eBook Creation Tips and Tricks / Chapter 3

Chapter 3

The Biggest Mistakes Made When Writing an E-book

While it might appear that writing an e-book is an easy undertaking, the reality is that the majority of e-books are awful – embarrassing if you will. That’s because most people who undertake writing an e-book haven’t any idea how to write anything and they don’t have the support of a publisher. We’re going to look at 4 of the biggest mistakes made when writing an e-book. Now you can avoid making these awful mistakes.

#1 Writing About a Topic You Know Little About

If you are looking to create a top-notch e-book – a premium e-book – you might be tempted to pick the current ‘hot topic’ because you believe that’s where you will be able to make the most money. When you are creating your sales page you might be tempted to do the same thing – create your pitch around a merging topic. This is especially a mistake made by those who are selling on Amazon because they think they have to be in one of the popular categories.

Instead write on a topic you know something about. Your e-book will be a better quality and you will save tons of time on the research. Plus, you will have an audience ready to go.

#2 Write an E-book on a Topic You Think Your Audience Needs

This is a common mistake. You recognize a topic that you think your readers need to know more about so you write the perfect e-book for them because you want to help them. Sounds smart but most times it backfires because what you thought they needed isn’t actually what they want.

Instead, run a survey and ask your followers and readers to pick from a list of e-book topics. This will tell you if you are guessing correct about what you think they need and if you are wrong you can adjust and write on something that they are looking for.

#3 You Think Like a Writer Rather than a Publisher

It takes more than deciding what you are going to write to be a successful writer. You need to be writer, publisher and marketer. Yet, most writers don’t think past what they are writing.

Start drafting your sales page before you even begin to write your e-book. Your sales page should make your e-book sound inviting, interesting and useful. You can use this pitch to drive your writing as well. Make sure that you are always wearing all three hats.

#4 Starting to Write – Leap Before You Plan

You have your topic and so you start writing. The trouble is you are going to find yourself in trouble before you know it because you lacked the planning stage.

Start by planning your e-book before you begin to write. Have a clear outline with each chapter title and then a breakdown of content.

Now that you are aware of these 4 big mistakes you are ready to avoid them right?

eBook Creation Tips and Tricks

Chapter 1

What You Need to Know if You Are Writing an eBook

Chapter 2

Writing a Quality eBook That Sells

Chapter 3

The Biggest Mistakes Made When Writing an E-book

Chapter 4

3 Key Ways to Promote Your eBook

Chapter 5

Great Tips To Write a Successful First E-book

Chapter 6

Tips for eBook Writers

Chapter 7

Tips to Help You do the Research to Write Your eBook

Chapter 8

Finding Value in Your E-book

Chapter 9

Tips to Write Your E-books First Draft

Chapter 10

Good Reasons You Should Write an eBook

Chapter 11

Editing Mistakes You Should Recognize When You Edit Your eBook

Chapter 12

How to Avoid 3 Common Mistakes When Writing E-books

Chapter 13

Avoid Ruining Your First Draft of Your eBook

Chapter 14

How to Create a Strong Cover for Your eBook

Chapter 15

When Writing an E-book Go Beyond the Obvious

Chapter 16

5 Top Tips for Publishing Your eBook

Chapter 17

The 3 Stages of Launching Your eBook

Chapter 18

How to Use Social Media to Market Your eBook

Chapter 19

5 Sites You can Promote Your eBook for Free

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