If you have passion for writing, you can create an eBook about a topic that you are particularly knowledgeable about. The key to making an impact and money with your eBook is making it as compelling as possible. EBook publishing has evolved over the last few years and with tools such as Kindle and iPad along with lots of apps for distributing eBooks over the web.  Writers now have some versatile tools with which they can make successful eBook launches. Electronic e-publishing has also simplified the process.

First things first

Which are the first steps that prospective eBook publishers should take on their road to successful book launches?  Before you begin writing, you need to decide on a good niche particularly one in which you are very well versed. Because you are already willing to share your knowledge, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Writing the eBook

If you have excellent writing skills, you can simply go ahead and begin writing your eBook. To get an idea on the kind of quality that will be needed for the eBook, you can download and review some of the best sellers. You may also use affiliate sites like Linkshare.com to determine some of the most popular titles and what those authors are doing right which you can emulate. Alternatively, you can simply create a set of writing guidelines and then hire a qualified writer to deliver compelling content to you.  When you are writing your eBooks, use a simple writing style and make it as brief as possible.


Book cover

You can choose a proper theme for the book cover that will draw attention to your eBook. You need to choose the proper thumbnail with a theme that reflects the contents of your eBook. Many readers will be skimming through the book cover before reading the description and the reviews and it helps if you have a book cover that instantly draws attention.


How do you determine the correct pricing for your eBook? EBook pricing will be one of the most important factors that you will grapple with as you plan your eBook launch. You need to strike the right balance in eBook pricing- it should neither be too cheap or too expensive. If you are writing an eBook for the first time, you can offer it for as low as £1 but you can always go higher depending on the investments that you have made and how fast you plan to recoup the money you have invested. A £10 eBook is certainly overpriced.

You can then write a sales copy and upload your eBook to multiple portals such as Linkshare, Apple iBookstore, Diesel eBookstore and even Barnes Noble. There are lots of online readers that you can use to distribute your eBooks.


Guest Post by Mark Wilson