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How To Write and Publish Your First eBook

Writing your first eBook can seem daunting. It probably even looks almost impossible. But the truth is, you do have a book in you. You have an eBook that can be used not only to promote your business, but also as another income stream that can morph into many more income streams if you give it some thought and plan it out.

Come Up with an Idea

The first business eBook you write can be a good way to express your core values as a business owner or as a way to teach something to someone. For example, if you have a thriving business, you can tell the story of how you made it successful and through that story share tips for them to do the same.

Write an Outline

Every eBook (and also every article or blog) should start with an outline. You don’t have to worry about your form for this outline. You are just using it to get your thoughts together and in order. Make it simple by writing a working title, then points you want to discuss which become chapters, then write a synopsis of what you want to say in each chapter, then outline each chapter.

Let Go of Worrying about Errors

When you first sit down to write your first lines (and in fact the entire first rough draft of your book), the best thing to do is not think about whether you’re making errors or not. Write how you talk. Don’t try to be someone else. The editing process will be there to fix any issues.

Start with a Blog

One way to write an eBook is by blogging the book first. Then you can put it together with the help of an editor, adding in transitions and other information as needed to complete the work.

Set Small Goals

One page a day might be too much. Maybe instead, you want to set a time limit for each writing period that you set up. You want to set small goals that are possible to achieve, but aren’t so small that you won’t see forward motion on your dream of finishing a book.

Get a Professional Cover Designed

Don’t skimp on the cover. Hire someone who has a good portfolio of covers that you like. Ensure that the cover you have designed is good for print or digital.

Publish to Kindle

You don’t have to get a traditional publisher to make it real these days. So many people start by self-publishing today and if you have an audience, it will not turn off a publisher if you build a huge audience. They’ll come to you. Kindle today allows you to publish easily, and it also allows you to offer print on demand copies which you definitely want to get.

by Jon Allo

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