Making an e-book can be a daunting task. Having just completed one, I can sympathize. So how do you get from a blank piece of paper to any actual finished e-book. Well hopefully this information will help you.
First step is to determine what is the goal of your book? What will the reader know? or have by the end. As in will they learn one skill or many different things? Will they feel happy?, excited etc. So what type of book is it? It is very important that you know where you are taking the reader. Also consider the tone of your writing.
Are you having a conversation with your reader or are you going formal. Again this will be influenced by the topic and tone of the book. But you need to write in a way that you are comfortable with. Especially for the first one, if you are not comfortable then you cannot engage the reader. You also need to look at the everything from the reader’s perspective. This is one of the most common mistake that new writers make, looking at everything from their view. You need to work from the readers view always. Next step layout your chapters.
Pick all of your chapter titles at the beginning. Write them down, don’t worry you can always change them or their order as you move on. This will make it easier for you to write, as then you can concentrate on the content of each chapter. It also helps if you give yourself a rough guide to how many pages per chapter. Again this will help you focus on what’s important, the content.
At the end of the day, its all about the content. If you plan to continue witting, then make the content good. A lot of people go and take P.L.R. and that’s cool. Some P.L.R.’s are very good, but some are just awful, so ask your self the question, is this good enough for me? Would I read it, does it achieve the result I want.
Finally the cover needs some good thought, graphics work better, so get a good cover done. After all this is your creation.