How To Write An eBook And Make Money
Last Updated on 11/08/2022 by Editorial Staff
You are here to learn how to write an ebook Or you have explored all forms of content formats except ebook writing Or you want to learn how to make money from writing ebooks?
Whichever reason, you are at the right place.
Here, we will teach you everything about how to write an ebook and make money from it
Without further waste of time,
WHAT IS EBOOK WRITING
For the sake of newbies, what is Ebook Writing?
Ebook is short-form for “Electronic Book”. It makes use of computer, mobile, application (in PDF format) to display long-form texts in book form as shown below:
Let me explain further;
Ebooks are used to display large bulks of information (Text), images, infographics etc that can be transferred (in form of downloadable PDF) from one person to another electronically.
Such information are contained in multi digital pages which can be scrolled or flipped through page-by-page to the end.
Lets get down to the real business of the day.
Bloggers are familiar with the art of creating content in form of blogposts, video uploads, images, infographics, email newsletters etc but most times struggle to utilize this aspect of ebook writing.
If you are one of them, we will break down everything about ebook and how to bring it to life.
STRUCTURE OF AN EBOOK
A typical ebook is made up of the following;
3. Legal statements
3. Table of Contents
4. Body (in pages, chapters, sections and sub-chapters)
We are going to briefly look into each item one-by-one.
The full meaning is Ebook Cover shortened as “Ecover”.
This is the first thing that a reader sees when he opens an ebook on mobile phones or computers via various application(s).
It encompasses the main topic of the ebook graphically summarily in form of descriptive images and texts and additional info such as its edition, writer, caption etc.
For example, this ecover below tells us how an ecover looks like.
The Ecover is just synonymous with the Hardcover of a physical book.
Lets move to “TOPIC”
This occupies the 2nd page of an ebook and tells us what the ebook is all about summarily. It comes in various forms of bold, fancy fonts in various colors and designs.
As you can see below, topic is “Blogging for Dummies“
This is one of the most important part of this ebook.
It covers disclaimer, copyrights and intellectual property claims.
The purpose of writing such legal statement is to protect your work against any form of infringements from the public.
it explains that you are the original author and owner of the ebook and all forms of copying, theft, plagiarism are prohibited and there will be serious legal repercussions for anyone who uses your contents without permission.
A typical example is as shown below;
Table of Contents
At a glance, this aspect further gives its readers an idea of what lies in the main content or body of the ebook.
In other words, it displays headlines and sub-headlines of every sections of the text in correspondence with their chapters.
Body of Content
This covers everything about the topic in terms of texts, images, infographics, embedded videos etc.
It contains images and video links to aid better understanding of what message the author is passing across in text.
Here, the author rounds off the main content of his ebook, putting finishing touches to all his writeup.
While preparation of his ebook, the author must have sought information, advice, directions and encouragements from colleagues, family members, friends etc for a successful publication of his ebook.
Do you think they deserve appreciation from you for the assistance they have provided so far?
That is the work of the acknowledgement page.
Sometimes, readers might find it difficult to locate certain sections of the main content for quick assessment, hence this is where the index page comes into play.
Index contains important keywords alongside the page numbers where they are located, all in alphabetical order (A-Z).
See how it looks like below;
HOW TO WRITE AN EBOOK
This part is very challenging. Any mistake or error can make or mar the main objective of this ebook and must be treated with all levels of expertise.
But do not worry
There are softwares to aid you in creating an ebook from the scratch.
2 most popular ones are Nitro Productivity Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
The former costs $128 while the latter, though only available to some countries, goes for $12 per month subscription.
Expensive you might say?
You are right!
Coupled with the stress of writing one again
I agree with you totally.
do not fret or worry
I will reveal to you how you can create ebooks with ease where even a novice with no skills can successfully.
And the kicker is that you can get it done at very cheap and afffordable cost.
It will just be a case of “Plug and Play”
But before i let out the secret,
Ask ourself this question, why do people write an ebook?
Why do you want to write an ebook?
What is the motive behind it?
Benefits Of Writing An Ebook
Below are the reasons why people write ebooks. Lets check them out;
1. Increase Traffic To Your Website: How do we go about this? You can distribute the ebook as a free lead magnet or selling it across various internet platforms such as social media, forums etc.
When they download and open your ebook, your inserted links will take them to your site.
2. Establish Authority in your niche: It also boosts your reputation among your fellow competitors as readers will take you more seriously.
3. Builds Trust with your readers: Seeing you create ebooks drive messages to your readers that you take your blog business very seriously hence gaining trust from them.
4. Ebooks offer readers the opportunity to easily access its contents anywhere without the need of internet on their mobiles. Definitely this will boost your audience online.
With these few reasons or any known to you, you can see the need to create ebooks for your website or business.
Ebook Writing Tool: SQRIBBLE
Now, back to what i promised you
The secret all lies in this ebook creation platform called SQRIBBLE.
You are ask?
What exactly is SQRIBBLE?
Sqribble is a cloud-based ebook creator tool.
It contains lots of ready-made templates in popular different niches pre-designed for creating professional looking ebooks with just a few clicks, thus saving you a lots of time, energy and money.
All you need do is to simply “Drag and Drop” and hey, you are good to go.
Unlike other ebook creators, why do i recommend that SQRIBBLE is the best
Aside creating ebook, you can also use it to create the following shown below;
And it is suitable for use by the following persons as shown below;
Features Of SQRIBBLE (Ebook Writing Tool)
Here are the 3 major features that blow me away;
– Eye-catching, impressive Ecovers: You dont need to stress yourself designing or hiring a graphic designer to do one for you. There are lots of ecover templates to choose from. What is needed is to edit the design to suit yours. Simple!
– Automatic Content: You can transfer content automatically from any webpage, MS word document, niche libraries etc.
This is a HUGE time saver and a major plus for anyone who hates writing or doesn’t have time to do it.
Create Flipbooks: This is the most favorite part i love about sqribble. it turns your flat book into a look-alike real book with pages to flip through (animated like a real book page turning).
Aside these above features, what else does sqribble offer?
— Automatic table of contents
— Automatic headers and footers
— Automatic pagination
— Drag and drop design
— Add or delete pages
— Add your own media
— 300+ Google Fonts
— 50 eBook templates (covering 15 different niches)
— 10 different eBook themes (1 click changes color scheme of book)
— Import content from a URL
— Manually add content
And these are the extra features that is contained inside the dashboard.
But there are few slight negatives about this sqribble which i will list out very soon. Just keep reading!
Who and who is sqribble made for?
It is most suitable for internet users who make use of content to market their products and services on and off the internet.
Internet users such as freelancers, online agencies, internet marketers, software developers, programmers etc and others who create lead magnets, publish Kindle books, create and sell eBooks, or publish whitepapers.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM EBOOK WRITING
One best part i love about sqribble is:
You can MONETIZE it to make money online for yourself.
Sqribble offers you a commercial agency license for client works, offering eBook creation services, coupled with the ability to create unlimited eBooks which you can sell and keep all the profits to yourself!
Yes, i say it again: Keep All The Profits To Yourself
This is very sweet.
Check a look at these sellers on Fiverr Offering Ebook writing services below:
On fiverr homepage, write “ebook writing” in the searchbox to seea a list of such sellers
You can register on fiverr here: FIVERR HOMEPAGE to create an account and get started as well.
Check out this level 2 seller (engineer_ideas). He offer ebook writing services at a minimum price of $50, has done over 86 jobs and even has 3 jobs in queue waiting.
From the image above, lets calculate how much he has made so far: 86 jobs X $5O each gives us $4300 meaning he has made over $4300 and above just from using scribble which costs only $67.
So what does this tell say?
It shows that if he can make it, you can too.
If you are new to fiverr, i have put up a comprehensive and well-detained Article exclusively for you here: HOW TO OPERATE FIVERR AND MAKE MONEY
Back to our discussion on sqribble.
You will also get a ready built agency website with pre-filled portfolio that you can upload to any domain for instant authority, so that you can show it off to any new potential clients to get work.
And also included is an in-built “Client feedback tool” to collaborate with clients on eBook projects more easily.
This is the feature that i love personally.
Lets check out the cost.
COST OF WRITING AN EBOOK
What Does It Cost?
With all these features, one will reason that the Sqribble will cost over $100 dollars.
If so, then you are justifiably right.
To be honest, the tool is meant to be sold for $197
But for it to be easily affordable and available to everyone, the price is slashed to as low as $67 (Launch price).
Meaning that you can get it for just $67 ONLY
Click this blue link below right now:
And this price is a ONE-TIME PAYMENT only, meaning that you are not paying any subscription-based either monthly or yearly.
NO MONTHLY OR YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION!, NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!
But here is the other side of it;
The price is only for a limited time, after which it may be increased back to its normal price of $197
So, what else are you waiting for?
If i were you, i wont waste any second.
My next line of action will be hitting the “CHECK SQRIBBLE” button below right now to check out sqribble.
Remember the negatives i promise to tell you above?
Lets check them out below:
Well,. they may not be setbacks or negatives per se but they are UPSELLS that offer EXTRA features at higher prices.
Upsell 1 — Sqribble professional.
Unlock 150 more professional eBook templates (the best ones are in the professional version), graphics and even more ready—made content for all kinds of niches.
(Just so you know, single templates from stock websites would cost you up to $450… for just ONE template!)
Great for those that want more variety, content and heavy users.
Upsell 2 — Sqribble Prime.
Get 15 premium “limited edition” new eBook templates added to your Sqribble dashboard every month.
This will increase your library over time, and make you stand out from other users.
It works out to less than two bucks for a template! (Much cheaper than stock sites.) Great for moderate users.
Upsell 3 — Sqribble Fantasia 3D.
This includes 2-in-1 features.
1.) Unlocks a 3D cover creation tool inside your dashboard, allowing you to turn “flat” covers into lifelike, 3d covers. Great for getting more attention and making your books look and feel more “real.”
People do judge a book by its cover, so something to keep in mind.
2.) Create “Flipbooks” that turn your eBooks into interactive and animated pages that turn like in real life.
They can be linked to from anywhere online, as well as embedded on web pages with a single piece of code. This is really cool.
Upsell 4 — Auto Job finder software.
If you’re going to be using Sqribble to create eBooks as a service to get paid, then Auto Job Finder is something that you need.
It will automatically find you related jobs across various freelance websites and notify you so that you can fulfil them. A huge time saver and money earner.
Aside these Upsells, Other negatives are
— Some of my favorite features are locked behind upsells (3D covers and Flipbook feature) but honestly speaking, this isn’t really an issue because 2D evovers are very much perfect too. The 3D is just an extra.
— When inserting content from a URL, you need to cite the URL source and/or credit the original author of the content, if it’s not your own (this isn’t really Sqribble’s fault — it’s just the law!)
Here is the deal;
Despite all these negatives, you can still utilize the least edition of sqribble ($67) without necessarily buying its upsells
Infact, see reasons why i personally love scribble and would love you to get for it here;
Check out these sexy ebooks below
See how beautiful and attractive-looking they are. That is why i love sqribble. With ease, speed and simplicity, you can create even better ebooks than the ones above.
Secondly, sqribble offers you the opportunity to customize your ebook design to any length to suit your requirement. You can edit your designs, layouts, templates and everything else – table of contents, formatting, backgrounds, chapters, ecovers etc. Just anything you can think of.
The only limit is your imagination.
Thirdly, even if you want a quick-to-go ebook, no need to stress yourself.
Just insert your content or URL into your desired layout, and boom…….you have yourself an amazing ebook at your disposal within the twinkle of an eye.
Ebook formats are various ways in which ebooks can be saved for easy transfer, retrieval and access and they comes in various file types as shown below:
5. ODF and
PDF: This is the most popular of them all. it stands for “Portal Document Format” and it is the most preferable if you want to use computers and mobiles to open them.
EPUB: Also known as “Electronic Publication”. EPUB allows for adaption of ebooks to suit any type of mobiles, tablets
MOBI: Though this comes with some limitations such as non audio and video support, it still remains a popular format across e-readers. It stands for Mobipocket. Newer kindle formats make use of it
AZW: Readers can open this format on their mobiles and computers too. it is popular for AMAZON Kindle ebook files
ODF: Stands for Open Document Format and it permits Microsoft word have access to it meaning you can use MS word to open it.
IBA: This is specifically for ebooks writen in ibook format and compatible with Apple iBooks Author application.
TYPES OF EBOOK
Choosing a type of ebook depends on the purpose of writing and type of audience you are writing to.
Lets check them out
Case Study: People love reading case studies because it clears any form of doubt in thier mind and offers them the opportunity to decide whether to go for that particular product or not.
So if you want to market a product to your readers, have a recorded interaction (successes, challenges as regards your product) with a happy buyer who is satisfied with your product and include such conversation as a case study.
Research: You can conduct a thorough experiment about a controversial issue and put your findings in an ebook. then, you sell or give out the ebook for free in exchange for traffic visits, contacts etc.
Trust me, this process works.
Product Demo: While launching a new product (digital or physical), it will do well to create an ebook guide to offer instruction, guidelines, steps about your product and how to run it professionally.
Interview: In your niche, interview an influential person about how he became successful, after-which you post it in an ebook.
For example, in the digital marketing niche, you can do a man-to-man discussion with Neil Patel on his journey of how he became highly successful in his field and publish it in an ebook.
Blog Post Series: You can create an ebook equivalent of any blog posts of your website simply by using the “transfer from URL” feature.
This allows your post to be shared and accessed on mobile devices anywhere offline.
Playbook;. This serves as an information needed to run a product more successfully.
For example, a software developer can create a virus protection playbook that teaches IT professionals how to avoid getting viruses while making the software.
STEPS IN WRITING AN EBOOK
The following are steps to take if success is your goal in writing an ebook.
Lets check them out
1.Choose A Topic
2. Outline your chapters
3. Write your Introduction
4. Write your ebook chapter by chapter
5. Write your conclusion
6. Proof-read and edit
7. Format and Design
9. Promote your ebook
Choose A Topic
This step can make or mar your ebook processing, so you need to trade very carefully in choosing the right set of keywords in your topic.
To attract readers, your topic must be clear, precise and straight to the point.
And it must express explicitly of what the whole content is all about.
See examples of some ebooks topics
If you observe very well, you can see how beautiful and eye-catching the cover is.
TAKE NOTE OF THAT!
Outline Your Chapters
After figuring out your topic, organize your headlines and subheadlines using chapters with numbers from one and above accurately.
This serves as a guidance for any reader to easily trace the section he is interested in at that moment or to continue from where he has stopped or to check the progress he has made so far in his course of reading the ebook.
Write Your Introduction
Here is the deal;
you need to take this part very seriously just as the topic.
The is where you set the tone and draw your readers in to decide whether to read your ebook or not.
At this point, the introduction covers info on “about the book”, “Dedication”, “foreword”, disclaimer/copyright statement etc.
About The Book:
The Dedication is where you express your appreciation and gratitude to friends, family members, mentors, colleagues and every others who has contributed towards the success of your ebook.
Disclaimer/copyright statement: this is where you state that your book is protected by law, hence copying, theft, plagiarism of any or all part of the content is highly prohibited.
Foreword: This is where you describe your journey so far- Struggles, obstacles, successes, financial constraints etc towards creating your ebook.
It is not a must that you must add all these. if you want to, it is OK.
And if you want to add more. No problem.
Write Your Ebook Chapter-By-Chapter
This constitutes the main body of the whole ebook.
As you write, there are steps to follow to make sure you don’t lose guide off the main topic;
— Keep your main topic in mind: while writing content, make sure that all the chapters blends together in line with the main topic with each chapter supporting your main arguments as you write.
— Focus on your readers: Do all you can to draw your main point convincingly using graphics, charts, tables, images etc.
— Include call to action(CTA): At the end of each chapter, insert a CTA to force the reader to take action such as moving to the next chapter, visiting a link, downloading etc. This is very important.
— Master copywriting: This is the act of writing to promote a product, person, business or idea and keeping the reader pinned to what he is reading.
So how do we achieve that?
We do so by simply writing as if you are talking to the readers face to face and using power words e.g. best, astonishing, shocking, quick, instant as well as bucket bridges e.g. here is the kicker, want to know the best part, now it is your turn, lets jump right in etc.
Write your conclusion:
Here, you thank your readers for showing interest in your ebook. you also offer practical advice, tips and strategies on how to utilize the ebook to the fullest and include any other thing about ebook generally.
Proof-read and Edit
This task is going to be very tedious and but difficult due to the large volume of text as it is expected of ebook writing.
Though it is advisable NOT to edit while writing as it may slow you down, but majority of issues that calls for proofreading are typo errors and there are tools to aid you out such as the grammarly tool.
Aside the tool, you can search for sellers on fiverr who offer proof-reading services to help you out for a fee as shown below;
Format and Design
After editing, its time to convert your ebook into various formats depending on the type you want. Such formats are PDF, MOBI, IBA, AZW and more.
And also, you get to choose the template design you need for each chapter, front-cover and back-cover.
Here are few general guidelines to follow;
— Include a footer and header: Include numbers at the top and/or bottom of each page.
— Cross-check images and graphics: Make sure the images, charts, screenshots etc align correctly with each message you are trying to pass across.
— leave lots of white space: Avoid writing large bulks of text. leave spaces in-between paragraphs and lines. Use large fonts and wide margins between pages.
All these are to ensure that your readers dont get their eyes strained while trying to read the contents of your ebook.
Big Congratulations! You are finally done with the writeup.
All is left now is to hit the “Publish” button.
But not so fast. Instead skim through all the pages again for the last time to be 100% reassured that everything is in place.
Once done, the publish button is at your mercy.
How to write an ebook and make money
Promote Your New Ebook
An ebook is as good as dead if no one reads or even knows about it. Much like a website in the 20th google result page.
So, writing an ebook is one part, promoting it is another and there are numerous ways to promote ebooks.
They are stated below;
— Organize a giveaway: ebooks can act as lead-magnets in exchange for contacts e.g. email address, phone numbers, name etc.
— Send it to your email subscribers and plead with them to share across social media, blogs, forums etc.
— Create a social media schedule posts: Announce ahead to your social media followers about the launch of your new ebook to kept them in anticipation till the launch date.
— Create a pre-launch countdown-timer website and use the ebook as a bait to lure traffic visitors to your website.
— Offer your ebook as a free bonus in exchange for visits, contacts.
— You can use “Excerpts” in your blog posts to draw traffic visitors to your landing page where they will have access to your ebook easily.
— Finally, you can carry out paid advertising and do partnership with other bloggers to help promote your ebook to a new audience.
Writing an Ebook isn’t that easy at all. It takes lots of time, research and efforts to come up with a very good one.
Aside the research aspect which consumes time, coming up with the right layout, designs, chapters, formats etc is another headache on its own.
But since when i discovered Sqribble, life with ebook writing has been easy for me.
Just with a few clicks, you can choose a template, add content, tweak the layout and then publish online… in just minutes from now.
All i need to concentrate is just the content research.
So what are you still waiting for?
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Have you finally check out the software?
What else is delaying you?
Do you have any questions, comments, suggestions, recommendations, advice etc?
I am 100% available to reply to your comments one-by-one.
Thanks for your time, patience and understanding.
Till I see you again in my next post, I remain your friendly neighbourhood spiderman.
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