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howtowriteanebookIt’s official: eBooks now outsell physical books on Amazon.

In less than half a decade, eBooks have gone from a tiny fraction of the market patronized by a niche audience to a multi-billion dollar industry that’s changed the way we read and publish books. Gone are the days of waiting for months to write, edit, proofread and print books; the modern writer can get a book into the market almost instantly thanks to digital publishing.

Writing eBooks isn’t very dissimilar to writing physical books. Learn how to start writing your first book with this step-by-step course on publishing eBooks for profit.

In this blog post, we will tell you how to write and publish a non-fiction book. For fiction books, follow the steps highlighted in our tutorial on How to Start Writing a Book.

Step 1: Brainstorm Ideas

Every writing process starts with an idea. For non-fiction eBooks, this means researching niches and coming up with ideas that appeal to a narrow, but sufficiently large market. Everything – from the content to the formatting – springs from the idea, so make sure that it is clear enough in your own head before putting pen to paper.

If you hit a creative wall, try following these brainstorming tips:

Step 2: Do Your Research

Research is the heart and soul of any non-fiction eBook. Once you have your idea, it’s time to make Google your best friend and pick up statistics, facts and figures to move your idea forward. Follow these tips while doing research:

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Step 3: Take Notes and Organize Resources

Raw research is rarely useful. Organizing it into more comprehensible form will make your writing process much smoother. Follow these tips for taking notes and organizing resources:

Step 4: Create a Detailed Outline

The outline may be optional for a fictional work, but an absolute must for a non-fiction eBook. Your readers are most likely reading your book to find a solution to a problem. Burying this solution in mounds of musing and irrelevant asides will end up frustrating your readers. Which is why you need a detailed outline to help with the writing process.

Follow these tips while creating the outline:

Step 5: Write

This is where the rubber meets the road. Writing should be fairly easy now that you have a detailed outline of the entire project. Following these tips should make it even easier:

Step 6: Edit

Writing is the book is only half the battle won. The much harder part is editing stray thoughts and ideas into order. Take heed of the following when editing your eBook:

Step 7: Get Published

Getting the book published is the final piece of the puzzle. Thanks to the number of tools and services available today, this will be the easiest of the seven steps.

That’s it – you’re now the proud author of your very own eBook. Now it’s time to hit the ‘publish’ button and wait for the cash to flow in! If you’re publishing on Kindle, this course will tell you a lot about getting your book on Amazon, boosting your credibility and getting more sales.

What do you think about our seven steps? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

Page Last Updated: February 2020

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