be… writing an eBook or book for that matter is no harder than writing a blog post. You just have to learn to take it one page at a time and not to worry about or think about the entire thing at once. The following tips should help you create your first eBook without stressing and without too much trouble.
Come Up With an Idea
Before you can begin, you need to know what the idea is behind your book. Take some time and come up with an idea for your book that fits your audience’s needs and solves problems for them.
Brainstorm Your Idea
Once you come up with an idea, brainstorm the idea in order to ensure it will be of real interest to your audience and to also come up with enough content ideas for the book. You might like to write an outline or you might like to use mind maps, it doesn’t matter provided you do brainstorm your idea and you also want to ensure you give yourself a time limit to cut down on procrastination.
Write Down Main Points to Cover
One you’ve fleshed out your idea, write down some of the main points you want to cover. The main points should then form the different chapters for your book.
Name the Chapters
Once you know the main points you want to cover, turn them into compelling chapter titles in a similar fashion to how you create compelling blog titles.
Write a Summary for Each Chapter
As you write the chapter titles, ensure that you can write a short summary of what will be included in each chapter.
Flesh Out Each Chapter
Make a list or small outline for each chapter with the points you want to cover in the summary if each chapter.
Write an Intro and Conclusion for Each Chapter
It might seem odd but writing your intro and conclusion first can help you stay focused on what you are supposed to cover (on topic) within each chapter.
Format the Book
Make your book look pretty now so that the formatting flows from one page to the next without worry. Remember to use headers and subheads so that you can easily insert the page of contents.
One Single Day at a Time
Remember to take your book writing one day at a time. If you’re writing a 10,000 word book, and you only write 500 words a day (about the length of an average blog post), you will only take 20 days to finish your book, which isn’t bad is it?
Creating an eBook or book isn’t really any different than writing many different blog posts about the same topic. In fact, you could technically take old blog posts, organize them in a cohesive manner, update them for the new format and publish that as your book. If you take it one day at a time and break it up into small pieces, you’ll have your book ready for publishing in no time at all.