The method of writing books has changed like never before as has the reading habits of readers. While there are still many who swear by the smell of a new book, more and more people prefer to read books online. Thus traditional books are being fast replaced by eBooks making it necessary for writers to learn the trade of writing eBooks. Here are a few tips which might help you if you are stuck with writing an eBook.
Getting started: Barring the basic requirements of a computer and a few software writing eBooks is not much different from writing books. To start off you can look up the Internet. There are plenty of eBooks available and you can get a basic idea about how to write them. But keep in mind that it is ok to be inspired but not to plagiarize. .
Choosing the subject and writing style: If you are in search of creative gratification the choice of subject should not be difficult. But in other cases the subject should be chosen carefully, it being wiser to choose a subject you have prior knowledge about. The style of writing should depend on the target reader of the eBook. For instance, if the eBook is targeted towards a younger crowd contemporary lingo could be incorporated. But for the older target group a more conservative approach needs to be adopted.
Creating the document: You can start writing on any standard application like MS Word which is the most preferred one as well. The writing should be divided into chapters. Since an eBook is read from the screen you can experiment with fonts and layouts. It is always necessary to keep proper backup of your work. The backup should be updated as the work progresses.
Choosing the format: The format of the eBook can be chosen to be executable .exe files or portable document format .pdf files. The choice of the format should depend on factors such as ease in compiling, susceptibility to virus threats, readability etc.
Giving an appropriate title: The title says a lot about a book. So, your choice of title should not only be based on the subject but should also be attractive. It should attract readers making them want to read the book. But the title should never be misleading.
Finally once your work is uploaded invite feedback from readers. If they turn out to be positive congratulations on your success, if not learn from the experience and move on to your next eBook.