When it comes to writing an ebook, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of tips, tricks, and advice that can be found online. It seems like everyone knows how to write the perfect ebook in record time, yet so many people are still struggling to get their first ebook actually written. One reason that so many people have problems completing there ebooks, is that they ignore the fundamentals. Here are three fundamental ebook writing tips everyone needs to know.
Don’t Get Fancy
Ebooks are simple tools, there is no reason to complicate them. Some people will spend hours trying to add nifty borders, images, and unique formats or colors (both background and text). None of these will add much if any value to your ebook. In fact, it can actually detract from your content. You should want your readers to focus on the content and avoid the bells and whistles if they do not add anything of value to your reader.
Along the same line of thinking, it is important to manage your whitespace. It can be difficult or even overwhelming for your readers to actually read your ebook if there is not enough whitespace. Whitespace makes people feel comfortable and makes your content easy to read, so take advantage of it.
Create a Simple Structure
While your ebook is meant to be read, some readers will simply scan it and only read a paragraph here and there. The best way to make sure that people scanning your ebook will read as much as possible, create an easy to follow structure that highlights important points. The easiest way to do this is with the use of headings AND subheadings. Headings will let people know what areas of the ebook might interest them, and subheadings will ensure that they will be able to find everything that might interest them with ease. By using this simple structure, people who would rather scan your ebook than read it, will still read a larger amount than they otherwise would have. Additionally, by using headings and subheadings, you will automatically create additional whitespace.
Some people are simply not natural writers. In fact, not many people are. Fortunately, there is way for you get practice writing ebooks and profit at the same time. If you have looked into outsourcing, then you may have noticed that getting an ebook written can become expensive. Additionally, it can be frustrating to practice and practice without getting any profitable results. One way to get the practice that you need, plus create profitable end-products is to hire a freelancer to write a set of articles, or to find a good source of PLR articles. These articles can then be used for article marketing, website content, blog content and the like. You can also use these articles as a framework for your ebook. Use them as a guide or even use them as part your ebook. By having professionally written articles as a guide, you can quickly practice writing ebooks, while still generating a profit.
These three fundamental ebook writing tips that everyone needs to know, will help you create ebooks that are easier to read, higher in quality, and even help you practice, while also making a profit.