So, you think you have some advice to share, or you have an idea for a work of fiction, or you have an opinion on some topic. You’ve thought about getting an agent and/or going to a main-stream publisher. But that feels like a long, tough haul. You’ve thought about writing and publishing an electronic book (eBook), but you don’t know where to start. Okay, here are some guidelines you can use to write an eBook.
If your book title grabs a potential buyer, the next place he or she will likely look is the book description. If written effectively, this short blurb, on the back cover or inside flap of printed books, can be an effective sales tool.
The old saying that you don’t get a second chance to make a great first impression is totally appropriate when applied to a book’s introduction.
As part of a book’s cover design, your title is part of what grabs the attention of a potential reader. So, it needs to be strong, catchy, or contain a “hook”.
Like any other product, if you want to sell something, you need to have something that people want to buy. So, the obvious question is: how you create write a book that sells?
Given the choice, which way would you go—traditional publishing or self-publishing? Each approach has its upside and downside. So, let’s take a look at each option.
Anything you write that’s over a few hundred words needs to have structure. And that structure should be obvious to your audience. As they read, they can see what’s coming, and can anticipate reading further.
It’s important to remember that when your write, you’re usually trying to transmit a message. I you use language that readers may find it difficult to understand, your message may not get through, leading to ineffective communication.
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your sentences need to be clear to a reader. One way to assure this is to employ the End-Weight Principle, a little-taught guide to better writing.
It’s often been said that writers need to know their audience. However, “audience” is a collective noun, like “people”. But one secret to effective writing is to direct your work to one ideal reader.