Do You Want to Write a Quality E-Book that Sells?
These days, it’s pretty easy to be an author. No longer do you have to send off a manuscript to a publisher and hope they choose your book out of the thousands submitted yearly. Nope, you can write whatever you want and self-publish it on many different sites, with Amazon being one of the most popular. But keep in mind that being an author and publishing has become easy, but that does not mean you are going to sell your e-books. So what can you do to make sure your e-book sells?
Your Writing Style is What Helps to Sell Your Books
One of the things you should do is let the ‘real you’ shine through. This will help you to add more depth to your e-book and your brand will separate you from your competition. To get a person to buy a book in addition to teaching them something, you need to inspire, captivate, challenge and entertain them. They want to get their money’s worth and your readers want to make sure the book is worth reading.
You can do this by letting who you are shine through in the book. You can add your own quirkiness or your own sense of humor. You can share your personal opinions and ideas. You can allow your reader to feel like they are getting to know you and what you think.
Over-deliver and Give Your Readers More than They Expect
Make sure you write enough so your reader feels like s/he is getting enough material for the price paid to buy your book. This does not mean you should just write to fill the space. A good writer will be able to add value while ensuring the e-book has enough information and tempts readers to make the purchase. You want your readers to be satisfied with your book and the information they are getting. They won’t feel satisfied if you skimp on the information.
Make it your goal to over-deliver on the information you provide. Sometimes it feels like a balancing act trying to decide what to share with your readers and what to hold back. But after writing one or two books and reviewing your feedback, you’ll easily be able to decide the level of balance you need to provide in your writing.
Write Something Awesome!
Bottom line: If you want your e-book to sell, you need to be prepared to write something awesome!