September 15, 2012 by wowmopadmin
This step seems simple yet it is undoubtedly the most crucial step. First off you need to write something that people want to read unless you are writing to read to yourself. A good way to find out if people want to read on a subject that you are thinking about is using Google Keywords to find out how much and often folks are searching for keywords related to your eBook.
- Search in Google for: “Google Keywords Tool” and it should be the first result.
- Create an account if you don’t have one then access the Keyword tool.
- From there you will be able to go in and put in the keywords that you are looking to target.
- It will show you how many monthly searches are performed on those keywords. The more the better.
Step 2: Plan Your Structure
So once you have your subject laid out the best next step is to structure your eBook (from a macro level) the way that you see is the best for someone reading it. If you are writing a guide you would need to step through the processes of the guide right? So if the guide is on making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you wouldn’t start by saying to put the jelly on the bread would you? I didn’t think so. You would section it off starting with the preparation, the Spreading, the clean up and the eating :). This is also considered an outline but I don’t want you to confuse this with a table of contents.
So start out by identifying the main things that need to be done in order to get your point across. How will this information look to customers when they see it? Will it make sense? Will it flow? Plan accordingly.
Step 3: Write, Write, Write
Write, write, write and write some more. Don’t worry about over doing it because you can use the extra stuff to create more eBooks. In my experience it can benefit you to begin creating your table of contents at this point.
You can create your table of contents by starting with your structure and writing heading for the topics that should be included within each segment.
Once you have created a first draft of your table of contents go under each section and begin writing 3-5 paragraphs about the heading. Now when necessary you may find that there are additional paragraphs that you want to include so write accordingly. Some may be shorter some may be longer. Also, this is a good time to research certain topics that you may need more information on that would add value to your eBook.
Think about what a reader would want to know and read about. How could you layout your format so that it shows what you are teaching in the best format. Products like Kindle Ritual and others are designed to make this a very simple and easy task while also maximizing your readers experience.
So write, write, write!
Step 4: Revise, Revise, Revise
So now you have your first draft of your eBook. What you need to do now is revise it. I know, I know you took care to make it absolutely perfect and it is laid out exactly how you want it but trust me… revise it. Let others look at it and ask for brutally honest feedback. Try to get feedback from trusted people that you know would add value to your eBook.
Review the formatting. Ask for feedback on the layout, the flow and begin to start throwing around ideas for the cover. Most importantly revise it somehow. You aren’t writing the book for you to read it to yourself. You are writing it for others to read so the more people you get to look at it and implement their suggestions, the more likely others will like you eBook just as much as they do.
One thing that really helps me out is to print it off and visually check for any misspellings or formatting issues. Print it out for each revision. Go through each and every word making sure that punctuation’s are there and that you use the correct form of there, their, they’re (my pet peeve!).
Step 5: Sign, Seal, Deliver
So now you have your book finished. Yippee! Wait don’t jump the gun we’re not quite done yet we still have to put some finishing touches on it. You will want to go through your ebook come up with a cover. Now you definitely don’t want a cheesy cover for your awesome new book. This is where systems like Kindle Ritual will definitely come in handy. Now with any system you want to make sure that it is legit so doing a search like “Is Kindle Ritual a Scam” will definitely help you find out if a product is worth it or not. I have seem some pretty crappy and pricey products out there so be aware.
Using Kindle Ritual you can ensure that you get the best bang for your buck if you are looking for a complete eBook creation package. If you are more comfortable using something like word and you have your own personal graphic designers and copy editors then I wouldn’t recommend purchasing Kindle Ritual.
Oh and just to be clear on the question of “Is Kindle Ritual a Scam” I must say NO, Kindle Ritual is Not a Scam. Actually, it’s creator, Brian G. Johnson is an established business owner with multiple top grossing products under his belt.
Anyway, next you MUST have a plan on putting your eBook out there. If you build it they won’t come. You must take steps to promote your eBook as if it this best thing in the market. Why? because your competition won’t. Unless you only plan on sending your ebook to your mother and cousins, people won’t know that it even exists.
You can use press release services or again a total eBook publishing system such as Kindle Ritual to promote your book at any rate you need to have a promotion plan. If you don’t, don’t expect to have tons of people downloading your eBook. Don’t get me wrong if you aren’t even looking to have people obtaining your eBook then don’t bother such as in a case where you have a set list that you only want to get the eBook. If not I would highly recommend reviewing Kindle Ritual or others.