Ever since eBooks were introduced, the world of publishing has changed. Although traditional publishers are denying this, there is no doubt that the sales of our traditional books are dropping. People worldwide make money by writing eBooks more than writing traditional books.
Best-selling authors are still on the market and are still getting sales, but along with their paperbacks and hardbound books they are forced to produce an eBook version of it as well so that they can reach more people. Of course, some people like me still prefer to get a copy of a paperback every now and then, but eBooks are more convenient to buy especially if you are a busy person.
You don’t have to go to an actual bookstore and look for the book that you want to buy. If you choose to order it online, you don’t need to wait for weeks for the copy of that book to reach your doorstep as well. EBooks can be bought and downloaded instantly to your computers or your phones and you can read it right away.
The truth is paperback books and hard bound books are no longer popular among the readers. Collecting traditional books will only become a hobby for a lot of people just like the hobby of collecting vinyl records are for some people nowadays.
Publishing companies are acknowledging the fact that the traditional books are no longer a trend so they are now focused in selling the eBooks. The sad thing is, the eBooks are sometimes more expensive than the paper version even though eBooks are more cost-effective and environment friendly. They are taking advantage of it so they can generate more income from the people who are into eBooks.
Traditional publishers usually have authors writing a book at least one book a year, but for best-sellers, they tend to publish a book every quarter. This is the speed of publishing that the readers are used to and like it that way. Casual readers do that, but there are people like me who read books on a daily basis. Thankfully, Amazon has a lot of eBooks to choose from especially the eBooks that are in a series.
Books that are in a series are getting people to buy them as long as they keep the schedule of publishing a book every 3 months or less. Otherwise, people will forget about it and will no longer buy the next series of the book. People are getting rich by writing an eBook regularly.
Since you now know that eBooks are profitable, you don’t have any excuse in writing one if you are into writing. I know you probably have a topic in mind that you want to write about for months, but you are hesitant because you are afraid it will be failure.
Don’t be afraid to start writing an eBook. In this article, I am going to teach you the tips on how to write an eBook so you can make money out of it.
In order to be successful in writing an eBook, the steps in writing an eBook that you should follow are the following:
- Write fast so that you will keep up with the short attention span of your readers.
- Your eBook don’t need to be a very good read. They just need to be comfortable and entertaining so that people will look-out for your next issues.
- Know the different writing styles that experienced writers are using so that you can improve your writing style.
- In writing non-fiction books, you should do your research well so your content will have the information that the readers need from you. Remember, you need to establish yourself as an expert in the niche that you have chosen when you write an eBook.
Ways To Make Money Writing eBooks
So we’ve talked about the publishing of eBooks, how frequently you need to write one, and tips on how to write an eBook. Here are other things that you need to keep in mind when you are writing your ebook.
1. Sales From Direct Traffic and Affiliate Marketing
You are probably interested in writing an eBook and thinking that you can generate income from the actual sales of the eBook. Well, you are wrong. This is the one thing that I love about eBooks. You can write your eBook and be an affiliate marketer at the same time. You can generate more income from it by inserting special links from your seller. Just make sure that the product or service that you are marketing in your eBook is related to the niche that you are writing. Also, make sure that you are not violating the terms and conditions of your seller when inserting the links in your eBook because some sellers do not allow this. As long as you check these, you can make money writing eBooks.
2. Selling Services
If you write an eBook you are establishing yourself as an expert on the field or a niche. If you are writing non-fiction eBooks you will have a lot of people who will have more questions for you. You can sell your services to the readers if they are interested in consulting with you for your expertise especially if it’s related to online marketing. There are a lot of people who will read your book, be impressed with what you have written, but they don’t have the luxury of time to implement what you have written. These people will end up asking you for your services instead. The potential of earning as a consultant is more lucrative than the earning that you will get from the sales of your eBook.
If you want more tips on how to write an eBook then I am going to talk about them below.
1. Choosing a Topic
When writing an eBook, choose a topic that you are very passionate about. Remember, you are not writing an article. You are writing an eBook that is longer than a blog or an article. When choosing a topic, you also need to identify your target market so you can write your eBook to fit the needs of your target market.
2. The Length Of Your eBook
When writing an eBook, the length of an eBook has no rules. You can write a short eBook that has interesting things in it or you can write a long eBook that will give your readers a lot of information that they would not normally see anywhere. Don’t be conscious about the number of words when writing an eBook. This is one of the best tips on how to write an eBook that I found. Just write and give out the information that you want to convey to your readers.
Think about your title and make sure that it stands out from the rest. It should have a “wow” factor so people will choose to read it.
One of the important steps in writing an eBook is the content. It should have information that your target traffic need just like in an article. The only difference between writing an eBook and writing content is the length. In an eBook, you can talk and elaborate the topic in an eBook. You are free to put some unique content in the eBook as well that are not found anywhere else online. Make sure that you do your research well and you put sections in the eBook.
5. eBook Format
The format of your eBook should always be in PDF. Make sure that the format is in a standard 8 ½” x 11” as well so it will be more convenient for printing.
Always make sure that you proofread your work. You can even use a program like Grammarly to check for grammar and spelling lapses on your work.
The traditional way of writing a book has been changed when eBooks were introduced. Now, you have more ways to make money writing eBooks than the profits of your books. You can earn more by inserting links from your affiliates or you can offer your services to people who need them.
Make sure that you follow the right steps in writing an eBook so your eBook will be professional looking and your readers will refer other people to read it.