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How to Write an eBook in 5 Easy Steps: Kindle Edition

Everyone likes to read, but few like to write. Truth to be said, writing an eBook isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. What is an eBook?

Well, an eBook (electronic book) is just like any other book, but instead of being printed on paper, it’s stored on a device (usually a Kindle). Unlike a regular book, however, an eBook allows users to look up virtually any topic they want in less than a minute (kindle search). Furthermore, an eBook user can access their book from almost any device (even their smartphone), which is practically unheard of with physical books. 

What Is a Good Topic for an eBook?

To create an eBook, you will need to choose a topic that you are passionate about. Having a broad perspective on a narrow topic can sometimes work, but it’s better to pick something that you know a bit about. If possible, find a topic that has its own set of rules and terms that you can incorporate into the text of your book. For example, if you are writing a book on fashion, you will need to look for the specific terms and phrases that are used in the field of fashion. Search for books related to fashion on Amazon and you will see tons of topics that you can choose from. Finding a topic that you are passionate about will make the entire process more enjoyable. You will feel like you’re putting your all into something that you believe in.

Should I Write in 1st or 3rd Person?

You will need to decide whether you want to write in 1st or third person. Most people prefer to write in 1st person because it makes them appear more relatable to the reader. In third person, you will appear more objective and distant. It is a bit like describing someone’s life from the outside looking in. If you want to appear more objective, you can opt for 3rd person. Another important consideration is how much information you want to include about yourself. If you decide to write in 1st person, you will need to consider including more about yourself in the book. Conversely, if you choose 3rd person, you will need to be more objective. This means that you will have to include less about yourself in the text. Your call.

How Long Should My eBook Be?

This is a difficult question to answer because there is no absolute line that divides long from short. Any book that you create will have an arbitrary length. Remember, the purpose of an eBook is to generate revenue via affiliate sales or physical merchandise using a clickbank product. If your book is extremely long, it might be difficult to find the right affiliates to promote your book alongside. Some book publishers will accept no more than 60,000 words, so you will need to decide how much content you need to provide to fit within this word limit. Ideally, you will want to write an eBook that is around 50,000 words, which is just under the minimum word count for most book publishers. Inevitably, your book will be shorter or longer depending on how you edit it. Once you’ve got a good amount of material, it’s time to begin drafting.

How Do I Begin Drafting My Book?

As we’ve established, writing an eBook isn’t easy. It takes some time to get used to the process, and lots of trial and error to find the right balance between too much information and not enough. If you want to write a book that will be helpful to your fellow man (or woman), you will need to put in the necessary labor to ensure that the book is done right. To begin drafting, you will need to put your thoughts in writing, which, as we’ve established, isn’t easy. Fortunately, there is a tool called Scrivener that can help you through the process. If you’ve never used Scrivener, it’s time to start. Scrivener is a collaborative tool that helps you work with teams of authors on one manuscript. It offers the ease of creating and storing editorial notes, along with the ability to track changes made by different writers. Most importantly, Scrivener can help you keep track of all the details involved in writing a book. This includes things like character dialogue and citations, as well as formatting requirements for the entire work. In general, Scrivener makes writing a book much easier. It also ensures that your book is finished on time, and that all the details are taken care of. To learn more, visit Once you’ve started using Scrivener, you won’t go back! 

What Should I Include In My Book?

Before you begin writing, it’s time to lay down some ground rules. The first and most important rule is: DO NOT plagiarize. Plagiarism is the theft of intellectual property. It is an egregious violation of copyright and takes very little to no talent to do. Plagiarism is worse than pornography; everyone can be a porn star. However, the punishment for plagiarism is much harsher, as you’ll be exposed in the public eye and have your reputation destroyed. In case you’re wondering, here are some of the most common types of plagiarism: