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How To Write An eBook—Plus An Invitation


by Jennifer on March 27, 2013

Writing an eBook is one of those amazing ways us writers can use our writing talents and the knowledge in our noggins for the greater good of the world. We can gift the world with our words.

Unlike novels, which are works of fiction, eBooks are typically non-fiction books that focus on a specific topic. For example, I’ve written two eBooks: one is a guide for writers who struggle to get started, the other is a guide for finding your perfect pen name.

You may be thinking that you can’t write an eBook because there are just too many out there already and what would you have to say that other people haven’t said a million times before? Or maybe you have an idea, but just aren’t sure what the process of writing an eBook is.

I found a lot of my readers were curious about writing an eBook, so I put together a series on my other blog, InkyBites, to help you know exactly what to do, from start to finish:

How To Write An eBook: From Idea to Launch (a 9-part series)

Part One: 8 Steps From Idea to Launch

Part Two: Finding the Perfect Topic

Part Three: Brainstorming the Details

Part Four: Create An Outline

Part Five: The Scariest Part of All

Part Six: Getting Your Draft Into Final Form

Part Seven: Pulling Your Team Together

Part Eight: Putting Together A Launch Plan

Part Nine: Launch Day!

Now you know exactly what to do, so no more excuses. Get that eBook written!

What? Still Not Convinced You Should Write One?

I bet you have an eBook deep inside you that’s just waiting to come out! So what’s stopping you?

Lack of motivation? Lack of organization? Fear?

My guess is it’s one or a combo of these three things:

  1. You’re not sure how to start—guidance through the eBook creation process is what you need
  2. You don’t have anyone to support you—support is crucial when you’re a writer. You need someone in your corner to pick you back up when you want to quit.
  3. You don’t know if you can be accountable to yourself—you’ve tried in the past, but it hasn’t worked all that well.

I already gave you the process above, which solves problem #1.

But what about problems #2 and #3?

I have a solution for those too.

From Concept to Completion: A 90-Day eBook Journey

I’m gearing up to write my new eBook and I’m looking for a small group of dedicated, passionate writers who want to join me on the journey.

You’ll be creating, planning and writing your eBook alongside me as I write mine. We’ll have weekly group calls to discuss the overall process and share feedback.

It’s gonna be an awesome journey.

Now this journey isn’t for every writer. It’s not for the cowardly or the faint of heart. It’s not for writers who make excuses or writers who let fear hold them back.

No, it’s for the writers who are committed to themselves, to their dreams and to finally writing the eBooks that are buried deep inside them.

Are you one of these writers?

If you are, I’d love for you to join me.


Image courtesy of spykster

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 John Araiza April 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

It’s very interesting that I read this post today. I just released an ebook on how to write an ebook, but mine is specifically for Amazon Kindle. I cover alot of the same topics as you do; especially the part about stressing the importance of a solid outline. My book goes more into detail regarding how to publish and make your book attractive to Amazon buyers. Please feel free to visit my site and let me know what you think. I would love to provide you with a complimentary copy of the book if you like.
– John

2 Leandre May 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Since when are ebooks exclusively non-fictional?? Does that mean I should delete the novel I’ve been working on for months?!

3 Jennifer May 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

@Leandre Not at all. But the kind of eBooks I write and teach people are nonfiction. If I’m working with writers on their novels I call them “novels” and don’t specify how it might be published someday (either traditionally or in digital eBook format).

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