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How to Write an Introduction for an E-Book

You have been given the glorious chance to write an e-book and now it’s time to shine! But what exactly is an introduction? It is the first part of your book that will serve as an overview of what is inside the rest of the book. The purpose of the introduction is to quickly and easily hook your reader into the rest of your content. It should be short, sweet and to the point. Ideally, it would be helpful to see your book as a movie with the introduction being the first fifteen minutes. The rest of the book would be the main plot with a few twists and turns along the way. The movie would then end with a big reveal of what happened at the beginning. Just like a good mystery. So let’s get started.

Plan Out Your Introduction

Before you start writing, take some time to plan out the introduction. It is good practice to write the introduction last, so you can see it through from start to finish. As mentioned before, the introduction is the first part of your book that will provide your reader with useful information. So it needs to serve its dual purpose of both, giving the reader an idea of what is inside the book and also setting the stage for the rest of the book. Let’s look at some examples.

For instance, if you have written a book about fashion, your introductory paragraph could discuss the different styles of clothing and give some insight into which one is most suitable for which occasions. This would make the reader feel like you have put in the effort to give them a good basic understanding of the topic.

If you have written a book about science, your introduction could cover the basics of science. You could start by defining the scientific method and how it is used to arrive at facts. This would enable the reader to follow the rest of your book and understand what is being explained. Including some scientific evidence would also be a great way to add credibility to your arguments. For example, you could cite a famous scientist’s discovery of X or how a certain theory has been proven to be true through experimentation. These are just some examples of how an introduction to a science book could be improved.

In a nutshell, your introduction should include the following:

  • An overview of the topic you are writing about
  • Key points that you believe make your book special
  • An explanation of why your book is different from others in the same field
  • What will the reader learn from reading your book
  • Something unique about yourself

As you can see, there is a lot of room for improvement in each and every one of these areas. Now is the time to put in the work and make your book stand out from the crowd. Good luck!