How To Create An e-Book
Anyone can learn how to create an e-book, but
most people look at it as an unsurmountable task.
Honestly, it's not hard to create an ebook
but it does take discipline to sit down and write every day and commit to finishing your
To get started, follow these 7 steps for how to create an ebook
What Your ebook Will Be About?
You'll first need a topic, obviously. If you have a topic, perfect, if
not, here's how to find ideas.
When you come up with an idea, think about the problems surrounding
For example what are the problems and how might you be able to fix
or remedy them?
As an example, here are a few profitable ebook
topics that writers are making money with.
- Weight Loss and Dieting
- Health (info for how to remedy common health problems)
- Fitness and Exercise (lifting things that are drooping and tightening things
that are sagging)
- Beauty (reversing aging, removing hair, keeping hair, etc.)
- Love & Relationships (finding then, keeping them, getting over
- Making Money (online or offline, small business, finding jobs,
- Sports & Recreation (helping people improve their game)
- Saving Money
- Parenting problems/concerns
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for more tips on finding ebook
2. Start Your Ebook Research
You'll need to research your topic.
Use a good keyword research tool like Wordtracker or use Google's free keyword
research tool to help you find what areas of your topic people want to know about or need help
The internet is a great place to start but use a variety of resources like your
local library and the bookstore. I generally like to buy 2 or 3 books on the topic, read them and come
up with my own ideas and conclusions.
3. Start Writing Your
Use a basic word processing tool like Microsoft word or even notepad. It
doesn't matter what tool you use at this point, simply start writing using whatever tool you feel comfortable
Start by creating an outline. I like Jonathon Ledger's 'Write That Report'. It's an easy method to follow
for writing profitable reports or ebooks quickly. For $7 it’s saved me a ton of time and
aggravation getting my ideas and topics out of my head and onto the paper.
4. Distribute your rough
Once your rough draft outline is
complete, distribute it among your friends and colleagues and solicit some honest
5. Edit your ebook
Nothing will destroy your reputation and prompt book returns more
than a poorly edited ebook. This is something you'll want to get right the first time.
You can edit your book yourself, use friends or hire a
professional. It will probably depend on your budget but make sure your
ebook makes sense logically, that the content is easy to understand and presents clear thoughts, and of course if
free of spelling and grammar errors.
6. Formatting Your Ebook
There are several tools for formatting your e-book but it depends on how you want
your ebook to look, display and how secure you want it to be.
I've used Openoffice.org to create free ebooks for
promotional or training purposes. Openoffice is nice because it has a free PDF creator, however Openoffice creates
a PDF document that is not secure, in other words readers can cut and paste content which leaves you
vulnerable to thieves.
You can create a secure PDF
document, that a reader cannot use the copy & paste feature with conv2pdf, however, this tool only
allows you to create 30 pages or less.
For creating secure ebooks
of any size, EBook Generator covers it
all. You can create
secure ebooks that customers can view in their browsers. The product is feature rich,
affordable and super easy to use.
7. Create you ebook cover
Once your ebook has been created, you'll need a professional
looking ebook cover. You can hire someone to create
an ebook cover for you or you can create a cover yourself using photoshop.
Honestly, I don't like either of those ideas, but I did find a much
better solution that requires no Photoshop and creates professional looking ebook covers with just a few
clicks. It's called Ecover
Creator. What's even better is that this
software costs significantly less than hiring a graphics designer, which typically costs anywhere from about $60 to $75 per
Your next step will be selling our ebook