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How To Write An eBook [NOOK Book]

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Writing your first eBook may seem like a daunting task. But like many projects, it won’t seem so bad when it’s broken down into manageable chunks, AND with this eBook you will see how easy it can be.

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How To Write An eBook

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Overview

Writing your first eBook may seem like a daunting task. But like many projects, it won’t seem so bad when it’s broken down into manageable chunks, AND with this eBook you will see how easy it can be.

20 questions to ask before you start
writing an eBook
1. What will be the title of your eBook and will it have a subtitle?
2. Will you be the only author or will there be other co-authors?
3. Will you publish a print version of your eBook?
4. How many pages will your eBook be?
5. Will your eBook contain graphics, pictures or charts?
6. Will your eBook include an appendix and index?
7. Will you ask other authors to contribute related articles to your
eBook?
8. What file formats will your eBook be available in; text, pdf, exe,
html, etc.?
9. Will your eBook be sold as a product or will your eBook be used as
a promotional tool?
10. Who will be your eBook's target audience?
11. What major benefit does your eBook give your target audience?
12. Will you offer your prospects a guarantee and testimonials to read?
13. Will you include a bibliography about yourself in the eBook?
14. What personal information will you include about yourself in the
eBook?
15. What colors and graphic(s) will be included on the eBook cover?
16. Will you let your prospects read free sample chapters or excerpts to
entice them?
17. Will you turn the eBook into other information products like videos,
audio books, teleclass, etc?
18. What type of payments will you accept for the eBook?
19. Will you allow others to give away your free promotional eBook?
20. Will you be selling the reprint rights to your eBook?
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How to Write an Ebook
The hardest part of writing is the first sentence.
When you look at the whole project, it seems like an impossible task.
That's why you have to break it down into manageable tasks. Think of
climbing a mountain.
You are standing at the foot of it and looking up at its summit vanishing
into the clouds. How can you possibly scale such an immense and
dangerous mountain?
There is only one way to climb a mountain - step by step.
Now think of writing your ebook in the same light. You must create it step
by step, and one day, you will take that last step and find yourself standing
on the summit with your head in the clouds.
The first thing you have to do, as if you actually were a mountain climber,
is to get organized. Instead of climbing gear, however, you must organize
your thoughts.
There are some steps you should take before you begin. Once you've
gone through the following list, you will be ready to actually begin writing
your ebook.
Write an ebook: Beginning Steps
First, figure out your ebook's working title. Jot down a few different titles,
and eventually, you'll find that one that will grow on you. Titles help you to
focus your writing on your topic; they guide you in anticipating and
answering your reader's queries. Many non-fiction books also have
subtitles.
Aim for clarity in your titles, but cleverness always helps to sell books - as
long as it's not too cute. For example,
Remedies for Insomnia: twenty different ways to count sheep. Or:
Get off that couch: fifteen exercise plans to whip you into shape.
Next, write out a thesis statement. Your thesis is a sentence or two stating
exactly what problem you are addressing and how your book will solve
that problem.
All chapters spring forth from your thesis statement.
Once you've got your thesis statement fine-tuned, you've built your
foundation. From that foundation, your book will grow, chapter by chapter.
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Your thesis will keep you focused while you write your ebook. Remember:
all chapters must support your thesis statement. If they don't, they don't
belong in your book.
For example, your thesis statement could read:
We've all experienced insomnia at times in our lives, but there are twenty
proven techniques and methods to give you back a good night's sleep.
Once you have your thesis, before you start to write, make sure there is a
good reason to write your book.
Ask yourself some questions:
Does your book present useful information and is that information
currently relevant?
Will you book positively affect the lives of your readers?
Is your book dynamic and will it keep the reader's attention?
Does you book answer questions that are meaningful and significant?
If you can answer yes to these questions, you can feel confident about the
potential of your ebook.
Another important step is to figure out who your target audience is. It is
this group of people you will be writing to, and this group will dictate many
elements of your book, such as style, tone, diction, and even length.
Figure out the age range of your...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014658195
  • Publisher: Northern Border eBook Store
  • Publication date: 8/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 35
  • Sales rank: 520,316
  • File size: 539 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    There are many helpful tips in this book, like the following one

    There are many helpful tips in this book, like the following one,it helped me a lot:

    Quickly Overcoming Writer's Block
    What is writer's block?
    Well, I just can't think of a single darn thing to say. Oh well, I'm outta here!
    Sound familiar? No! Oh, get real! We've all experienced this phenomenon
    when we absolutely have to write something, particularly on deadline. I'm
    talking about. . . . .uh, I can't think of what the word is .. . oh, yes, it's on
    the tip of my tongue . . . it's:
    WRITER'S BLOCK!!!!
    Whew! I feel better just getting that out of my head and onto the page!
    This is the patron demon of the blank page.
    You may think you know EXACTLY what you're going to write, but as soon
    as that evil white screen appears before you, your mind suddenly goes
    completely blank.
    I'm not talking about Zen meditation stare-at-the-wall-until-enlightenmenthits
    kind of blank.
    I'm talking about sweat trickling down the back of your neck, anguish and
    panic and suffering kind of blank. The tighter the deadline, the worse the
    anguish of writer's block gets.
    Having said that, let me say it again. "The tighter the deadline, the worse
    the anguish of writer's block gets." Now, can you figure out what might
    possibly be causing this horrible plunge into speechlessness?
    The answer is obvious: FEAR! You are terrified of that blank page. You
    are terrified you have absolutely nothing of value to say. You are afraid of
    the fear of writer's block itself!
    It doesn’t necessarily matter if you've done a decade of research and all
    you have to do is string sentences you can repeat in your sleep together
    into coherent paragraphs.
    Writer's block can strike anyone at any time. Based in fear, it raises our
    doubts about our own self-worth, but it's sneaky. It's writer's block, after
    all, so it doesn't just come and let you know that.
    No, it makes you feel like an idiot who just had your frontal lobes removed
    through your sinuses. If you dared to put forth words into the greater
    world, they would surely come out as gibberish!
    Let's try and be rational with this irrational demon.
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    Let's make a list of what might possibly be beneath this terrible and
    terrifying condition.
    Perfectionism. You must absolutely produce a masterpiece of literature
    straight off in the first draft. Otherwise, you qualify as a complete failure
    Editing instead of composing. There's your monkey-mind sitting on your
    shoulder, yelling as soon as you type "I was born?," no, not that, that's
    wrong!
    That's stupid! Correct correct correct correct?
    Self-consciousness. How can you think, let alone write, when all you can
    manage to do is pry the fingers of writer's block away from your throat
    enough so you can gasp in a few shallow breaths? You're not focusing on
    what you're trying to write, your focusing on those gnarly fingers around
    your windpipe.
    Can't get started. It's always the first sentence that's the hardest. As
    writers, we all know how EXTREMELY important the first sentence is. It
    must be brilliant! It must be unique! It must hook your reader's from the
    start! There's no way we can get into writing the piece until we get past
    this impossible first sentence.
    Shattered concentration. You're cat is sick. You suspect your mate is
    cheating on you. Your electricity might be turned off any second. You have
    a crush on the local UPS deliveryman.
    You have a dinner party planned for your in-laws. You . . . Need I say
    more. How can you possibly concentrate with all this mental clutter?
    Procrastination. It's your favorite hobby. It's your soul mate. It’s the reason
    you've knitted 60 argyle sweaters or made 300 bookcases in your garage
    workshop. It's the reason you never run out of Brie.
    FACE IT! IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS YOU HAVE WRITER'S BLOCK!
    How to Overcome Writer's Block
    Okay. I can hear that herd of you running away from this article as fast as
    you can. Absurd! you huff. Never in a million years, you fume. Writer's
    block is absolutely, undeniably, scientifically proven to be impossible to
    overcome.
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    Oh, just get over it! Well, I guess it's not that easy. So try to sit down for
    just a few minutes and listen. All you have to do is listen ? you don't have
    to actually write a single word.
    Ah, there you all are again. I am beginning to make you out now that the
    cloud of dust is settling.
    I am here to tell you that WRITER'S BLOCK CAN BE OVERCOME.
    Please, remain seated.
    There are ways to trick this nasty demon. Pick one, pick several, and give
    them a try. Soon, before you even have a chance for your heartbeat to
    accelerate, guess what? You're writing.
    Here are some tried and true methods of overcoming writer's block:
    Be prepared. The only thing to fear is fear itself. (I know, that's a cliche:
    but as soon as you start writing, feel free to improve on it.)
    If you spend some time mulling over your project before you actually sit
    down to write, you may be able to circumvent the worst of the crippling
    panic.
    Forget perfectionism. No one ever writes a masterpiece in the first draft.
    Don't put any expectations on your writing at all! In fact, tell yourself you're
    going to write absolute garbage, and then give yourself permission to
    happily stink up your writing room.
    Compose instead of editing. Never, never write your first draft with your
    monkey-mind sitting on your shoulder making snide editorial comments.
    Composing is a magical process. It surpasses the conscious mind by
    galaxies. It's even incomprehensible to the conscious, editorial, monkeymind.
    So prepare an ambush. Sit down at your computer or your desk. Take a
    deep breath and blow out all your thoughts. Let your finger hover over
    your keyboard or pick up your pen.
    And then pull a fake: appear to be about to begin to write, but instead,
    using your thumb and index finger of your dominant hand, flick that little
    annoying ugly monkey back into the barrel of laughs it came from.
    Then jump in? quickly! Write, scribble, scream, howl, let everything loose,
    as long as you do it with a pen or your computer keyboard.
    Forget the first sentence. You can sweat over that all-important one-liner
    when you've finished your piece. Skip it! Go for the middle or even the
    end. Start wherever you can.
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    Chances are, when you read it over, the first line will be blinking its little
    neon lights right at you from the depths of your composition.
    Concentration. This is a hard one. Life throws us so many curve balls.
    How about thinking about your writing time as a little vacation from all
    those annoying worries. Banish them!
    Create a space, perhaps even a physical one, where nothing exists except
    the single present moment. If one of those irritating worries gets by you,
    stomp on it like you would an ugly bug!
    Stop procrastinating. Write an outline. Keep your research notes within
    sight. Use someone else's writing to get going. Babble incoherently on
    paper or on the computer if you have to.
    Just do it! (I know, I stole that line from somewhere). Tack up anything that
    could possibly help you to get going: notes, outlines, pictures of your
    grandmother.
    Put the cookie you will be allowed to eat when you finish your first draft
    within sight - but out of reach. Then pick up the same type of writing that
    you need to write, and read it. Then read it again. Soon, trust me, the fear
    will slowly fade away.
    As soon as it does, grab your keyboard - and get writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Sucks balls. Stay away! Ripp-off ALERT!

    There'S NOTHING helpful here. This writer is just here to steal your money. Try the sample and soon discover that the writer is not going to give you anything helpful.

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