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Nine E-book Writing Tips

Mar 6, 2008
These days it's quite easy to make a lot of money online writing and selling e-books and other information products, plus, writing an e-book is a virtually risk free endeavor. Even in the unlikely event that you don't make any money, the initial investment is very small, that you have almost nothing to lose. If you are considering writing your own e-books then here are some e-book writing tips:

1. Write about something that interests you. When you discuss a topic you enjoy, the e-book practically writes itself. You'll provide readers with valuable information, and make more money as a result.

2. Use conversational language. Talk to your readers as if they are your friends and family.

3. Before you write the e-book, create an outline containing topic ideas and points you want to discuss. As you write, follow the outline and flesh out the content.

4. Set a deadline for completing the e-book. It will take some time to get everything written and proofread, but it's all worthwhile in the end. Don't rush to complete an e-book, quality work is more important than getting the job done in a day. Establish a deadline by estimating how many pages you can write on a daily basis, and then go from there. For instance, if you decide to write a 400 page e-book, and can schedule in 10 pages per day, plan to finish the book in 40 days.

5. Always proofread and edit the book before publishing. Grammar and spelling errors are unacceptable if you plan to sell a lot of copies. To be blunt, it looks unprofessional and is a big turn off for most readers.

6. Craft a great title that will really catch people's attention. If you can hook people with an amazing title, you'll come out a winner in the end. It doesn't matter how great your e-book is in between the covers, if you don't have a super title, no one will get past the first page.

7. Create a professional cover. Hire someone to design a graphic e-book cover for you, it's worth the small investment. A catchy e-book cover will help you make more sales.

8. Know your audience. If you write with a specific target market in mind, your e-book is more likely to contain sales worthy information. Do some market research and find out what your audience wants to learn, what will make them grab a copy of your e-book? Discover problems that haven't been solved, and create an e-book that offers the solution.

9. Write sales copy that will cause your book to fly off the virtual shelves. In your sales letter, talk about the benefits of your book - this is the best way to successfully sell e-books online. If copywriting isn't your strong point, hire a professional copywriter to handle the task. It will cost you a little bit of money, but it's worth it. If you've written a high quality e-book and then fail when it comes to marketing, all your hard work will have been for nothing. A good sales letter will convert prospective buyers into paying customers. For much more info on writing and selling your own high profit e-books visit my link below.
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