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How to Write, Sell and Promote an E-book

Aug 17, 2007
Writing has been a part of people's lives since the very beginning. Writing can be a product of a certain emotional outburst, a promotional propaganda to attract buyers, or sometimes as simple as a way to make money.

Even though the writing industry has not been a blatant form of living because not everybody is given the talents to create a good writing topic, it has existed and survived to the present day.

Today, with available technology, the task of writing and the long process of publishing and selling have been reduced to much easier tasks.

People now a days can just simply type on their computers and have their writings published on the Internet. And this is the birth of the so called ebooks.


An ebook is a published material that is available in electronic format. These materials are usually available in PDF or Microsoft's LIT format, but there are so many other ebook formats available as well.

A good eBook uses the technology effectively, with tables of contents that link to the correct chapters and search capabilities. Links to Web sites and other files also can be included.


With so many ebook topics available online, it is sometimes difficult to write something that will sell. Or write something that will catch the attention of millions of online people who make up the Internet community. So how can you write an ebook that will sell?

According to some ebook communities, like the reliable, Open EBook Forum Society, the electronic publishing and standards organization, 660,991 ebooks were distributed and sold by writers and online retailers in the first half of 2003 and had a 40% increase the next year.

Ebooks are the talk of the town these days, and the way things stand now, everybody is on the court to play around. All you need is a couple of bucks and a bit of sweat to have your own ebook ready for the market. The technology is more accessible and affordable than it's ever been. Before you start on your ebook idea, here are some tips and pointers to guide you in making your own ebook.

When creating your ebook, write something that you know about or something that you are passionate about and are an expert in. If you are not passionate enough or excited enough to write about a certain topic, you will probably just be bored.

Being in this kind of state may block out your imagination and eventually affect your writing. Always remember that your aura towards your topic will greatly affect the output of your materials.

Being bored will eventually show in your material, making the overall appearance of your writing sluggish. Your attitude towards the topic will affect the choice of your words. Since you are not that interested in your topic, your readers might find your ebook material that way too.

Try to think of finding the key motivations that drove you to write your ebook and figuring out if you have what it takes to finish the project. Too many people get inspired with a writing project and start it, only to lose focus and motivation half way through it.

Just about everyone can find the passion to start a project; the tough part is completing it.

Make sure to think of the business side of the situation. Too many people think loosely and overlook the business side of things, and frankly, that's where the money is made.

You need to be prepared for the work involved. Get it in your mind that you are financially capable of handling these things and always have a certain business or profit goal ahead of you so that you won't forget that you are doing this for both interest and money matters.

Be brave and never turn down any ideas, even though some of them are already offset and quite silly, as you will never know if they will work out fine or not. Finish up the topic first before judging it, as it is never too good to have criticism at the beginning of the material for this will just tone down your self-esteem and motivation. There is always time for editing at the end when you see faults and off-key sentences.

Make your imagination run and stand by your own ideas.
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Don Resh is CEO of WebForce, Inc. A more detailed bio is available at:

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