You’ve written an e-book and now it is time to publish. Let’s look at five top tips for publishing your e-book to ensure you have great success.
#1 Market Research
The easiest way to research your market is to look up similar e-books and figure out which are actually selling. Look at the cover of the e-book, the title, description, and table of contents of the e-books that are selling and then see how your e-book fits in. You should consider whatever information you can get your hands on without actually buying the e-book. There is a reason their book is selling. If you can determine what it is, you can ensure your book has similar qualities.
#2 A Good Cover is Important
Too often the cover of an e-book is not given the attention it should. This is likely the most important factor linked to e-book sales. Of course, the bulk of your efforts should lie with your content, because ultimately, that’s what is going to impress your readers after they buy your book. While customers are shopping for subject matter that appeals to them, your sharp cover will grab their attention. Having an aesthetically pleasing cover will certainly put you ahead of the competition of those authors who chose not to create a compelling cover.
#3 Short-Term Goal Setting
Every project requires that you should set short- and long-term goals that are manageable. Set short-term goals that can help keep you on track with your e-book writing. This especially important if you do a lot of other writing. Your e-book does not have to be long; 100 pages is often more than adequate. Some books need only half of that. The key is to cover your subject matter well, and by setting short-term goals, you can stay focused and on target.
#4 Schedule Time to Write
This is partially tied to your goal-setting strategies. It’s important to make time to sit down and begin to write. Set time aside to hammer out at least a few paragraphs a day and then keep pushing it until you have something created.
#5 Research the Price
How much you charge for the e-book you write will depend on a number of things—the subject matter, how long the book is, how popular you are as a writer, and how you rate compared to similar e-books and authors. The majority of e-books sells for under $10, so take the time to determine how your e-book fits into the equation.
There you have it. Five top tips for publishing your e-book. Make sure you use them!