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How to Write a Killer Ebook, and Make Money Doing It

Are you sitting there, drowsy and content, knowing you just wrote an amazing book?

Has this ever happened to you?

You wake up, excited about what you just wrote and anxious to get it out there, to share your excitement and let people know it’s available for purchase. You scroll through your email and notice a few messages from John, an editor you’ve worked with before, encouraging you to finish the book and get it published ASAP. You quickly open the draft and are overwhelmed by the content, pleased you stayed up all night but anxious to get back to sleep so you can keep writing. You’re a little confused as to what to include and what to leave out. You want to make sure you get the most from the least number of pages. You want to write a perfect book.


You finished a book just like that. Now what?

There are many options when it comes to publishing a book, but you need to follow the right steps to make sure you get the most from your book-writing endeavor. We’ll go over some of the basics – including how to write a killer ebook.

Option One: Traditional Publishing

If you want to go the traditional route, you’ll want to look into the options available to you. Let’s say you want to work with a traditional publisher like Penguin Random House or Wiley. When you’re approached by a literary agent or editor at one of these large companies, they’ll most likely want to see some samples of your work first. The more you can send them, the better. This doesn’t mean you have to sell your entire draft to them, but rather, you can send them chapters or samples of what you’ve written and get a feel for how it flows.

Option Two: Self-Publishing

If you don’t want to work with a traditional publisher, there are other options available to you. Self-publishing has become incredibly popular over the past few years, which makes sense – it’s an excellent way to get your book out there without needing to worry about all the distribution deals and the like. You can take your time getting the book ready, building up a community of readers through social media, and ultimately delivering the best possible product you can.

Choosing The Right Format

You will first need to decide on a format for your e-book. There are several things to consider here, including the size of your e-reader’s screen and whether or not you want to go the full-color or black-and-white option. For the former, the larger the better. Phones are getting larger and larger each year, and those with larger screens are certainly preferable when reading on-the-go. Color can be great for mood and atmosphere, but in terms of legibility, it’s often best to go with the monochrome option. What’s more, if you’re planning on using an e-book to showcase your work, going with a smaller font size can help to make the text easier to read. When choosing the latter, consider the tradeoffs. Going with the larger size can often mean the text is easier to read, but it takes more time to download and less battery life for your e-reader.

How To Make Money With Your Ebook

Once you’ve decided on a format for your e-book, you can start thinking about how you’ll monetize it. The most popular method is through affiliate marketing. Essentially, you’ll be earning a commission when someone clicks a monetized link or buys a product that’s promoted on your blog or website. There are several firms that specialize in helping authors set up affiliate marketing campaigns, and you can get started for free. What’s more, if you want to keep the income coming in, you can explore the lucrative world of multilevel marketing, where you can become a product infiltrator for a company and earn a commission for any retail sales you make. Alternatively, you can opt for traditional monetization through ads on your website. Whether you choose to monetize your e-book through affiliate marketing or traditional ads, you’ll want to make sure you build a strong relationship with your audience. The more you can engage with your readers, the more you can convince them to buy your product and, hopefully, become lifelong customers.

When To Release Your Ebook

The next step is to decide on a release date for your e-book. You’ll want to set this date early so you can begin promoting it and creating awareness around the date of publication. What’s more, if you’ve released a print version of the book already, you can use this as a benchmark to determine when it’s time to release the e-book. The best practice here is to set a release date at least six to eight weeks after the publication of your print version. This gives you plenty of time to promote both the print and digital versions of your book and ensure maximum exposure. What’s more, if you’ve released a print version of your book and are trying to monetize it, it’s a good idea to set the e-book’s publication date as soon as possible. Set it as soon as you’re finished writing and have proofread it a couple of times. Then, get it edited and get it published. The sooner you can get this done, the better. Self-publishing is not an easy process and there’s a lot of work involved.

Congratulations! You wrote a book. Now what?

You wrote a book. Now what? What do you do with the book?

You wrote a book. Now what? What do you do with the book?

You wrote a book. Now what?

You wrote a book. Now what?

You wrote a book. Now what?

If you want to go the self-publishing route, where do you start? How can you make sure you get the most from your book-writing endeavor? These are all valid questions, and the perfect answer is: By writing a killer ebook.

An e-book is more than just text. It’s raw content that, when done right, can be incredibly powerful and memorable. An e-book can help to drive traffic to your site, generate leads, and ultimately make money.

To write a killer ebook, you’ll need to adhere to a certain structure. You’ll want to start by forming a narrative arc. This is a common thread that ties your content together and gives it direction. It establishes your book’s plot and raises the question: “What is the central conflict that your book will explore?”

The narrative arc can be inspired by real-life events, people, places and things, but it should always follow a logical flow and remain consistent from chapter to chapter. This consistency will help to keep your readers engaged, interested, and ultimately, make sure they learn something new from the information you’re providing. Writing an e-book is a lot of work, so you want to make sure you get the most from it. That means you should plan out at least a few weeks to a month ahead of writing to give yourself enough time to write a polished product.

Step One: Choose A Niche

First, you need to choose a niche. Now, this is probably the most important step, and one that can be quite difficult to execute successfully. When you choose a niche, you’re narrowing your target audience and tailoring your content to appeal to a specific group of people. When choosing a niche, you want to ensure that there is ample demand for your product or service in your chosen niche. When discussing niches with potential customers, you’ll want to keep in mind that some niches are healthier than others. For example, a niche for weight loss counseling might not be the best choice if your goal is actually to provide health guidelines for vegan diets. So, think carefully about the niche you’ve chosen before you start blogging or publishing content on social media.