I love writing and selling non-fiction eBooks, especially those for the self-help area. Perhaps you too want to write your own non-fiction eBook, or a series of them and are unsure how to do so.
If so, the following tips will help you:
Have something to write about
This is the most important one and the most obvious too. However, without having a topic, you wouldn’t be able to write an eBook! Therefore, are you an expert in a particular field?
Perhaps you have a skill that you’ve developed and have been using for years (e.g. gardening or fixing cars) and you could help others by sharing your knowledge. It could even be your life story and a challenge you faced and overcame.
There are a whole host of non-fiction topics you could write about. Once you’ve chosen one, you’re ready to begin.
Have a goal for your eBook
After you know your topic, it’s important to think of why you’re writing a non-fiction eBook. What will your audience get from reading your eBook? Do you want to inspire, motivate, educate or train?
Having a goal will help you focus your writing on ensuring you deliver what it is you want to do for your readers.
Writing a non-fiction eBook is not something that only others can do. You too can write one. Remember the old saying that “there is a book inside all of us”?
Besides, 5 years ago, I never thought I would write an eBook and this is exactly what I ended up doing. If I can, you can too.
Learn from other publishers
There are so many renowned publishers out there sharing their knowledge and experience on their blogs. You can learn a lot from them such as picking up tips about the writing process, including how to write and how often.
Or it could be to understand how to self-publish your work, create eBook covers, writing blurbs and how to market your eBooks. It might be learning about general insights in the publishing industry, and particularly the self-publishing one. Those publishers I recommend include the following:
Some of the publishers above write fiction. However, they’re still inspirational and motivational. It is up to you to decide how to apply what you learn from them to non-fiction writing.
Think like a business person
If you’re self-publishing your non-fiction eBook then you’re already an entrepreneur. Hence, remember to think like an entrepreneur when writing and marketing your non-fiction eBook.
Your eBook is a product, which will be bought by customers. Therefore, ensure you give your customers the best product possible. This means getting a professionally made cover design for your eBook and getting your writing professionally edited and proofread.
Get it into as many markets as you can
Amazon is the eBook daddy and it makes sense to self-publish your title through their Kindle Select Program. Doing so will get your non-fiction eBook into all of their global stores.
However, don’t stop there.
There are many other markets across the world, which you eBook can be sold to. Among others, these include Apple’s iTunes stores, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You can actually get your titles into such stores by using a distribution service like Smashwords, who can also distribute your eBook to India’s Flipkart. Mark Coker, Smashword’s Managing Director, is a great guy, too.
The more places your eBook is in, the more likely it will be found.
Up your own marketing
If you don’t have one already, set up a blog, which you can use to share your writing experiences with other writers, who you can develop relationships up with, and will help to promote your work. You can do the same for them.
You can also use your blog as a platform for your fans to find you and you can update them on your eBook launches.
Keep writing more
As Dean Wesley Smith said recently, a writer’s career only ends when the writer stops writing. If you seriously want a career in writing, then keep writing more and more non-fiction eBooks!
My friends, it’s over to you:
• Have you written a non-fiction eBook? If so, what other tips can you share?
• Please share your valuable views, experiences, and thoughts in the comments box below.
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