The Internet is flooded with ebook writers (and we’re talking the human and the mechanical kind). Unfortunately anyone with a little time on their hands thinks they can spin off ebooks. While it’s great that you’re writing career doesn’t come to an end after a publisher rejects your manuscript, it’s getting really crowded out there. And so even if you’re considering writing ebooks you’re worried about how you will stand out from the run-of-the-mill writers. Here are three things that form the foundation of a successful ebook writing career.
- A Hot Topic of Interest
- Loyal Audience
Another must for successful ebook writing is to build a loyal audience. And an easy way to do this is to write a blog on the subject, giving your audience just enough information to keep them hooked. Reserve the most important information for your ebook. And stay in touch with your readers.
To make a lucrative career out of writing ebooks, you’ll also need to make sure you have enough visibility. This means doing some search engine optimization, pay-per-click ads on Google and also participating in forums as an ‘expert’. This will make sure that your presence is felt on the web and you also come across as an authority on the subject.
Consider writing ebooks on subjects that people really need help and not just information on. For instance, there are thousands of e-books on travel, gardening, photography etc. Can you really make a dent in that market?
I read this really interesting point of view on a website by an ebook writing coach: he says that ebook writers must write on subjects that people desperately need help on. For instance, can you write a book on easy-home remedies that will relieve symptoms of diabetes? If someone is really suffering he’s going to want that book.
Chances are such subjects will really add value to people’s lives and paying that $25 for it won’t seem so bad. An interesting view point- certainly worth a try.
If you love writing, ebooks can be a wonderful way for your creativity to find expression and be rewarded for it monetarily too!