How to Create an Effective E-Book
So, you have finally decided that it’s time for you to write an e-book. That’s excellent! E-books are simply books that are written and distributed in a a course in miracles books, yet they are not made in exactly the same way as physical books. Here are some things you should keep in mind if you want to know how to create an effective e-book.
If you’re reading this, then you probably already have some idea of what your book will be about. However, there’s more to it than that. You also need determine who you’re writing for, and this should be done before you write a single word.
The reason this is important is because it’s people that will be reading your e-book. Yes, you will want to write something you enjoy, but it will be much more effective when you think about the reader during the entire writing process.
Aside from writing your e-book, you also need to format it for easy reading. You have a lot of room for creativity here, but you shouldn’t do it to the point that the reader is distracted by the layout. Font size, style and color all play a part in how easy it will be to read. Remember that it is meant to be read on a computer screen, so there will be some differences between an e-book and traditional books.
One of the nice things about e-books is that you can easily add images and links to websites. This makes your e-book more interactive. The technology is easy to use, but it can also be tempting to overdo it. To put it another way, you shouldn’t use the available technology for the sake of using it, you should only use it to enhance the e-book.
Also, don’t forget the little details like page numbers, table of contents, copyright information and so on. While your readers may not notice their presence, they will notice if these things are absent. You should also include margins, but don’t make them wide just so it will be longer (this is not how to create an effective e-book).
In some ways you will want it to be like a regular book, but at the same time it is an e-book, and that gives you a lot more freedom in how it’s designed. As long as you keep your readers in mind when you’re creating the e-book, it should turn out just fine.
The next step? Get a good e-cover for your e-book. This will help you to get even more sales. It’s another example of something that used to be difficult, but that is no longer the case.