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The Process of Writing and Publishing Your First eBook



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The Process of Writing and Publishing Your First eBook

The Process of Writing and Publishing Your First eBook
So you want to write your first eBook? You already know what you want to write about, or perhaps you don't. But that's okay as it's something you can think about. However, if you do, and you do want to write and publish your first eBook. I've put together a 4 part guide that covers some of the basic steps you'll need to take to go from writing it, publishing it to distributing and promoting it. And these are quite basic steps, but they are the steps you will need to take when doing something like this. And they should give you an insight into what it actually takes. That said, this doesn't guarantee you huge success with your eBook! That will largely depend on just how well you write your eBook, the niche it's in, what it's on, how much demand there is for it and more than anything else, how much you promote, market and distribute it. Fortunately, there is wealth of things you can do to help with that! But here's the basic skinny!

1. Write the eBook
  • Research the audience and finalize a topic for your eBook.
  • Create an outline for division and chapters.
  • Set the schedule to complete the writing.
  • Start with the writing and stick to the schedule.
  • Revise the book and check the flow, check grammar and spellings.
  • Make any final changes if any as needed.
  • Make an eye catchy title for your eBook.
2. Design and Format Your eBook
  • Convert the PDF into an e-pub (eBook publishers can help you do this)
  • Prepare multiple customized versions of the eBook for different publishers.
  • Create an attractive cover as it generates the curiosity to read it.
  • Add relevant images, photos and format them properly within the text.
3. Distribution of Your eBook
  • Set the price for it what it will be.
  • Understand what ISBN is and what your publishing rights are.
  • Check for various options for publishing such as Amazon, iPad, Nook etc.
4. Promote Your eBook
  • Set up professional website and networking accounts.
  • Interact with people on social networking sites on a frequent basis.
  • Post frequent updates related to your eBook.
  • Generate followers on social media.
  • Arrange an online contest and give prizes to winners like discounts for the eBook or even a free copy of it.
  • Post the positive reviews/feedback you receive on it on your website.
Now you know the basic steps to going about getting your eBook written, published, distributed and promoted. There are some best practices you can learn about and follow when it comes to publishing your eBook on your own. That's why they call it self publishing because it's something you'll be doing on and by yourself. Although you can get help in other ways too.

But these are the basic steps involved with writing, formatting, distributing and promoting your eBook! The Process of Writing and Publishing Your First eBook

I hope that it helps and maybe even inspires you to write one!?

Do you have any questions about writing and publishing your eBook?

If so drop it in a comment below and we'll try to answer you. The Process of Writing and Publishing Your First eBook

Cheers!

Mike.

Comments

iamawriter

Reading through this fountain of information I almost felt that my book was there at Amazon for others to buy.
No harm in fantasising as that is exactly what I am doing now. Ideas I have in plenty but the most difficult part is to set the ball rolling confronted by a sudden bout of lethargy not to go any further. Reading through some biographies of great writers who took years to complete a book is the only consolation.



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fishmonk

Thanks Mike for the detailed steps in publishing an eBook. I think some of the issues with coming out with an eBook is to come out with the right topic. There is a need for self-discipline since creating and publishing an eBook does take a lot of time. I personally know many individuals who have always mentioned their interest to publish an eBook. Most of them gave up after citing a lack of motivation. They would rather want to put their efforts on ventures which give them returns at a faster rate.



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rj02jogoy

Very valuable and useful information. It's very bold and detailed to publish an eBook. This is practically helpful before making an eBook to come up with the best ideas to create a good quality content. I don't even make an eBook right now but I know that your tips are very helpful for my future reference as a writer.



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DarthHazard

I have to say, the designing and formatting of the cover is probably my favourite part. I love designing covers and I love trying to be as creative as I can when designing a cover. The actual process of writing the book is probably the most difficult part. First, you have to choose a subject that you are aware of and have a lot of knowledge in whilst still trying to choose a subject that will sell well. And then you may come across issues whilst writing the content because you get writer's block.



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JoeMilford

This post is something I've been looking for considering my interest in creating and marketing quality eBooks of fiction and poetry. I am looking into websites to help me develop better covers, and I have an MFA in creative writing, so I am applying all that I learned in graduate school from my amazing teachers to really produce some quality content to hook my readers. It is pretty tough to set the price on these eBooks; I am using an online print-on-demand publisher, so they get their cut in each sale, and then i get what is left, so I have to balance what people will actually pay for the book and what I am willing to charge for it and still make a profit of sorts.



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SKMassey

This is a really informative article. I've been working on a novel, and though it isn't nearly done yet, it will be eventually. I've been trying to decide if I should try to make it an e-book. This article makes it look like a good process to try and do. It makes me wonder though, what sells more, paper/hard back books, or e-books? I've googled it, but most sites have completely different results. Plus, it depends on if we're talking about just the USA or other countries as well.

The upside of the e-book way is that it looks like you can personalize it much more. This article shows how you can take the marketing and production of it into your own hands, which I could see myself doing. I like it!



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peachpurple

I am really keen in creating my first e book on recipes that I have in hand. Which or what app should I use to create for the first step?



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zollynash

Thank you for this post, I am just reigniting my writing taste buds and this is very helpful. Definitely inspired to take a step.



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Corzhens

Pardon me for intruding but I think it is better if you decide on the design and format of your e-book before writing the first chapter. At least you will have a guide if the e-book is by chapter or by parts or whatever format. It is not easy to format a manuscript when it is already done. For sure, you will have to do some rewriting if there is no defined format and design. Anyway, thanks for this article that motivates me to plan of writing my own e-book.



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Steve5

This is really informative. Now I know what it takes to create for those who publish their work. It's not an easy feat to accomplish. Authors work hard to improve their craft and sell their works.



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Kakashi2020

Great step by step outline. It would really help the newbies who wants to write and publish their own e-books. Writing and Publishing an E-book is one thing but monetizing it to get some passive income is the hard part. Daily there are thousands of ebooks getting published but only a few of them would be ordered or bought. If you want to earn from ebooks I would suggest creating a dozen of them and publishing it all at the same time.



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Kakashi2020

It's a good guide on how to create and publish an eBook. The hard part is on marketing it. There's a lot of well known authors who publish their own ebooks and they're eating up the market making works from newbies so hard to market and sell.



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Jeane

I'm at the present writing my first ebook. It's not my first attempt but I am hoping that this time, I will not give up before I finish writing the book.

While writing isn't that hard, what demoralizes me all the time is how I'll market the book.

I've got a question about marketing.

Do any of you think it is a wise move to give away your ebook as a free download initially? Maybe the more times your book gets downloaded the more likely you'll get reviews? Those reviews could convince prospective buyers it is a book worth buying because many people have already downloaded it?

Thoughts?



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emiaj55

Some does that. I have not really tried it out myself. What I do, is I publish parts of my ebook for free. But I make sure to get them hook for the second part. Or I have a free ebook, and a more detailed version for insructional DIY books.



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Jeane

I make sure to get them hook for the second part. Or I have a free ebook, and a more detailed version for instructional DIY books.

That sounds like a fine strategy. Provide just enough information to pique the reader's interest in something that provides more details, later. As long as it answers all the readers initial questions I suppose they wouldn't be disappointed when they read the free ebook.
What I do, is I publish parts of my ebook for free.

I'm going to try this and find out how well it works. It's just that it's a lot harder to post excerpts of books on some sites where you are likely to find people who would want to read you book because their regulations don't permit it.



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jpk0007

Well, I have read many ebooks online and have thought of writing one someday. I think after reading this post that I may be able to do it someday in the future. Although I had some very specific subjects in my mind when I used to think about writing an ebook, I guess by keeping these pointers in mind I can at least try to write on a wide variety of topics. After writing an ebook the challenging part will be to able to market it effectively and make it available to a larger audience.



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emiaj55

Marketing really is the hardest part. At times it could really be frustrating if what you have not written is not selling. It could feel like it was not good enough. But sometimes the book is good but the marketing is not.



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