If you are motivated to create an Ebook, then you have made a step in the right direction. There are numerous benefits of creating e-books, and even if you remain unnoticed as an author, it can look good in your portfolio and you can end up creating e-books for different companies.
All things considered, it is a good experience and a useful skill to master, since it can be monetized and it is good for professional development. So, if you are interested in creating quality e-books, here are a few tips that you will surely find useful.
What is your book about?
The first thing you need to do is determine what your e-book will be about. If you are thinking about writing a novel, then you are going to need to do a ton of research, and really make an effort for it to work. There are many modern authors, and in order to compete you will have to be really original. It would also be useful to look up some tutorials on how to write either novels or short stories, for the genre you intend to write.
Furthermore, there is something called the interest curve, and it generally applies to anything you are creating, be it a movie, book, comic book, or video game. In other words, when you come up with a story try to present it with a quality interest curve, so that your readers stick to the end.
Alternatively, you can create e-books that are tourist guides, instruction manuals, tips and tricks etc. If this is the case, you need to take a bit of a different approach. You need to take a different approach to writing, and make sure someone else does proofreading, to see if they clearly know what is implied in the text. These books must be concise, since you are basically providing instructions, so make sure you use images to demonstrate your points.
Designing and formatting your book
Once you know what you are going to write about, or once you are finished writing, you need work on your book design. Basically you need to come up with a design for your book cover, and for images that you are going to use. You should find a reliable graphic designer to help you with character design if you wrote a novel, or find a photographer to create images for a tourist guide book or instruction manual.
When it comes to your book cover, it needs to be really good, because it is the first thing potential buyers or readers see, and it influences their decision to give it a try. So, give some important details on the cover, so that people can immediately know what your book is about. Use a creative image that is relevant to the title and pick a color that corresponds to the theme of the book.
Canva is a great tool for making basic illustrations for your publication, so you can check that out.
Finally, you should format your book into a PDF format, so that all devices can open it. You are going to need PDF formatting tools, so that can turn text into images, and to also compress it if needed. You can find all these PDF tools online really easy and they will help you design a better book.
Advertising your book
The last step is to advertise your book. There are a few ways to go about this issue. The most common and budget-friendly solution is to share the news and links on social networks. You should also find websites and social network pages that have your target audience as members. So, see to it that your content is featured on these places.
Another way to inform potential readers is to ask someone who does book reviews, and who communicates as an influencer with your target audience to review it. This way, the users get an honest opinion from someone they trust, and if the recommendation is positive, they will definitely take action and buy your book to check it out for themselves. You can explore various sites and sell your book there.
Well these are some basic tips and tricks you should know if you are interested in becoming an e-book author. Remember not to rush; try to create something you yourself will like and deem valuable, don’t simply write for the sake of writing.