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The Fast Way To Write Hot-Selling Ebooks - In Four Steps

Mar 24, 2008
Ebooks are hot-sellers, but can be daunting to write. If you've been procrastinating on writing your own ebooks, try this easy four-step process below.

(Although this process assumes that you're doing the writing yourself, you could hire someone else to write the articles, and additional material for your ebooks.)

1. Write a series of articles

Once you've decided on a topic for your ebook, and have done research to ensure that people are looking for and buying information on this topic, write a series of articles.

Articles are less intimidating to write than an ebook, and you can use some of the articles as promotional tools to create demand for your forthcoming book. Post several articles on your Web site, as well as on the article directions.

When you post your articles to the article directories, the number of views your articles receive will show you what potential your ebook has for making sales.

2. Develop your ebook's structure

While you're writing the articles, develop your ebook's structure. You ebook will contain an introduction, the main body of the material, a closing chapter, and some additional material too. Consider writing several more articles as a bonus. Offering a bonus will enhance your sales.

3. Slot your articles into the structure

As you complete your articles, slot them into your ebook's structure. The number of articles you need will depend on your ebook's length. Ebooks are shorter than print books, with the optimum length of an ebook being around 50 pages.

Because it's more difficult to read on your computer screen than on the page, ensure that there's no "fluff" in your ebook. Fluff chapters are those which are essentially useless to your reader.

For example, if you're writing an ebook on how take digital photographs, a chapter on the history of digital photography is just fluff. Stick to the ebook's topic, and offer good, useful information.

4. Add the Introduction and final chapter

One you've written sufficient articles for the body of your ebook, write the Introduction, and the concluding chapter. You may need to add additional material to some of the chapters, to make them read well.

Consider adding images too. In our digital photography ebook, you could take some photos yourself to use as examples for various techniques discussed in the ebook. Any images you add should be essential, not merely decorative.

You may need to write another couple of articles for additional information and transitional material, but the bulk of your ebook will consist of the articles you've already written.

Be alert for "bonus" material as you write

Ebook purchasers love to get bonus material with their ebooks. Your bonus material could include a small report (just write two or three additional articles), checklists, or templates.

As you're writing your articles, think about your bonuses. An article will often inspire an idea for one or two bonuses. However, as with all the material you create for your ebook, ensure that your bonus material is relevant - it should be valuable in its own right.

So there you have it - a simple four-step method for writing ebooks which are easy and fun to write. Start your next ebook today.
About the Author
Angela Booth's "Write and Sell an eBook: Every Writer's Quick-Action Guide To Writing Ebooks" helps you to write best-selling ebooks. Visit her Writing Hacker site for daily writing tips and new ways to make money writing and selling online.
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