eBooks are becoming popular today making them a good source of income. I recently published my first eBook, The Work from Home Path: A Complete Guide To Finding and Landing A Real Money-making Job’, with the excitement of finally accomplishing a goal I have worked on for months. It is true that anybody can write an E-book even without any writing experience. However, quality work will always be appreciated. An E-book should be able to deliver the intended message without any confusion.
However, quality work will always be appreciated. An E-book should be able to deliver the intended message without any confusion.
In order to write an E-book in 30 days without any writing experience, one has to do things differently. A month is more than enough if well managed. Below is a guide that can be used to come up with an E-book that will be of quality;
Research for ideas
Writing an E-book is not a willy-nilly job. There has to be a plan and it starts with having the ideas first. If you have good ideas, well and good, if not, do a quick and thorough research of what the audience want. The fastest way to do this is through social media platforms. Keeping in mind you are on a 30-day deadline, the research can about two days.
Take time to organize
Now that you have the ideas written down, it is time organize the workflow. Where does the book begin, where does it end, what are the major details you want to convey, will it be in chapters or sections and so on. Once you have this information figured out, you are sure that your E-book will have a clean order of events that are easy to follow. The time frame for this work is also two days, the 3rd and 4th day.
The actual content needs more time. For the next 20 or so days, you should be focused on finishing the book. Depending on how fast you write, you can divide your work in a way that is bearable and effective, like maybe 6 pages or 2000 words a day. Between the 5th and 25th day, it is when the most work needs to be done. It is, therefore, best to;
- Turn off any distractions
- Know what time of the day you can get most of the work done
- Take breaks to avoid demoralization
- Write without editing. You will save time in doing so and accomplish more.
Go through the E-book for the first time
If you have followed the above steps, you are nearly through. In fact, your E-book is done only that you need to edit before releasing it to the public. Go through the draft while checking for missing information, repeating material and check if the ideas flow well. Doing all this work can take the next three days, up to 28th. At this stage, the spelling errors are not your main agenda however if you come across any correct them.
Proofread and make the final changes
Until now, there are only two days left. It is during the last two days that you proofread for any grammatical errors, missing words and edit out any confusing information. Also, within the two days, you can write the table of contents, any additional pages and the about author’s page.
The titles and headings should attract the readers and keep them excited to read to the end of your book. Your E-book should also have a call to action.
With time and dedication, there is no doubt your E-book can be completed within a month.